To commemorate the season of stuff that hits Western countries like a wave of commercial Santa scent, I thought the first Friday Film Pick for December should be festive. What Would Jesus Buy? (Rob Van Alkemade, USA, 2007, 90min) is a funny and inspiring holiday road-trip documentary that follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Christmas Choir as they sing their anti-consumer carols in shopping malls, churches, parking lots and motels across the USA.
I’m a sucker for the old Christmas classics, like Bing’s White Christmas, for guilty-pleasure reasons that are somehow easily justified when I find myself knee-deep in seasonal cheer (commercial or otherwise). But what about critical Christmas flicks? I began a list and got to… one. I know there’s more out there, so feel free to comment below if you know of any, and in the meantime, find What Would Jesus Buy? at iTunes (and netflix if you’re in the USA), put on an ugly sweater and some thick socks, pour a hot toddy and enjoy!