Another classic Christmas hit!
Christmas. It’s a time of unbridled joy. Ecstasy, even. But lest we all forget ourselves, strip naked and begin cavorting around the tree, driven mad with pure bliss, BFF has taken the time to compile a list of the top ten film moments that will make you remember the truth: that life is actually a sad, lonely, painful dredge. And that Christmas sucks. Just ask James Van Der Beek. He’ll give it to you straight.
It’s December. It’s 18 days until Christmas. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH YOURSELF, HUH? Go Christmas shopping? Wrap presents? Fill the fridge with more food than a Gruffalo could manage? Be generally conventional and inane? No! You’re too good for that! Instead, you’re going to follow the lead of the BFF family and fill your days with 10 of the bestest things to do this winter. Tis the season and all…
In the immortal words of Noddy Holder, “IT’S CHRIIISSSSSTTTMAAAAASSS!!”. Well, not quite yet. But it is the first day of December today (we don’t miss a trick here at BFF). And to celebrate, we bring you the top ten films that sound as though they should be about Christmas but really, really aren’t. Luckily, we’ve reinvented all these titles to make them more palatable this Yule.
There are so many awesome Christmas films out there, each with a unique and viable message. The Grinch teaches us that ‘Christmas means a little bit more’ which is, at the best of times, a tad vague. Elf teaches us that ‘the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear’… but what’s the “cheer factor” really about? We need a NATIVITY, is what we need. Donkeys and innkeepers and paranoid shepherds, to make it all clear. With a celebrity ensemble cast, so it can take on Love Actually in style…
Where else will you see a poorly rendered monster shark and a photo-unrealistic giant crocodile tussle in the middle of the street?
Over the last decade, Harry Potter has played a part in a number of our Christmases. A less painful tradition than the Queen’s deceptively short speech, we review The Boy Who Lived’s six Christmases to date. From Christmas in the girls toilets to Yuletide in a burning Burrow, we pose the question: just why is the boy wizard synonymous with Christmas?
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. and there are a lot of great film gifts out there, from budget DVDs to some exciting box sets. Movie fans will be in a winter wonderland with this wishlist to Santa. We have scoured the web for the best sites to pick up some real Christmas crackers. Read on for more awful festive puns!
In this week’s Face/Off, we turn our attention to Christmas films. Classic feelgood fare or cynical attempt to convert a religious holiday into sweet sweet cash? Our dedicated team of writers take up the stance: optimism vs. pessimism, festive joy vs. humbuggery, Santa vs… well, Satan, we guess.