Wednesday, 14 December 2016

5 alternate Christmas movies to watch to get you in the spirit


GREMLINS
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates

A beloved classic for many, Gremlins is the perfect Christmassy but not too Christmassy movie to watch if you're not quite ready for Elf and The Grinch. A film that is full of chaos, giggles and a couple of scares it's a must watch. And who doesn't want their own Gizmo? (Minus the spawning of course).

BATMAN RETURNS
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken

Batman Returns is directed by the genius that is Tim Burton and his signature style is stamped all over this movie - Eerie sets, creepy costumes and dark and disturbed characters juxtaposed with the garish greens, reds and golds of the festive period. It's one of the scarier Batman movies but what else would you expect from Mr Burton?

JUST FRIENDS
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris and Chris Klein

One of my all time favourite movies tells the tale of high flying record producer Chris Brander who inadvertently ends up back in his small home town for Christmas. For the first time in ten years he has to face his teenage crush aswell as fighting off the advances of a singer he was tasked with babysitting, stopping his brother from trying to sleep with said singer and trying to keep his love rival at bay. It's heart warming but not too corny -the perfect holiday romance movie.

DIE HARD
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman

I know quite a few people who's biggest Christmas tradition is to settle down to watch Die Hard on Christmas eve with their families. It might not be your usual Christmas movie but it definitely makes a change from all the twee, pastel coloured films that are normally on the tv. It's jam packed with action and you won't be able to look away.

THE NIGHT BEFORE
On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie

This is definitely one for the grown ups to watch once the kids are in bed but as it has Seth Rogen in a leading role that shouldn't come as a shock. It may ne a drug fuelled, wacky comedy but it also deals with themes such as processing loss, friendship and the importance of family. Go into it with an open mind and you will have a ball of a time.
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2 comments

  1. Great picks, haven't watched Just Friends in so long! Such a goodun!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  2. Glad to read this article, love your blog so much!

    arron
    NREC

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