VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Friday usually means new movies at NEWS 1130 but our usual critic, Thor Diakow from Breakfast Television on CityTV, is off.
So, rather than Thor’s Hammers, we found a fill-in to rank some holiday film classics from a kid’s-eye point of view.
Five-year-old Emi tends to skew toward the animated Christmas movies and highly recommends TV’s “Frosty the Snowman”.
“Because the snowman… is alive!”
In the puppet genre, Emi’s top film is “A Muppet Christmas Carol”.
“Yeah, but the only scary part is where Marley and Marley turn into ghosts… oooooooooooooooooh!”
In the stop-motion holiday special category, Emi says you can’t go wrong with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.
“Maybe he has a light-bulb in his nose! And I kind of like the guy who wants silver and gold, Yukon Cornelius. But on his sled, he whips his dogs, and I don’t like that part,” she tells NEWS 1130.
LISTEN HERE: Special guest Emi reviews holiday film classics
Emi’s overall top pick for the holiday season is “Puppy Star Christmas”, for rather logical reasons.
“Because there are pups that talk and it’s their first Christmas.”
But “Puppy Star Christmas” is quite old, according to Emi — it came out in 2018.
While Thor rates movies to a maximum of five out of five “hammers,” Emi prefers the candy cane system. Her review of “Puppy Star Christmas”?
“I give it 1,700! I don’t really know math that well. What’s five-out-of-five?”
What about some other classics, such as “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
“There are a lot of Christmas movies I don’t know and that is one of them,” she replies.
And Emi is willing to delve into the ongoing debate over whether or not Bruce Willis’ action movie Die Hard is actually a holiday film.
“What’s a Die Hard?”
That is the correct answer.