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Egerton on Rewatching Christmas Movies as an Adult: Yahoo Entertainment

Visual and Media Arts associate professor and filmmaker Owen Egerton contributed to the article “We all had a favorite Christmas movie as kids. Rewatching as an adult, things can get weird.”

From Home Alone and Jack Frost to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys and The Santa Clause, there is plenty to reexamine through an adult lens.

You watch The Santa Clause, and you’re like Oh, wait a second. They kill Santa. There’s plenty of time to render medical aid if a man pulls up your roof and he’s dying on your front lawn. Tim Allen does none of it!

Christmastime comes around and we double them up. We love these movies, and we return to movies as a tradition that we’ve watched several times before.

Read the Yahoo Entertainment piece.

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