Category: Christmas

Christmas Film Advent- Surviving Christmas (2004)

“Some things cannot be unseen.” Length: 1 hr 31Age: 12About: A wealthy executive, Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) has no close relationships and becomes nostalgic for his childhood home as Christmas approaches. When he visits the house and finds another family living there, he offers the…

Christmas Film Advent- Scrooge (1970)

“You said I can’t have none of them, so I might as well like them all.” PG2 HrAbout: Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with his money, and he exploits the good nature of his…

Christmas Film Advent- Elf (2003)

“You sit on a throne of lies” PGWatched via Prime VideoLength: 1 Hr 37About: Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the…

Christmas Film Advent- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

“Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.” Length: 1 hr 37About: The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Making Way for Christmas Vacation Have you ever hated a film? No, not hate; loath. Yes, okay…

Christmas Film Advent – Trapped in Paradise (1994)

“I detect resistance” Length: 1 Hr 51About: Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers’ plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve. Naughty List I’ve never been a fan of John Lovitz. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but…

Christmas Film Advent- Santa Claws (2014)

“I’m old enough to decide if I celebrate Christmas or not.” Length: 1 Hr 26About: Santa is allergic to cats, but Tommy has been so good this year he decides to bring him a kitten for Christmas. When Santa has an allergic attack, the kitties…

Christmas Film Advent- Krampus (2015)

“It’s like Martha Stewart threw up in here.” Length: 1Hr 38About: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home. First Thoughts I missed this in the cinema and I was gutted. I’d tried to get…

Christmas Film Advent- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

“This never happened to the other fellow.” Length: 2Hr 22About: James Bond woos a mob boss’s daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld’s allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world. Me Before BondI was…

Christmas Movie Advent- Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

“But once a calamity ever so great occurredWhen two Holidays met by mistake.” Length: 1Hr 16About: The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.”…

Christmas Film Advent- Christmas Carol (1951)

“There’s more gravy than grave about you” Length: 1 Hr 27About: Crotchety Victorian businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no use for festivity, even at Christmas. After resentfully allowing timid clerk Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) to have the holiday to spend with his loving wife…

Christmas Film Advent- Holiday Affair (1949)

“Quit hanging onto something you’ve lost.” Watching from DVD Length: 1Hr 27 About: Charming seasonal clerk Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum) catches beautiful Connie Ennis (Janet Leigh) in a fraudulent shopping scheme during the busy Christmas rush. But when he discovers that Ennis is a…

Christmas Film Advent- Love Actually (2003)

“This is shit, isn’t it?”“Aye, solid gold shit…” Watching from DVDLength: 2Hr 15 Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.  The…