12 Winter’s Tales: Short Films for the Holidays
These seasonal video treats, all available on YouTube, are sure to get you into the holiday spirit.
It’s December, and that means it’s time to roll some excellent short films that celebrate the holiday season. Whether you like to curl up by the fire with a special someone or party with a hundred of your closest friends, whether you enjoy sipping a little eggnog or downing lots of blended scotch, and whether you love a kitschy seasonal sweater or think that mistletoe is a four-letter word, we probably have a film for you.
As with our “13 Fright Bites” Halloween collection, these films all clock in at under 30 minutes. And the list is not meant to be a “best of”—rather, it’s a broad selection of good stuff: live action, animation, and musical numbers that range from touching to (borderline) tasteless, thoughtful to funny, and right-on-the-red-nose of the holiday spirit to dashing away from it.
Now sit back, turn off that Yule log video, and cozy up to the glow of your computer screen.
Alert readers may have noticed that we packed more than 12 films into our holiday list—there were just too many to choose from! And many more great short films are to be found and shared on YouTube. Or why not pick up a camera and make your own holiday short?
December 12, 2014
Marquee image: Robert Blatherwick