The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

For those who enjoy alternative Christmas films, there’s Tim Burton’s marvellous creation The Nightmare Before Christmas. Based on characters created by Burton and directed by Henry Selick, the film follows the residents of Halloween Town and popular figure Jack Skellington on his quest to bring Christmas joy in a bid to change things up. A… Read More The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

Christmas viewing continues and the next film on the list is this hidden Disney gem. Beloved by 90s children around the world, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas was a direct-to-video anthology film made up of three short films that follow Donald, Goofy and Mickey, respectively. The connective thread is that each segment is represented by… Read More Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

“Got invited to the Christmas party by mistake”: The Rise of the Unconventional Christmas Film

There are many certainties at Christmas. An extensive wish list that is left unfulfilled, copious amounts of mulled wine is consumed and the never-ending debate of “Is Die Hard a Christmas film?” is discussed in a ridiculous amount of detail. The long-endured debate has been discussed by fans, critics, even cast and crew from the blockbuster… Read More “Got invited to the Christmas party by mistake”: The Rise of the Unconventional Christmas Film