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Christmas Light...a supplement

Posted by Craig Forde  December 16, 2013 11:59 AM

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As noted in our earlier post, Pat Light is a bit of a Christmas nut, something he readily admits.

His recent move to Hoboken, New Jersey has allowed him to take in all the pomp of New York City’s holiday flourish over the past few weeks.

From the tree lighting at Rockefeller Plaza to Santacon, his recent Twitter (@Pat_Light) timeline is awash in some of the most famous Christmas traditions and pageantry around.

Before we let Pat slug down another egg nog and deck more halls, he was kind enough to give us his Top 5 Christmas movies prior to his family's annual tradition of seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Without further ado, here is what Pat Light enjoys watching most this time of year...

5. The Santa Clause 2 – “Tim Allen…the Nutcracker…big Santa taking over!”

4. Home Alone 2 – “I love that it was in New York City. I grew up in the area, I was just at Rockefeller Plaza for the tree lighting. It’s home for me.”

3. The Santa Clause – “I love Tim Allen! He was hilarious. I grew up with this one as a little kid, so it has that spirit of Christmas for me.”

2. Home Alone – “An instant classic. Every kid wants to be home alone…although probably not for Christmas. But every kid has thought about doing that. I loved the crazy uncle and the older brother, they were great side characters.”

1. Elf – “I love Will Ferrell, he’s just the best in this. I was in the 6th grade when this came out, so I got to seeing it more as I got older. It never disappoints, it has a great backdrop with New York City and it always makes me laugh.”

What Pat, no Charlie Brown? No Rudolph? No Griswolds?

I guess you go with what you grew up on. I'd probably still have the Yogi Bear special on my list.

Say what you will about his list…and feel free to share your own Top 5…there is no denying that Pat understands and appreciates the joy of the holiday season, and isn’t that what it’s all about?!

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