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Scraping the Barrel: What didn't make it into the Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies?

In order to put together our Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies I have watched many movies from several decades. I have made lists, debated over said lists (that's a nice word for argued right?), made new lists and argued...I mean debated some more. The point is, it wasn't an easy task whittling down the list to the final 25 - well 27 but who's counting? In order to do it I've had to watch some challenging movies, and by challenging I don't mean intellectually. It's a miracle I made it through some of them. Two such gems of varying quality are 'The Night Before' and 'A Merry Christmas Miracle' A.K.A. 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'.



The Night Before reunites the team that brought us 50/50. In December 2001, Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) lost his parents in a car accident. Every Christmas Eve since then his friends Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have taken him out partying so he's not alone on Christmas. But with Isaac&…

Advent Calendar of Christmas Movies

1st December: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

2nd December: The Snowman, The Snowman and The Snowdog and Father Christmas



3rd December: Miracle on 34th Street

4th December: Gremlins

5th December: Lethal Weapon

6th December: Home Alone

7th December: Elf

8th December: Scrooged

9th December: The Polar Express

10th December: Christmas with the Kranks

11th December: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang