Category: Strange Christmas Movies

  • FIRST BLOOD — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#28 of 48)

    FIRST BLOOD — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#28 of 48)

    Three years ago, the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presented 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. And now, we’re doing it again! Here’s 24 more Christmas movies that are set around Christmas or use Christmas to set tone or set up a theme . […]

  • THE PRINCESS BRIDE — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#27 of 48)

    THE PRINCESS BRIDE — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#27 of 48)

    Three years ago, the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presented 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. And now, we’re doing it again! Here’s 24 more Christmas movies that are set around Christmas or use Christmas to set tone or set up a theme . […]

  • SOLDIER — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#26 of 48)

    SOLDIER — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#26 of 48)

    Three years ago, the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presented 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. And now, we’re doing it again! Here’s 24 more Christmas movies that are set around Christmas or use Christmas to set tone or set up a theme . […]

  • LAST ACTION HERO — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#25 of 48)

    LAST ACTION HERO — Strange Christmas Movies Round Two (#25 of 48)

    Three years ago, the 24 days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presented 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. And now, we’re doing it again! Here’s 24 more Christmas movies that are set around Christmas or use Christmas to set tone or set up a theme . […]

  • CITZEN KANE — Strange Christmas Movies #24 (of 24)

    CITZEN KANE — Strange Christmas Movies #24 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #24 — Citizen Kane What it’s supposed to be: One of the Greatest Movies Ever Made. if not THE greatest. Seriously. Why it’s a Christmas movie: In telling the life […]

  • THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL — Strange Christmas Movies #23 (of 24)

    THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL — Strange Christmas Movies #23 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. For this installment, I totally cheat. First, this is not a “movie” that appeared in theaters. Second, it is totally MEANT to be a holiday special.  But I don’t care! […]

  • DIE HARD & DIE HARD 2 — Strange Christmas Movies #22 (of 24)

    DIE HARD & DIE HARD 2 — Strange Christmas Movies #22 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #22 — Die Hard and Die Hard 2 What it’s supposed to be: Bruce Willis getting put through the wringer as he fights terrorists in a desperate attempt to get […]

  • RED — Strange Christmas Movies #21 (of 24)

    RED — Strange Christmas Movies #21 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. Hat tip to Hank Harwell from the Geekklesia blog for suggesting this one to us . . . #21 — Red What it’s supposed to be: A stylish stylish movie […]

  • HARRY POTTER series — Strange Christmas Movies #20 (of 24)

    HARRY POTTER series — Strange Christmas Movies #20 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. Strangers and Aliens co-host Steve talks a bit about another of his favorite strange Christmas movies, this time (in true Steve style!) lumping a whole series of movies into […]

  • ROCKY IV — Strange Christmas Movies #19 (of 24)

    ROCKY IV — Strange Christmas Movies #19 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #19 — Rocky IV What it’s supposed to be: The fourth part of the Rocky franchise. And some would say everything that’s wrong with sequels. Why it’s a Christmas movie: It’s […]

  • GHOSTBUSTERS 2 — Strange Christmas Movies #18 (of 24)

    GHOSTBUSTERS 2 — Strange Christmas Movies #18 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #18 — Ghostbusters 2 What it’s supposed to be: The sequel to the surprise hit Ghostbusters. And some would say everything that’s wrong with sequels. Why it’s a Christmas movie: On […]

  • 12 MONKEYS — Strange Christmas Movies #17 (of 24)

    12 MONKEYS — Strange Christmas Movies #17 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. Yesterday and today we feature two movies by my favorite film director, Terry Gilliam! #17 — 12 Monkeys What it’s supposed to be: A remake of the artsy French film […]

  • BRAZIL — Strange Christmas Movie #16 (of 24)

    BRAZIL — Strange Christmas Movie #16 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. Today and tomorrow we feature two movies by my favorite film director, Terry Gilliam! #16 — Brazil What it’s supposed to be: A dark, imaginative, surreal, and bizarre dystopian fantasy, […]

  • LADY AND THE TRAMP — Strange Christmas Movies #15 (of 24)

    LADY AND THE TRAMP — Strange Christmas Movies #15 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. Today, Strangers and Aliens co-host Steve MacDonald gives us one of his favorite “strange Christmas movies”! #15 — Lady and the Tramp What it’s supposed to be: An adaptation of […]

  • THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING — Strange Christmas Movies #14 (of 24)

    THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING — Strange Christmas Movies #14 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #14 — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring What it’s supposed to be: The opening chapter of Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epoch/epic, The Lord of […]

  • I AM LEGEND — Strange Christmas Movies #13 (of 24)

    I AM LEGEND — Strange Christmas Movies #13 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #13 — I Am Legend What it’s supposed to be: An adaptation of Richard Mattheson’s vampire novel, which has already been made twice before (officially, many more time unofficially, this […]

  • TOY STORY — Strange Christmas Movies #12 (of 24)

    TOY STORY — Strange Christmas Movies #12 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons.  In this installment, I asked guest writer Daniel Butcher (who created and writes the Between Disney blog) to write about a classic Disney movie. A movie that is also, […]

  • PSYCHO — Strange Christmas Movies #11 (of 24)

    PSYCHO — Strange Christmas Movies #11 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #11 — Psycho What it’s supposed to be: Alfred Hirchcock’s suspenseful interpretation of Robert Bloch’s novel about a serial killer who has a penchant for not just killing, but killing […]

  • HELLBOY II — Strange Christmas Movies #10 (of 24)

    HELLBOY II — Strange Christmas Movies #10 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #10 — Hellboy II What it’s supposed to be: Guillermo del Toro’s follow up to Hellboy, the tale of a demon-ish creature who uses his demon-ish powers to be a […]

  • EDWARD SCISSORHANDS — Strange Christmas Movies #9 (of 24)

    EDWARD SCISSORHANDS — Strange Christmas Movies #9 (of 24)

    For the days leading up to Christmas, Strangers and Aliens presents 24 Christmas movies that aren’t Christmas movies, but really kind of are, for various reasons. #9 — Edward Scissorhands What it’s supposed to be: Tim Burton’s love letter to classic monster movies, which also happens to be a teen metaphor, featuring Johnny Depp as the […]