This year, don’t limit yourself to indulging in Hallmark specials or an umpteenth viewing of A Christmas Story — there are plenty of cinematic holiday spirits that aren’t at all saccharine or sentimental! After all, there’s something about sticking a Christmas tree into an otherwise un-jolly plot (like the acclaimed, recently released, Good Time, for example) that makes for a specific kind of ironic satisfaction. Plus, a holiday backdrop is a free pass to make these movies an offbeat seasonal tradition! This video is a merry celebration of movies that may take place at “the most wonderful time of the year,” but almost exclusively feature characters gunning hard (sometimes literally) for the naughty list.
Christmas, "Die Hard," and the Holiday Backdrop
Or, Christmas movies that aren't "Christmas movies."
By: Jacob T. Swinney
Designing Emotion in “Amores Perros”
When it comes to set dressing, the real magic is in the littlest details.
The Lovingly Complicated Role of Mothers In Movies
How movies depict the complexities of maternity on screen.