Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Submitted for your approval: Christmas Birthdays

Posted By on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Other than Divine's cha-cha heels tantrum on Christmas morning in John Waters' Female Trouble, the best Christmas scene in cinema is this R. Lee Ermey sequence from Full Metal Jacket:

Aside from its satirical brilliance, it is the first time in my life I recall the song Happy Birthday being associated with Christmas.

The following stars share Christmas Birthdays:

Rod Serling (December 25, 1924), whose "Twilight Zone" Christmas episode starring Art Carney is something special:

Humphrey Bogart (December 25, 1899)
There was apparently some dispute about Bogart's Christmas b'day, with some thinking it was trumped up by the studios for publicity purposes, but it turns out to be completely true. A clip from his only Christmas related film, We're No Angles:

Sissy Spacek (December 25, 1949)
She may have won an Oscar for The Coal Miner's Daughter, but she endeared herself to locals for her memorable turn opposite Robert Duvall in Georgia-lensed Get Low.

Get Low - Robert Duvall & Sissy Spacek. Watch more top selected videos about: Entertainment, Indie

Bonus: Treat yourself to this recent episode of Happy Endings which addresses the issue of X-Mas b'days.

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