Sunday, 14 December 2008

Same old story.......

Why are all modern Christmas films the same?

I was sorting things out this afternoon and had my 5 channels on (still no freeview) and there were a number Christmassy films on, Elf on, channel 4 one about skating and reindeer on 5. There were more last weekend and stacks more to come. The depressing thing is that all recent xmas films only have one plot ie. materialistic person who hates this time of year falls in love with it all again usually via some over optimistic type.


Yesterday the Muppet Christmas Carol was on and here lies the problem as this is were they get their stories from and they all suffer from the problem Dickens had which is Scoorge is much more interesting when he's nasty. So they all trun out abit bland which may be the point I haven't seen bad Santa but I bet he doesn't end bad.

How about some new Christmas films how about someone who loves Christmas too much and has to learn to turn it down abit. Or a rebellion in santas toy factory or how about a film about real British christmas not the "love actually version "where people snog in their pants in the show at Borough Market but you know grim office parties, burnt veggie cutlets, queuing in Argos and having your debit card declined, getting cards from people who haven't written in ages, cheery eastend pubs that open up at minutes notice to give lunch to a random assortment of vaguely related shouty market traders (oh that's christmas Eastenders) any how about anew story.

4 comments:

lil x said...

I agree Christmas films are usually rubbish! although I did watch "Bad Santa" (reluctantly!) and enjoyed it – The ending wasn’t at all what I was expecting…

Cocktails said...

You're right about Christmas films. They are all boring. Probably because they have to drivel on about how the 'Christmas spirit' can conquer all badness in the world.

Bad Santa is ok, although it still can't help shoehorning in the old 'redemption' story.

BLTP said...

Lil X, Hello and welcome along.
Cocktails & Lil: technically elf is mix of "Tarzan in new york" (see also, croc dundee, hercules, stone age man) and christmas carol but it's fairly thin.
There was a nice touch in the Muppet film (starring Michael caine) one the shops scrooge passes is called "Micklewhites".

Cocktails said...

I didn't mind Elf and its fish out of water cliches. Although it probably helped that I had been in the pub most of the afternoon.