Office Christmas Party Trailer…Too Graphic to Show

Office Christmas Party Trailer…Too Graphic to Show

The new trailer for an anticipated Christmas movie due out this year called Office Christmas Party hit the street today — but we can’t show it to you. Even the trailer is too raunchy to show. The movie stars an A-list of Hollywood millennials and is topped by veterans Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Aniston says her character is more or less “the Grinch”, in recent interviews. The premise is about a family owned company in crisis brought on by the death of the founder — and the kids are going crazy trying to see who can get control ofRead more

Trailer Released for Bad Santa Sequel

Trailer Released for Bad Santa Sequel

It is a sad day when the most anticipated new Christmas movie of the year is a sequel to one of the worst Christmas movies ever made. But Bad Santa has its fans and today they cheer the release of this new trailer: Billy Bob Thornton is back to reprise his role as the Santa nobody wants to take their kid to — and this time he brings his mother, played in this film by Kathy Bates. In this film Willie and his mother — who’s just as mean and foul-mouthed as her son — try to scam a charityRead more

Merry Podcast #52 — Christmas Top Sellers

Merry Podcast #52 — Christmas Top Sellers

Here is a kick-off to Christmas in July — a real mood-setter for the season ahead: in episode #52 of the Merry Podcast we countdown the top ten best selling songs of Christmas of all time — and it is a list that will surprise you! The biggest surprises are those NOT on the list: Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Elvis Presley — ALL do NOT make the cut. Neither does Andy Williams. Or, The Carpenters. Not even the Boston Pops. What about more modern artists? Pentatonix? Nope. Michael Buble? Not even close. Give up? TakeRead more

Why Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Why Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Die Hard is an aptly named movie. It just won’t go away – and it shouldn’t. For years we have consistently polled it as a Christmas movie. That means we ask YOU, our readers and it ranks with other movies as a Christmas classic – unsolicited. It is again in the news as Amazon has released a behind the scenes book about Die Hard that some say settles the “Is it a Christmas movie?” question at last. In a nutshell they say, NO, and if you think Die Hard is a Christmas movie you’re a whackjob. Their logic is flawed,Read more

Five Greatest Dads of Christmas Movie History

Five Greatest Dads of Christmas Movie History

Over Mother’s Day we explored the great moms of Christmas and we’re back to do the same for Father’s Day. But when it comes to dads we could easily make a list of duds when it comes to Christmas flicks. Think about it: In A Christmas Carol, we get a glimpse of the life of young Scrooge whose own father was cold and distant. Susan Walker’s father in Miracle on 34th Street is completely absent and spoken of in anger. The dads in Home Alone and Elf barely registered on the merry meter of good dad material. Thankfully we haveRead more

Grinch Remake Delayed

Grinch Remake Delayed

It has only been a couple of months since the announcement of an animated remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas — but that’s time enough to now announce a full year delay to the project. The film will now come out for Christmas 2018. Producers cite no official reason for the delay but industry speculation is that the original November 2017 release date was too ambitious in the first place. But we have another theory. Having watched Christmas movies come and go over the years the answer is quite simple: they only release Christmas movies at Christmastime any more.Read more

The Five Greatest Moms of Christmas Movie History

The Five Greatest Moms of Christmas Movie History

Our countdown to Christmas reaches another milestone with the passage of Mother’s Day. The celebration of Mother’s Day cannot bypass the great Moms of Christmas, can it? They seem to be central to every story – whether in good or bad ways. But who are the best? After extensive review and exhaustive polling, here are the greatest Moms of Christmas movies: Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street She’s stylish, she’s modern, she’s hip, responsible and sensible. She is also a woman of the 1940s in what was surely a groundbreaking role for the time. Doris Walker, the pragmatic butRead more

Almost Christmas to Release November 11th

Almost Christmas to Release November 11th

Universal Pictures announced this week the new movie previously known as A Meyers Christmas has been renamed to Almost Christmas and will be released in theaters on November 11th of this upcoming season. Danny Glover stars as the recently widowed family patriarch who invites his family home for five days of Christmas, begging them to get along. Evidently, if they can honor that Christmas wish without killing each other, it will be a miracle. Here’s the official trailer: While Almost Christmas looks almost funny we remind movie fans we have seen this tired plot before. We’re not sure why HollywoodRead more

Cumberbatch to Voice the Grinch in Remake

Cumberbatch to Voice the Grinch in Remake

Famed British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been tapped to voice the Grinch in an animated remake of Dr. Seuss’ classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, set to be released later next year. The last remake of the Grinch was met with mixed critical reviews and has failed to generate year-after-year loyalty viewing of the original made-for-television animated special. Producers of the new version hope to avoid disappointing fans. ““For me, in reading what Geisel wrote, I view it more from a character perspective. I think that the essence of this film is the notion of this cynicism comedically expressed inRead more

Why The Homecoming is One of the Most Important Christmas Movies Ever

Why The Homecoming is One of the Most Important Christmas Movies Ever

Earl Hamner Jr. passed away this week at the age of 92 and the world hardly noticed. Hamner was a prolific writer whose contributions were more noted on television than anywhere else. While he is no Dickens his Christmas story titled The Homecoming was more than just a TV movie that launched a successful, long-running television series known as The Waltons. The Homecoming should be considered one of the most important Christmas movies ever made. The movie is based on Hamner’s true story of Christmas 1933. He was just ten years old when this event took place. The story tellsRead more