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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

“The real Santa was totally different.  The Coca-Cola Santa is just a hoax,” says Pietari Kontio. There have been many films involving the mythical holiday figure Santa Claus, ranging from the original classic Miracle On 34th Street to the awful Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Elf (2003)

Christmas is upon us, and with all the crazy shopping escalates every year (stores are now open on Thanksgiving!), it’s too easy to forget to slow down, catch your breath, and enjoy a little Christmas spirit.  10 years ago, a … Continue reading

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The Polar Express (2004)

“This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas; as am I.  Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart,” says Santa Claus to the boy. In 1985, Chris Van Allsburg published a short children’s … Continue reading

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Die Hard (1988)

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“Come out to the coast.  We’ll get together; have a few laughs,” says an exhausted John McClane. In 1987, 20th Century Fox released Predator, an excellent science fiction action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a group of … Continue reading

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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ & ‘Arthur Christmas’

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Santa Claus is an essential part of Christmas.  Who hasn’t sat by the TV and watched the Rankin/Bass classic holiday special Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town?  There have been many interpretations of Kris Kringle on the big screen, ranging … Continue reading

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‘The Flight Before Christmas’ & ‘Santa’s Apprentice’

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Christmas will soon be upon us.  Crazy Christmas shopping has already ensued.  Christmas TV specials will be airing soon (if they haven’t already), particularly animated ones.  There are so many classics out there, especially ones that were made by Jules … Continue reading