The yuletide movie to top them all tells the timeless tale of a suburban boy in the 1940s who only wants a BB gun from Santa—parental protestations be damned (“You’ll shoot your eye out!”). Though filmed with a good-ol’-days nostalgic glow, director Bob Clark gives the proceedings their fair share of tongue-on-frozen-flagpole edginess.
It’s Christmas with a difference this year: we’re mostly stuck at home and the festivities are a little limited. That’s the bad news – and, sure, it’s pretty gnarly – but the good news is that there’s no need to bicker over which Christmas movie to watch. You can watch all of them! And to help get started we’ve assembled a tried and trusted pantheon of festive films. Some of these are action movies, some are blockbusters, some are Elf. All will create the mood of a snowy December morning, the wrapped presents under the tree. Seasons greetings from your friends at Time Out (and John McClane).
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