Christmas

Celebrate Christmas With These 10 ‘Gremlins’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 24, 2015 @ 9:20 AM
The majority of the creatures in Gremlins, like Gizmo and Stripe, were all puppets created for the movie. But, before they decided on puppets, they actually tried to get monkeys to play the Gremlins, but the monkeys started freaking out when they put the masks on them. This is just one of the Gremlins facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

Ryan Gosling is Dangerously Obsessed With Santa Claus on SNL

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by Jacob Hall December 6, 2015 @ 9:03 AM
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While traditional live sketches are still the backbone of any given episode, modern SNL is frequently at its best in the pre-recorded segments. The past few years have seen an interesting evolution as the silly “digital shorts” of a decade ago have matured into full-blown filmmaking, with sketches that feel more like short films than just a comedy bit. Last night’s Ryan Gosling-hosted episode peaked with a pre-recorded sketch titled “Santa Baby,” which let both SNL and Gosling himself turn the weird up to 11.

SNL Lets Ryan Gosling and Mike Myers Wish You a Happy Canadian Christmas

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by Jacob Hall December 6, 2015 @ 8:57 AM
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Big SNL fans (and that includes us) tend to roll our eyes a little whenever an opening monologue revolves around the guest host breaking into song. It often feels like a last resort, like no one in the writers’ room could come up with a better idea. And while we want to turn up our nose at the show breaking out this formula for Ryan Gosling, we have to admit that they’ve made it work...mostly because they pair him with fellow Canadian and SNL veteran, Mike Myers.

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

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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!

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by Stephie Grob Plante November 26, 2014 @ 9:19 AM
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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!

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by Mike Sampson January 17, 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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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

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by Mike Sampson January 10, 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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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

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by Britt Hayes December 24, 2013 @ 8:47 AM
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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

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by Britt Hayes December 23, 2013 @ 8:44 AM
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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.