The Fourth Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films – Door 5

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Door 5 of The Third Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films and perhaps it’s time to take it easy.

Maybe kick back and relax in a hot tub.

But don’t drink any Russian energy drinks while you’re in there or you may end up travelling back in time to the eighties.

And if none of what I’ve written above makes any sense then neither does the plot of 2010’s Hot Tub Time Machine.

But ‘making sense’ isn’t really the movie’s raison d’être.

It’s really just played for laughs and to be fair they do come thick and fast.

This won’t be to everyone’s tastes.

You don’t have to be a teenage boy to enjoy this, but it probably helps.

As  a fully grown adult I still quite enjoyed aspects of this, but as a fifteen-year old I would have loved it.

Score for Christmasishness

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Christmas is never explicitly mentioned so perhaps there are no links to the festive season really. But, the bit of the movie set in the 1980’s (which to be fair is most of the movie) appears to be taking place during something called Winter Fest. And while Winter Fest may have nothing to do with Christmas at all, it does all look quite Christmassy. So, while it may be a bit of a stretch, I think it’s reasonable to infer that this movie is a bit Christmas(ish).

  8 comments for “The Fourth Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films – Door 5

  1. December 5, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    One of those jumpers looks a teeny bit Christmassy. That’s either a Christmas decoration or a nit comb in the middle!

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  2. December 5, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    you seem to be bubbling over with enthusiasm for this film. Time to calm down.

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    • December 5, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      Yes it is about time

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  3. December 6, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Everyone who has recommended this movie to me has been a teenage boy at heart. I dunno, sounds kinda fun. In keeping with a previous post it’s worth noting that two of the actors in the picture play characters in the US version of the Office.

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    • December 6, 2020 at 5:45 am

      They do – hadn’t noticed that before. This is nothing like the Office but it is very funny

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  4. December 6, 2020 at 3:04 am

    This is a great movie. It excels at being stupid and never apologizes. I live for that kind of stuff

    Display Laughter Proudly.

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    • December 6, 2020 at 5:44 am

      There certainly aren’t many movies that are as consistently funny as this one

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