shorts: 9 – Christmas Movie Edition

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Arts
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Mistletoe and eggnog lead to strange things, like writing short reviews about a selection of Christmas movies both recent and old. As always “Shorts” reviews are limited to one sentence with a maximum of 20 words. If you wish to see the entire list (trust me, it’s a quick read) click here. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – The word “precocious” was probably coined after 8 year old Natalie Wood lit up the screen in this enduring favorite. (3) – 12/21/12

Love Actually (2003) – Christmas for the hopeless romantics among us. (2½) – 12/21/12

Christmas Story, A (1983) – A generous present wrapped in crinkly feel good nostalgia as a young boy plots to get the perfect Christmas gift. (4) – 12/21/12

Scrooge (1970) – Ebenezer Scrooge, in the person of Albert Finney, sings! (3) – 12/21/12

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – Dumb, with moments of laughter despite your better instincts. (2) – 12/21/12

Very Brady Christmas, A (1988) – What can be more awesome than the Brady clan warbling “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” at a building collapse? (2½) – 12/21/12

Christmas Too Many, A (2007) – It will make you laugh and it will make you cry for exactly the opposite reasons the filmmakers intended. (1) – 12/21/12

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – Corny, yet still moving, is this story of one man’s unexpected journey to understand what his life is worth. (4) – 12/21/12

Babes in Toyland (1934) – Incredibly dated Laurel and Hardy offering still pops up on the small screen every December. (2) – 12/21/12

Elf (2003) – Goofy and irreverent, it eventually sneaks its way down the chimney of your heart. (3) – 12/21/12

  1. LOVE Babes in Toyland – only the Laurel and Hardy version, of course!


  2. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    I’d add “Bad Santa.” As twisted as it is, it is such a great story of love and redemption. And Billy Bob is hilarious!


  3. I haven’t seen most of these movies which is weird because I usually have seen all of the movies on your list. I do like Elf and my other favorite holiday movie is Scrooged with Bill Murray.


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