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Ten Best Christmas Movies of the last 30 years

Posted on 16 December 2011 by Charles B. French

It’s December, and that means the airwaves and cinemas are flooded with Christmas movies. In case you hadn’t noticed, most of those movies are just awful. There’s no way you’d watch them for free on television, and you can’t imagine anyone paying money to see them in a theater. Christmas movies are usually the laziest form of film-making, as it’s usually the same story every time: someone has a problem and the magic of Christmas makes it all better and everyone learns a life lesson.

The good news is that not all Christmas movies are terrible. There’s been a few good ones, and while It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street are indeed classics, I want to focus on the past three decades and look at more recent Christmas fare. These movies that are starting to become classics that will be beloved by future generations. Not only are they good movies, but they actually have that Christmas magic that all such films need.

If you’re in the mood for a Christmas movie and don’t want to get stuck watching

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ChristmasGeddon: 10 Things YOU Probably Don

Posted on 15 December 2010 by mjones

Oh hey, didn’t see you there!

I’m here today to talk about Christmas… or “X-Mas” as its known in the darkest circles of Mall Advertising Planners. Now everyone has certain shows, or movies that they LOVE to watch to help get them in the mood for when the Pie-Baking-Season rolls around, but…

What to watch, hmmm? A Christmas Story? Rankin/Bass stop-motion specials? It’s A Wonderful Life perhaps? No Sir! Not me!

Because I’m all broken and messed-up inside, my holly jolly favorites are of a slightly… different variety. Join me, won’t you, as we take a load of tinsel in the face from a jolly, fat man that we can only hope is Saint Nick…

#10 – The Ref (1994)

This delightfully pessimistic film is about a man who holds a screwed-up, bickering family hostage when his planned robbery goes all NUTTY, and they’re on a colission course with wackyness! It’s nice to see Denis Leary when he was funny, still fresh from dry-humping jokes out of Bill Hicks’ corpse. This is the most normal Christmas Comedy I’ll admit to watching, as most other movies that can be described as a “Christmas Comedy” make me want to tear my own eyes out, and fill the empty sockets with broken ornaments.

#9 – Santa’s Slay (2005)

Santa is a demon,

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