10 May

Getting some Christmas action

Here’s another potential entertainment for a slow, lazy Christmas afternoon: watch a movie.

You may first think of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street”[1] but there are a surprising number of action movies that take place over Christmas or have some other Yuletide references so you can consider any of these if you’re looking for something less sugary:

  • Batman Returns
  • Behind Enemy Lines
  • Die Hard
  • Die Hard 2
  • The Ice Harvest
  • In Bruges
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • L.A. Confidential
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • RED
  • Reindeer Games

And here are a few non-action movies:

  • A Christmas Tale
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Gremlins
  • Happy Christmas
  • Scrooged
  • Trading Places
  • Treevenge
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Merry Christmas from Bruce, Geena and Mel.

Note: some of the above are definitely not feel-good films so do check the synopsis before choosing them for your gang. (“Treevenge” is my son Jeremy’s choice and he says it’s seriously deranged.  Danni, the new girlfriend whom I met for the first time last night, agrees with him: she says it’s weird, violent and brilliant… and up till that point I had been thinking that she was sweet!)

[1] My old neighbour Gustav preferred war documentaries at Christmastime but he also preferred to spend Christmas alone so it worked out well.

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