WANT to ruin someone’s favourite Christmas film by making them feel crap about enjoying it? Share these opinions:
‘Love Actually celebrates stalking’
Alright, so all the secret filming that Mark does of Juliet is creepy, as is turning up at her house, telling her to lie to her husband and declaring his love for her. But the heartwarming scene with the kid running through the airport is wonderful, so let’s just pretend it’s all very romantic and not focus on the weird bits, OK?
‘Home Alone glorifies violence’
Maybe it’s true that if you got smacked in the face with a tin of paint or set on fire you’d be severely injured or dead, neither of which is funny. But why not suspend your disbelief for 90 minutes, you po-faced misery? It’s not a documentary. What lunatic would take 11 children on holiday for Christmas, after all?
‘Bridget Jones promotes sexist fat shaming’
Yeah, there are a lot of jokes about Bridget being fat and she’s sexually harassed by her boss. But it’s just a film, and one from the 90s at that. Times were different then. Oh right, you’re genuinely cross about all that and are going to point out every instance of misogyny in the film while the rest of us try to enjoy the good bits. Why don’t you piss off and read a book or something?
‘Elf others tall people’
Elf is funny because Buddy’s the odd one out amongst the elves due to being tall. Oh, you don’t think it’s humorous in the slightest. Buddy is othered and discriminated against by the elf community because he is different? It’s basically a film about festive hate crimes, is it? You really need to lighten up, mate.
‘Die Hard isn’t a Christmas film’
Look, just f**k off, yeah?