Skip to comments.Christmas movies that not...Christmas movies
Posted on 12/19/2022 7:53:11 PM PST by MAGA2017
If I mention the Bruce Willis movie, "Die Hard" you probably know what I mean. What other movies are like this?
One that comes to mind for me is the first Rocky film from 1976. Christmas not mentioned but the story takes place during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. There are Christmas movies trees and decorations in several scenes.
There's also the classic Frank Capra movie, "It's a Wonderful Life". I could be wrong, but I don't think Capra intended that to be a Christmas movie but obviously it gets associated with the holiday with what happens at the end of the story.
What other movies can you think of?
My family talks about this with “Christmas” music. How many of the songs have nothing to do with Christmas but more with winter? Frosty the Snowman. Baby It’s Cold Outside. Jingle Bells. Etc.
It has one of the funniest spoofs on a Christmas pageant ever done.
John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Caesar Romero, I have forgotten the female lead
It was just on the other night. They play the song My Favorite Things at Christmas because of the line "Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles," but the movie takes place in the summertime.
The networks used to play the movie in June, but now they play it during Christmas.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
While You Were Sleeping
Non-Christmas movies that take place during Christmas:
The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Thin Man
Iron Man 3
Eyes Wide Shut
Meet Me in St. Louis
Star Trek: Generations
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
The Broadway play “Annie” was Christmas-based in the finale, but movie director John Huston changed the ending to the Independence Day and cut a couple of songs that were triputes to FDR and the New Deal.
Disagree about Meet Me in St. Louis. Though the movie spans a year, the denouement is at Christmas.
“Patton” A lot of it happened in winter.
See how ridiculous all this is?
Catch Me If You Can.
The ‘drummer boy’ song is very popular, yet no such character is found in the gospel accounts (Matthew and Luke). The song was supposedly written in 1941.
Yet it is sung with emotion as though it is indeed part of the actual story, and is a key part of many Christmas plays.
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