Christmas in L.A.?

Although we have no snow, Christmas in Los Angeles is a pretty exciting place. Who can forget Christmas Eve about twenty years ago when the terrorists tried to blow up the Nakatomi building in Century City? There was also that December in 1986 when a couple LAPD officers went on a bloodbath knocking off members of a heroine smuggling ring. And, I’m not sure if this is real or from a book, but there was the Bloody Christmas incident of 1951where some cops beat up a bunch of Hispanic prisoners…

I’m sure I’m overlooking a couple. But while I’m at it, after the jump I’m listing a handful of dramatic interpretations of L.A.’s Christmas’ past… take a look, and feel free to remind me of others in the comments.

  • L.A. Confidential
  • Friday After Next
  • Die Hard
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Go
  • Less Than Zero

Is there more?

4 Replies to “Christmas in L.A.?”

  1. Less Than Zero is barely a movie. Only two positive things came out of it: Robert Downey’s giving head for coke, and an original Glenn Danzig song.

    Kudos for ‘Friday After Next’.

  2. LA noir. I think they’re bottling the stuff for sale. Oh, that’s right – they already sell it… in movie form!!! Only in LA is Christmas remembered for the bizarre, bloody and twisted so often. Ok, maybe Northern Ireland is more so… maybe.

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