LAMBracket: Best Christmas Movie – Play-Off #3

by Jay Cluitt · December 3, 2018 · Featured, LAMBracket, LAMBracket Christmas, Periodic Features · No Comments

From December 1st until Christmas Eve, here on the LAMB, we’ll be determining what is the BEST Christmas movie of all time. We’ve asked you all which films are the main contenders, and twenty-four of you replied with your choices, which will bauble battle it out for seasonal supremacy. It’s a head-to-head, single elimination tournament, so whichever film wins today moves onto the next round. However, here is not the only place to vote. No, head to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see the same poll there, and it’ll be the total of all four results that determines the winner. Before we get to today’s poll, let’s look at yesterday’s results. There’s far less controversy than the previous poll, as Elf closed the pen on Prancer early on across all four voting platforms, with Buddy and his syrupy breakfast heading into the bracket proper.

Final results

Today’s tinsel tussle is the first in the Genre group, Love, Actually vs Gremlins, and will close in just 24 hours:

Love, Actually vs Gremlins

Love, Actually, championed by Getter Trumsi from Mettel Ray

The movie Love, Actually, like its name refers, tells love stories the way they actually are. Sometimes messy, a bit embarrassing, awfully heart breaking, utterly complicated, completely inspiring, frequently left unfinished… but always a little magical. And a movie that portrays all kinds of love stories, and happens to find love in all of them, despite the hurt and sadness, is what Christmas is all about. It’s about everyone, even those who might feel alone, who, during Christmas, want to remember what love actually… is all about.

Gremlins, championed by Rob from MovieRob

When thinking of Christmas movies, so many come to mind, but since I’m the kind of guy who likes to think out of the box, I generally cherish the more obscure ones as opposed to the mainstream ones. Children (and adults) love to get cuddly new fun filled presents during the holiday season and that’s what this film is all about. We get a typical story of a father who is never home and wants to get his son a special gift that will remind him of how much he is loved even when his father is out creating and selling new ideas as his profession of inventor requires. Why not give your son a cuddly creature known as a Mogwai who is so cute and reminds everyone of not just a pet, but a potential new companion. All pets have rules that must be followed so how hard can it be to follow three simple rules that will help make this new pet lots of fun to have around. All you have to do is avoid sunlight, keep him away from water and never let him eat after midnight. Simple? Right? One would think so, but instead we get a very memorable Christmas that the inhabitants of Kingston Falls will never forget. This is such a fun Christmas movie and remains one of the very best.

Which is the better Christmas movie?

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