Iím a total Christmas tree snob. It takes me at least an hour to wander through a Christmas tree lot and pick out the most beautiful option on the lot. If Iím going to put something inside my home, for a month, I want it to be as visually appealing as possible.
For the seasoned holiday celebrator, there are many vital Christmas lessons that will eventually be learned over the years. Like not to wait until Christmas Eve to do your shopping, remember to keep the tree watered and if you have a cat, put the shiniest and most delicate ornaments out of pawís reach, if possible. Also avoid tinsel. If you have a cat, you know why. As it happens, movies are also chock full of learning lessons, especially Christmas movies...
Directed by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and written by Steve Rogers (P.S. I Love You), Most Wonderful Time will tell the story of a young woman who brings a friend home to her parentsí house for Christmas, and they pretend that he is her boyfriend. Way original, right?
It's that time of year again! Santa's making his list and checking it twice and so are we as we attempt to select gifts for our friends and family in anticipation of the holiday season. For those of you looking to purchase a gift for your movie-loving friend, we have a few shopping tips to keep in mind. Think you found the perfect gift for that friend who loves movies? Give this list a once-over before you complete your purchase!
I've always been a slacker when it comes to sending out Christmas cards. It's not that I don't remember, just that I never have the time to come up with something creative, and if I'm going to mess with it I want to send out something personalized rather than just another prepackaged bit of Hallmark well-wishery. Plus, one of my best friends in the world, who happens to be a photographer with a knack for graphic design, often sends out cards that would trump my meager efforts in the first place.
After a slow start for movies opening early on Wednesday, the Christmas holiday rallied a bit into Monday. Overall, box office results were slightly higher than the same four day holiday weekend last year, but that's small consolation for an industry that saw a major ticket sale backslide in 2011.
Well, itís that time of year again.† The freaking holiday season.† And youíve probably spent the past month or so either fully embracing the rash of Yuletide flicks or avoiding them like the plague.† Whichever it is (and it's rarely in the middle) Iím here to present with a group of movies that honestly and truly represent what the holidays have become. Enjoy
We all may think that weíre beautiful and unique snowflakes, but one thing that unites us all is tradition and never is tradition stronger than around Christmas time. From gift-giving and tree lightings in Christian households to Chinese food and trips to the movies for our Jewish friends, you can typically set a clock to what people will do every year when December 25 rolls around.
It's no secret that the box office numbers have been pretty crappy this year. You'd think that would make Hollywood extra caution and spendthrift when it comes to planning new releases, but that logic doesn't seem to apply to the next week and a half. As we head into Christmas week, kids are home from school, people are off work, and the studios are betting that lots and lots of those people will want to go to the movies. In fact, they're gambling $750 million on that bet.
If youíre a hater, pay special attention. If you are not a hater, you might want to consider watching as well. It might be your only chance to glimpse inside the Franco family Christmas. Spoiler alert: itís filled with warmth and swearing
Notable for having been the first screenwriter in history to sell a script for seven figures, Shane Black is known for having a lot of similar themes in his scripts, from kidnapping plots to titles that start with the
This is a dark and disturbed Christmas comedy for everyone whoís sick of being forced to listen to some lounge-singer version of jingle bells when they walk through the grocery store. This is not a movie for the broad-shouldered
White Christmas happens back at home, when we're in the mood for old-school musical pleasures, Bing Crosby's unbeatable voice and magnificently giant forehead, and the sense that you're being transported to an earlier time
Orson Welles died more than twenty-years ago but that wonít stop him from doing a new movie. You can expect to hear him narrating the upcoming childrenís movie Christmas Tails
Movies are the great social unifier, yes, but they're also great for helping us ignore each other too. However you want to do it, here's a guide for your best bets for moviegoing on Christmas Day and beyond