Happy Holidays

Vote For The Best Offbeat Holiday Films

Whether it’s a 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” or a late-night screening of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” everyone has their favorite holiday movie tradition. But sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit, too, with an offbeat holiday film. So, vote for which of these unconventional holiday films reigns supreme — and maybe add a new undiscovered gem to your holiday movie rotation.   Action Favorites “Die Hard” (1988) vs. “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005)   If you’ve ...

Relive How Gremlins Changed the Movie Industry and Inspired Controversy and Copycats

Beginning in the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg was reaching the apex of his influence as the preeminent filmmaker of his generation. During the summer of 1984, Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment would produce “Gremlins,” an unexpected hit that would transform the film industry. Spielberg had already dominated box offices in the ’80s at the helm of family-friendly classics with “E.T.,” and “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Both films were the highest-grossing films of the decade. However, “Gremlins” caused more of an ...

2019 Holiday TV Programming: Movies, Marathons and the Yule Log

December is here, and that means it’s time to trim the tree, hang the stockings, deck the halls…and set the DVR, because there is a lot of holiday programming to watch. You’ve got the old-school animated Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; you’ve got holiday parades; you’ve got the yule log; and you’ve got the annual 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story. Don’t shoot your eye out, or you’ll miss all the holiday TV fun.  A programming note—for Lifetime ...

The Top TV Families We Want to Spend the Holidays With

For a lot of people, the holidays are a time to give thanks and spend quality time with family. For others, the holidays are a time to grit your teeth and get through family gatherings as best they can. Whichever group you fall into, we can all agree that there are some top-notch TV families with whom we would love to spend the holidays. Obviously, the pantheon of television has some great ones—the Bunkers, the Keatons, the Gellers, Coach Taylor ...