THE POLAR EXPRESS

Jonny is Jewish.

SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

Film Title

Surviving Christmas

Synopsis

A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Director

Mike Mitchell

Cast

Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Udo Kier

There is an iron-clad formula in the Christmas genre of cinema…

BAD SANTA

Film Title

Bad Santa

Synopsis

Depressive alcoholism, crime and Christmas converge in perhaps the best Christmas movie ever made.

Director

Terry Zwigoff

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Bernie Mac, John Ritter, Alex Borstein

**UPDATE, October 2006: I hereby retract anything and everything negative I had to say about this movie…