Once Upon A Time At Christmas (2017)

Film Title

Once Upon A Time At Christmas (2017)

Synopsis

Mr. and Mrs. Claus go on a boring killing spree.

Director

Paul Tanter

Cast

Simon Phillips
Sayla de Goede
Jeff Ellenberger
Barry Kennedy
David E Lee
Laurel Brady
Brook Fletcher

Once Upon A Time At Christmas (2017) was a Christmas horror/slasher movie that featured a psycho and deranged Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. They found much joy in clocking people with axes and crossbows. It was quickly obvious that the murders were themed on the Christmas song, The 12 Days of Christmas. The victims had […]

Mercy Christmas (2017)

Film Title

Mercy Christmas (2017)

Synopsis

Michael’s dream come true becomes a nightmare or- Choose your last name carefully

Director

Ryan Nelson

Cast

Cole Gleason
Ryan Boyd
Gwen Van Dam
David Rupprecht
Whitney Neilson
Steven Hubbell
D.J. Hale
Joseph Keane

I wasn’t expecting much when I fired up this Christmas Slasher cheese-fest. I had recently watched Scrooge In The Hood, and Mercy Christmas has an even lower User Rating from IMDB. Yes, the bar is low for Christmas horror movies. What I actually saw was a well-acted, hilarious, but bloody camp masterpiece. This Christmas film […]

The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix 2018)

Film Title

The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix 2018)

Synopsis

A family rediscovers its Christmas spirit after an unlikely enounter with one of the greatest Santa’s ever.

Director

Clay Katis

Cast

Kurt Russell
Judah Lewis
Darby Camp
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Martin Roach
Lamorne Morris
Steven Van Zandt
Goldie Hawn

Christmas Must Be Saved! This is the timeless and hackneyed theme of most Christmas Movies, good and bad. From iconic classics like The Miracle on 34th Street, to horrible dreck like Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, Christmas MUST be saved! This time, we don’t have the bumbling Ernest or the magnificent Death saving Hogswatch […]

Scrooge In The Hood

Film Title

Scrooge In The Hood

Synopsis

The Jewish Mafia tries to move in on Scrooge’s ‘Ho business.

Director

Richard Chandler

Cast

George Raynor as Scrooge
Seregon O'Dassey as The Ghost of Christmas Past
Bill Jacques as Mr. Crotchrot
Alexander Hauck as Tiny Tim
Todd Therrien
Richard Chandler

The only thing wrong with this Christmas film, other than the acting, production, direction, sets, editing, cinematography and writing, was that it was an incredible 1hr. 23 minutes long. Scrooge In The Hood, a.k.a Silent Night, Dead Night is yet another obscure rendition of the Dickens classic Tagline: We Put The Dick In Charles Dickens […]

A Christmas Carol-The Musical (2004)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol-The Musical (2004)

Synopsis

A musical version of this venerable classic misses the mark

Director

Arthur Allan Seidelman

Cast

Kelsey Grammer
Jesse L. Martin
Jane Krakowski
Geraldine Chaplin
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jason Alexander

A Christmas Carol-The Musical (2004) Here we have yet another addition to the versions of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. This movie was a full length, made for TV musical, starring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge. I generally don’t care much for Musicals, except for the excellent Broadways like The Phantom and Les Miserables. Watching […]

A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

Film Title

A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

Synopsis

An unwatchable kick in the nuts to the greatest Christmas Movie ever

Director

Brian Levant

Cast

Daniel Stern
Stacey Travis
Braeden LeMasters
Valin Shinyei
David Michael Paul
David W. Thompson

I wrote my first Christmas review in 2006 or so, before Christmas Movie Reviews were a big Ruthless franchise. Now, if you Google Christmas Movie Reviews , Ruthless Reviews comes up #1. In 2013, I started churning out reviews in earnest, and now Ruthless has a stable of over 65 Christmas Movie Reviews and rants. […]

A Christmas Carol (1977)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol (1977)

Synopsis

The 1977 TV version of this timeless Christmas classic

Director

Moira Armstrong

Cast

Michael Hordern
John LeMesurier
Benard Lee
Patricia Quinn
Paul Copley
Clive Morrison
Carol MacReady
John Salthouse

A Christmas Carol (1977) For those who are not familiar with the story, here is a synopsis: Ebenezer Scrooge is a money lender and a loner who does not believe in or celebrate Christmas. Because of this lack of belief, Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by four spirits; first by his deceased partner, Marley, […]

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

Film Title

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

Synopsis

This is The Grinch after decades of sensitivity training and cosmetic denistry

Director

Yarrow Cheney/Scott Mosier

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
Pharrell Williams
Cameron Seely
Kenan Thompson
Rashida Jones

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) was a delightful 26 minute long Christmas Special that ranks near the very top for Christmas Movie excellence. Any remake of this masterpiece that is longer than 35 or 40 minutes is destined to run into trouble. It is inevitable that the 55+ minutes necessary to make a full-length […]

The Old Man and the Gun

Film Title

The Old Man and the Gun

Synopsis

The story of Forrest Tucker, the considerate bank robber

Director

David Lowery

Cast

Robert Redford
Cissy Spacek
Casey Affleck
Danny Glover
Tom Waits
Tika Sumpter

The Hole in the Wall Gang has been replaced by the Over the Hill Gang. Robert Redford, even at age 82, has lost none of his charm and appeal. The Old Man and the Gun is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, who just could not stop robbing banks and then breaking out […]

The ABC’s Of Thanksgiving In America

America! Most Americans are shocked and enraged when they realize that the rest of the world does not celebrate their bloated holiday. Get over it. Black Friday Back in ancient times, the day after Thanksgiving was a quiet and friendly time. Most everyone was off work or out of school, so you slept in, you […]