If you thought you’d seen the last of Roobla’s alphabetical rundowns with our Halloween effort, think again. With Christmas drawing ever closer, we couldn’t let the big one pass without the A-Z film treatment, so here we go…
A is for Alastair Sim. His performance in the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol still remains the definitive portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge.
B is for Bruce Willis. You can even get Die Hard festive jumpers now – ho-ho-ho.
C is for Channel 5. This lot love to start early with the Yuletide flicks; in fact I’m sure I saw one during August Bank Holiday.
D is for Disney. From Snow White to Frozen, they’ve made family entertainment into an art form, especially at this time of year..
E is for elves. Played by Dudley Moore and Will Ferrell amongst others, they’ve served Santa well over the years.
F is for Father Christmas. Whether it’s the man himself or Dan Aykroyd stuffing his face with smoked salmon in Trading Places, things just wouldn’t be the same.
G is for Gremlins. It took the Christmas movie to a new, darker level and was also the standout film of 1984 to boot.
H is for Home Alone. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!”
I is for It’s a Wonderful Life. Frank Capra‘s fantasy has become must-see viewing during the festive season.
J is for Jacob Marley. When done right, there’s not many scarier characters, something today’s horror filmmakers could learn a lot from.
K is for Kermit the Frog. Aside from the many memorable TV specials the Muppets have given us down the decades, The Muppet Christmas Carol expertly blends riotous humour and heart-warming fare. Of course, the star of the show is dear old ‘Kermy’.
L is for Lethal Weapon. It’s easy to forget that this is set at Christmastime, but strains of the classic tune Jingle Bell Rock at the beginning soon put paid to that.
M is for musicals. Holiday Inn, The Snowman, it’s an extensive list of classics.
N is for nights in. Fire’s on, film’s on; trees up, feet up – who needs the pub? Don’t answer that…
O is for off work. Because none of this would be possible otherwise.
P is for present. Although there’s really no need to thank me for writing this article.
Q is for Quality Street. A great alternative to popcorn, although personally I don’t think you can beat a tub of Roses – feel free to post your comments on this burning issue below.
R is for reindeer. Another of Santa’s faithful cinematic servants.
S is for snow. Any serious stab at a Christmas movie needs a sprinkle of the white stuff – unless it’s set in L.A.
T is for turkey. Christmas? Films? Sorry, but what else could it be?
U is for unlucky. If you happen to be watching Jingle All the Way.
V is for very unlucky. If you happen to be watching Jingle All the Way II.
W is for White Christmas. The 1954 romantic comedy still features heavily in popular culture, and spawned a re-release of that song.
X is for X-Men Do Christmas. Yep, I made this one up. But as it’s the letter ‘x’ and it’s Christmas, I’m sure you’ll let me off.
Y is for yawn. You’ve been waiting all night for that one particular flick, but with just minutes to go your eyelids start to give way…
Z is for zillions of season’s Greetings from all of us here at Roobla!