December 2nd, 2011

The Best Christmas Movie Of All Time

Now that we've established that all you cis gendered white hetero-normative transphobic gun nut freaks are wrong for liking "It's A Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Story" it's time to talk about what is really the best Christmas movie of all time.

This is a movie that gets to the true meaning of Christmas without all of the fake sentimentality and propaganda that haunts this genre.

The movie, of course, is "Silent Night. Deadly Night."

It has a bold and simple vision and sets a good example for everyone who watches it. The entire premise of Santa Claus is that he makes a list of who is naughty and who is nice.

Now, nearly every other Christmas movie just focuses on the "nice" part of his list and the fact that "nice" children get presents. In some films, even if the main character is not particularly nice, they will redeem themselves by the end of the movie and get presents.

This is particularly true in "The Year Without A Santa Claus" but can be seen in other patriarchal rape culture examples like "The Charlie Brown Christmas Special" where Pigpen is so bad he doesn't even bathe but is still given a nice Christmas.

What kind of incentive is that for children, or anyone really, to be nice? And why would Santa make a list of who is naughty and nice if he's just going to give presents to everyone anyway.

It makes no sense. That's why "Silent Night. Deadly Night" is such a visionary and moving film.

The movie sends a strong moral message about what Christmas is really about - Children who have been nice all year get presents. Those who have be naughty get chopped up with an axe.

This is clearly the type of moral values that we need to be instilling in our children to help the next generation accomplish all that it can and be all they can be.

Sadly these types of old fashioned moral values are completely lacking in the more popular, yet clearly immoral, Christmas movies.

So, this year on Christmas round up your children, sip your eggnog and gather around the television to watch "Silent Night. Deadly Night" as a family and experience what Christmas is really about.