The Dovetail office took a moment before the holiday season to reflect on what’s really important this time of year: movies. We hope you enjoy reading about our favorite holiday films as much as we enjoyed watching them!
MADELINE FARRELL – CONTENT COORDINATOR
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Uncle Eddie, fried cat, squirrel in a tree, how can you go wrong?
COLLIN CARPIO – JUNIOR COPYWRITER
A Christmas Story – I can’t remember a Christmas at the Carpio household that didn’t show this movie at least seven times. I also only recently realized what Ralphie actually says when he messes up changing the tire with his dad.
STEVE GEORGE – SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – What’s not to like with an abominable snowman and a red-nosed reindeer?
JENNA GREEN – BRAND MANAGER
Elf – It’s silly and touching at the same time. It’s also infinitely quotable.
HUNTER LANSCHE – ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Mystery Science Theater 3000 – As you can tell by the title, this movie is absurd. But, it has the perfect balance of absurdity and Christmas spirit. I dare you to find another movie where Martians kidnap Santa Claus. The jokes from the crew of Mystery Science Theater make this otherwise unbearable viewing a perennial classic.SCOTT LEISLER – PRESIDENT & CCO
It’s a Wonderful Life – Black and white movies seem more nostalgic around the holidays.
DONNA MACDONALD – SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT / BRAND MANAGEMENT
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – My reason is a short two words: Uncle Eddie
CHRISTINE MANFREDE – CREATIVE DIRECTOR
A Christmas Story – Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Ralphie.
JANAN NIMOCK – PROJECT MANAGER
It’s a Wonderful Life – No matter how many times I watch this movie, it always makes me feel grateful for my life, family, and even my flaws, but mostly that one life CAN make a difference to many.
ANGIE SCHLANGER – SALES CONSULTANT
Home Alone 2 – It was the obvious choice!
JENNIFER SCHMID – SENIOR BRAND MANAGER
Home Alone 2 – This definitely isn’t my favorite holiday movie, but it’s consistently played year-after-year at my house. My son calls “Home Loans 2.”
VINNIE SCHNEIDER – BRAND MANAGER
Die Hard – I like my holidays THRILLING and ACTION-PACKED. Yippee-ki-yay!
SUSAN SCHULTZ – SENIOR COPYWRITER
It’s a Wonderful Life – For a holiday movie with a happy ending, it’s pretty dark, dealing with themes of responsibility, sacrifice, and ultimately doing the right thing.
A Christmas Story – Well after I was grown up and living on my own, it became a tradition for my parents and I to watch it on Christmas day, and my parents would reminisce about their own childhood holiday memories (they grew up in the Midwest during the same timeframe as the movie).
MATT STEWARD – ART DIRECTOR
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups – Some pundits say that sequels never quite live up to the original. Well there are always outliers in life, and Santa Paws 2 “The Santa Pups” changes the framework in which you think about Christmas movies and makes you question your very existence on this planet. Don’t let a 56% approval on Rotten Tomatoes keep you from seeing what kind of mischief Noble, Hope, Charity, Jingle and the rest of the gang get into. 10/10.