With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it seems like the perfect time for holiday movie lists to start turning up on movie blogs. Web platform Tugg.com has gotten things started with its newly released sampling featuring “8 Feel-Bad Holiday Films.”
If you’re not sure what Tugg is, it is a company started earlier this year that allows for “communal film viewing.” Basically, it partners up with chains like AMC and indie theaters and allows people to pick a film from the Tugg library that they’d like to see at their local movie house. If enough people commit to attending the screening, it’s confirmed and happens. It’s a really cool idea.
Anyway, the guys at Tugg put together their “Feel Bad Holiday Films” list with the idea that maybe not everyone wants to see the same old peace-on-Earth and goodwill-toward-men stuff during December. We’re not sure we’d call all these titles “feel bad” movies (Lethal Weapon and Die Hard make us feel pretty damn awesome, to be honest…), but hey, at least it’s different than another list featuring Miracle on 34th Street. Either way, we'd totally go to a holiday marathon screeening featuring these eight movies.
THR highlighted the picks, and we’re pleased to report that Die Hard earned the top spot, followed by titles like Gremlins, Bad Santa, the aforementioned Lethal Weapon, and several others. You can check out the full list (complete with the reason they were included) here. After you've perused those titles, let us know what your favorite feel-bad holiday flicks are in the comment section below.