LAMBracket: Best Christmas Movie – Round 1-3

by Jay Cluitt · December 11, 2018 · Featured, LAMBracket, LAMBracket Christmas, Periodic Features · No Comments

From December 1st until Christmas Eve, here on the LAMB, we’ll be determining what is the BEST Christmas movie of all time. We’ve asked you all which films are the main contenders, and twenty-four of you replied with your choices, which will bauble battle it out for seasonal supremacy. It’s a head-to-head, single elimination tournament, so whichever film wins today moves onto the next round. However, here is not the only place to vote. No, head to FacebookTwitter and Instagram to see the same poll there, and it’ll be the total of all four results that determines the winner.

Today’s tinsel tussle is the first match-up in the Genre Group, and is between the number two seed, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, and the first play-off winner, Gremlins:

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang vs Gremlins

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, championed by Cameron Kanachki from The Michigan Movie Guy

Shane Black and Christmas go together like peanut butter & jelly. So no wonder Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is my favorite Christmas film. It’s well-acted (especially Val Kilmer), stylishly directed, and brilliantly written. And although it doesn’t have Christmas that involved in its main plot… if it’s set at or around Christmas, it’s a Christmas movie to me.

Gremlins, championed by Rob from MovieRob

When thinking of Christmas movies, so many come to mind, but since I’m the kind of guy who likes to think out of the box, I generally cherish the more obscure ones as opposed to the mainstream ones. Children (and adults) love to get cuddly new fun filled presents during the holiday season and that’s what this film is all about. We get a typical story of a father who is never home and wants to get his son a special gift that will remind him of how much he is loved even when his father is out creating and selling new ideas as his profession of inventor requires. Why not give your son a cuddly creature known as a Mogwai who is so cute and reminds everyone of not just a pet, but a potential new companion. All pets have rules that must be followed so how hard can it be to follow three simple rules that will help make this new pet lots of fun to have around. All you have to do is avoid sunlight, keep him away from water and never let him eat after midnight. Simple? Right? One would think so, but instead we get a very memorable Christmas that the inhabitants of Kingston Falls will never forget. This is such a fun Christmas movie and remains one of the very best.

Which is the better Christmas movie?

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