An extremely beloved holiday classic about a small child in 1940 who only wants one thing for Christmas. But what if he shoots his eye out?
Category Archives: Holiday movies
Alastair Sim plays the title character in what was considered for decades to be maybe the definitive version of the Dickens story, though I was a little thrown by the way the movie makes up a bunch of extra bits of Scrooge’s origin story for no discernible reason.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (1966)
A beloved holiday Christmas special involving both Chuck Jones and Boris Karloff, which centers around the greatest diss track ever written and launched an increasing awful media franchise.
RÊVE DE NOËL (1900)
We go on a journey back in time to find the first Christmas movie ever made, which is only four minutes long but packs an awful lot in there.
CLAYMATION CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (1987)
One of the most used VHS tapes of my childhood was this TV special taped off of CBS… it is only marginally easier to access today.
THE BISHOP’S WIFE (1947)
Cary Grant is an angel who appears in the life of a tightly-wound workaholic bishop, but ends up attracted to his wife in a movie that is effortlessly charming, but also simultaneously so weightless that it seems on the verge of evaporation.
HOME ALONE (1990)
Holidayfest ’21 starts with a heartwarming holiday tale of a small child setting grown men on fire and torturing them with spiders.
FANNY OCH ALEXANDER (1982)
Ingmar Bergman’s final film is about kids at Christmas, and also basically every other thing you can think of.
HOLIDAYFEST ’21 STARTS DECEMBER 19th
Join us for another week of holiday-themed features, from animated TV specials to Cary Grant as a suave angel to the first Christmas movie ever made.
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)
My favorite Christmas movie, bar none, featuring Michael Caine as Scrooge and Gonzo the Great as Charles Dickens.