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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Clark W. Griswold is back in this third installment of the Vacation series. This one is a bit different. Instead of going somewhere for a vacation, like Wally World or Europe, the Griswolds stay home for the holidays. Written by John Hughes,

The Santa Clause (1994)

Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin, a divorced businessman who has a strained relationship with this son, Charlie. The movie starts with Scott spending Christmas with Charlie by burning a turkey and then having dinner at a Denny’s. In the night,

The Snowman (1982)

In 1978, Raymond Briggs created the classic children’s book: The Snowman. It is a unique tale about a boy and his snowman friend told with pictures and no words. In 1982, the half-hour animated TV special became an instant holiday/winter classic.

12 Days of Tinsel and Holly

It’s that time of year again. Break out the nog, fire up the yule log, and try not to be naughty or you’ll get a big nugget of “coal” in your stocking. This year, a new tradition of Christmas movie

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

There’s a reason I was putting off reviewing this one. It’s a real stinker. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode for the first 10 minutes before Michael kills her. Then we’re on to the next part where a group

Triangle (2009)

This is one of those movies that starts simple, becomes mysterious, then rapidly moves into WTF territory. The more you peel back the layers, the more interesting it gets. It seemed like the marketing made it out to be a

The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

The Strangers are back, but this time, there is no Liv Tyler. Instead we get a family of four who head to a relative’s trailer park for a little R and R. Little do they know. they are about to

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you… in this remake of the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Some teenagers start having nightmares that feel too real, where they are being stalked by a creeper with knife fingers. When several start

Fright Night (2011)

This remake of the 1985 classic vampire movie of the same name has some interesting updates and delicious performances. It’s a little bit smart, a smidgen witty, and mostly fun. Anton Yelchin plays Charley Brewster a high school kid who

Troll 2 (1990)

This is a movie like no other. It’s a sequel with virtually nothing to do with the first one other that people turning into plants. There are no trolls, only goblins. The acting is some of the worst I’ve ever

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