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Casting a Remake of It’s a Wonderful Life

Back in 2013 Hollywood announced a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life. Thankfully the project never happened and hopefully it never will. It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic American film that is best honored by leaving it completely alone. In 1977 the film was remade as a made-for-TV movie. It was horrible. But you’ll have to recall that in 1977 It’s a Wonderful Life was not the Christmas classic …
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Disney Re-Releases The Enchanted Christmas

Beauty and the Beast — and Christmas. Does it get any better than that? Evidently after 25 years it does not get old — Disney is re-releasing the animated classic on DVD this October. The Enchanted Christmas tells a tale set within the story of the original feature, about Belle spreading Christmas cheer within the confines of Beast’s castle during her time there. The film’s all-star voice cast features Robby …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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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 …
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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, …
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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 …
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Fight Before Christmas Movie Features Santa Divorce

Another brilliant Hollywood Christmas movie idea: have Santa and Mrs. Claus break up. That’s the premise of a new Christmas movie in the works to be titled “Fight Before Christmas”, as announced today by Variety The story centers on Mrs. Claus leaving Santa after 700 years of marriage and feeling unappreciated for her continued Christmas contributions. She departs just two weeks before the holiday — putting the fate of the …
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Office Christmas Party Releases December 9th

What kind of Christmas movie will it be if it is announced in February, filmed in April and released in December? That’s the plan for Office Christmas Party, a new movie to star Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman slated for a December 9th release later this year. According to Hollywood Reporter the film is a comedy about an office holiday party gone awry. Will Speck and Josh Gordon (Blades of …
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Five Rules for Remaking A Christmas Carol

Last year we openly mourned the lack of decent Christmas movies being made. It has been well over a decade since Elf, for Pete’s sake. Hollywood has suffered a drought of original Christmas ideas and every season seems to bring yet another version of a twisted-family-Christmas (Love the Coopers). But if there is anything we loathe more than original Christmas movies coming out from Hollywood it is Christmas movies remade. …
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Cary Grant Day

There are 342 days remaining in our countdown to Christmas and today we celebrate the birthday of Cary Grant. On this day in 1904 Archibald Alexander Leach was born in Horfield, Bristol, England. His life travels and work would take him to America and world fame as the debonair leading man, Cary Grant. Grant’s story is interesting. He had a tough childhood at the hands of an alcoholic father and …