Christmas MoviesChristmas movies are just an extraordinary extension of the great storytelling tradition of Christmas. In lands far and wide one of the key entertainment elements of the season has always been storytelling and nothing tells the stories of Christmas better than a mash-up of film, music and script that make up great Christmas movies. Did you know that one of the first movies ever made way back in 1898 was in fact a Christmas movie? We have on record well over a century of Christmas on film. We explore them all — from It’s a Wonderful Life to Elf — both old and new and Christmas movies yet to come. We feel that if Dickens were to have lived to the age of film in the 20th century he would have left us more great Christmas stories to enjoy on film today.

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]