Gremlins takes place at Christmas
Gremlins opens with Randall Peltzer going to Chinatown to find a Christmas gift for his son, Billy.
Peltzer ends up with Gizmo, the ultra-cute Mogwai (cuter than baby Yoda) which reinforces the message that a pet is for life – not just for Christmas.
As more Mogwai spawn and the film descends into chaos we’re given constant reminders of the season such as Gizmo playing the keyboard with a Santa hat on, the evil Gremlins singing Christmas carols, and getting merry in the pub (something we’ve all been guilty of).
Every good Christmas movie has to have a villain and it needs to be a character who’s determined to ruin the festive mood.
In this case it’s Stripe, the ring leader of the no-so-cute reptilian Gremlins who could be called anti-elves.
Of course, like all good Christmas films such as Frozen and The Grinch, Gremlins has its own line of merchandise such as action figures, Gizmo plush toys, and a whole range of movie mementos to collect – perfect for Christmas gift ideas.
So, what do you think? Is Gremlins a Christmas movie or not? Let us know in the comment section.