Christmas is fast approaching and another year of watching and reviewing Christmas movies is winding down. This movie is yet another recommendation from one of our fine readers. The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t should have been named The Christmas Movie That Wasn’t. So, what went wrong with this wonderful Santa Save Christmas Movie? The short […]
Film TitleThe Christmas That Almost Wasn't
Yet another dreadful Saving Christmas movie, Italian style.
A Truckload of Creepy Midgets
Film TitleMrs. Worthington's Party (Noelle)
A priest comes to a small New England village to shut down a dying parrish. What is thought to be a routine sacking is anything but.
Sean Patrick Brennan
It is no secret that faith-based movies have taken their review lumps from both believers and non-believers alike. The harsh criticism heaped upon this genre of movie has been well deserved, and I have been a joyful participant in this scrutiny. Faith-based Christmas movies are especially vulnerable to criticism for poor artistic presentation and falling […]
Film TitleHome Alone
Other than Elf, the most pointless and annoying Christmas movie ever made.
I knew that if I avoided the grave long enough that this day would come. There is no longer putting it off or pretending that this movie does not exist. Having long ago reviewed atrocities like It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, and Santa Claus And The Ice Cream Bunny, this landmark in Ruthless Christmas Movie […]
Film TitleA Christmas Carol
A modern-day rendition of the timeless classic
Mark Paul Wake
As you know, A Christmas Carol is my favorite genre of Christmas Movies and I have already watched and reviewed at least 16 versions of this venerable classic. This version is a low budget but more than adequate re-telling that is set in modern-day Scotland. This Ebeneezer Scrooge (Stuart Brennan) is a young and wildly […]
Ancient Elves locked in a chest only come out at Christmas.
I’ve come to an unassailable generalization. Every Christmas movie with “Elf or Elves” in the title is going to be horrible and without redemption, campy or otherwise. The opening “teaser” (more like snoozer) scene lasted 6 minutes and consisted of two young boys sitting in a dark room with that awful piano, bang-bang one chord […]
Film TitleChristmas Story
A Finnish tale of how Santa Claus came into being
This is not A Christmas Story, the greatest Christmas Movie ever make, but a charming, unique and very watchable Finnish version of how Santa Claus came into being. Like the Netflix classic Klaus, Christmas Story is not another cheesy and lame “save Christmas” film, but one that creates Christmas, with absolutely no mention of the […]
Film TitleWe're No Angels
Three escapees from Devil’s Island are master con men, and help out a kind merchant and his family.
Leo G. Carroll
Here at Ruthless we love our readers, especially when they give us suggestions about great movies to review. We’re No Angels is a light-hearted and unusual Christmas type movie staring the iconic Humphrey Bogart. O.K., it wasn’t a great movie as such, but considering that the film is 65 years old, it holds up quite […]
Film TitleMixed Nuts
This movie should have been career suicide for all involved
Haley Joel Osment
Here we have a Christmas Movie about a Suicide Hotline. Doesn’t this sound deliciously hilarious? Well, it’s not. What this movie is, is a big steaming pile of rancid Christmas pudding, mixed with arsenic sauce. It is not humor, it is not dark humor or satire, it is just 1 hr:33 minutes of stupidity, but […]
Film TitleThe Christmas Chronicles 2
Yet again, Christmas must be saved from a bitter troublemaker
DirectorChris Columbus (I'm not kidding)
I got the notification yesterday that The Christmas Chronicles 2 was available for immediate streaming at Netflix. I didn’t know whether or not to rejoice or cringe. I don’t want to poison the well, but let’s face it. Christmas sequels have not historically been successful. Most, like Bad Santa 2 and the unwatchable A Christmas […]
Film TitleA Midnight Clear
A Christmas drama plays out during WW2 as both the Germans and the Americans just want to survive.
John C. McGinley
I love Christmas Movies and there are few that actually make me cry. There are tears of joy, tears of grief, and tears from the sheer excellence of an event that you witness. A Midnight Clear was all of these and more. I want to give a special thanks to one of our biggest fans […]