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Mykle's Holiday Picks

Jump into some holiday entertainment with a mix of traditional and some barely holiday-related media.

Love actually

DVD MOVIE COMEDY Love

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague.

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An amazing ensemble cast of interconnected characters experiencing love and Xmas.
- Mykle

Elf

DVD MOVIE COMEDY Elf

A human that thinks he's an elf goes to New York to meet his biological father then saves Xmas.

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Great performances by James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, and Will Ferrell.
- Mykle

Batman returns

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Batman

Batman must face the Penguin and Catwoman in this nightmarish tale.

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What's Xmas without Batman? Hilarious performances from Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Danny DeVito.
- Mykle

Die hard

DVD MOVIE ACTION Die

A team of terrorists has seized a building in L.A. and taken hostages. A New York cop, in town to spend Christmas with his estranged wife, is the only hope for the people held by the savage criminals.

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The best Xmas movie ever made.
- Mykle

Bad Santa

DVD MOVIE COMEDY Bad

A heartwarming tale of a Mall-Santa/master thief falling in love and bringing joy to all the children.

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An Xmas staple.
- Mykle

We wish you a metal Xmas and a headbanging New Year.

COMPACT DISC CR We A16

An all hard rock and metal compilation of favorite holiday songs.

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Crank it up to 11. Your neighbors will love it.
- Mykle

How the Grinch stole Christmas

Seuss, Dr.

j394.2663 Seuss

The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway. Could Christmas be more than presents?

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Classic.
- Mykle

The Polar Express

Van Allsburg, Chris.

j394.2663 VanAllsburg

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

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A classic Xmas read.
- Mykle

The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Andersen

With a single kiss, a young maid saves her beloved from the Snow Queen's icy imprisonment. When splinters from an evil troll's magic mirror get into the heart and eye of Kai, he is tricked into accompanying the Snow Queen to her palace, and only the innocence and kindness of Gerda's heart can save him.The inspiration for Frozen, Hans Christian's Andersen's "The Snow Queen" is one of the most beloved fairy tales in history

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The book that inspired the Disney film, Frozen.
- Mykle

Lethal weapon

DVD MOVIE ACTION Lethal

Two Vietnam-vets-turned cops have only one thing in common : they both hate to work with partners, but when a routine murder investigation turns into a no holds barred war with an international heroin ring their partnership becomes the key to survival.

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Classic. The older I get, the less I relate to Riggs and the more I relate to Murtaugh.
- Mykle

Edward Scissorhands

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Edward

Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pasted paradise known as Suburbia. DVD.

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Heartwarming and heartbreaking story.
- Mykle

Gremlins

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Gremlins

Billy Peltzer's father buys him a new cuddly pet. But heed these three warnings: Don't ever get him wet. Keep him away from bright light. And the most important thing, the one thing you must never forget: no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs ... never, never feed him after midnight.

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Fall in love with Gizmo while drinking egg nog by the fire. Watch Gremlins 2 for more Gizmo. He gets even cuter!
- Mykle

Kiss kiss bang bang

DVD MOVIE COMEDY Kiss

While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition. He does so well he gets to go to Hollywood. While there, Harry pursues a girl he loved in high school and ends up getting caught up in twisted murder mystery. His only chance of getting out alive is a private detective named Gay Perry, who also works as a consultant for movies.

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Xmas crime with Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer? Yes, please.
- Mykle

Black Christmas.

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house. One of the earliest examples of a slasher film, this creepy holiday classic is sure to terrify and delight classic horror lovers everywhere.

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Fair warning: this is a dark slasher film but it's a classic and it happens over Xmas break.
- Mykle

Scrooged

DVD MOVIE COMEDY Scrooged

Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways.

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Bill Murray's second-best holiday film is a fun take on an old classic.
- Mykle

The nightmare before Christmas

jDVD Nightmare

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, gets bored and kidnaps Santa after he learns of the wonder of Christmas. Digitally restored and remastered.

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One of the best films of all time. The original soundtrack is super catchy too.
- Mykle