Edward Scissorhands Is In Fact A Christmas Movie And Here's Why
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Edward Scissorhands Is In Fact A Christmas Movie And Here's Why

A sad tragic love story provides a message of accepting differences- a perfect theme to remember during the holidays

Edward Scissorhands Is In Fact A Christmas Movie And Here's Why

As the Christmas season is beginning you may start to listen to Christmas songs and watch some memorable Christmas movies. Did you ever think about Edward Scissorhands as being a Christmas movie? For me Edward Scissorhands is in fact a Christmas movie.

Let's start off by my own personal definition of a Christmas film. A Christmas movie for me has to take place on or around Christmas and needs to have the Christmas message of love and peace. With Edward Scissorhands being different from the rest of the characters in the film the theme of understanding differences with each other is a perfect message to remember for Christmas. I will begin with a summary on Edward Scissorhands and why it is a Christmas movie to me with specific plot references. I will warn you that a spoiler alert is in effect.

Edward Scissorhands directed by Tim Burton starred a very young Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder is a sad tragic love story. The story centers around a man named Edward Scissorhands who was created by an inventor who passed away before finishing him up and left him with scissors as hands. Edward is found when a local Avon lady named Peg finds him in his mansion that is next to her neighborhood and takes him home to stay with her family. Edward is shown as innocent and naive as a result of being isolated. Kim who is Peg's daughter starts to feel empathetic toward Edward.

On Christmas, the neighbors think that Edward is a monster when he wrecks havoc in the neighborhood. Only Kim knows that the acts Edward did was all a misunderstanding and she knows the truth and tells Edward to run when the village wants to kill Edward. With that being said, Edward goes back to his mansion and has decided he must seclude himself from society.

Although Christmas is not at the center crust of this story, I still consider it to be a Christmas movie. The argument of why it is a Christmas movie is with a special scene. There is a beautiful Christmas tree the family puts up and later Kim is dancing in fake snow that Edward has created for Kim in their yard. The fake snow happens as a result of Edward making an angel ice sculpture with his scissors. Even though Edward is hiding and never comes back down from the mansion after he left on Christmas, he still makes it snow for Kim every night on Christmas. The special thing about this is how Kim who is much very younger tells the story of Edward Scissorhands to her granddaughter as a bedtime story.

The final moment of the film shows Kim who is now much older tells her granddaughter how she still dances in the snow that Edward creates for her. The film then ends with a flashback to a young Kim who danced to the fake snow Edward created for her for the first time. The central message of loving someone for who they are is what the audience learns from this movie, a perfect message to remember for the holiday season. Like it or not, Edward Scissorhands is in fact a Christmas movie to me.

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