As the eggnog flows tonight, many of you will go to old holiday standbys like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story,” while others will run to counter-programming favorites like “Die Hard” and “Lethal Weapon.” Imagine, if you can, a world where auteurs like Werner Herzog and Lars von Trier would have directed a holiday film with a scene set on Christmas morning and you’ll be keyed into Foregrounds Media’s hilarious mindset.
Thanks to the fine folks at No Film School, we have two clever and funny videos, titled “The Auteurs of Christmas,” that port the iconic styles of directors like Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Jean-Luc Godard, Herzog and von Trier, over to a Christmas morning scene. This is how you get to slow-motion shots of a young boy walking in slow-motion to the tune of the Rolling Stones – Scorsese, naturally – and shots of a child opening presents as hilarious wonderfully Herzogian narration plays over the proceedings.
The two videos together run just over a total of six minutes. Watch both volumes of “The Auteurs of Christmas” below and let us know which director was your favorite.