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Christmas at the Cinema  -

December 22nd, 2010

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Next to Public Sleeping Day perhaps no other holiday has as many cinematic offerings as Christmas.

What could be a better respite after changing the dressings on your shopping wounds than curling up on the couch with a big honkin' mug of spiked eggnog and watching a Christmas movie with your family or significant other?

For our money nothing tops A Christmas Story, though we were pleasantly surprised with the production quality and remarkably limber actresses in Stocking Stuffers 2: A Love Story.

[Join the conversation about ... Christmas movies.]

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243

Curse words said in Billy Bob Thornton's 2003 film Bad Santa. Of those, 147 were f-bombs or variants of the word. In contrast, the 1947 classic, A Miracle on 34th Street, received a "B" rating (morally objectionable in part) from the Legion of Decency because Maureen O'Hara played a divorcée.

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Well, I'm sure Charles Dickens would have wanted to see her nipples.

Bill Murray as Frank Cross in 1988's Scrooged

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foamite
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noun.     a fire fighting substance that, mixed with soap and water and blown by a fan, created the illusion of snow on the set of It's a Wonderful Life.

Cornflakes painted white were used as snow in the movies prior to this, but since Capra was recording live sound they were too loud when stepped on.

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Fact

Disney made an exception to their policy of hiring felons when they allowed Tim Allen to star in 1994's The Santa Claus. Allen was arrested in 1978 for possession of over one pound of cocaine.

As Goofy would say, "Garsh! That sure is a lotta blow."

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The List

Ho, Ho, Huh?

Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) A young man sees his parents killed by a man dressed as Santa. In a remarkably creative twist, the boy grows up to be a killer who favors Santa duds as well.
Elves (1989) A group of elves created in a Nazi experiment seek to mate with virgins to start a master race. Kids are trapped in a mall and only Grizzly Adams in a Santa suit can save them.
Santa Claws (1996) A young man catches his divorced mother boning a dude in a Santa hat. He kills them both and grows up to be, you guessed it… kuh-RAY-zee!
Jack Frost (1997) When the vehicle transporting a serial killer crashes into a truck carrying an unstable DNA material, the killer turns into a murderous snowman hell bent on revenge.
Santa Slay (2005) Santa was actually a demon until he lost a bet with an angel and is forced to give toys out to children on Christmas. When the bet falls through, Santa goes back to being naughty.

There are Christmas movies out there in every kind of genre for every kind of taste.

However, when it comes to lighting up your holiday, be sure to stick with a classic.

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TTP | Merry Flix-mas! (Christmas at the Cinema), 9.9 out of 10 based on 7 ratings