Son of a Nutcracker, It’s 15 Festive Facts About ‘Elf’!

by ScreenCrush Staff December 22, 2014 @ 11:03 AM
There’s no consensus on what the best Christmas movie of all-time is, but ‘Elf‘ would have to be up there with the best of them. Released in 2003, the film has gone on to become a bonafide classic, watched as many times over the holidays as ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Do you share an affinity for elf culture? Now you can test your ‘Elf’ knowledge with the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

The 2014 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide!

by Stephie Grob Plante November 26, 2014 @ 9:19 AM
DC Comics
Whoever said that it’s better to give than to receive obviously never met our Holiday Gift Guide, because we’d be pumped to receive any of the perfect presents listed here. But! In the spirit of giving, feast your eyes on these goodies, and be prepared for your most streamlined and simple holiday shopping experience yet. We’ve got every member of your family, workplace, and friend-o-sphere covered.

Toy Story Christmas Special Announced for This Holiday Season!

by Mike Sampson January 17, 2014 @ 12:23 PM
Spidyphan2, DeviantArt
After the success of this past Halloween's 'Toy Story of Terror,' Pixar and ABC have announced another new holiday-themed 'Toy Story' TV special: the Christmas-themed 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' which will premiere later this year. So, what can we expect as Buzz, Woody and friends meet up with Santa?

'The Grinch' Was Almost a CG-Animated Movie Starring Jack Nicholson

by Mike Sampson January 10, 2014 @ 10:42 AM
Berkeley Breathed
Back in the mid-1990s as Dr. Suess' widow, Audrey Geisel, looked to adapt some of her husband's more popular works into film, she received a few pitches for movie versions of the classic book 'The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.' One of those would be from Ron Howard, who would eventually direct Jim Carrey in a live-action adaptation of the 'Grinch' story. Another one, only now revealed, would've been a CG-animated movie with Jack Nicholson starring as The Grinch.

See the Cast of 'Jingle All the Way' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes December 24, 2013 @ 8:47 AM
20th Century Fox
In 1996, action star Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with comedian Sinbad for the holiday comedy 'Jingle All the Way,' in which two rival fathers scramble to desperately procure a Turbo Man action figure for their sons on Christmas Eve -- the only problem is that it just so happens to be the hottest toy on the market. Inspired by the real-life horrors of holiday toy sell-outs and the parents who go to great (and traumatic) lengths to get their kids what their little hearts desire, this fun holiday film wasn't looked upon very fondly by audiences at the time, but has become something of a scrappy holiday classic in the years since. 17 years later and just in time for Christmas, we look back at the cast and see what they're up to these days.

See the Cast of 'Scrooged' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes December 23, 2013 @ 8:44 AM
Released in 1988, 'Scrooged' was a darkly comedic take on Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol,' starring Bill Murray in the Ebenezer Scrooge role as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive alienated from his family and unable to find real happiness. Struggling to put together a live production of 'A Christmas Carol' on Christmas Eve, Frank finds that his real life begins to resemble the story he's producing as three ghosts visit him throughout the evening to try and get him to change his ways before it's too late.
The film took Murray from battling ghosts in 'Ghostbusters' to learning lessons from them, and over time it's become a holiday comedy classic. 25 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see where they are now.

2013 Holiday TV Specials: A Guide to When Your Favorite Holiday Classics Are on TV

by Jacob Hall November 25, 2013 @ 3:15 PM
Time to set your DVR!
For many families, the holiday season is all about decorating Christmas trees, hanging stockings by the chimney with care, roasting chestnuts on an open fire and, of course, settling down in front of the television for hours of seasonal entertainment. Like every year, the final weeks of 2013 are jam-packed with holiday TV specials - from classic animated shorts to holiday-themed specials to some of the greatest movies of all time. Don't miss 'The Grinch,' 'Frosty the Snowman' or 'Charlie Brown' this year! Here's your comprehensive schedule of when your favorite holiday classic will be on TV!

See the Cast of 'A Christmas Story' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes November 18, 2013 @ 12:57 PM
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of 'A Christmas Story,' arguably the greatest Christmas film of all time -- there is a reason, after all, that TBS plays it for 24 hours straight on the holiday, right? The film follows poor Ralphie, a kid who only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. But his parents, his teacher, and even Santa tell him he'll shoot his eye out, and it seems that Christmas will be ruined. 30 years later, we take a look back at Ralphie and the rest of the cast of 'A Christmas Story' and see where they are now.