Alexa here from Pop Elegantiarum. Cross-stitch used to connote that awful, cloying gift you got from your grandma at Christmas. (My dad was forced to hang one from my grandma in his college apartment that read "Make new friends, keep the old, one is silver, the other is gold." Oy.) But the rise of feminist cross-stitch has revived the craft, and has led to a few interesting offshoots, including some film-related examples.
Here is my favorite, a John Waters-inspired piece from The Dirt Track. Perfect for those of you that are hating Christmas this year as as much as Divine did in Female Trouble.
And here is a ubiquitous Lebowski entry from spamberly. (I must admit I have this one in our bedroom.)
Finally, here is a not-so-alternative example for the holidays from you heart us. Is it just me, or is A Christmas Story now so overplayed that hanging this would be similar to hanging a "I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas" cross-stitch? The cycle continues: my little-one's grandma would hang this one up for Christmas in a heartbeat.