Krampus (2015) Review

From writer/ director of “Trick ‘R Treat” Michael Dougherty, “Krampus” is a fiercely fun, festive comedy horror with its bony, clawed finger pointed firmly at the cold, cold heart of the greed and hypocrisy of the commercialisation of the holidays. It opens with a chillingly faithful recreation of the worst excesses of the scenes played…

Get Santa (2014) Review

It’s not all that often you get a new Christmas movie – in the cinema at least. Direct to DVD and cookie-cutter TV movies abound but a theatrically released Christmas movie is something a bit special. When Tom discovers Santa Claus hiding in his garden shed, he eagerly agrees to help him recover his sleigh…

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 21: Arthur Christmas (2011)

By the end of my first time of watching “Arthur Christmas” in the cinema, I’d already welled up a couple of times and my excuse of having ‘something in my eye’ was starting to wear thin. Essentially the story of one child’s gift being missed on Christmas Eve, most of the action focusses on the…

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 18: Rare Exports (2010)

Santa Claus is a being of immense and extraordinary power. He can visit every house on Earth in the space of one night, so has the ability to manipulate space and time. He is able to gain entry to any structure and knows whether you’ve been bad or good. He is near omnipresent and omniscient…