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12 Movies of Christmas: Edward Scissorhands

By: Caelrona

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Hiya all! The week has gone and passed already, and what a week it was! We survived the Mayan ‘apocalypse’ of 12/21/12, and Christmas has come and gone just yesterday! I know I’ve been plenty busy as I’m sure you have been too. Lots of family, friends, gifts, cooking and baking but I managed to squeeze a little bit of time for you guys and my blog post. So now it is time for the final film of my 4 favorite Christmas movies. I’ve already written about numbers 1 – 3; Rent, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. So today I will be wrapping it up with my last, but not least, Christmas film – Edward Scissorhands.

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Edward Scissorhands was produced and directed by Tim Burton in 1990, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is an American romantic comedy film, and an original production by Tim Burton. The genesis for the film was a drawing done by a teenage Tim Burton. During the production of Beatlejuice, he hired young author Caroline Thompson to adapt his idea into a screenplay. It has a fairly average runtime of 105 minutes.

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Edward Scissorhands is an old woman’s tale of her first love. A blossoming and innocent love between her and an unusual, but very gentle, young man who is not quite a man. Edward is actually the creation of a brilliant scientist who tragically died before finishing, leaving Edward very nearly human but with large metal scissors for hands. When discovered by the local Avon lady, she takes him home.Things go well, and he is at first welcomed for his creativity and gentleness. However during the season of giving and good will towards men, things take a decidedly sour turn, because not everyone is accepting and suburbia is rarely kind to the unique.

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This movie is fantastic for watching at Christmas time. It has a lot of really touching moments, especially the ice sculpting scene, with all the snow and ice shavings flying through the air. The acting was also really well done; Johnny Depp was superb in this and I don’t think it would have been quite the same if another actor had been used, although several worthy candidates auditions including Michael Jackson and Robert Downy Jr. Vincent Price is also awesome, even though his part is relatively tiny it is excellent. Edward Scissorhands was his last feature film, and I think he went out with a bang.

Well, there you have it! My final Christmas film choice! I really love this film, I saw it when I was just a little girl and it definitely is a must watch during the Christmas season, although it is great any time of the year! Anyway, I hate to leave you with such a short little post, but the Christmas season is busy for all of us! Hopefully next week I’ll be able to tell you about some holiday anime, because I’ve been dying to watch it.

Until next time, Happy Holidays;

Caelrona – signing off! ❤

12 Movies of Christmas: The Chronicles of Narnia

By: Caelrona

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Hiya all! Another week is done and gone, so here I am back in action to bring to you number 3 on the list of my 4 Favorite Christmas Movies. Previous blogs have brought you numbers 1 and 2, Rent and How The Grinch Stole Christmas respectively. Number 3 brings us to a really amazing movie; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. This movie is visually stunning and is really great for watching during winter (especially if you don’t get snow, like me!) Right then, lets be off shall we?

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The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (from now on simply; Narnia, that is far too much to keep typing!) was created in 2005 by Walden Media in conjunction with Walt Disney Pictures and was released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is an epic adventure fantasy film based on the 1950 children’s novel of the same name written by C.S. Lewis. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was the first published and second chronological novel in C.S. Lewis’s children’s epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. It has a respectable runtime of 143 minutes.12-19-12ww2

 

I have loved this movie since it came out. I’m a big fan of the entire series, but the first one is the best in my opinion. Maybe it’s because I read the book when I was a child or maybe because I love pretty much anything fantastical, or perhaps a fair bit of combination of them both but this film really grabbed me and sort of ran away. I can’t even begin to count to number of times I’ve seen this movie, but it never gets old for me. The cinematics in this are spectacular. I’d say some of the cinematography even rivals parts of the Lord of the Rings series. The computer generated graphics aren’t half bad either. Aslan is incredibly well rendered, and I love the phoenix when they appear near the end.

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The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe follows the tale of the Penseive children and their first trip to the magical world of Narnia, where they must over throw an evil, tyrannical witch and restore summer to a land that has seen an everlasting winter. One of the first signs that summer is coming is Christmas, which hasn’t happened in Narnia for many years. In fact one of the very first notable quotes in the movie is Mister Tumnus the fawn muttering, ‘Always winter, never Christmas.’ When he appears, Father Christmas brings the Penseive children gifts to help them in their quest. He also gives them hope, ‘Winter is almost over.’ While not a big part, the theme is strong and I think it is a very touching moment. It does tie the rest of the story together, since Saint Nick is where they get the weapons they use later to fight the White Witch.

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Well, that is all for today, my third installment of Christmas films! Next week I’ll be bringing you the final film on my list, Edward Scissorhands. After that possibly some Christmas anime, even though it’ll be too late for the season (it wouldn’t be, if people would seed the torrents *hinthint* so I could finish downloading.)

Until next time, Happy Holidays;

Caelrona – signing off! ❤

12 Movies of Christmas: Elf

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By @hmsbeefnuts

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12 Movies of Christmas rolls on here at All Geek To Me, and I have chosen a rather obvious Christmas film, but you know what? If this isn’t one of your favourite Christmas movies, you are without doubt, a cottenheaded ninny muggins. I am of course talking about Elf, and it is without doubt, a must see at this time of year.

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I know some people can not stomach Will Ferrel, and if that is the case, you are wrong. He is a genius and this is one of his best roles. As Buddy the Elf, Ferrel brings a wonderful sense of childlike excitement and glee to his human in Elf’s clothing. It is one of the most Christmassy films I have ever seen, as well as being very funny too.

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If that’s not enough to convince you, then how about the fact that Tyrion Lannister himself is featured in the film, Peter Dinkledge is hilarious as a short tempered author for hire. Want more? Then how about the adorable Zoey Deschannel as the love interest?

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Basically if you don’t like Elf, you are dead inside. I will just leave you with this thought, and something that all Elf fans know for sure, the best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear…

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