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Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas Paperback – August 1, 2010
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''Duralde successfully provides his own definition of what a Christmas movie is without limiting it to sentimental stories and Santa Claus. He gives an entertaining, funny and honest look at the movies that have come to be known as Christmas movies and provides the groundwork for others to discover what could be their next holiday staple. The book is sure to provide family and friends with endless entertainment as they discover new favorites.'' --Tribute
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You can read my reviews of current movies at TheWrap.com and watch me talk about new films with other critics on the YouTube series WHAT THE FLICK?! With my talented husband Dave White, author of EXILE IN GUYVILE, I host a weekly podcast called Linoleum Knife about current movies. I also work with several film festivals, including Sundance and Outfest. My previous gigs include "The Rotten Tomatoes Show" on Current, Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Advocate, Artistic Director of the USA Film Festival/Dallas, and, back in high school, every possible gig at a suburban movie theater in College Park, Ga., from tearing tickets to running the projector. I'm lucky enough to be partnered with the very funny Dave White, whose book EXILE IN GUYVILLE you should absolutely read.
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Plus, you gotta love an author who can use the word "codswallop" when he picks apart the mistake that was Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage.
All of these, and many more, are featured in this excellent guide to holiday movies. The films are organized into chapters focusing on comedies, kids' movies, grown-ups' movies, tearjerkers, crime and action stories, horror, bad Christmas movies, and the big classics; there's even a whole chapter on the various films of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The plot and cast of each film is described in detail, with assessments of how the particular movie fits into the holiday canon and "fun facts" about the film and the makers/actors. (For example, did you know that the director/star of "Lady in the Lake," Robert Montgomery, was the father of "Bewitched" star Elizabeth Montgomery?) At the end of the book, there's an appendix listing dozens of other movies with Christmas content.
This is a very useful guide to holiday movies that will give you great ideas for viewing beyond the major classics. On top of that, it's just fun and interesting to read.Read more ›
I love Christmas, but realise not everyone does (or at least, not to the full extent..) and there's something for everyone in here. Even for the biggest Christmas film fans there's surprises littered around the book (the list of "Christmas" films, regular films that feature Christmas, is a goldmine), and for people not too familiar with holiday films, there's intelligent and funny descriptions of some of the best festive films that make you want to seek out more obscure titles. A real treat!
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Book like new. I was disappointed at how many of the old movies were left out.Published 14 days ago by Dennie
Anyone who would give "One Magic Christmas", my favorite Christmas movie of all time, a "wretched" rating is a hack, pure and simple.Published 1 month ago by M. Dalesandro
Very interesting book concerning different Christmas movies available for viewing. I especially am always looking for post-WWII movies concerning families at Christmastime while a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Glenda Campbell
Duralde, like his counterparts, is unable to write anything particularly intelligent or cine-literate. Read morePublished 11 months ago by LazloKovacs
What a great book! Full of fun facts and insights about Christmas movies through the ages, and the writer's witty style takes it a step beyond other encyclopedic books of this... Read morePublished 13 months ago by WK Barley
The product disappointed me - I guess I should have read the description better. I HATE wasting money, but I did on this.Published 16 months ago by Diamond in the Rough
Highly recommended! Alonso D watched EVERY available version of "A Christmas Carol", to determine which are worth watching and which are stinkers, so that you don't have... Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by Kathy P
11/29/2013 12:35pm Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas
I had a chance to examine this book before I bought it and it has a lot of film titles that
I hoped would be... Read more
This wonderful book reviews almost every Christmas movie ever made, from the classics to some that are only incidentally about the holiday season. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Harry Calhoun