Yesterday, I watched my first proper Christmas film of the season! And, I know it’s a bit late, and I should be very ashamed of myself, but, that’s how the cookie crumbles But, now, to make up for it, I’ve now set myself a goal to watch at least one Christmas film a day – up until Christmas day, (which will be spent watching Mrs. Brown Boys, Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, and eating food!)
It was a film I actually hadn’t seen before, called ‘Northpole’ where an Elf named Clementine needs to bring the festive cheer and magic back to the world to save the Northpole! It was cute, and your typical, save the world and spread the love, and the magic Christmas film, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
The reason there are so many is because people love it! People love the cheesy Christmas films with the love stories, and the kids causing havoc to save the town, or save Santa or an elf, the whole parent’s don’t believe thing! It’s over-done, but we still watch it, because we love it.
A bit like books; it could have been done before, but you read it anyway because you love that sort of stuff!
And, today, I got to see one of my favourites! And that’s Jack Frost!
If you don’t somehow know what it’s about, (which you should, because it’s one of those), it’s about a dad, called Jack (Michael Keaton), who doesn’t keep his promises, and after deciding to change his ways, dies in a car accident, leaving his wife Gabby (Kelly Preston) and son Charlie (Joseph Cross) on their own for Christmas, and supposedly, all the Christmas’ to come!
A year later, with the help of some snow and a ‘magic’ harmonica, Jack comes back to life! But, there’s one problem!
He’s a snowman; and has only one final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever!
Queue all the crying, and blubbering, and all the festive magic and feelings, and you have yourself a heartwarming film!
It’s not one of the best, the special-effects aren’t amazing (it’s from 1998, it’s not gonna be), the acting isn’t the greatest, and I know it got a bit of a bad rep from some, but, it’s a film about a talking snowman! What did people expect? If anything, it has a story to tell, and I think, with most of these Christmas films, it’s the story it tells that’s the most important! That’s what brings all the holiday cheer, and festive spirit!
So, this film, it sort of goes off the precept that the dad isn’t spending enough time with his family – which is how most of these Christmas films starts! The parents are always too busy at work to be with their kids at Christmas, but, by the end of the film, they’ve changed their ways and decided what’s more important – family!
But, this film took that away, and in the first half hour or so, the dad who didn’t spend enough time with his family was dead. And, even though you watch it again, and again, you still cry, because it’s horrible! There’s not many Christmas films in which people die, especially not so early on (except for Santa that one time), and I think that gave it something different to all those other Christmas films out there!
And, some of the jokes in it, ones my naive little mind would never have seen or acknowledged are hilarious! If you don’t know what I’m on about, you just need to watch it again from a grown-up point of view, and you’ll see it!
All-in-all, it’s another one of those Christmas films that fall in par with all the others a tad, but it’s a bit different, and Michael Keaton is a great snowman! You need to see it for what it is, and that’s about looking at the things that are the most important in your life.
Although, I feel kind of bad for dad, more because, he couldn’t follow his dream of becoming a signed musician because of his family, but, I guess, that’s a rant for another day, and I don’t think that all the time, I think it was just a lot more prominent in the sulky ass kid that was Charlie at the beginning of the film. But still, you should watch it if you haven’t, watch it again if you have, and tell me what you think!
What’s your favourite Christmas film?
Todays Promptmas is:
From my #NaNoWriMo project DOCZK :
- Mel loves ‘Elf’
- Albert loves ‘The Snowman’
- Rhys loves ‘Home Alone’
From my Tales of Monsters WIP:
- Lauryn would love ‘The Polar Express’
- Harry would love ‘The Grinch’
- Tobin would love ‘Bad Santa’
- Derrick would love ‘Love Actually’
What would your characters favourite Christmas films be?
Tell me all about them!