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12/15/2004: Random holiday season musing....

Given that most of the action in the film (with the exception of the first scene) takes place between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, why is it that The Thin Man isn't thought of as a Christmas movie?

I treat it as such; there are three things I have to watch during the holiday season:

  • Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (the Chuck Jones animated TV special, not the Jim Carrey movie)
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol
  • The Thin Man

Len on 12.15.04 @ 06:45 PM CST


Replies: 3 comments

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2004 at 7:40 PM CST, SadPunk said

I suspect The Thin Man isn't shown on TV every year mainly because it was made right after Prohibition ended, and so every single person in it is drinking 100% of the time. Great movie, though.

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2004 at 8:41 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

That and (getting back to my question of why it hasn't caught on as a holiday movie) a movie (even one with the sharp comedic edge of "The Thin Man") with dead bodies turning up with a certain regularity is probably not considered sufficiently "Christmasy" for general consumption.

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2004 at 11:31 PM CST, SadPunk said

Dunno about that; "Die Hard" seems to show up with some regularity around this time of year. Or maybe I'm imagining it.

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