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Holiday Viewing: Silent Night, Deadly Night
When your Christmas nightmares come true
"...the elephant in the room, right? Oh, there’s traditional holiday movies like Christmas in Connecticut, Elf, some Downton Abbey..."

Dec. 23, 2017 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Holiday Viewing: The Spirit of Christmas
A ridiculous delight in the Hallmark movie pantheon
"...It’s becoming a modern Christmas tradition: the inundation of holiday romances. Almost 30 movies were made for the Hallmark..."

Dec. 12, 2017 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Holiday Viewing: Gremlins
Classic black comedy has the blues
"...her two pivotal scenes in Gremlins, expert and enduring holiday catharsis...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Raoul Hernandez

Holiday Viewing: Elf
One for the whole family
"...good food (mostly made by my mom), and watching movies and our favorite shows...."

Dec. 5, 2017 Screens Post by Mark Fagan

Holiday Viewing: Christmas in Connecticut
It's a wonderful lie
"...Christmas movies usually come wrapped in a message: appreciate the little..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: The Best Man Holiday
Bust a gut laughing, or cry your guts out: You get it both ways
"...Raunchy comedy, or wracking-sob melodrama? With The Best Man Holiday, you don’t have to choose...."

Dec. 10, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: White Christmas
The one we can't seem to quit
"...crooning the titular song. That honor goes to 1942’s Holiday Inn, which first introduced the Irving Berlin-penned – and,..."

Dec. 13, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Last Holiday
After being diagnosed with an incurable brain disease, a woman (who is played delightfully by Queen Latifah) discovers her moxie.
"...plain, shy New Orleans retail clerk’s whirlwind European winter holiday after she’s diagnosed with some improbable terminal ailment called..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Holiday Viewing: The Gospel According to St. Matthew
“The most sublime Texts ever written”
"...Letters at 3AM column in the Chronicle on Easter movies: “The Gospel According to St. Matthew was filmed in..."

Dec. 20, 2017 Screens Post by Nick Barbaro

Holiday Viewing: Remember the Night
The key to a merry Christmas is a shoplifter in the house
"...Does going home for the holidays have you fretful? Are you fearing the same old,..."

Dec. 18, 2017 Screens Post by Robert Faires

Holiday Viewing: The Thin Man
A merry, blotto Christmas (mind the dead body in the bedroom)
"...On New Year’s Eve, starting at 7pm, Turner Classic Movies will marathon the entire Thin Man series...."

Dec. 25, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: A Christmas Carol
In this season of giving, who is the best Scrooge?
"...This Christmas Eve, Turner Classic Movies stays up late for one of the first great..."

Dec. 24, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: The Shop Around the Corner
The essential Jimmy Stewart Christmas movie (no, not that one)
"...The Shop Around the Corner airs on Turner Classic Movies on Sunday, Dec. 3, 11am; Friday, Dec. 15, 7pm;..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: Eyes Wide Shut
Stanley Kubrick’s lovely holiday tale of marriage and orgies
"...It’s a solid entry into the nouvelle vague of holiday viewing (just stop it with Die Hard, okay?). Kubrick’s..."

Dec. 19, 2017 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Holiday Viewing: TV Christmas Episodes
Celebrate the season in Sunnydale, the Oval Office, and more
"...The thing about holiday episodes from television series is, they don’t always age..."

Dec. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: Krampus
How to avoid being dragged away on Krampusnacht
"...In his follow-up, 2015's Krampus, Dougherty turns to another holiday, and yet again suburban America gets on the wrong..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: The Nightmare Before Christmas
A holiday hybrid for outcasts
"...hidden, but all too present, feeling exacerbated by the holidays. While the season is known for jolly family get-togethers,..."

Dec. 21, 2017 Screens Post by Marisa Mirabal

Holiday Viewing: Downton Abbey Christmas Specials
We rank the holidays with the Crawley family
"...4) The Season 5 Christmas Special: “A Moorland Holiday” I know I’m not alone in thinking the Bates/Anna..."

Dec. 17, 2017 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Holiday Viewing: Doctor Who at Christmas
Which are the best (and worst) of the BBC classic's Xmas specials?
"...a man with a time machine cannot deliver a holiday miracle or two, who can?..."

Dec. 11, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Some Santas belong on the naughty list
"...That's fine if it's Sundblom's Santa spying on you...."

Dec. 9, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: The Dead
The shadow of Christmas past hangs long over Huston's classic
"...independently wealthy that can afford to take a month's holiday, or that can hold a massive dinner party at..."

Dec. 4, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: Black Christmas
The giving season can be murder in the original slasher
"...It's not the original holiday horror. Two years earlier, in 1972, ABC inexplicably decked..."

Dec. 2, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: Diner
Or how I fell in love with Mickey Rourke
"...offerings. Find a new recommendation every day at our Holiday Movie Advent Calendar...."

Dec. 16, 2017 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Holiday Viewing: Bad Santa
Foul-mouthed fun for the holidays
"...offerings. Find a new recommendation every day at our Holiday Movie Advent Calendar...."

Dec. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: The Lion in Winter
It’s 1183 … but squabbling with the family is timeless
"...me out of jail.” Henry: “It’s only for the holidays.”..."

Dec. 6, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Viewing: A Christmas Tale
Turns out Christmas dinner is just as fraught in French
"...offerings. Find a new recommendation every day at our Holiday Movie Advent Calendar...."

Dec. 3, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Gift Guide: Film Fan
From up on the screen to under the tree
"...The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History$40, www.stephenjoneseditor.com/book2017-artofmovies01.htm Brighten up your otherwise dismal..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Wish Lists 2005
Give 'til it helps: part one
"...local public service outfits to get in on the holiday hjinks, and better yet, the end-of-the-year tax-write-off rush, and..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Features Feature by Anne Harris

Mr. Demme's Holiday
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme takes a trip to the city of lights and of love, of Tati and Truffaut, in his latest, The Truth About Charlie.
"...kid not being interested in that -- seeking war movies and Westerns and just anything with guys in it..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Chronicle’s 2017 Holiday Political Survival Guide
Borscht in a Bag, a male chastity belt, and more gifts to get you through the rut
"...get for themselves, makes such a great gift this holiday season. Options vary, but most offer some combination of..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

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