Looking back on… The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Directed by: Brian Henson Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman Written by Saul Twitter | Website For all you people chastising remakes, spare a thought for poor old Charles Dickens. We may be being subjected to the second reboot of Spider-Man in a... Continue Reading →

Looking back on…Home Alone

Home Alone (1990) Directed by: Christopher Columbus Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy Written by Jason  Twitter | Website November of 1990 saw the release of a movie many (myself included) consider one of the modern classics of holiday films: Home Alone.  Starring a young actor named Macaulay Culkin with... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) Directed by: Jalmari Helander Starring: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen Written by Kevin Twitter | Website 19th-century fairy tales, for many years, have been the source of a lot of material for Western film-makers, most notably the Disney adaptations of "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Black Christmas

Black Christmas (1974) Directed by: Bob Clark Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Lynne Griffin, Marian Waldman Written by Leslie Twitter | Website For many, Christmas brings around the tradition of watching warm, fuzzy films that nestle happily in the belly. I’m sure regular visitors to Sarah’s blog have cheerfully enjoyed reviews... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Gremlins

Gremlins (1984) Directed by: Joe Dante Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Corey Feldman Written by Shona Twitter | Website Gremlins is a classic, and was the first horror Christmas film I ever watched and I still love it to this day. It's a Christmas film everyone should watch as it is so much... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Scrooged

Scrooged (1988) Directed by: Richard Donner Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Carol Kane & Robert Mitchum Written by Martin Twitter | Website From director Richard Donner (of Lethal Weapon fame) comes this underrated Christmas gem, that he somehow managed to find the time to wedge between the aforementioned Lethal... Continue Reading →

Looking back on…It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Directed by: Frank Capra Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers Written by Josh Twitter | Website  Ever since watching it for the first time four years ago, It’s a Wonderful Life is a film that I just have to revisit each and every Christmas season.... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Elf

Elf (2003) Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, Bob Newhart Written by Gavin Twitter | Website 2003 saw a resurgence in quality Christmas films, after a slightly barren spell, with Bad Santa and Love Actually released along with Elf. It is strange how you wait for ages... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Directed by: Henry Selick Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page Written by Helen Twitter | Website The Nightmare Before Christmas serves as the perfect gateway to bridge that odd transition from the end of October and its Halloween focus, to Christmas. For people... Continue Reading →

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