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muppet christmas carol movie embedWhat exactly IS a “Christmas movie?” Is it a film that is actually ABOUT Christmas – such as The Grinch, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and The Santa Clause – or can it simply be a film that takes place AT Christmas, like Gremlins, the classic It's a Wonderful Life, (perhaps inevitably) Die Hard or (less inevitably) Eyes Wide Shut? Or is it simply a film you like to sit down and watch every Christmas?

Tom Beasley, Neil Davey and Mark Searby join host Stuart O'Connor to discuss this question, these titles, many others – you didn't think we'd forget Scrooged or The Muppets Christmas Carol now, did you? – Christmas horrors, new entries to the festive canon such as Happiest Season, Klaus and The Christmas Chronicles, and whether Netflix is the new Hallmark...

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Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.

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