12 Days ̶o̶f̶ to Christmas: Day 3

12 Great Christmas Moments | Day 3: Alan Arkin sings atop the roof in Edward Scissorhands (1990)

It would be all too easy to single out the beautiful scene from Edward Scissorhands where Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder share a moment of bliss below the falling frozen flakes of Edward’s ice carving. BUT, watching the great Alan Arkin singing I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In) while stapling fake snow to the roof of his suburban home is sheer cinema joy. Not only is this another great example of Burton’s on-going commentary of ‘fake’ suburbia throughout the movie, It’s just fantastic watching the ever loveable Arkin being oblivious to the turmoils and drama going on beneath him.

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