Well It is a bit comical doing a top 5 of christmas movies, but hey It’s the first christmas celebrated by us at Cinema Sharks! Where did the year go? A big year for cinema, and a great year of movies — it’s not even the end of the year yet and I’m still hungry as ever to get into a new year of fantastic film! So as a ode to the silly season, fill your stocking with some of the best and worst Christmas movies of all time! Enjoy!
Top 5 ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES:
(in no particular order)
Die Hard: The ultimate guy movie splashed a little with egg nog and carols, now this is a christmas movie a fella can get behind! On the surface Die Hard just seems like Bruce Willis going around in a singlet and bare feet kick-the-crap out whoever shoots first…but on the inside all this film wants to be is a warm-hearted christmas story…with some machine guns thrown in. John McClane is a police officer who is afraid of spending christmas alone, flying to LA to spend it with his estranged wife. What starts out to be a forgiveness/reconciliation story soon transpires into a hostage “one-against-them-all” type situation. In a short 2-hours McClane manages to kill several campy european terrorists, bomb a building, and save the day all-without shoes. I mean is that christmas or what!
Children Of Men: What I loved about this is that COM took the festive tale of the birth of mankind’s savior Jesus and contrasted it with a futuristic dystopian setting — the year 2027. Not an overtly obvious Christmas film, for those who have had the pleasure of watching it will know the appeal of sci-fi religion intertwined with war. Children Of Men is a lot deeper than the rest of the films on here in a way that it doesn’t have a narrative that’s even set around the holiday period.
AND THE WORST ONE…
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians: Oh what can I say, I’m all for mixing things up…but aliens!? I mean the story of how Santa Claus was kidnapped by Martians to give presents to Martian children sounds feeble enough — but once you watch it…I mean seriously!? I’m not the only one too, SCCTM is on many a “worst films ever” list and sadly I agree. There has been talk of a remake…please god no!