A Christmas List

This time, I’m making a list of stuff I’m gonna be watching related to Christmas. Unlike Halloween, it’s not restricted just to horror.

I don’t have games this time. The only one that comes to mind is Parasite Eve, but I’d need to set up my PC to play PS1 games (Squeenix doesn’t get my money after what they did to Aya and PE with 3rd Birthday and their refusal to fix it). Other than that, I’m playing Genshin Impact which has a new snowy update which is the closest thing to counting.

I’m also not watching anything associated with Disney due to how they’ve treated Polaris UNLESS I already own the film or show on DVD/Blu-Ray and can watch it with that.

I welcome any suggestions. If they aren’t from a company I’m not touching, I’ll check them out and maybe add them to the list if they appeal to me.

Here’s my list!

Update: Crossed out is what I’ve watched so far. Asterisk was added later.

Movies

  • Die Hard
  • Die Hard 2
  • Gremlins
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • Black Christmas (2006)*
  • Black Christmas (2019) (maybe; already saw it in theaters)
  • Christmas Presence (Shudder)
  • Christmas Evil (Shudder)
  • All the Creatures Were Stirring (Shudder)
  • Let It Snow (Netflix)
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
  • Scrooged
  • The Children (2008/2009)
  • Anna and the Apocalypse
  • Nutcracker: The Motion Picture
  • Happy Christmas
  • A Christmas Story (maybe)

TV show episodes/specials

  • Seasons of Belief (Tales From the Darkside)
  • And All Through the House (Tales From the Crypt)
  • Creepshow Holiday Special
  • Night of the Meek (Twilight Zone)
  • A Traveler (Twilight Zone 2019, maybe)
  • White Christmas (Black Mirror)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original cartoon)
  • The Christmas Invasion (Doctor Who) (maybe other Davies/Chibnall specials too)
  • Jingle Hell (Charmed 2018)
  • A Solstice Carol (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Antisocial Climbers (Daria)
  • Depth Takes a Holiday (Daria)

Hey all! I have a question. Since I wouldn’t have time to do it this year, this is mainly a question for next year.

A few years back, I thought of writing and commissioning things of Polaris and Scarlet Witch playing on the fact they’re green and red, Christmas colors.

Now, here’s the thing (which is obvious to people who know the characters): as daughters of Magneto, they’re both Jewish. They haven’t really displayed following Judaism very much to my knowledge, aside from Peter David writing a couple lines here and there of Lorna speaking Hebrew phrases.

So my question is this. Without using the Christ part of “Christmas” and sticking to things like Santa, the tree (which actually has pagan roots), elves, reindeer, etc, would it be acceptable or offensive to do anything with Lorna and Wanda tying into the holiday? Are there caveats where it would be acceptable if certain conditions are met?

I apologize in advance if even asking these questions upsets and offends anyone. I’ve gone the past few years keeping them to myself, but now I feel it’s better for me to ask and clear up any uncertainty than to wonder if it’s acceptable and I’m just being overly cautious.