When Get Out is mentioned, the idea of the film as a great Christmas movie probably isn’t the first that comes to mind – although director Jordan Peele is certainly able to offer up some persuasive arguments. The satirical horror movie is one of the biggest hits of the year, both from a critical and commercial perspective, helping to propel the horror genre to its biggest year ever.
That said, Get Out‘s position within horror has sometimes been the subject for debate. The film leans heavily into social satire alongside its horror trappings, with a biting tone that allowed the film to earn itself a best musical or comedy nomination at the Golden Globes. Jordan Peele’s suitable response to eyebrows raised over the nomination was to state that Get Out is a documentary, before going on to further delve into discussions of the film’s genre.
Although the film expertly straddles a number of different tones, it’s still hard to think of the film as a Christmas movie. However, Peele himself has definitely made a good case for it, after being asked on Twitter about whether the film could be counted as a festive film. The director’s response gives a number of examples of how Get Out could be counted as a Christmas film, include the inclusion of deer and “a bunch of snowflakes.”
Let’s see… there’s a man with a white beard, multiple deer, a fire place, a bunch of snowflakes, and a guy named Chris goes down a dark hole! I’d say go for it! https://t.co/HjjDIE6Hzn
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) December 25, 2017
Peele’s approval will no doubt go down well with those that have had an itching to rewatch Get Out over the holiday period, or those who want to share the film with family or loved ones. Then again, given how well-received Get Out has been as a whole, it’s not like there’s an excuse needed to watch the film once more, Christmas movie or not.
This isn’t the only time that Peele has been happy to roll with a fan’s ideas about Get Out. One famous fan theory that surrounds the film is that it is actually a secret sequel to 1999’s Being John Malkovich, with the theory based around the plot similarities and the fact that both films star Catherine Keener. When Peele discussed the possibility of the film as a sequel to Being John Malkovich, he was more than happy to say that the fan theory is true.
The fact that Get Out has been able to inspire so much discussion is one of the reasons why the film has gained such a strong reputation since its release, and it’s fair to say that it has earned such acclaim as being named one of the AFI movies of the year. Whether the film manages to become a Christmas classic, however, remains to be seen.
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