Upload

Loading...

The Best and Worst Christmas Films (Libertarian Edition)

23,105

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Dec 17, 2012

Reason TV's Kennedy throws lumps of coal at the most un-libertarian Christmas movies and specials of all time, a list that includes A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Memory, Love Actually, White Christmas, and Miracle on 34th Street[*].

On the flip side, she explains why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, It's a Wonderfu Life, and The Sound of Music are her favorite fare when snuggling up to the electronic hearth with her kids and a Super Big Gulp filled with 100-proof eggnog.

[*]: Watch the video to learn more about the hotly contested debate over whether Miracle on 34th Street is actually pro- or anti-individual freedom.

About 3:30 minutes.

Written by Kennedy and Nick Gillespie, with inspiration from Kurt Loder. Camera by Amanda Winkler and Zach Weismusseler. Produced by Meredith Bragg.

Visit http://www.reason.com/reasontv for links and downloadable versions.

Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live.

Loading...

Uploads from ReasonTV

  1. 669

    Gay Marriage, Drunk Driving, and Property Rights: 3 Supreme Court Cases to Watch in 2013

  2. 670

    Q&A: Eyal Press on Beautiful Souls, Nonconformists Who Stand Up to Power

  3. 671

    Information Liberated: Jeffrey Tucker on How Digital Media Subverts Government Power

  4. 672

    The Problem with Hurricane Sandy Aid

  5. 673

    5 Facts About Guns, Schools, & Violence

  6. 674

    Joe Kennedy: Not a Bootlegger or a Nazi, But a Hardcore Non-Interventionist

  7. 675

    Awesome at 85: Block Island's Mary Donnelly and the Power of Private Charity

  8. 676

    Feds Sentence Aaron Sandusky to 10 Years for Medical Marijuana

  9. 677

    Lanny Ebenstein: The Indispensable Milton Friedman

  10. 678

    Ying Ma on Life Under Mao and China's Economic Miracle

  11. 679

    38 Studios: Curt Schilling's Crony Capitalism Debacle

  12. 680

    Sex, Lies, Jazz: Feb. Reason Preview w Matt Welch and Kennedy

  13. 681

    Craig Whitney on Living With Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment

  14. 682

    I, Tomato: Morning Star's Radical Approach to Management

  15. 683

    Busting Bikinis and the Cop Who Wants to Fine Cursing! (Nanny of the Year 2012)

  16. 684

    Check out Reason's New LA Headquarters!

  17. 685

    Remy: I Saw Daddy Pat Down Santa Claus (A Very TSA Christmas Song)

  18. 686

    The Fall Of Tam's #6: How LA Regulated A Burger Stand Out of Existence

  19. 687

    Grover Norquist on Fiscal Cliff, Tax Pledges, & Being the GOP's "Rasputin"

  20. 688

    How Indianapolis Fixed Its Parking Problems

  21. The Best and Worst Christmas Films (Libertarian Edition)

  22. 690

    A Great Year For Pot, Freedom, and Ending the Drug War: Q&A with MPP's Rob Kampia

  23. 691

    Marijuana Is Legal in Colorado...Now What?

  24. 692

    Why Copyright Law is so Mickey Mouse - And How to Fix It: Q&A with Jerry Brito

  25. 693

    Judge Napolitano: How Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

  26. 694

    Can an Undocumented Immigrant Become a U.S. Lawyer? California High Court Will Decide

  27. 695

    How Dewey Bartlett Balanced Tulsa's Budget without Raising Taxes

  28. 696

    James Payne on Six Political Illusions

  29. 697

    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard: Making City Government Work

  30. 698

    Guns, Football, Macho Culture Didn't Kill Jovan Belcher's Girlfriend. Jovan Belcher Did.

  31. 699

    Censorship and "Unlearning Liberty" at College: Q&A with FIRE's Greg Lukianoff

  32. 700

    Reason Webathon 2012 w Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch, Kennedy, and more!

  33. 701

    Meet Congress' Favorite Bootlegger: Prohibition, Hypocrisy, and "The Man in the Green Hat"

  34. 702

    Reason Mag Preview w Matt Welch & Kennedy: APOCALYPSE 2013!

  35. 703

    "I escaped a North Korean prison camp" - Shin Dong-hyuk's Survivor Story

  36. 704

    LP Candidate Bruce Majors vs. D.C.'s One-Party System

  37. 705

    Texas Schools Track Students with RFID Chips! (Nanny of the Month, Nov '12)

  38. 706

    1000 Wrongfully Convicted and Counting: New Registry Checks Justice System's Power

  39. 707

    "The idea that you could openly sell things that help women achieve orgasm is pretty new."

  40. 708

    David Friedman on How to Privatize Everything

  41. 709

    The Future of Financing the Arts: An Interview with Adam Huttler of Fractured Atlas

  42. 710

    Fixing Chicago's Traffic Gridlock: Reason's Adrian Moore and Sam Staley

  43. 711

    Greg Gutfeld: The Joy of Hate, Liberal Speech Police, & Conservative Punks

  44. 712

    3 Reasons to Kill The Dept. of Homeland Security: It's Unnecessary, Inefficient, & Expensive.

  45. 713

    Philadelphia: No Love for the Homeless

  46. 714

    Roderick Long on Race, Gender, Equality and Libertarianism

  47. 715

    Athens of the Prairie: How Columbus, Indiana Got Great Architecture

  48. 716

    Lance Armstrong Cheated to Win. Is that Wrong?

  49. 717

    Media Manipulation and Unconventional Marketing: Author Ryan Holiday on "Trust Me I'm Lying"

  50. 718

    Watch Ron Paul's Farewell Address!

  51. 719

    Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

  52. 720

    Ladies, We're Screwed: Why Obama's Re-election is Bad for Choice

  53. 721

    Gary Johnson, Benghazi, and Free Speech: Reason's December Ish!

  54. 722

    What Writer Most Turned You on to Freedom? Or, What We Heard at Reason's Bastiat Prize Dinner.

  55. 723

    One Veteran's Story: "You Come Back And You Just Don't Feel The Same."

  56. 724

    Khan Academy Founder Talks Radical Education Reform and The One World Schoolhouse

  57. 725

    The Fallacy of Net Neutrality: Thomas Hazlett on the FCC & Consumer Protection

  58. 726

    3 Reasons Mitt Romney and Republicans Lost Big in Election 2012

  59. 727

    Obama Wins and Nothing Changes; The Wildly Unpopular Status Quo Is Ratified!

  60. 728

    Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney Aren't the Only Things to Cry Over

  61. 729

    Remy: Romney, Obama, and Binders Full of Chicks (The Election 2012 Rap)

  62. 730

    The Anti-Science Left: Author Alex Berezow on Why Both Parties Fail at Science

  63. 731

    Gas Lines, Gouging, and Hurricane Sandy: Keeping Prices Low Means Nobody Gets Fuel

  64. 732

    Q&A with Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Jim Gray

  65. 733

    LA to Pet Stores: You Can't Sell Animals Unless They're Rescued (Nanny of the Month, Oct. '12)

  66. 734

    Three Reasons U.S. Drone Policy Is Really Freakin' Scary

  67. 735

    Crowded Prisons, Unions, and CA Three Strikes: Why We Can't Just Build More Cages

  68. 736

    Eugene Jarecki on His Drug-War Doc The House I Live In and Why Prohibition is Doomed

  69. 737

    "I Pledge to Serve Barack Obama" (Urgent 2012 Election Update)

  70. 738

    Condoms, Porn, and L.A.'s Measure B: The Most Bizarre Ballot Initiative of 2012

  71. 739

    Tom Bevan Talks Real Clear Politics and Election Polling

  72. 740

    Steve Chapman on Election 2012, Chicago and Pot Smoking Presidents

  73. 741

    Liberty Fund's Chris Talley on Freedom, Dialogue, and Ama-gi Tattoos

  74. 742

    The Knockoff Economy: How Copying Benefits Everyone

  75. 743

    Hayek Institute's Barbara Kolm on the Eurozone Crisis

  76. 744

    Why Expanding America's Military Strength Puts The U.S. at Risk

  77. 745

    Reason-Rupe Poll on Fixing California, Prop 30 and Rolling Back State Spending

  78. 746

    Do the Cops Know Your Info? A Conversation with the ACLU of Illinois's Adam Schwartz

  79. 747

    Are We In the Final Days of Marijuana Prohibition?

  80. 748

    Capitalist Pig on Why Hedge Funds and Ayn Rand are Great for the Economy

  81. 749

    How Romney and Republicans Can Appeal to Libertarians

  82. 750

    How Obama and Democrats Can Appeal to Libertarians

  83. 751

    The Exonerated: True Stories of Innocents Sprung From Death Row

  84. 752

    Short Skirts and Bear Markets: An Interview with Stock Market Analyst Robert Prechter

  85. 753

    Damon Root on 3 Supreme Court Cases to Watch in 2013

  86. 754

    Journalist Andrew Malcolm on Embracing New Media

  87. 755

    John Goodman on Curing the Health Care Crisis

  88. 756

    Russ Roberts: Why Keynesians Always Get it Wrong (and Most Economists Too)

  89. 757

    Ai WeiWei, Pussy Riot and the Power of Punk Art: An Interview with James Panero

  90. 758

    Marginal Revolution University: Q&A with Alex Tabarrok

  91. 759

    The Cast of Atlas Shrugged Part II Talks Film's Impact

  92. 760

    Really Good Reasons to Skip College: Q&A with Blake Boles

  93. 761

    Freedomain Radio's Stefan Molyneux on the Inevitable Growth of the State

  94. 762

    Helicopter Parents vs. Free Range Kids: Q&A with "America's Worst Mom" Lenore Skenazy

  95. 763

    Why U.S. Health Care Costs More Than Canada's: "A Mercedes Costs More than a Corolla"

  96. 764

    After Debate Hangout

  97. 765

    Citizenship Denied: DOMA, Immigration, and Gay Marriage

  98. 766

    Atlas Shrugged Part II: What We Saw at the World Premiere in D.C.

  99. 767

    Reason-Rupe Poll: Obama Leads Romney, 52-45 Percent; Gary Johnson Pulls 6 Percent

Advertisement
to add this to Watch Later

Add to