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…”

FOUR CHRISTMASES

Film Title

Four Christmases

Synopsis

A couple we’d like to see divorce, visits all four of their divorced, entitled, boomer parents.

Director

Seth Gordon

Cast

Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw

Twas the week before Christmas, and all through our house,
Not a brain cell was stirring, I felt like a louse.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

Synopsis

Miracle on 34th Street is a timeless Christmas classic, a much-loved black and white film about the existence of Santa Claus and Christmas miracles.

Director

George Seaton

Cast

Maureen O'Hara
John Payne
Edmund Gwenn
Gene Lockhart
Natalie Wood

Miracle on 34th Street is a timeless Christmas classic, a much-loved black and white film about the existence of Santa Claus and Christmas miracles.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

Film Title

A Christmas Story

Synopsis

The eyes and tongues of children are removed during  the observance of ancient pagan rituals.

Director

Bob Clark

Cast

Melinda Dillon
Darren McGavin
Scott Schwartz
Jean Shepherd
Peter Billingsley

As much as I love the Scrooge classics, I must grudgingly admit that A Christmas Story is the greatest Christmas movie ever made.