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The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 15

Welcome to the final five of my Christmas Film Recommendations. Today we make our way through the Christmas film staples of strippers, burglars, dogs and orphans. 71. Powder Blue (2009) Powder Blue is…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 14

From Christmastime sex and drugs to a festive Groundhog Day: welcome to the penultimate post in my holiday film recommendations list. 66. Trading Christmas (2011) I mentioned The Holiday (2006) in Part…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 13

Welcome to the final week of festive favourites. Today’s list features the highly festive subjects of children with cancer and homicidal Santas. 61. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) A Puerto Rican family…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 12

From a Lampington’s disease diagnosis to a Christmastime truce, welcome to Part 12 of my Christmas film suggestions. 56. A Perfect Day (2006) Rob Lowe becomes a successful novelist and in the process allows…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 11

From Nick Drake to Jane Fonda, erectile dysfunction to small town shenanigans, welcome to Part 11 of my Christmas film recommendations list. 51. Serendipity (2001) A gorgeous romance that starts and ends…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 10

A time-travellin’ nurse, a suicidal bank manager and one helluva dodgy Christmas historian: welcome to Part 10 of my Christmas film recommendations. 46. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Christmas doesn’t actually…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 9

Festive double entendres and the boot-scootin’ Billy Ray Cyrus: welcome to five more suggestions to help you passively watch the season unfold. 41. Finding Mrs. Claus (2012) Early in, Mrs. Claus (Mira…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 8

From Truman Capote to Vince Vaughn, draft-dodgers to ghosts of Christmas future… A whole new week and a whole new swag of festive film suggestions. 36. Fred Claus (2007) Truth be told, I really don’t care…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 7

From a pleasingly plump funeral parlour make-up artist to murder, mayhem and melancholy in Belgium, five more suggestions to celebrate season in front of your screen. 31. One Special Night (1999) The “one…

The Christmas Film Recommendables - Part 6

Another December Day and another five reasons to spend Christmas in front of the television with replacement relatives like The Partridge Family’s Shirley Jones and The Wonder Years’ Fred Savage. 26. The…