Scrooge (1951)
Fantasy / Film

Scrooge (1951)

It’s become almost a cliche to suggest that Brian Desmond Hurst’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, made in 1951 for Renown Pictures, is the best of them all. But there’s a reason why things become cliches – because often, they’re true. And here, that’s definitely the case. Though there have been many adaptations … Continue reading

Santa Claus (1959)
Fantasy / Film

Santa Claus (1959)

It’s often instructive to see films that take well-loved and long-established folk myths and give them new twist, especially if they’re from a culture not always synonymous with that myth. And then there are films like René Cardona’s Santa Claus, as bizarre a take on the most pervasive Christmas folk story of them all as … Continue reading