Posted by Jay Floyd, Sat, December 24, 2011 07:00 AM Comments: 4
It’s that time of year that gets you in the mood to be jolly. The biggest of all holidays is loved by all, for many reasons. Phillies prospects are no different. I checked in recently with several minor leaguers to find out what stands out for them as reasons to get excited for Christmas.
Highly ranked lefty pitching prospect and the Phils’ #1 draft choice last year, Jesse Biddle (pictured), took part….as did outfielders Brian Gump, Tyson Gillies and another former top draft selection Anthony Hewitt…right-handed hurler Tyler Knigge also offered his thoughts along with slugging first baseman Jim Murphy.
What’s your favorite holiday movie?
Jesse Biddle: My favorite movie is easily “Elf” with Will Ferrell because he plays a character perfect for my sense of humor. There is something about the innocent slapstick humor that I find hilarious.
Brian Gump: Probably “Nightmare Before Christmas”, I think that counts as a Christmas movie right? It’s just a really imaginative movie and is a nice break from the traditional Christmas schmaltz.
Tyson Gillies: I’d have to say Bad Santa. I like Billy Bob Thornton, even in Bad News Bears, he’s got a funny sense of humor.
Anthony Hewitt: The Grinch and Charlie Brown Christmas.
Tyler Knigge: A Christmas Story because it’s definitely a family tradition to watch it every Christmas Eve and it’s one of the funniest movies I have ever seen!
Jim Murphy: Bad Santa. My brother and I got tired of watching standard Christmas movies, and wanted something to kinda break the holiday mold. That and Billy Bob Thornton couldn’t be a better delinquent Santa. Continue reading Christmas on the Farm 2011