Release year: 1942 Director: Mark Sandrich Writers: Claude Binyon, Elmer Rice, Irving Berlin (idea) Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Original Song. 2 Oscar nominations: Best Original Story, Best Score. Moviegeek Sunday Classic #79, week 51 2015 Fed up with show business, crooner ..
Release year: 2005 Director: Harold Ramis Screenwriter: Richard Russo, Robert Benton, Scott Philips (novel) Starring: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Platt, Mike Starr, Ned Bellamy, Randy Quaid, Lara Philips Shady lawyer for the mob Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) is trying to attempt the perfect Christmas crime by swindling money from the local ..
Release year: 2007 Director: James Orr Screenwriter: Wanda Birdsong Shope, James Orr, Jim Cruickshan Starring: Patrick Swayze, Tim Curry, Matthew Knight, Cameron Bright, Amy and Zoe Schlagel, Carmen Electra, Matthew Walker It doesn’t look like it will be a merry Christmas for the Saunders family. They have just moved to Canada, much to the dislike ..
Release year: 1988 Director: Richard Donner Screenwriter: Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue, Charles Dickens (novel ‘A Christmas Carol’) Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, Carol Kane, Alfre Woodard, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Robert Mitchum Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Makeup. Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a cynical and selfish TV executive setting up a live show of ..
Release year: 2005 Director: Christian Carion Screenwriter: Christian Carion Starring: Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Lucas Belvaux Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Foreign Language Film. 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Foreign language Film. On Christmas Eve 1914 German, French and Scottish troops agree on an unofficial Christmas truce ..
In a month in which cute elves, goodwill toward men, and sweet yuletide tales are abundant, one might feel the need to cleanse the palet with a nice seasonal horror movie. Christmas horror is a weirdly prolific subgenre with several fine examples of the genre, which either utelises the season as a background or controversially uses it to ..
Release year: 2006 Director: Paul Feig Screenwriter: Jacob Meszaros, Mya Stark Starring: Dyllan Christopher, Quinn Shephard, Brett Kelly, Tyler James Williams, Gia Mantegna, Wilmer Valderrama, Lewis Black When Spencer (Christopher) and his sister Katherine (Dominique Saldaña) gets stranded at the airport due to a blizzard, they and a group of other unaccompanied minors tries to ..
Release year: 1973 Director: Václav Vorlícek Writers: Bozena Nemcová, Frantisek Pavlícek Starring: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe, Karin Lesch, Dana Hlavácová, Jan Libícek Moviegeek Sunday Classic #78, week 50 2015 Popelka/Cinderella (Libuse Safránková) who is treated as a housemaid by her stepmother (Carola Braunbock) and stepsister (Dana Hlavácová) after the death of her ..
Release Year: 2015 Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan Writers: James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, Pascal Trottier, Jason Filiatrault (uncredited) Starring: William Shatner, George Buza, Rob Archer, Zoé De Grand Maison, Alex Ozerov, Shannon Cook, Alan C. Peterson A number of interwoven stories that unfold on Christmas Eve: a radio host tries to ..
Release year: 2010 Director: Robert Vince Screenwriter: Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts Starring: Richard Riehle, John Ducey, Bonnie Sommerville, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kaitlyn Maher, Madison Pettis, Zachary Gordon (voice) During a trip to New York Santa (Richard Riehle) not only looses his memory he also looses his faithful dog Paws (Zachary Gordon). While kind toy shop owners ..
Release year: 2005 Director: David Steiman Screenwriter: David Steiman Starring: Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp, Dave Thomas, Saul Rubinek, Rebecca Gayheart Nicholas Yuleson (Douglas Smith) lives with his grandpa (Robert Culp) who is seen as the towns weirdo denying Christmas and telling his grandson stories of an evil Santa. But when ..
Release year: 2008 Director: Arnaud Desplechin Screenwriter: Arnaud Desplechin. Emmanuel Bourdieu, Jacques Asher (inspired by ‘La Greffe’), Jean-Pierre Jouet (inspired by ‘La Greffe’) Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Rousillon, Anne Consigny, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuelle Devos A troubled family struggling with feuds, sickness and mental problems are reunited over Christmas around their mother (Catherine Denevue) ..