My number one pick as my favorite Christmas movie of all time and one of my favorite movies of all time. Period. It had everything: a burnt-out suicidal cop living in a trailer on the beach, Vietnam veterans, Phoenix Program (though they call it “project” in the movie), Shadow Company, Special Forces tattoos, mercury switches, snipers, 9mm Berettas, Alfred, Dixie, General Peter McAllister, Michael Hunsacker, Amanda Hunsacker, Mr. Joshua, and Burbank the Cat. It is also the first movie to incorporate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into a fight scene. This movie hit at a very formative time in my youth and certainly did nothing to dissuade me from answering the call to serve my country in special operations. Be sure and carve out a little time for Riggs and Murtaugh this holiday season.