Jingle Hells

Jingle Hells

2 Episodes

Family got you down this holiday season? Commiserate with the poor, put-upon nephews in these incisive portraits of yuletide dysfunction. In his dryly funny short BAD NIGHT FOR THE BLUES, British director Chris Shepherd delves into his own family’s history to recreate a wild December night out with his daft, wine-swilling Tory aunt. Then, a teenage boy gets a jarring Christmastime awakening in Claude Jutra’s bittersweet Quebecois classic MON ONCLE ANTOINE, widely cited as the greatest Canadian film ever made.

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Jingle Hells
  • Bad Night for the Blues

    Episode 1

    Directed by Chris Shepherd • 2010 • United Kingdom

    It’s a holiday to remember—or not—when a young man joins his dotty elderly aunt for a Christmas party at her local Conservative Club, where the wine is flowing, the bingo is heated, and the cracks in the genteel facade start to show.

  • Mon oncle Antoine

    Episode 2

    Directed by Claude Jutra • 1971 • Canada
    Starring Jean Duceppe, Jacques Gagnon, Oliviette Thibault

    Claude Jutra’s evocative portrait of a boy’s coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec has been consistently cited by critics and scholars as the greatest Canadian film of all time. Delicate, natu...