It’s almost Christmas, so we thought we’d have a little fun with this last post of the year! We’ve decided to share our favourite memorable Christmas movie cars.
Memorable Christmas Movie Cars!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – 1989 Ford Taurus:
In this classic Christmas comedy, the Griswold family embarks on another misadventure during the holiday season. The iconic station wagon featured in the movie is a metallic pea-green 1989 Ford Taurus with wood panels.
You may remember the Griswold family on their way to buy a Christmas Tree. This should have been the perfect holiday experience. However, things start to go wrong, and they drive under an 18-wheeler truck! “Burn some dust here, eat my rubber!”
Batman Returns – Best Batmobile Ever:
Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” is the second instalment in his Batman film series. Scenes are set in a dark, atmospheric Gotham City covered in snow and adorned with Christmas decorations.
The film features a modified version of the iconic and, in our humble opinion, best Batmobile ever, first introduced in Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
Scrooged – Iconic NYC Taxi Cab:
This is a modern-day retelling of Charles Dickens’s classic novella “A Christmas Carol”. The film starred Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a cynical and heartless television executive. Like Dickens’s classic, three Christmas spirits visit Frank on Christmas Eve in the film.
We love the scene where the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Frank on a wild and surreal journey through his past in an NYC taxi cab.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles – 1983 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible:
While not strictly a Christmas movie, we still think this qualifies as a memorable Christmas movie car.
The genuinely awful 1983 Chrysler Le Baron convertible, driven by Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, is the last vehicle available after the profanity-laden rant at the airport rental car desk as they try to get home for Thanksgiving.
But things don’t get much better for the film’s lead characters. After a series of comedic mishaps and misadventures, the Le Baron ends up in more than a state of disrepair! I’m not sure even we could make this look perfect… But we’re always up for a challenge.
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All that remains is for us to wish you a Happy Christmas, and we’ll be back with more articles in 2024!
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