BONUS! Geek Out: Christmas in July

 

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This is what my apartment looked like when we recorded.

We are going full-on Hallmark Channel in this Christmas movie Geek Out episode! We look into what makes a movie a Christmas movie, what we consider the “classics,” and which ones you should never watch, plus we write our own movie to pitch to Hallmark. God Bless us Everyone!

(Don’t forget about our live show! Go to our Facebook page for details!)

Links

Origins of Christmas in July

Hallmark’s Christmas in July programming schedule

Christmas movie tropes on TVTropes

Fandomentals blog

Lindy West’s hilarious recap of Love Actually

James Franco as Chris Bearstick on SNL:

 

Recommendations

Classics

  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • White Christmas
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • A Christmas Story
  • Claymation/animated specials:
    • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Frosty the Snowman
    • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    • Jack Frost
    • The Year Without a Santa Claus
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    • A Charlie Brown Christmas

 

Modern Classics

  • Elf
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • The Preacher’s Wife
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  • Home Alone

 

Should Be Classics

  • The Holiday
  • One Magic Christmas
  • Die Hard
  • Prancer
  • The Family Stone

 

Shouldn’t Be Classics

  • Love, Actually

 

Non-Christmas but “Christmassy” Classics

  • Little Women
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Lord of the Rings 
  • Toy Story
  • Mary Poppins
  • Star Wars