View Full Version : Christmastime Filth, Courtesy of Hollywood

11-16-2016, 06:13 PM
The corruption of American culture is evident in many ways, but few markers are more telling than the way Hollywood entertains us at Christmastime.

It was 70 years ago when "It's a Wonderful Life" was released. NBC describes it as "a holiday classic and remains the movie people associate with Christmas more than any other. Frank Capra's definitive film is a tearjerker that proves that, even in our darkest hours, the human spirit can and will rise triumphant."

Today, we are being treated to obscene lyrics, raw sex, misogyny, and violence. Not one of the four Christmas-themed films released this season is worthy of being described as a family movie. There are no guardian angels directing the lead characters to consider how the world would be without them; no triumph of self-sacrifice; no statement against greed; no childhood sweetheart to marry; no inspiration of any sort. Just filth


11-17-2016, 10:27 AM
I hate "It's A Wonderful Life" with a passion. It irritates the hell out of me. I refuse to watch it again.

I much prefer "A Christmas Story" and Ralphie's family. I also love the Rankin/Bass classic puppet tv specials. Or, as it does have a dysfunctional family Christmas theme to it, my all-time favorite movie, "The Lion In Winter". Nothing like a family Christmas gathering of royals sniping at each other and plotting one another's downfall.

ralph wiggum
11-17-2016, 10:53 AM
Bad Santa 2 hopefully will be amusing. The first was hilarious.

cadillac shark
11-17-2016, 12:28 PM
I like Diehard and Diehard 2 as Christmas-movies.

I don't really care for anything else, though growing-up, I looked forward to Mr. MaGoo's A Christmas Carol.

I'm forgetting some stuff, I'm sure.

Yeah, It's Wonderful Life is infuriating... based on a lost letter or simple misunderstanding. It's too unbelievable.