Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Film Festival!

Hello, beloved readers. Well, Bronwen and I have failed to keep up with our Fall Film Festival. We started slacking almost as soon as November began and haven't picked up since. So we're scrapping that one and making a new, shorter one.

I'm looking for ideas for Christmas movies. But we don't want to overload ourselves. Half (if not more) of the charm is the memories that the films evoke. Hence these must be movies that we have seen many times before. There is a balancing act though - some movies are not actually good enough to watch each year. These cherished films are very fragile and need to be handled with care. The love we have for them is clouded with happy memories, which can obscure the worst in just about anything. Rewatching these movies as an adult (especially if your expectations are piled high) can be nothing short of catastrophic.

It is with this in mind that I proceed. Bronwen and I would like to invite you to join us in our Holiday Film Festival - I'll post the dates on a Google Calendar and you can watch along with us if you like. We are also willing to take suggestions, but our viewing schedule is packed pretty tight as Christmas approaches. I'll roll out the calendar this weekend, but for now here are the films that are on the short list:
  • Millions
  • Home Alone
  • Bad Santa
  • The Ice Harvest
  • White Christmas
  • Holiday Inn (most likely in a double feature with White Christmas)
  • ...?
That's actually a pretty big list, considering that there are only about two weeks left before Christmas. Is there another essential holiday film that we left off the list? Maybe something that not everyone has seen but you think is perfect? Please let me know.

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