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3 things about Sarah Smith & Barry Cook’s ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

Arthur Christmas [2011] 1. “Converting milk and cookies to biofuel.” 2. Three pieces of sticky tape. 3. A really big map. Thank you Keith Phipps for the suggestion!

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3 things about Peter Sullivan’s CHRISTMAS TWISTER

Christmas Twister [2012] 1. CHRISTAMS TWISTER. The film’s misspelled title card is the most shocking thing of all. 2. They just stand there and watch Bryan die! That’s no way to get him to ask you out on a date! … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Curtis’s LOVE ACTUALLY

Love Actually [2003] 1. Hearty rendition of “Good King Wenceslas.” 2. “Now, which doll shall we give Daisy’s little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?” 3. He encourages his … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ CAROL

Carol [2015] 1. Flung out of space. 2. No bullets. 3. A long pause. “No, I don’t think so.” 3 other things.

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Exquisitely mellow holiday tunes.

Jackie Gleason: ‘Tis The Season/Merry Christmas Quite simply, there is not a better set of music to play while dreamily sipping cocktails in front of your Christmas tree. If you play it softly there’s no doubt that Jackie’s caressing sounds … Continue reading

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3 things about Freddie Francis’ TALES FROM THE CRYPT

Tales from the Crypt [1972] 1. The wisdom of murdering one’s husband on Christmas Eve while one’s child is upstairs in bed waiting for Santa. 2. Every part of him will be alive forever. 3. As he makes his way … Continue reading

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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