The 12 genres of Christmas movie

Time Out's Film team prove that there's a Christmas film for everyone


8. 'A Midnight Clear' (1992)

Genre War

Christmas credentials Perennial second-stringers Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon and Arye Gross yomp their way through the frozen countryside of war-torn France during the Battle of the Bulge in a solid adaptation of a novel by William Wharton (‘Birdy’). Crimbo also formed the backdrop of ‘Joyeux Noël’, which told the of 1914’s football-based First World War truce so beloved of Sir Paul McCartney.

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