Christmas Movies

No Ordinary Shepherd

Releasing this Christmas and based upon a popular short story of the same title No Ordinary Shepherd tells this story: As the sun beams brightly on the hills surrounding Palestine, one young shepherd boy thoughtfully considers the significance of the day. The child, crippled in a terrible accident, has always treasured his shepherd father’s tale of that starlit night so many years before – a night filled with the wonder …
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Sneak Peek at Robin Williams’ Christmas Film

The sad and sudden passing of Robin Williams has thrust one of his last films into the spotlight. Releasing later this fall is Williams in “Merry Friggin’ Christmas”, a modern tale of a family Christmas in what looks like a bittersweet comedy. We broke the story of this movie back in February 2013. Here’s the Williams preview: In the film Williams plays Mitch Mitchler, father of Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale). …
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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

With the absence of much new in the way of Christmas in 2014 Disney will step in to fill the void with a new Blu-Ray edition of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. Walt Disney Home Video released the film in 1999. A sequel, titled Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, was released in 2004. Disney’s biggest stars shine in a magical heartwarming movie – sure to become a holiday classic! Mickey, …
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Grumpy Cat Does Christmas

Looks like Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch aren’t the only mean mugs you’ll be seeing this coming holiday season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phoenix-based Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, a.k.a. Tardar Suace, is finally getting her lifetime achievement award: a Lifetime movie. The made-for-TV- movie, entitled Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, will be a live-action film written by Tim Hill (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris. Set to shoot this summer, …
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Happy Christmas…Isn’t

Hollywood likes to make alternative Christmas movies — the more anti-Hallmark, the better. Happy Christmas, an award winner at Sundance a year ago, hits the big screen in late July and it delivers a Christmas message that belies its title. A happy Christmas it is not. Anna Kendrick stars as a hard-partying twenty-something who, after a breakup, moves in with her brother’s family over the holidays. The tale is one …
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Anti-Claus Movie Will Be Made

Santa and his jolly traditional image is taking a beating. First the Norse version of Santa was announced as coming to the big screen and now the “anti-Santa” is coming. Deep in the mountain villages of Austria a mythical creature by the name of Krampus terrorizes “naughty” kids and adults alike and a “Christmas” movie themed after this terrifying tradition is now in the works. The film – which will …
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Neeson and Brosnan to Make A Christmas Star

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes announced last week that Hollywood stars Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan will star in a new Christmas feature film titled A Christmas Star, set to begin filming later this year. Gareth Ellis Unwin, the Oscar-winning producer of The King’s Speech; acclaimed Rise of the Planet of the Apes composer Patrick Doyle; music supervisor Maggie Rodford; Belfast actress Paula Malcolmson and Enemy at the Gates casting …
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Candice Glover to star in Northpole Movie by Hallmark

The Hallmark Channel tweeted, “Stunning Candice Glover is going to make our Christmas movie franchise even more spectacular.” The St. Helena Island native and American Idol winner happily confirmed the news on her Facebook page and said the “secret was out.” The movie, titled “Northpole,” is a “charming tale about a reporter who, with the help of her son and his teacher, attempts to recapture the joy of the holiday …
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Hallmark Producing Mr. Miracle for Holiday 2014

Hallmark CHANNEL is pleased to announce that it is partnering once again with beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to create its fourth Hallmark CHANNEL Original Holiday Movie World Premiere “Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle,” slated to debut Holiday 2014. The movie and backdoor pilot will be part of the network’s hugely popular “Countdown To Christmas,” the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers. Previously, Hallmark CHANNEL …
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Lacey Chabert to Star in Christmas Tree Farm

Lacey Chabert is getting a very early start to the holiday season. The “Party of Five” and “Mean Girls” alum has signed on to star in the holiday movie “Christmas Tree Farm,” which will premiere in December on the UP network. Chabert will play Molly Logan, who grew up on her family’s Christmas tree farm in Vermont writing stories about individual trees, her favorite being a “Charlie Brown” tree struggling …
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Get Ready for a Different Santa Claus Movie

Sony Pictures beat out at least two other studios in gaining rights to the story Winter’s Knight, a completely different take on the origins and adventures of Santa Claus. The film is based on the 1902 book The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus by Frank L. Baum and attaches itself to Viking pagan origins of the ancient gift-bringer Odin. To get a better idea of where this is coming …