CHRISTMAS MOVIES THAT WILL GET YOU INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Added on: 26th Dec 2016
HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK
Produced in 1992, just 2 years after the super successful
first movie Home Alone, Home Alone 2 didn´t receive as
positive review from critics as its predecessor but it still
became the second most financially successful film
of 1992. This time, Kevin faces the burglars in
New York where he accidentally appears.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Directed by Henry Selick, The Nightmare Before Christmas
is a 1993 American stop motion fantasy film produced
and co-written by Tim Burton. This original Christmas
movie, marked by typical Burton´s creepy, sometimes
even chilling atmosphere, received unusually positive
reviews from film critics. The American Film Institute
even nominated The Nightmare Before Christmas for
its Top 10 Animated Films list. If you want your Christmas
tale to have a horror tinge, this movie is the right choice.
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
Produced and directed by Brian Henson, The Muppet Christmas
Carol is another favourite Christmas comedy inspired by
the Charles Dickens´ novella A Christmas Carol. Released in
December 1992, the movie was dedicated to the memories
of Muppets creator Jim Henson and his fellow puppeteer
Richard Hunt. In this version, the role of surly money-lender
Ebenezer Scrooge was played by Michael Caine.
Directed by Aleksandr Rou in 1964, Jack Frost is a
traditional Russian fairy tale that is also popular in
many other countries all over the world. The main
characters of the story are Ivan (starred Eduard Izotov),
a young and handsome but arrogant boy and
Nastenka (starred Natalya Sedykh), a beautiful but
humble and poor girl bullied by her stepmother.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
This 1989 Christmas comedy directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
has often been labelled as a modern Christmas classic.
The film stars Chevy Chase (as Clark W. “Sparky” Griswold, Jr.),
Beverly D’Angelo (as Ellen Smith Griswold), with
Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki as the Griswold children
Audrey and Rusty. Clark wishes to have peaceful and
joyful Christmas but his plans are constantly failing due
to a series of incredible mishaps.
Directed by Chris Columbus in 1990, Home Alone is
another great example of modern Christmas classic.
Home Alone was an enormous success, being listed
in the Guinness World Records as the highest-grossing
live-action comedy ever made. There is probably no
need to introduce the plot, little Kevin is mistakenly left
behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas
vacation. After the initial joy of being alone in the house,
Kevin has to defend his home against two burglars.
THE POLAR EXPRESS
The Polar Express is a 2004 computer-animated musical
Christmas fantasy movie based on the children’s book of
the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. The Polar Express is
listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as the
first all-digital capture film. The main character of the
story, a boy, is given a unique opportunity to travel to
the North Pole and visit Santa Claus, which has always
been his dream.
Produced and directed by Richard Donner in 1988, Scrooged
is another movie based on the famous Dickens´ Christmas
Carol. Starring Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a cold-hearted
television programming executive, the movie didn’t get as
positive reception as some other movies but it still made
it among the most popular American Christmas comedies.