Christmas on the Screen | Reviewing the Evolution of American Spirituality (Zukowski)
In the Spirit of Christmas
From Miracle on 34th Street to Love Actually, generations of Christmas films tell us about American spirituality and social values:
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas weighs materialism against community.
- The Polar Express tests the wonder of miracles in an age of cynicism.
- And Die Hard (yes, Die Hard) wrestles with the impact of broken relationships on holiday joy.
In Christmas on the Screen, journalist John A. Zukowski takes readers on a tour of Christmas films and American values, asking the question, “What does Christmas mean to us?”
Bring the popcorn and hang some holly for this exploration of beloved movies!
About the Author
John A. Zukowski is a freelance writer and journalist who specializes in spirituality and pop culture. His 2018 article, "Hollywood, not the Grinch, ruined Christmas movies by replacing spiritual with mundane," was published by USA Today.
Paperback: 256 pages
You can watch John discuss "Spirituality and Pop Culture" — focusing on Christmas movies — in this webinar held with the United Church of Christ: