Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Movie Lovers

December 25, 2013

Gandalf Santa - Happy Holidays

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Froehliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a variety of interesting movies to choose from (we suggest American Hustle, Anchorman 2 or The Hobbit). News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at full speed for 2014.

While there's another Hobbit movie, Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and Secret Life of Walter Mitty as the big players this Christmas, next year they've already scheduled some intriguing movies for the holiday week. Opening on Christmas Day in 2014 are: Disney's ensemble musical Into the Woods, Ben Stiller in the sequel Night at the Museum 3, and Angelina Jolie's movie Unbroken. In addition, Quvenzhané Wallis' musical Annie opens a week earlier, along with the long-awaited conclusion The Hobbit: There and Back Again. We hope everyone has a fun, relaxing holiday break in the meantime. Merry Christmas!

Main teaser photo of Gandalf / Ian McKellen as Santa originally found on twitter thanks to @EricVespe.

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    Merry Christmas Alex, the rest of the team, and all you readers! Thanks for another great year of movie news and interesting discussion across these pages.
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    So, Christmas movies people? Die Hard 1,2 Home Alone 1,2,3 Christmas Vacation Elf ....Iron Man 3?
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Alex Billington, Ethan Anderton, Joey Magidson, the readers of and fans of cinema everywhere.
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    Best to everyone this holiday and for 2014.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays FS crew and fellow readers! Looking forward to the next year in film and for the coverage you guys bring on this website! Hope everyone has a great one! And I'll see you all next year! I'm going to watch my favorite guilty pleasure Christmas movie "Jingle all the Way!"
  • Merry Chrimbo Firstshowers folks, I fell asleep on the sofa so never made it on here. Did manage to make a card in advance, Bad Santa style. Hope you got to hang out with the folk you love and take a break.
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    Merry christmas and a happy new year to all! Here's to a great year, both in film and in personal life!
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    Alex & Co, thanks for everything this year - news, reviews, articles, scoops and your sheer enthusiasm. have a great one, look back over this year's films, and catch up with your favourites, guilty pleasures and a few new surprises over the holidays! a very merry Christmas to all writers, contributors and readers! hope it brings you everything you wanted, plus a little bit more. (late to the party, due to meat comas, drink drowning and general excess.)




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