Nifty Christmas YouTube Thing: The Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Phoebe Cates

Alright, let’s get this one out of the way now. To an entire generation, the Phoebe Cates “another reason to hate Christmas” speech in Gremlins is as quintessential a holiday movie moment as George Bailey running through Bedford Falls, Natalie Wood tugging on Edmund Gwenn’s beard, and Ralphie’s old man winning his major award. Gremlins may be legendary for having enough frights to help push for the creation of the PG-13 rating, but it’s this two minutes of bloodless that’s-messed-uppery that’s really stood out over the years.

As a bonus, this rather beautiful performance may help cheer you back up:

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