Christmas Day in Movie Culture: Darth Vader and Kylo Ren's Holiday Shenanigans, Marvel Yule Logs and More

Christmas Day in Movie Culture: Darth Vader and Kylo Ren's Holiday Shenanigans, Marvel Yule Logs and More

Dec 25, 2016

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Star Wars Holiday Special of the Day: 

Darth Vader and little Kylo Ren bond during the holidays in this funny Christmas-themed Star Wars parody (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Yule Logs of the Day:

Instead of the boring old yule log this holiday, you can put one of Marvel's varieties on in the background. Below is one from the Milano from Guardians of the Galaxy and there are more from Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Ms. Marvel here.

 

Christmas Carol Cover of the Day:

The cast of Sing join Paul McCartney for an a cappella rendition of "Wonderful Christmastime" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

 

Movie Map of the Day:

Mental Floss filled in a map of the U.S. with each state's favorite Christmas movies (via Geekologie):

 

Movie Debate of the Day:

CNN gets to the bottom of whether or not Die Hard is actually a "Christmas movie" with help from critic David Edelstein:

 

Supercut of the Day:

Darth Blender's latest is not the usual gag gift but a nice montage of good and bad Christmas movies:

 

Vintage Newspaper Ad of the Day:

In case you have any doubts that Gremlins is a Christmas movie, here's a great ad from the 1984 holiday season:

 

Filmmaker in Focus:

John Woo is heavily represented in Fandor's supercut tied to the "two turtle doves" part of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." See their other supercuts based on the song at Vimeo.

 

Movie Homages of the Day:

See if you can find all 20 movies referenced in this animated action movie starring Santa Claus (via Geek Tyrant):

 

Vintage Image of the Day:

Macualey Culkin and Joe Pesci seem to get along during the making of Home Alone while writer/producer John Hughes can be seen in the background:

 

Alternate Ending of the Day:

Above Average imagines a different way It's a Wonderful Life could have gone in this parody of the classic film's ending:

 

Classic Trailer of the Day:

Imagine a time before A Christmas Story played in theaters let alone marathons on television by watch the holiday classic's original trailer from 1983:

 

 

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