• The best Christmas films of the 21st century
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    The best Christmas films of the 21st century

    Christmas lends itself very nicely to movie watching. Everyone has time to burn and the entire family is far too full of mince pies and lukewarm leftover turkey to actually muster the energy required to leave the sofa.With that in mind, Christmas films are an indispensable part of the cinema landscape. These are movies people often watch every single year and fall in love with over the course of time. The 21st century has yielded its fair share of festive classics, which already feel as essential to the Christmas experience as trees, presents and the year's most depressing episode of EastEnders.Read more: Things we learned from Paul Feig about Last ChristmasBut which is the best Christmas film of the 21st century? It's time to crunch the numbers. From a longlist of the major festive releases since 2000, we ranked them three times — based on global box office, Rotten Tomatoes critic score and the same site's audience score — and awarded points for the rankings.The result is a (theoretically) definitive list of the best the 21st century has to offer when it comes to Christmas viewing. So settle down with that advent calendar you promised yourself you wouldn't entirely consume before December even starts, and dive in.

  • Halloween horror sequel Trick 'R Treat 2 may be coming soon
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    Halloween horror sequel Trick 'R Treat 2 may be coming soon

    Michael Dougherty, writer-director of 2007's seasonal favourite, hopes to start sequel after 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters.'

  • The most terrifying Christmas monsters from around the world
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    The most terrifying Christmas monsters from around the world

    Grýla is a giantess whose favourite meal is child stew and every Christmas she comes to town looking for a slap-up feed. Translated as Black Peter, Piet is a favourite of the Netherlands, where he has come in for a bit of a bashing recently due to him being represented by people in blackface.

  • Nottingham Confused By Random Appearance In Hollywood Horror Movie
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    Nottingham Confused By Random Appearance In Hollywood Horror Movie

    Nottingham is finding itself thoroughly baffled over an appearance of its market square in the trailer for new horror-comedy ‘Krampus’. A frame of the Christmas market was spotted by the eagle-eyed son of a council employee, and now answers are being sought. A spokesperson for Nottingham City Council told the BBC: “We do give permission for people to film in the city all the time but they don’t always need permission, so if this footage already exists somewhere we wouldn’t necessarily know about it.

  • Trick ‘R Treat Director Discusses Sequel Plans
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    Trick ‘R Treat Director Discusses Sequel Plans

    Michael Dougherty, writer-director of modern cult hit ‘Trick ‘R Treat’ and upcoming Christmas horror ‘Krampus,’ has spoken of his plans for a follow-up to his Halloween-set breakthrough. The directorial debut of the ‘X-Men 2′ and ‘Superman Returns’ co-writer with a cast including Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker and Brian Cox, ‘Trick ‘R Treat’ is an anthology horror following four seperate stories occurring in a small middle-American town on the night of October 31st - each tale somehow linked by a sinister trick-or-treater known only as Sam. Dougherty tells IGN that the ‘Trick ‘R Treat’ sequel is “gonna happen.

  • Krampus Trailer Promises A Creepy Christmas
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    Krampus Trailer Promises A Creepy Christmas

    The second movie from Michael Dougherty, writer-director behind the instant Halloween classic ‘Trick ‘R Treat,’ looks set to make Yuletide every bit as terrifying as All Hallow’s Eve. Not so well known in the US and UK as he is in parts of Europe, legend tells us Krampus is the somewhat less friendly equivalent of Santa Claus - but where old Saint Nick rewards those who’ve been good, Krampus is there to punish the bad.