Each year at RunPee we get a little closer to reviewing all the Christmas films — at least, all of the good and/or notorious ones that popular culture appreciates. One year I tried to take on some Hallmark Christmas movies and found I couldn’t quite go that far down the sickly sweet rabbithole, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a full Santa sack of great film reviews for your browsing pleasure.
Choose from Modern, Classic, and Non-Christmas Christmas films, as well as a few Holiday Specials & Shorts, and some RunPee Holiday Errata. We add new review links to this list all the time, so keep checking back. (And keep checking it twice, to see which movies are naughty and which are nice). What are your favorites? What scratches your annual Xmas rewatch itch?
Modern Christmas Movies
Accidental Rewatch: A Merry Friggin Christmas – Right after I watched the brilliant TV show Community, I turned around and rewatched it, this time to introduce it to RunPee Mom. Community is that good! Then looked for other things Joel McHale starred in. Friggin Christmas had McHale and also Robin Williams in the lineup. What could go wrong? Too bad this movie was still so relentlessly awful that forgetting I viewed AND reviewed it here three years ago was easy. For your Christmas Community fix, skip back to the annual Christmas episodes, or even Chevy Chase’s still-Grinchy-but-sometimes-amusing Christmas Vacation.
Rise of the Guardians — A fun holiday film about Jack Frost. (And Santa, the Easter Bunny, and other amusing childhood icons.)
Classic Christmas Movies
Home Alone (1990) — This is actually not a Christmas movie. Call it Die Hard With A Kid. Read my review and see what you think.
Home Alone 2 — Same as the first, but a bit worse.
The Princess Bride/The Deadpool Before Christmas
Indies At Christmas
Christmas Specials and Shorts
Have A Merry RunPee Christmas
Well, that’s what we have through 2020. We add more each year and vow to get them ALL someday (except for those Hallmark Christmas specials…we just can’t go there. (If you adore Hallmark movies, want to review them for us on RunPee? There are perks!) Merry Christmas, RunPeeps!
Update: We’ve added a bunch of new Christmasy reviews for 2021 and more are going up through the holidays until January 2022. In fact, UK RunPeep Rob is making an entire section for every movie and TV episode based on A Christmas Carol. It’s going to be huge. Stay tuned. 😉
Did we miss any of your favorites? Tell us what you’d like us to review next in the comments below.
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Co-Creator of RunPee, Chief of Operations, Content Director, and Managing Editor. RunPee Jilly likes galaxy-spanning sci fi, superhero sagas, fantasy films, YA dystopians, action thrillers, chick flicks, and zany comedies, in that order…and possesses an inspiringly small bladder. In fact, that little bladder sparked the creation of RunPee. (Good thing she’s learned to hold it.)