It’s the list that literally nobody has been waiting for…

2014 was the year of various Tim Allen’s, It’s A Wonderful Life and the best Christmas film ever made. In 2015 I took in the bizarre lunacy of The Star Wars Holiday Special alongside Bill Murray delighting the world with his film A Very Murray Christmas. Last year was a mixed bag with the terrible Fred Claus rubbing red suited shoulders with Home Alone 2.

What is waiting under the Christmas film tree this year?

Just like last year, and indeed the years before that, I will be watching and reviewing 12 films in 12 days from the 12th of December up to the 23rd.

1. Bad Santa 2

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Released: 2016

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks

Tomatometer: 23%

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Released: 1965

Starring: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus van Pelt

Tomatometer: 92%

3. Deck The Halls

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Released: 2006

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Danny De Vito, Alia Shawkat

Tomatometer: 6%

4. Joyeux Noel

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Released: 2005

Starring: Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Guillaume Canet

Tomatometer: 74%

5. White Christmas

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Released: 1954

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Tomatometer: 77%

6. The Family Man

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Released: 2000

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle

Tomatometer: 53%

7. Happy Christmas

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Released: 2014

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Lena Dunham

Tomatometer: 75%

8. Jack Frost

Released: 1997

Starring: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel

Tomatometer: 7%

9. Office Christmas Party

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Released: 2016

Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Jennifer Aniston

Tomatometer: 41%

10. The Holiday

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Released: 2006

Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law

Tomatometer: 47%

11. Nativity!

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Released: 2009

Martin Freeman, Ricky Tomlinson, Ashley Jensen

Tomatometer: 46%

 

12. A Christmas Carol

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Released: 1999

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Dominic West

Tomatometer: N/A (7.4 out of 10 on IMDB)