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 Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Film Title

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Synopsis

Exploring Narnia after the Nutcracker sharted on it.

Director

Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston

Cast

Mackenzie Foy
Morgan Freeman
Keira Knightley
Jayden Fowora-Knight
Helen Mirren
Misty Copeland
Matthew Macfadyen

Ohhhhhh, dear. A couple of weeks ago, I spent the better part of eight days wandering around the various parks of Disney World. The average temperature there this time of year is low-to-mid 80s, but we were lucky enough to experience low-to-mid 90s because climate change is fake news. Toss in some legendary humidity and […]

The ABC’s of Christmas (2017)

The ABC’s OF CHRISTMAS (2017) Alcohol– Face it, whether it be the vilest Kosher Wine, Grandmas 90 proof eggnog or just the familiar handle of Jack Daniels, you cannot get through this period without it. Besides, its the biggest holiday of the year, so you can get hammered with a minimum of repercussions. Raise a […]

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies

My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies Coopers Christmas– This movie is nowhere near one of the best Christmas Movies made, but it may very well be the naughtiest. The only reasonable way that I can describe this VHS film is the joy that a dog incurs when it eats its own vomit. Yes, it is […]

The Ten Worst Christmas Movies

I hope that most of you have seen my initial The Bottom Ten Worst Christmas Movies Ever that I entered a couple of days ago. This list will include 10 unique movies, but A Meowy Christmas will still take its rightful place. Some Christmas Movies are awful, but watchable because of their camp intrigue. The […]

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Film Title

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Synopsis

A movie about the making of the greatest Christmas book ever written



Cast

Dan Stevens
Christopher Plummer
Johathan Pryce
Morfydd Clark
Justin Edwards
Annette Badland
Simon Callow
Valeria Bandino

The Man Who Invented Christmas It is no secret that I love to review Christmas Movies. I am especially fond of the Charles Dickens timeless classic A Christmas Carol, and have watched and reviewed most of the renditions. The Man Who Invented Christmas is not just another version of the Scrooge tale, but an actual […]