There has always been a wonderful, beautiful link between the holiday season and the movie industry, and right in time for the holiday we have a brand new supercut that we promise will fill you with cinematic joy and the Christmas spirit. Check it out!
Just in time for the Christmas holiday (Merry Christmas, Cinema Blend fans!), YouTube user Holivision has posted a specially edited, Christmas-themed montage designed to explore the beautiful and fun history of the holiday in cinema. Certainly part of the fun of a video like this is trying to name the movies that all of the clips come from, but just in case you want to check your answers you can find the full list of titles - courtesy of the video description - below:
• A Christmas Story (1983)
I can think of a number of reasons why this video is great - from the way it includes all generations of Christmas movies to the way the footage balances with Alan Silvestri’s "Seeing Is Believing" from the Polar Express score - but one distinct way in which it's somewhat lacking is in its lack of recognition of the more alternative seasonal titles. Sure, it's great seeing footage from Terry Zwigoff's Bad Santa included in there, but why no celebration of the Christmas-set awesomeness that is John McTiernan's Die Hard?
While we're at it, why no love for Shane Black? Between Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Iron Man 3, Black has honestly done more for Christmas at the movies than just about any other modern-era filmmaker:
But Christmas time isn't one for negativity, so let's instead just focus on the positives here. This supercut truly does fill us with some serious holiday spirit, and reminds us that there is plenty of perfect viewing material currently out there if you're looking for a bit of entertainment once the family dinner is over and everyone is too stuffed to move. What will you be watching?