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James Lileks and I are back with another set of middlebrow ruminations — this time, it’s Christmas movies, from post-war comedies like Christmas in Connecticut and varieties of A Christmas Carol to Arthur Christmas. Take a guess which is the Christmas tradition at the Lileks home.
Just to write down the films we talk about, in case you miss some:
A Christmas Carol (1938, 1951, 1999)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Bishop’s Wife (1947) [I wrongly said Theresa Wright was in it–it was Loretta Young!]
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)
Rudy the Red-nosed Reindeer (1964)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
We also mentioned Hallmark movies and I brought up the recent Ricochet post. Here it is, in case you missed it. I mention my own addition to the genre on the podcast — and not that it’s a Netflix production, so apparently, there’s a future of such stuff online…