2013 Holiday Films: No Classics, But Good Stories

Remember when December was the time for Christmas movies? I’m not talking about on TV, where each year the networks re-roast old holiday chestnuts starring Rudolph and Charlie Brown and unwrap new specials they hope (in vain) will become annual traditions. No, I mean in theaters, where you could once find honest-to-goodness big-screen Christmas flicks like White Christmas and A Christmas Story and even National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’m told the globalization of the movie industry has helped to put …

Multigenerational Christmas Movies Everyone Will Love

The popcorn is popped, steaming mugs of hot chocolate are in hand and the lights of the Christmas tree softly set the stage for the annual family Christmas Movie gathering. But wait – there is still a decision to be made!  What movie should you watch? There are hundreds – if not thousands – of family-oriented Christmas movies for youngsters, oldersters and in-betweensters to watch together this year. How about trying some older movies? I thought I’d share some of …