I thought as we have Christmas holidays approaching, to have a theme dedicated to movies that best capture Christmas spirit or what defines Christmas film.
I would go with Home Alone, Fred Claus and The Grinch. But I would talk about other movies as well that are not good-hearted and family friendly oriented.
For e.x, Batman Returns as the example of Christmas film for those depressive during holidays, as this film perfectly nails that sombre grim atmosphere.
Bad Santa is probably the most subversive Christmas movie I ever seen. And…
Die Hard. Which I don’t even consider Christmas film, like seemingly many do (Empire magazine called it best Christmas film), like film’s writer and I saw many articles on Google that say it is, but… I love the film, it’s one of my favorites, but everything around it…It has only the setting around that holiday, with few songs that you listen over the winter (like Let it Snow) and the movie isn’t even released for Christmas. Instead, it turned to be perfect summer pop corn hit. I don’t see anyone calling the sequel a Christmas film. Same I’d say for Lethal Weapon. And would DH2 count as Christmas film as well?