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Conformity and Unlikely Changes of Heart: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Both How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol begin with the same premise: an unliked outcast, with no real friends, despises the love and charity that the holiday season represents. Due to his anger over Christmas, the outcast ...

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A Brief Overview Of The Many Home Alone Games

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on Chalkey's column at Retroware. For more articles on classic era video games, be sure to follow him over at The Cultural Gamer. Big thanks to Retroware for being so supportive! Culturally speaking, the ...

Home Alone, and Kid Karmic Justice

Last year, almost as soon as we posted our ACP posts about treasured Christmas movies, my first thought was "I can't believe we forgot about the Home Alone series. I loved those!" . In a fit of nostalgia, I watched ...

Gremlins and the Dark Side of the Season

As clearly pointed out this year on the ACP, it has become a running gag to count any movie that happens during Christmas time as a Christmas movie – case in point: Die Hard. Also included would be movies like ...

Merry Christmas, and a HalfLife New Year!

It’s that time of year when we make lists and check them twice, and all that nonsense. For me, however, no list is required, no double-checking needed. All I want for Christmas is HalfLife 3. Or an announcement about it. Failing that, ...

In Defense of Die Hard as a Christmas Movie

When people think of their favorite Christmas movies, Die Hard is rarely high on the list. Most think of your typical bringing the family together movies. The typical movie swarmed with Christmas jingles. The typical story of hope, and triumph ...

Holidays and Videogames

Holidays and videogames have an interesting relationship. It is not often the case that a videogame explicitly connected to a holiday, and even less often does the holiday relate to the gameplay. This is most likely because videogames, by virtue ...

A story that happened on and around Christmas time.

Growing up, like most kids who celebrate Christmas, my sisters and I would wake up at an ungodly hour on Christmas morning, excited to check out all the loot. Firm rules were set in place and strictly enforced in order ...

They’re Busy Building Toys and Absolutely No One’s Dead

I watch The Nightmare Before Christmas every year about this time. I realize some people classify this as a Halloween movie, best watched on an October night with the smell of fallen leaves and woodsmoke on the wind and a ...

It’s A Wonderful Film

There’s a reason It’s a Wonderful Life is still a Christmas classic after 64 years. Actually there are several reasons, and they also serve as reasons why it deserves the title of best Christmas movie ever. Here are the top ...