Are These Movies Really “Christmas” Movies?
Here is a list of Christmas movies . . . but are they REALLY “Christmas” movies? Let’s debate. Here they are:
1. “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, 2001 . . . It has COLIN FIRTH in a reindeer sweater, a kiss in falling snow, and twinkling Christmas lights.
2. “Trading Places”, 1983 . . . It’s set during Christmastime, but the filmmakers never intended for it to be perceived as a holiday movie, that’s why they released it in June. Also, a pivotal scene takes place over New Year’s.
3. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, 2005 . . . Father Christmas makes an appearance and hands the Pevensie kids presents.
4. “Eyes Wide Shut”, 1999 . . . It opens with a fancy holiday party and there are lots of Christmas trees.
5. “Gremlins”, 1984 . . . Gizmo was purchased as a Christmas gift and the entire movie takes place during the holidays.
6. “Batman Returns”, 1992 . . . There’s a tree-lighting ceremony, mistletoe, and penguins with candy cane-striped torpedoes strapped to their backs.
7. “While You Were Sleeping”, 1995 . . . It doesn’t mention Christmas, but the sweaters, snow, and familial love say otherwise.
8. “Lethal Weapon”, 1987 . . . It opens to “Jingle Bell Rock”, it has a drug bust at a Christmas tree lot, and the film ends on Christmas Day.
9. “Meet Me in St. Louis”, 1944 . . . There’s a Christmas Eve ball and it has the first version of JUDY GARLAND singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
10. “Die Hard”, 1988 . . . You didn’t think this movie would be left off this list, did you? BRUCE WILLIS has stated it’s NOT a Christmas movie, but the inclusion of Christmas songs and imagery like Santa hats and party decorations says otherwise.
Not to mention it takes place between Christmas Eve and Day.