Christmas is finally behind us, and so are all the holiday-centric movies. So it wouldn’t be much of a November or December release without a movie involving Christmas or Santa Clause. And it looks like we will be getting one of those from Disney soon, with none other than Anna Kendrick starring as the daughter of Santa Claus.
The currently untitled Disney Santa Claus movie, under the working title Nicole, comes from Miss Congeniality scribe Marc Lawrence, who will also direct. Kendrick is in talks to play Santa Claus’s daughter who is forced to take over the family business after her father decides to retire and her brother gets cold feet on the big night. More on the story below.
Krampus #1 Written by Brian Joines
Illustrated by Dean Kotz
Colored by Ron Riley
Lettered by Charles Pritchett
Cover by Dean Kotz Image Comics
Release Date: December 18, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
What happens if you mix an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones with the sass and sarcasm of Hellboy, and then sprinkle it with a heaping helping of holiday magic? You get the surprisingly entertaining dark comedy from Image Comics: Krampus #1 by Brian Joines.
It’s probably tough to pull off a Christmas-themed comic that actually appeals to fans who prefer a gritty story over one covered in sugarplums and dipped in chocolate, and I say this because I recall only one other (The Last Christmas by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan) that managed it. Brian Joines, however, has stepped up to the Christmas comic challenge and has emerged victorious thanks to his delightfully wicked “hero” and his own twisted sense of humor.
BFFs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are back at it again. The duo have a coffee book’s worth of pictures of themselves hanging out together (in fact, someone go turn all of this into a coffee book immediately), like that time they hung out with Elmo from Sesame Street. Or that time they hit Coney Island together. Or that time they hung out with Leonard Nimoy whilst hitting Coney Island together. These are but a few examples.
And so, as it is the holiday season, it only made sense for McKellen and Stewart to pay a visit to Old Saint Nick and let him know what they want for Christmas this year. You can check out the image of the duo sitting on Santa’s lap below.
In need of some Christmas-themed movie ideas to watch as the family gathers around the fire roasting chestnuts this year? Threatening to shoot your own eyes out if you have to sit through the 24-hour broadcast of A Christmas Story one more time? Well, here are some alternative movie options for you to consider which should go along with that mug of mulled wine and eggnog quite nicely. From action to comedy and horror to the cringeworthy, there is something here for everyone!
Continue below now to check out some of my top yearly holiday favorites!