Christmas in the Movies

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Bah Humbug! 2020 has left us all with some Scrooge like attitudes regarding the holiday season, let Laura Barbey's online course guide you through a selection of traditional and alternative Christmas films that are sure to imbue you with the holiday spirit!

Week 1: Movies of Christmas Past

This week we are going to explore those Christmas films considered 'classics' that deliver a strong dose of nostalgia.

Featured films: Home Alone, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas

Week 2: Movies of Christmas Present

This week we are going to delve into the theme of commercialism in Christmas films. Featured films: Trading Places, Die Hard, Jingle all the Way, Santa Claus the Movie.

Week 3: Movies of Christmas Future

This week we are going to investigate films that confront the 'nightmare' of Christmas. Featured films: It's a Wonderful Life, Gremlins, Bad Santa, Scrooged.

Laura teaches Film Studies at Barton Peveril College in Hampshire, her favourite Christmas film is Scrooged. The course will run from 19:00 - 20:00 on three Wednesdays from November 25 and the whole course costs £15.


Wed 25 November