Saturday 19th December

Jack Frost

Director: Troy Miller
Year: 1998
Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross

I wanted to watch a schmaltzy Hollywood Christmas movie, and I make no apologies for that. As I STILL have a cold, I could blame it on that - but actually I just wanted to see snow, lots of lights and sentimentality, OK?

Every review I read of this said it was awful. Even that couldn't put me off. And I'm glad it didn't, as I quite enjoyed this. That's not to say it was in any way exemplary, but it was what I wanted.

Jack Frost (yes, really) is a musician who doesn't spend enough time with his son. When he dies in a car accident, he comes back as a snowman (again, yes, really) to try and right the wrongs he did his son. Unlike Jingle all the Way, the film doesn't try to be "ordinary" at any point. It just takes an idea and runs with it. It's so Hollywood-Christmas, in fact, that even the bully turns out to be a good guy really. Bad, but good bad.

Rating: 3 out of 5

PS Was just looking on IMDB and found Jack Frost the horror/ fantasy film - now I'm intrigued...

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.