The Fourth Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films – Door 6

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Door 6 of The Fourth Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films  and maybe it’s time to sort out that Christmas shopping.

We could head to the mall. Except we don’t tend to call them that in the UK. I think we’d be more likely to refer to them as Shopping Centres. And we don’t call police officers ‘cops’. We’d probably call them …erm… police officers.

Paul Blart: Shopping Centre Police Officer would be a rubbish name for a movie. Fortunately the 2009 Kevin James comedy is very much a US product so it’s actually called Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Which still doesn’t sound much like a movie I’d want to see, but it is better than Paul Blart: Shopping Centre Police Officer.

And see it I did. In order to write this post. Although it turns out I had already seen it years ago. I just didn’t remember. It’s that kind of movie.

I mean it’s fine. It’s not offensive. It’s quite funny at times. But it’s the kind of movie you might enjoy for 90 minutes and then never think of again.

Unless, for some inexplicable reason you spend every December compiling a list of movies that are a bit Christmas(ish).

Then you might watch it again.

Score for Christmasishness

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It’s set in a mall on Black Friday, so while not actually set at Christmas, it all looks very Christmassy. Plus all the bad guys use reindeer names as their codenames. Also it plays a bit like a parody of Die Hard at times. Which is the ultimate Christmas(ish) movie. So it would be fair to say Paul Blart: Mall Cop is fairly Christmas(ish).

  17 comments for “The Fourth Annual James Proclaims Advent Calendar of Christmas(ish) Films – Door 6

  1. December 6, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Mall content with this movie?

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    • December 6, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Definitely content

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  2. December 6, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    You are not the only person to have reviewed this amazing film:

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/36222206/posts/11451

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    • December 6, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      I think that speaks volumes for the quality of this movie

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  3. December 6, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    There’s nothing ish about Die Hard.

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    • December 6, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      I’m aware of the Die Hard debate, but my view is that if the movie could be set at another time of year and still work, it’s Christmas(ish). Die Hard has some solid Christmas movie credentials but it’s also the movie that kind of inspired me to start doing this feature so if I don’t disagree with you then I’ll be openly admitting to wasting my time every December…

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      • December 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm

        John McClain was flying to LA specifically because it was Christmas. If not for Christmas the office party wouldn’t have been taking place, and the employees wouldn’t have stayed late at work, hence the terrorists wouldn’t have had anyone to take hostage. Without Christmas Die Hard would be nothing more than boring security footage of a skyscraper in LA. I point all of this out merely to drive home the fact that your life really is meaningless, which you probably already suspected. You’re welcome.

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      • December 6, 2020 at 5:22 pm

        Thank you for your contribution. Short of taking a building hostage at another time of year I can’t disprove your argument. So when I do just that next summer, I hope you can live with the consequences.

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      • December 6, 2020 at 5:39 pm

        You’re welcome. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will survive.

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  4. December 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    There’s even a sequel!

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    • December 6, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      I’ve heard of it but not yet had the pleasure.

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  5. December 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    It made me want a Segue so badly!

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    • December 6, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      In many ways it’s ‘The Fast and The Furious’ for Segues

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  6. December 6, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I have never seen this film – something tells me I never will…

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    • December 7, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      And yet it’s equally possible that you have seen it and you’ve already forgotten

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  7. December 7, 2020 at 3:32 am

    To continue the Die Hard Debate Die Hard 2 Is also a Christmas-ish movie I won’t spoil it as to why. As to Mall Cop. I saw it and it was 90 easily forgotten minutes

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    • December 7, 2020 at 6:28 am

      Both Die Hard and Die Hard 2 have made this list in previous years. Paul Blart: Mall Cop only makes the cut because I’m scraping the Christmas(ish) barrel these days

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