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« on: December 19, 2011, 10:38:19 PM »

With Christmas just around the corner (especially if you are New Calendar or Gregorian Calendar), it's fun to sit down and watch a good ol' Christmas movie or two sometimes.

I just finished watching Christmas Vacation with my parents. It's become something of a tradition for us to watch it every year. One of my favorite movies. The Santa Clause (1 & 2), Elf, and the Muppet Christmas Carol are some of my other favorite Christmas movies.

Anyone around here got some favorites?
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 10:46:38 PM »

Some years, I watch the old movie about Rudolph the red nose reindeer.  It is the one which has Burl Ives as the voice of the snowman narrator.  I used to watch it when I was a kid, a long, long time ago not in a galaxy far, far, away.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 10:48:56 PM »

Top Three:

Die Hard

Gremlins

Elf

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 10:50:42 PM »

Die Hard
I suggested this to my family when they wanted to watch a Christmas movie, but they just laughed.  Angry
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 10:52:52 PM »

Die Hard
I suggested this to my family when they wanted to watch a Christmas movie, but they just laughed.  Angry

A genre changer (genre maker) and great script and Bruce Willis and that guy who became the only person I cared about in the Harry Potter movies I saw.

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 10:54:08 PM »

Top Three:

Die Hard

Gremlins

Elf


I forgot the first Die Hard takes place near Christmas.  Good movie.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 11:12:27 PM »

Love Die Hard!
The Polar Express...AWESOME,

But...number one is Scrooged with Bill Murray...and the girl from Raiders of the
Lost Ark..Karen something...and the fabulous fairy who picks on poor Bill Murray..
It's a remake of 'A Christmas Carol'
The best!
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 11:28:04 PM »

ya..Those are all swell.

I like Bad Santa.

 

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 11:37:57 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 11:59:10 PM »



LOL - I was thinking of the same movie!  Classic. I think of the mom everytime I (don't) sit down to dinner.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 12:08:27 AM »

"The Blues Brothers" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/
2 ex-cons reform and try to save an orphanage run by an order of nuns. A big warm fuzzy. (plus where else can see Twiggy, Aretha Franklin, Pee-Wee Herman and Ray Charles in the same movie).
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 01:17:25 AM »

Home Alone.  I laugh every time.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 01:42:33 AM »

Miracle on 34th street
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2011, 01:42:53 AM »

Christmas Vacation

Elf

A Christmas Carol




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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2011, 02:18:35 AM »

It's a Wonderful Life
White Christmas
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2011, 03:11:19 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2011, 09:32:55 AM »

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A Christmas carol (several versions)

The julekaldener (This one will probably only be recognized by finns and norwegians)

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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2011, 09:52:48 AM »


But...number one is Scrooged with Bill Murray...

I'll second this one. Definitely my favorite rendition of Dickens' work.

Its a Wonderful Life is deservedly a classic, but suffers from overplay. Still, on the rare occasion I can actually go four or five years between viewing, it can be quite enjoyable.
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2011, 10:14:09 AM »



LOL - I was thinking of the same movie!  Classic. I think of the mom everytime I (don't) sit down to dinner.

Great story, (Flick lives)   His tongue gets stuck to the  frozen flag pole on a triple dare. Now that's funny!

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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2011, 11:51:15 AM »

BEST:
A Christmas Carol
Miracle on the 34th Street
It's A Wonderful Life

BETTER:
While You Were Sleeping
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Christmas Vacation

OK:
The Santa Claus
Polar Express
Elf

BAD:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Bad Santa
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

WORST:
Ernest Saves Christmas
Santa Claus (1959, Mexican)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2011, 12:39:17 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2011, 12:45:51 PM »

I'm such a scrooge.  I must be the only person who didn't really like "It's A Wonderful Life."

Even though it's not  a Christmas movie - I often think of "Groundhog Day" as fitting for the season.
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2011, 12:57:04 PM »

A Christmas Story
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Christmas Vacation
It's a Wonderful Life
Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas
Elf
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