The Ones That Got Away
Overlooked holiday classics (and personal faves) from leading movie critics.
“Not universally well received by the critics, but it has endured with viewers and is fast becoming a cult favorite.” —Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Wonderful songs and beautiful stop-motion animation. I watch it every December.” —Rene Rodguez, The Miami Herald
Addams Family Values
“Hilarious, satiric take on Thanksgiving that brings me great joy whenever I view it.” — Adam Keleman, Slant Magazine
Best of the Best
Favorite holiday films of all time from top critics.
It’s a Wonderful Life
“Hate to be such a cliché but it is still my favorite holiday movie.” —Steven Rea, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Can there be any other?” —Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
“What is great about the film is that British actor Alastair Sim makes Scrooge a real person. This was a role of a lifetime for him. It is a phenomenal performance.” —Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
The Shop Around the Corner
“I watch this film every year on Christmas Eve. This is the movie that was miserably remade as You’ve Got Mail, but I’ve tried to put that out of my mind.” — John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press