Book Review: Letters From Father Christmas (1976)

A huge aspect of the life of JRR Tolkien was the relationship between his work and his children. His works like The Hobbit were initially written as children’s stories that he read to his four children. This relationship lived on in the work of his son Christopher Tolkien who dedicated his entire life to sortingContinue reading “Book Review: Letters From Father Christmas (1976)”

HUMMEL Review: Fatman (2020)

“Christmas is a farce, I am a joke.” – Mel Gibson’s Santa I was on board for this movie the moment I heard the premise of Mel Gibson portraying a gritty Santa Claus. I have a deep and abiding enjoyment for Mel Gibson as a cultural figure as a filmmaker. I’m fascinated by his artisticContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Fatman (2020)”

Review: The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)

I have no earthly clue what metric one should go about judging the Christmas Chronicle films on Netflix. They’re too sentimental to be ironic. They’re too gimmicky to be dramatic. Their casting of Kurt Russell as Santa Claus feels like a joke (much like Mel Gibson in his upcoming Santa film Fatman). They just don’tContinue reading “Review: The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)”