Is This the Year’s Best Christmas Film?

That’s my question in my latest article at Image’s Good Letters blog.

Here’s how it starts:

Just as the Man and the Boy climbed down into the basement and found all of those chained prisoners, their bodies half-eaten by their cannibal captors, I came to a troubling realization.

I have terrible taste in Christmas movies.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Neil

    For the lonely hearts, Wong Kar-Wai’s “2046″ is the ultimate tear-jerker of Christmas movies…

  • Gaith

    Don’t forget another cheery collection of happy tales from earlier this year – “The Informers”! :-P

    I gotta hand it to you, Jeff – you have the intellectual courage of your convictions. Merry Christmas!


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