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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • 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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