20 Dec 2016

Dan Slevin's on Classic Christmas Movies

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:37 pm on 20 December 2016

Last week our movie guy, Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, gave us some suggestions for grown-up yuletide movies and for horror-themed Christmas films. This week, he’ll tell us about some Christmas classics.

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life Photo: You Tube

Dan's classic picks are:

COMEDIES:

Elf (2003)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Santa Clause (1994)
A Christmas Story (1983)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

KIWI

 

 

Christmas (2003) Greg King **DANGER**
Home By Christmas (2010) Gaylene Preston
The Monster's Christmas (1981) Yvonne Mackay

TRUE CLASSICS

Meet Me in St Louis (1944)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Home Alone (1990) - John Hughes
Joyeux Noël (2005) - Christian Carion
A Christmas Tale (2008) - Arnaud Desplechin

SCARY XMAS MOVIES

Gremlins (1984)
Krampus (2015)
Rare Exports (2010)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1994)
Silent Night Deadly Night (x4) 1984 onwards

Treevenge (2008)
Santa's Slay (2005)
Santa Claws (1996)

FOR GROWN UPS

Bad Santa (2003)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Less Than Zero (1987) - "Andrew McCarthy returns home for Christmas break only to find his friends are taking lots of drugs".
The Night Before (2015)
Scrooged (1988)

FAMILY

Arthur Christmas (2011)
Die Hard (1988)  (Die Hard 2 also a Christmas film)

 

 

 

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