Film Review: 101 Dalmatians (1961)

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When it comes to the festive period, you can be sure of a few cinematic staples. The big screen will be ruled by a major single franchise release – currently The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies – while the small screen will get bogged down into the annual routine of repetitive festive films surrounding Santa.

Whether it’s Edmund Gwen, Tim Allen or Paul Giamatti, Santa’s workshop will be regularly brought to life as the big day draws closer. But for me, it’s when you move away from the direct and obvious tale of the man in the red suit and look at the films that tackle the underlying meaning of Christmas rather than just the visuality of it that you really start to find the magic and wonder of this time of year.
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