How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)

Film Title

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Director

Chuck Jones & Ben Washum

Cast

Boris Karloff
Thurl Ravenscroft

The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a charming little short animation that was written by Dr. Seuss and narrated by the late great Boris Karloff. The absolutely fabulous Grinch Song is not sung by Boris Karloff, but actually credited to Thurl Ravenscroft of Tony the Tiger Frosted Flakes, (they’re GREAT!!) fame. You cannot […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas Special (1965)

Film Title

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Synopsis

Charlie Brown kills the Baby Jesus

Director

Bill Melendez

Cast

Voices of people who are probably now dead

A Charlie Brown Christmas Special (1965) Virtually everyone is familiar with the comic strip Peanuts created by the late Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), as well as the ancient animated Christmas TV special. The main character is Charlie Brown, who lives in a bizarro world, where the landscape is bleak and snow-packed during the winter season. […]

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988)

Film Title

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Synopsis

Wickedly hilariously twisted Dickens Classic

Director

Richard Boden

Cast

Rowan Atkinson
Stephen Fry
Tony Robinson
Hugh Laurie
Robbie Coltrane

  I was browsing through my 10th free trial of Netflix, looking for the 1974 version of Black Santa when I stumbled across this unbelievable find. When I looked at the title and the cast, I dropped everything, yes even the morning micturation would have to wait. Being unfamiliar with the BBC series Blackadder, I […]

70s Horror Classics- Black Christmas (1974 Original)

Rarely has there ever been a vaguer villain than the psycho in this movie. We only see a hand, or a staring eye, or a shadow. But his whimpering, disjointed phone calls are the scariest thing in this movie.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Film Title

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Director

Nicholas Webster

Cast

John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Pia Zadora

I stumbled upon this heaping pile of garbage by googling, “Worst holiday movies ever.”

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Film Title

A Christmas Carol

Synopsis

Disney Animation of Dickens Classic Scrooge

Director

Robert Zemeckis

Cast

Jim Carrey
Gary Oldman
Colin Firth

I usually don’t care for animation very much,no matter how compelling, but I watched this movie when it first came out and thought it was pretty good. Upon re-watching, Ive changed my mind The movie is not only good, it is mind-blowingly fantastic. This version of the Dickens classic is directed by Robert Zemeckis, the […]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Film Title

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Synopsis

Overdone acting and overdone makeup. A dumbing down, instead of a shake up.

Director

Ron Howard

Cast

Jim Carrey
Taylor Momsen
Jeffrey Tambor
Christine Baranski
Molly Shannon
Clint Howard

The only character in the movie that was watchable was Max the Dog and this was because he had no lines.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)

Film Title

It's a Wonderful Life

Synopsis

No, it’s a Terrible, Terrible Movie

Director

Frank Capra

Cast

Jimmy Stewart
Donna Reed
Lionel Barrymore
Thomas Mitches
Henry Travers

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) I rarely review movies that I genuinely detest, but I’m making an exception in this case. Think of this review as more of a warning than an assessment, if by some chance you have not watched this classic. I really dreaded re-watching the public domain issue of this pedestrian yawner […]

Jingle All The Way Review

Synopsis

Christmas isn’t about material things. It’s about being willing to go to great lengths and to step on many people to acquire material things.

Director

Brian Levant

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, James Belushi, Jake Lloyd, Harvey Korman

Christmas isn’t about material things. It’s about being willing to go to great lengths and to step on many people to acquire material things.

Christmas Vacation

Film Title

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Synopsis

We’re going to have the hap hap happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tapdanced with Danny Fucking Kaye.

Director

Jeremiah S. Chechik

Cast

Chevy Chase
Beverly D'Angelo
Juliette Lewis
Johnny Galecki
John Randolph
Randy Quaid

“I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed…”