The Holly King

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Holidays with the Hancocks: too many presents, too much booze, a lot of tears. Youngest son Carson, now a filmmaker, explores the history of Christmas by filming holiday visits to his family. Along the way he finds the dying cult of Mithras, Yulegoats in Rio, anarchists and squatters, evangelocalism, a costume solstice party, sleighs of reindeer bones, lapsed monks and their secular monastery. More
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About Chris Martin

Chris Martin is a San Francisco-based writer and filmmaker, directing and producing in film, television, commercials and the web. Some projects are too arcane to list, but notable examples include Chris Mason Johnson’s Test (2013), Peter and Benjamin Bratt’s La Mission (2009), Discovery Channel’s I (Almost) Got Away With It, ESPN’s Bonds on Bonds, Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet, and others. A former reporter and freelance journalist (SF Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer), he has a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU.


Review by: Eugene Caputi on March 15, 2013 :
A compelling and unique read. Mr. Martin's narrative device, that of a filmmaker transcribing a documentary as he watches it, makes it a visual experience as well as a spiritual one. I hope to read more from Mr. Martin.
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Review by: Erna Buber-deVilliers on March 3, 2013 :
Interesting and thought-provoking. I struggled a bit to "get into" the book, but am glad I persevered.The prose is well-written, the characters and places come alive. Bravo!
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