Over the past few days I have picked out five festive films for your perusal. They’ve definitely helped me get in the mood for Christmas, hopefully they’ve helped you too.
If you missed any of my posts this week you can click on the links below.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life
So that’s it from me for another year. Thanks to everyone who visited this site, I really do appreciate it.
All that’s left to say is Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a great one, and I’ll see you in the new year.
Part #5 of the 2017 Christmas Countdown.
It’s easy to see why Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life regularly tops polls for best Christmas movies; it’s the quintessential festive film. It encompasses the full range of human emotions – you’ll feel sad, despair, hopeful and by the end you’ll be weeping tears of joy.
Well, if you’re a big softy like me anyway.
Part #4 of the 2017 Christmas Countdown.
Jon Favreau directs Will Ferrell in this charming Christmas comedy. Ferrell is at his awkwardly hilarious best as Buddy, an “elf” who is going through something of an identity crisis.
Part #3 of the 2017 Christmas Countdown.
Very few directors can capture that small town American charm that made some of Steven Spielberg’s work so endearing. Joe Dante is one of those few, and he used his talents to create Gremlins, a surprisingly dark Christmas classic.
Part #2 of the 2017 Christmas Countdown.
It must be incredibly difficult to make a regular stop-motion animation feature. Constantly and painstakingly tweaking models, slowly moving them from pose to pose must be an ordeal, but to use that technique to craft an excellent musical is truly a remarkable feat.
Part #1 of the 2017 Christmas Countdown.
Romantic comedies are ten a penny nowadays, but good ones are few and far between. Just Friends is one such good one, but being surrounded by such mediocrity means that it often gets overlooked.
Hello everyone and welcome to Flick & Mix’s second annual Christmas countdown!
Last year I highlighted five festive films that help me get in the mood for Christmas each year. I had a great time watching them and sharing my opinions with you, so much so that I thought I’d do it again!
With different films … Obviously.
Despite boasting a comedy duo that worked so well on The Other Guys, Daddy’s Home is a little short on laughs, and feels like a missed opportunity as a result.
Mark Herman tackles the daunting subject of the holocaust from a completely different perspective; that of a young German boy. The handling of such a sensitive subject here is excellent, and it offers a fascinating insight into one of the most horrifying periods in human history.
I didn’t write a post on here last week due to the internet not being ready in my new home, so apologies for that.
Now that the internet situation has been resolved, the next hurdle to overcome is the local weather. It’s been snowing pretty heavily here and, while it all looks pretty and festive, it does create a fresh set of transport issues.
With the weather being the way it is, I’ve had to spend more time at my parents’ house because of its closer proximity to work. This means that I haven’t been home much and haven’t had time to watch or play anything for me to write about.
That’s a lot of waffling just to say that I haven’t got a post ready for this week!
Sorry again, folks.