Greg Tyler

Christmas 2014 Film List

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Last year I watched a series of Christmas films – from classics to pure trash – in order to get myself into more of a festive spirit. I had such a good time, in fact, that I'm doing it again this year! All new films, some added twists to keep the process fresh, it should be a fun month! (If you missed it, you can catch up on last year's films here.)

As before, the selection of films is going to be far-reaching. We'll see some classics, but we'll also go over some of the more left-field flicks out there. This year a horror film will be showing up, whilst the Muppets will be going on a new adventure. We'll be watching films in black and white, and in 3D.

If you have any suggestions, please do write them in the comments below, or tweet me @gregtyler. If I can't fit them in this year, maybe they'll make it to the 2015 wishlist!

Miracle on 34th Street

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
A lunatic scams his way into working with children, living in with a perfectly nice family, and eventually escapes the mental hospital. Just kidding, it's amazing.

Christmas with the Kranks

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Two parents, free from the shackles of their daughter, try and break loose of a traditional Christmas and go on a cruise. This being a film, it of course doesn't go to plan.

The Nativity Story

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
It's pretty much what it says on the tin.

Black Nativity

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
A teenage boy goes on a musical religious epiphany and learns the true meaning of something (we think). This one was a real struggle to put into written word.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
It's another drug-filled journey as our two favourite stoners now try and save Christmas.

Reindeer Games

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Ben Affleck steals his dead friend's pen-pal girlfriend by pretending to be him, then goes on a heist to rob a Michigan casino on Christmas Eve with her brother. It's a catalogue of awful, awful decisions.

Rise of the Guardians

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy team up to fight for children's belief against the assuredly-British and delectably-evil Pitch Black.