Christmas at the Movies by Mark Connelly
Images of Christmas in American, British and European Cinema (Cinema and Society)

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Whether we love or hate it, Christmas has always played a special role in the cinema, and Christmas movies like "It’s a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" have a special place in popular affections. They almost constitute a mini-cinematic genre. So what does Christmas in the movies mean to societies across the Anglo-Saxon and European world and what does it have to say about them? The contributors to this book take a good look at popular Christmas films, decoding the messages they convey about preoccupations and attitudes internationally and about the different societies that produce them.

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Published January 6, 2001 by I. B. Tauris. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction