Any who say this isn't a Christmas movie, well i disagree. What do we have in this splendid boys own, Alistair Maclean war time adventure?
Well, we have a lovely Bavarian village - similar to a Christmas market, Ingrid Pitt serving Schnapps and mulled wine, alpine trees, twinkling Christmas lights in the form of a myriad of explosions and snow. Lots of snow, meaning there's a one in four chance it's set in December anyway.
As for the film...it's fantastic. A holiday treat, endlessly watchable. Clint Eastwood at his coolest, Richard Burton who actually out cools Clint, a plot that twists and turns and at some points really does make you ask 'What the fuck?' and a final hour of all out action. Shit really blows up in this film!
Where Eagles Dare - The ultimate Christmas movie. It ain't Christmas until Clint says "Hello".