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November 3, 2006

Advent Christmas Movie Blogging

This year, apart from putting down a few specific advent thoughts (and other things), I’m going to use the season to blog short daily reviews of Christmas films. It’s almost a decade since I had the idea to write a resource, or small book on Christmas films, so it’s high time I did something about […]

This year, apart from putting down a few specific advent thoughts (and other things), I’m going to use the season to blog short daily reviews of Christmas films. It’s almost a decade since I had the idea to write a resource, or small book on Christmas films, so it’s high time I did something about it.

So, here is my provisional list of films,

Nightmare Before Christmas
Home Alone
Trapped in Paradise
Miracle on 34th Street
Babes In Toyland
Surviving Christmas
Come to the Stable
The Polar Express
The Bells of St. Mary’s
Die Hard
The Bishop’s Wife
The Holly and the Ivy
While You Were Sleeping
Christmas in Connecticut
Trading Places
Joyeux No?´l
Bridget Jones’ Diary
The Shop Around the Corner
Bad Santa
White Christmas
A Christmas Story
Remember the Night
Meet John Doe
Lethal Weapon
Elf
The Ref
The Lion in Winter
Love Actually
It’s A Wonderful Life

Obviously, I need whittle that down a little (maybe cut the bloat of romantic comedies?) – so please feel free to make suggestions. Also, if you would like to join in, blogging reviews of your own, or critiques of my reviews, please get in touch.

[tags] Christmas Movies [/tags]

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Cynthia Ware 16 years ago

Fernando,
You’re not a moment too soon! My 11 year-old daughter watched The Santa Claus with Tim Allen on tv last night.
“What are you doing?” I questioned.
“Eating Halloween candy and watching a Christmas movie.” She fired.
“Well that’s a strange mash-up” I concluded.
“I have to watch it, mom, number 3 comes out this weekend so I’ve gotta fit number 2 in tomorrow night.”
What happened to Happy Feet? And Thanksgiving?
I recommend you whittle it down simply to one: A Christmas Story. Then simply re-post the same review every day in the month of December over and over just like the tv stations do.
Cynthia

brodie 16 years ago

what makes a film a christmas film? Is it that it has a Christmas theme like Nightmare before Christmas, is set during the Christmas season like Home Alone or came out at the cinema / is shown on TV at Christmas time.

Perhaps the answer to this would help you narrow things down?

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

For this purpose, let’s call a Christmas film any film where Christmas is part of the narrative.

Cynthia Ware 16 years ago

Bad news! Or maybe good, if you were really hoping to whittle down your list. The Santa Claus III is out and according to my very easy to please pre-teen who saw it today, it’s a total dud.

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