Now revised and expanded with more beloved films and loads of special features and photos across 70+ pages of new content, this is the must-have viewing guide for the holidays, showcasing the greatest and most beloved Christmas movies of all time.
Nothing brings the spirit of the season into our hearts quite like a great holiday movie. Turner Classic Movies' Christmas in the Movies showcases the very best among this uniquely spirited strain of cinema. Each film is profiled on what makes it a "Christmas movie," along with behind-the-scenes stories of its production, reception, and legacy. Complemented by a trove of full-color and black-and-white photos, this volume is a glorious salute to a collection of the most treasured films of all time.
Among the 35 films included: The Shop Around the Corner, Holiday Inn, Meet Me in St. Louis, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, Home Alone, Little Women, The Preacher's Wife, Love Actually, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many more.
Jeremy Arnold is a film historian, commentator, and author of Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials and The Essentials: Vol. 2. His writing has appeared in Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, Moviemaker, and the Directors Guild of America magazine, and he has recorded audio commentaries for the Blu-ray or DVD releases of numerous vintage films. He lives in Los Angeles.
"A savvy roundup of seasonal films, with sharp observations and rarely seen photos."—Leonard Maltin
“A holiday treat about Christmas films that will make the perfect reading gift year-round . . . Each write-up in this delightful volume is stuffed like a stocking with fun facts. Readers are sure to learn something new about the movies they’ve seen dozens of times . . . Sections on classic Christmas cartoons and movies of the 21st century complete the package, and the book’s bibliography and index ensure that it’s as useful as it is beautiful.” —Library Journal
"A savvy roundup of seasonal films, with sharp observations and rarely seen photos . . . Like all the books in Running Press’s ongoing series of TCM tie-in books, this one is handsomely laid out and the photos look great on coated paper stock. Arnold’s writing is graceful and knowledgeable."