It's The Holidays!

It's The Holidays!

Who doesn't love holiday films? In this select playlist, enjoy snapshots, podcast episodes and more that celebrate everything having to do with the holiday season.

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It's The Holidays!
  • Ep. 240 - James Newton Howard's 'The Nutcracker'

    "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms," a 2018 fantasy film, offers a reimagining of the classic holiday tale and Tchaikovsky's ballet. James Newton Howard's score serves as a bridge between the traditional and the modern, drawing upon Tchaikovsky's iconic melodies while injecting contemporary symp...

  • Ep. 212 - Alan Silvestri's 'The Polar Express'

    This is such a magical score, which is why we love doing this in concert. Filled with warmth, adventure, and hope, Silvestri's work here is a magnificent example of his composing virtuosity in another wonderful collaboration collaboration between him and Zemeckis. Enjoy the three cues presented i...

  • Ep. 200 - Graeme Revell's 'Strange Days' (feat. Lori Carson)

    In our 200th episode, we felt it appropriate to end with one of our favorite Kathryn Bigelow cyberpunk thrillers. Released in the mid-90s, we love the film's grittiness, in addition to making MiniDiscs really go mainstream. Celebrating the turn of the millennium, this scene comes at the end when ...

  • The Polar Express™ in Concert - Trailer

    This holiday season…. Believe! CineConcerts, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announces another once-in-a-lifetime concert event: The Polar Express in Concert, which will bring the Oscar® nominated holiday classic to concert halls worldwide. It will feature a live symphony orch...

  • Ep. 44 - Bruce Broughton's 'Miracle on 34th Street'

    In this episode, Justin talks about two scenes featuring Bruce Broughton’s great score to Les Mayfield’s 1994 remake to the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street!

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  • Ep. 5 - Alan Silvestri's 'Dutch'

    Enjoy this beautiful, jazzy main title cue from the 1991 film 'Dutch'.

    In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list ...

  • Ep. 45 - John Debney's 'Elf'

    In this episode, Justin talks about two scenes featuring John Debney’s wonderful score to Jon Favreau’s 2003 adventure comedy film, Elf starring Will Ferrell.

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  • Elf in Concert Trailer

    Nobody spreads Christmas cheer quite like Buddy the Elf! This holiday season, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment announce another once-in-a-lifetime concert event: Elf in Concert, bringing the timeless holiday classic to cities worldwide.


  • Ep. 119 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Ray Charles)

    Who doesn't love this quintessential Thanksgiving movie? We miss John Candy terribly, and I think we can all agree this is one of his best performances ever.

    So much could be said about the genius of John Hughes. This is as classic as you can get. Enjoy this snapshot featuring the legendary Ray...

  • Ep. 122 - Michael Kamen's 'Die Hard'

    The following cues are within this 14-minute sequence from the best Christmas movie ever, "Die Hard"

    Cues: "Going After John Again," "Have a Few Laughs", "Don't Shoot!", "Welcome to the Party", "The Fight Begins", and "The Fight"

    Nothing compares to this ultimate 1988 holiday classic directed b...

  • Ep. 147 - Danny Elfman's 'The Family Man'

    If you want to watch a feel-good Christmas family movie, 'Family Man' takes the cake as one of our favorites. Of course, the icing on the cake is the incredibly warm and heartfelt score by Danny Elfman which almost heightens nearly every scene in the film.

    With an all-star cast including gCage,...

  • Ep. 156 - John Williams' 'Home Alone'

    We think it is fair to say that the 1990 Chris Columbus film 'Home Alone' is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Produced by the great John Hughes, it was nominated for multiple awards including two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

    The opening of the film de...

  • Ep. 201 - Alan Silvestri's 'The Polar Express' - Happy Holidays (2022)

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

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