Feeling more Charlie Brown than Linus this holiday season? We got you. This month, our stocking is overstuffed with a triple threat of VHS cheer sure to make your Grinch heart grow three sizes.
First, celebrate the 30th anniversary of SCROOGED (1988), the definitive decadent 80s’ take on Dickens. Bobcat Goldthwait plays Cratchit to Bill Murray’s black-hearted TV humbug gone soft with holiday feels after visits by the ghosts of… oh, you know. Richard Donner directs a joyous cast including Karen Allen, Carol Kane, David Johansen, the brothers Murrary, and more.
Then, it’s EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS (1977). Take a trip back to Frogtown Hollow, where the flora freezes and the fauna play music. Emmet and Ma struggle to get by but find holiday cheer in a motley woodland hootenanny. Muppet magic made for TV still brings it home with notable notes by Paul Williams
Finally, hide your food, hide your water, it’s GREMLINS (1984)! The best story about the worst Christmas present ever is back to terrorize your holiday. Cute, creepy, cartoonish — this one has it all, including the perfect cast of character actors you’d expect from a Joe Dante joint.
Jingle all the way to Freddy’s for a triple feature frolic with Happy Hour at the bar. But enjoy your last drink before midnight or else we’re all toast!