Christmas Films 8 - 14

Here are the second seven films from the Christmas calendar, a little blurb about each and how you can access them for cheap.

Here is the second instalment of this year's Christmas movies. Week 2: films eight through 14, from Office Christmas Party to Bridget Jones' Diary.


A few... eccentric... films this week, but an excellent week for all subscribers to Disney + and Netflix.

 

8. Office Christmas Party (2016)

Review: This viewing experience can be perfectly summarised by the following five words: bizarre, hysterical, eccentric, fun, joyride. The film itself is headed by an A-lister comedy cast in Aniston, Bateman and T.J Miller, so you know the acting is superb, but the writing keeps up well.


If you liked Bad Moms 2 and The Night Before, you'll love this completely inappropriate Christmas bender.

Run time: 1 hr 45 min

NETFLIX: (APPROVED)

 

9. 12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

Review: Look, the only reason this film makes it onto the calendar is because there actually aren't that many top tier Christmas films out there. You wouldn't catch me dead watching this film outside of the holiday season, let's put it that way.


Jeez... I've really sold you all on this film, haven't I...

Run time: 1 hr 27 min

DISNEY PLUS: (APPROVED)

 

10. Home Alone 1 (1990)

Review: This movie is arguably the greatest Christmas film circulating at the moment. Although my favourite X-mas flick is Love Actually, this film is a close second. It has perfected the balance of exaggerated slapstick comedy routines with the wholesome, warm-hearted content that inherently draws us to Christmas.


If you haven't seen it... Where the hell have you been for the past 29 years...?

Run time: 1 hr 42 min

DISNEY PLUS: (APPROVED)

 

11. Let It Snow (2019)

Review: These Love Actually-esque films seem to be all the rage for emerging X-mas content. Let It Snow replicates the multiple narrative format and contextualises the holiday season for a younger, more contemporary demographic.


Relatively funny and definitely watchable this holiday season.

Run time: 1 hr 33 min

NETFLIX: (APPROVED)

 

12. A Christmas Carol (2009)

Review: The tale of Scrooge is always a nice reminder to be less of a dickhead this holiday season. Unfortunately, those who need to see this, won't be the ones opting to watch it.


Great for kids, great for casual viewing, great film to have in the background whilst completing teacher planning/take-home work.

Run time: 1 hr 36 min

DISNEY PLUS: (APPROVED)

 

13. A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas (2011)

Review: An entire film based around one objective: finding a Christmas tree. I'm starting to realise just how simple these Christmas film screenplays are...


This film falls into the same boat that The Night Before and Office Christmas Party do; inappropriate, drug-filled, alcohol-fuelled holiday flick, not to be watched with kids.

Run time: 1 hr 29 min (1 hr 36 min - extra-dope edition)

iTunes: $7.99 (regular edition) $14.99 (extra-dope edition) YouTube: $14.99 buy/$4.99 rent

 

14. Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)

Review: I can only watch this film come Christmas time. I loath how often it is watched outside of the holiday season by the hopeless romantics that I have somehow surrounded myself with. Hugh Grant is a superstar, as always, and Colin Firth's Christmas sweater perfectly encapsulates what X-Mas, and this film, is all about: lame traditions which for some strange reason, bring us endless joy.

Run time: 1 hr 37 min

iTunes: $9.99 buy/$4.99 rent YouTube: $12.99 buy/$2.99 rent JB Hi-Fi: $10.38 (DVD)

 

This week's alternate films (Netflix, Stan and Disney+)

 

1. The Knight Before Christmas


2. Serendipity


3. I'll Be Home For Christmas

 

Let us know what you think about the films below. Any particular ones you've enjoyed so far? Any that you are looking forward to?

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