Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Who are the most evil Christmas movie characters?
Oogie Boogie picture courtesy of unprofessionalfoul.com
Christmas movies tend to be very poor. There only is one It's A Wonderful Life, it seems, and many, Christmas With The Kranks. Still, one thing that runs through many of these holiday movies is the nasty "I don't like goodwill" villain.
It's difficult to rank levels of evil, let alone grumpiness so here's a rogues' gallery in no particular order.
Scrooged - Frank Cross
This modern Dickensian bad boy is Bill Murray at his meanest. Frank Cross is a selfish network TV executive who bah humbugs his way through Christmas Eve, cancelling everyone's bonus and firing a low-level employee. He even gives his fmaily bad gifts.
Here's a noticeably nasty quote: "Grace, what in the hell is this? (Oh, it's a painting, one of my kids did. See, there's Santa Claus and there's Mrs Claus.) Honey, how many fingers does Mrs Santa Claus have here? (Eleven.) Eleven. Right. It's crap. Lose it. I don't want it on the wall."
Home Alone 1 and 2 - Harry
Joe Pesci played this burglar and even though we are supposed to laugh at his mishaps, I found him rather creepy. Also, he has a habit of disturbing McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, at Christmas time. The McCallister character returned
in the straight to video Home Alone 4 but Joe Pesci was smart enough not to embarrass his career in that pointless film. It was set at Christmas and it did star Third Rock From The Sun's French Stewart, who I actually liked.
Gremlins - Stripe
He's a really disgusting creature and really flipping mean - the cackling, oh the cackling!
Woodland Critters - Woodland Critter Christmas South Park episode (TV)
I know they aren't from a film but they are pure evil. They look cute but they murder animals and then rape their bodies.
The Nightmare Before Christmas - Oogie Boogie
He's ugly. He's picking on a skeleton. He's a big mass of an excuse for a living being. I command you to spit at him incessantly.