Thursday, December 21, 2023

The James Bond Film That Is Secretly a Christmas Movie

In an earlier post this month, I included the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as one of my three favorite Christmas movies.

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The film was released during the 1969 Christmas season and largely takes place during the snowy Christmas holiday in Switzerland where James Bond encounters the criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. 

Below is a link to the film's trailer:

 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - Official Trailer - George Lazenby Bond Movie HD (

Liam Gaughan at also noted that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a surprisingly great Christmas movie.    

A movie fan’s favorite James Bond actor is a very personal decision that is largely dependent upon when they grew up with the character. It’s very easy to associate Ian Fleming’s 007 with the version of the character that you were introduced to first. Younger viewers who grew up with Daniel Craig’s Bond may associate the character with his darker attributes, while older viewers who were introduced to Bond through Roger Moore’s films might think of him as a slightly goofier character. While every actor who has played 007 has their fans, the cheering section for George Lazenby’s version of Bond may not be very significant. Lazenby only got one chance to play Bond, but his screen debut in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was certainly a memorable one. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service isn’t just one of the best Bond films ever made; it’s also a surprisingly great Christmas movie. 

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:   

The James Bond Film That Is Secretly a Christmas Movie (

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