Our Favorite Classic Cars From Christmas MoviesPosted on 2018-12-07
This time of year people love to debate their favorite Christmas movies. And there are so many classics playing on TV that it can be hard to narrow in on just one favorite. We decided to take a different approach, being the car guys that we are, and list the top 5 CARS from Christmas movies. We sat down with some eggnog, sang a few carols and came up with this list. Let us know if we missed anything!
5. ELF – Santa’s Sleigh
Ok, so this first one is not a “car” but it IS a vehicle and it does play a big part in the plot and final scenes of this movie. Plus Santa’s sleigh features prominently in many holiday movies. Until Santa finds a way to get a ’57 Chevy to fly all the way around the world in one night, his sleigh deserves a spot on this list.
4. CHRISTMAS VACATION – 1972 Condor II RV
When you think of cars in the “Vacation” series of movies, you probably think of the Family Truckster wagon first. But in Christmas Vacation the RV cousin Eddie parks in the Griswold’s driveway (without asking) plays a more funny part in the movie. Case in point, the scene where Eddie is carelessly emptying the septic tank into the sewer – which ultimately leads to a large explosion.
3. SCROOGED – 1970’s era Checker Taxi Cab
If you are going to do a parody remake of “A Christmas Carol” and set it in 1980’s New York City, what better way to show the time-travel abilities of the Ghost of Christmas Past than with an iconic Checker Taxi cab. Checker Taxi’s were made from 1958 – 1982, with their design changing very little during those years. This makes it easy for movie productions to find cabs that could fit any year in that range.
2. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – 1919 Dodge Brothers Touring Car
George Bailey’s car in “It’s A Wonderful Life” plays an important part in the story. It’s after he crashes it into a tree that he begins to ponder his life and his very existence. The actual car used in the filming of the movie is still around, owned by a collector in Colorado. It made an appearance in January 2018, carrying the Grand Marshall of the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, CA. If you like old Dodges, we have a number of classic Mopars in our showroom. See them all here.
1. A CHRISTMAS STORY – 1937 Oldsmobile Six
As the movie’s narrator says “Some men are Baptists, others Catholics. My father was an Oldsmobile man.” The family car in the movie “A Christmas Story” is featured a few times, most memorably when they stop to change a flat tire and the main character Ralphie says a bad word, or as he describes it: “The big one, the queen-mother of dirty words.” This leads to an unfortunate punishment with a bar of soap. We current have a many classic Oldsmobiles from various decades. Check them out here.
If you are looking to celebrate the holiday season with a “new” classic car in your driveway, we have something for everyone in our showroom. Stop by and take a look, or browse our inventory online 24-7. Happy Holidays!
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