The Grinch (2018) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Neither a turkey, nor a cracker - just pretty and fun This 2018 animated version of The Grinch has a runtime of 85-minutes and is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. It is based on the Dr Seuss book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", with this film version having a screenplay written by Michael… Continue reading The Grinch (2018) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jack Frost (1997) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Don't eat yellow snow Remember the film about the snowman that comes to life? No, not the animated "Walking in the air" snowman, I mean the other one. No, not that friendly Michael Keaton re-animated as a nice snowman… the other one. The 1997 "Jack Frost" - you know, the killer snowman one. Written and… Continue reading Jack Frost (1997) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A genre bending film with promise that falls slightly short If you ever wondered what you get when you cross "Hollyoaks" (TV series), with "Nativity!" (2009), "High School Musical" (2006) and "Dawn of the Dead" (1978), then wonder no more - "Anna and the Apocalypse" is here. (I actually don't need to describe the film… Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Black Christmas (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I saw Santa killing mum under the mistletoe This Christmas slasher film is an updated version of a 1974 film by the same title. This 2006 version is directed and written by Glen Morgan, with an additional writing credit for Roy Moore who wrote the screenplay to the 1974 original. Like it's 1974 predecessor, and… Continue reading Black Christmas (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Krampus (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Underappreciated cult classic which surely has to become a yearly tradition When families are forced to spend time together in close proximity at Christmas things often go wrong. People argue and tempers fray. Imagine then, if a Austro-Bavarian Christmas demon attacks your neighbourhood because it has been summoned due to the gloom emanating from your… Continue reading Krampus (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Christmas Horror Story (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Last Christmas, I tore out your heart... During a routine Christmas family visit to my parents, I convinced my dad and my wife to watch this film with me, knowing that their film tastes aren't that far away from my own depravity. So in true family Christmas film style we gathered around to watch what… Continue reading A Christmas Horror Story (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

As poor as I remember it being as a child, which is poorer than the orphan Joe! A family, fantasy, adventure, Christmas film from 1985 - which has been repeated on commercial TV nearly every year that I can remember since the 80's. While some people think of this film with fondness and happiness, I… Continue reading Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Happy Holidays A fantastic Christmas film - it's been remade and updated, but for me there's nothing like the original 1947 version for a good feel-good film. Look... it's Santa, I mean Saint Nick, no I mean Kris Kringle Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) turns up to the Macy's Christmas parade only to be hired by… Continue reading Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐