Happy holidays to all casual movie goers, film lovers, and cinephiles! This year, You Hate Movies is bringing a grand tradition from out of our homes and into your yuletide movie room: The 33 Days of Christmas Movies!
Beginning Saturday, Nov 21, our resident hosts will be enjoying a Christmas movie every night leading up to Dec 25. Follow our official 2015 Calendar, with over 30 heartwarming holiday flicks, sidesplitting seasonal comedies, nostalgic noel animated shorts, frightfully festive horror pictures, and wonderfully wintery animated shorts.
Watch along with us each night, or edit our list to accommodate your own traditional favorites. In keeping with the spirit of the 33 Days of Christmas movies, tweet out each movie title along with your personal rating of up to 5 based on trivia from the movie in question. Some classic examples include:
#33DaysOfChristmasMovies: "The Polar Express." I give it 5 out of 5 dumb kids who see ghost hobos, elves, & Santa, and remain skeptical. –@josh_dies
#33DaysOfChristmasMovies: "Elf." I give it 3 out of 5 declawed kittens for Connie. –@sarahhanns
#33DaysOfChristmasMovies: "Home Alone." I give it 5 out of 5 American Dental Association approved toothbrushes. –@theericlemiere
#33DaysOfChristmasMovies: "Just Friends." I give it 4 out of 5 Michael Bolton Starter Kits. –@garrett_holmes
Hashtag each post #33DaysOfChristmasMovies so we can share our favorites.
So deck the halls, fill your mug with hot cocoa, and settle in for a season of feliz film navidad, from Scott Calvin to Scut Farkus, while the Grinch steals Christmas and Ernest saves it.
2015 CalendarNov. 21: Just Friends
Nov. 22: Four Christmases
Nov. 23: Deck The Halls
Nov. 24: Ernest Saves Christmas
Nov. 25: Muppet’s Letters to Santa
Nov. 26: Christmas with the Cranks
Nov. 27: The Christmas Toy* / Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas*
Nov. 28: ABC Family's 12 Dates of Christmas
Nov. 29: I’ll be Home for Christmas
Nov. 30: Surviving Christmas
Dec. 01: The Night Before Christmas*
Dec. 02: A Very Merry Muppet Christmas / Muppet Family Christmas*
Dec. 03: Frosty the Snowman / How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 04: A Christmas Story / The Snowman*
Dec. 05: Arthur Christmas
Dec. 06: Elf
Dec. 07: Prancer / A Wish for Wings That Work*
Dec. 08: Krampus
Dec. 09: Scrooged!
Dec. 10: The Santa Clause / Fred Claus
Dec. 11: A Christmas Carol
Dec. 12: Home Alone I & II
Dec. 13: A Very Murray Christmas / Charlie Brown Christmas*
Dec. 14: Family Stone
Dec. 15: Christmas Vacation
Dec. 16: Jingle All the Way
Dec. 17: Miracle on 34th St.
Dec. 18: Love Actually
Dec. 19: Gremlins
Dec. 20: Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas* / Rudolph*
Dec. 21: The Grinch
Dec. 22: The Nativity Story
Dec. 23: The Polar Express
Dec. 24: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dec. 25: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Guidelines for enjoying the 33 Days of Christmas Movies: Feel free to adjust our master list to best coordinate your favorite holiday flicks with your frantic holiday schedule. Some showings may require adjustment along the way, so we’ve included several holiday short film classics like Frosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas to accommodate busy evenings.