Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time


Almost as much as Santa Claus and reindeer, you can’t have a Christmas movie without some miserable SOB who starts out by humbugging their way through throngs of cheerful celebrants and has, by the end of the second hour, learned the True Meaning of Christmas, whatever it might be in this case. To help our own hearts grow two-and-a-half sizes at the end of this tough year, we’re looking at our top five curmudgeons in Christmas movies, the bitter old souls who just need a dew-eyed child, or a festive song, or a kindly old man in a red hat, or a hellfire vision of their own death, to be jolted into feeling peace and goodwill for all humankind.

In Worth Mentioning we cover Wild Mountain Thyme, Bad Education, Peppermint and the recent Warner Bros. announcment.

Rob

Scrooged
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
The Family Man (2000)
Die Hard (1988)

Carrie

Mickey’s Christmas Carol
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Home Alone (1990)

Tim

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)