While many see it as a timeless holiday classic, this dated 1965 animated special has begun to show its age. With problematic portrayals of children coming together to celebrate the Christmas season, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is clearly a relic of a less progressive time.
The Polar Express, loosely based on the iconic 80s children’s book of the same name, has become a modern Christmas classic, particularly for kids. Though it starts somewhat slowly with irrelevant exposition about a young boy’s faltering faith in Santa, the film quickly ‘gains steam’ with the introduction of the protagonist, the train.
Starring Jim Carrey, this live-action take on Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday story is by far the most perplexing installment in the Shrek series. Shrek is inexplicably known by all as “the Grinch” in this movie, and instead of living in his swamp as he does in every other Shrek movie, he resides in a cave atop Mount Crumpit with his dog Max — a lackluster replacement for his usual sidekick Donkey.
Although it’s viewed as a contemporary classic, the 2003 film Love Actually has come under fire in recent years. Clearly, there are some issues with the film, such as the lack of diversity and absence of female-centric storylines. But the most serious issue is that I was not chosen to play the role of Natalie, love interest of Hugh Grant.