It’s day 19 of our very own special Christmas Movie Advent Calendar, the Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown. Join with us as we continue to countdown to Christmas with a new movie to watch each day as the days get ever closer to the big day. All films are availble via various streaming and terrestrial TV services.
Day 19 – Gremlins (NOWTV)
Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. ‘Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.
In a film that went head to head with Ghostbusters at the cinema, this perfect Christmas tonic to the lovely meaning of Christmas is disrupted by Stripe and the gang as they destroy everything in their path as Gizmo and Billy (Zach Galligan) attempt to save the town from the carnage. There is simply so much to love here, so many clasisc moments from Snow White at the cinema, Phoebe Cates why she hates Christmas dialogue to Gizmo charging around in a Barbie car and all the violent ends to the Gremlins that caused so much controversy in the UK with BBFC when it was released. It’s yet another huge hit movie from Spielberg and Joe Dante. So settle in and remember no matter how much they plead, how much they cry don’t ever feed them after midnight…
If you’re behind on the countdown you can catch up via the links below the poster. Enjoy.
Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown