Quotable Holiday Films - Rooftop Film Club

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Quotable Holiday Films

So it’s nearly the end of November…which means it’s nearly the start of December…which means it’s NEARLY CHRISTMAS!! And totes OK to start watching back to back holiday movies and gorging on inappropriate quantities of small chocolates in shiny wrappers. To get in the mood for our winter season of rooftop holiday flicks, we’re gathering our eggnog, our blankets, and our favorite quotes from our favorite festive films. So grab a pumpkin pie and let the warm glow of Christmas nostalgia wash over you with this week’s blog.


Favorite Quote:

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
Basically rule #1 for everything Christmas.

2nd Favorite Quote:

“You sit on a throne of lies.”
Ouch…but he has a point.

Film Still from "Elf" Will Ferrell © 2003 New Line Cinema Photo Credit: Alan Markfield

Home Alone

Favorite Quote:

“Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”
Before “Nasty Women”, there were filthy animals.

2nd Favorite Quote:

“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?”
Make sure you get this one right, Santa. Very specific here.


A Christmas Story

Favorite Quote:

“Ohh, Fudddggeeee. Only I didn’t say “fudge.” I said THE WORD, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word!”
Let’s make ‘F-dash-dash-dash’ a thing.

2nd Favorite Quote:

“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.”
Ahem, and upon which the entire ADULT year revolved TOO.


The Polar Express

Favorite Quote:

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
We’re not crying..you’re crying…

2nd Favorite Quote:

“This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas, as am I. Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”


The Grinch (Both Versions)

Favorite Quote:

“I must stop this Christmas from coming… but how?”
Maybe a collaboration with Jack Skellington?

2nd Favorite Quote:

“Am I just eating because I’m bored?”
We hear you Grinch, we can all relate.


Love Actually

Favorite Quote:

“Let’s go get the shit kicked out of us by love”.
Same here, same here.

2nd Favorite Quote:

“Hiya kids! Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs…become a pop star, and they give you them for free!”
Hey, he’s gotta point.


It’s A Wonderful Life:

Favorite Quote:

“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.”
Straight from a fortune cookie.

2nd Favorite Quote:

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!”
Ugh, classic.


Die Hard:

Favorite Quote:

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho-Ho-Ho.”

*Clenches teeth*

2nd Favorite Quote:

I mean, not the most festive, but a classic none the less.