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It makes a wonderful gift - and with good reason!,
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This review is from: Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas (Paperback)
Like Duralde's previous book, "101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men," "Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas" condenses a terrific amount of information and trivia into lively, witty prose that never runs on too long. The author, a seasoned critic and pop culture savant, clearly loves his subject matter - even when he's dealing with a film he expresses dislike for - and that makes this read that much more enjoyable. There are at least two chapters ("They'll Be Scary Ghost Stories: Holiday Horror" and "The Worst Christmas (Movies) Ever: Lumps of Coal in Your Cinema Stocking") so funny and compelling that, despite pressing deadlines and grown-up concerns, I found myself unable to set this book aside till I finished them (thank God that roast didn't burn). The chapter on myriad adaptations of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" actually made me see the holiday chestnut from surprising new angles, and the thorough appendices open the door to even MORE viewing possibilities. This book make a great gift for any Christmas buff or film fanatic, but make sure to buy two, cuz once you leaf through "Movie Little Christmas," you'll want a copy of your own.