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Christopher
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« on: December 14, 2013, 03:15:54 PM »

It seems like this sort of discussion has come up on the board before, but I don't know if there's a thread for it.

I was wondering what your favorite holiday movies are. Do you have movies that you try to watch every year at this time? I often like watching various versions of A Christmas Carol every year (though I'm not sure I did last year, and haven't watched any this year... yet). My favorite versions are the musical version from the early '70s, and then 1951's Scrooge, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and then Scrooged.

I did watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation earlier this week, which is one I catch sometimes during the Christmas season.

For something a little less traditional, I've been thinking that another Gremlins viewing is in order. O0

I also really love the Christmas episode of The Andy Griffith Show. It's really my favorite Christmas episode from any TV show. The episode is simply called "Christmas Story" and is from the first season.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 03:36:15 PM »

I think a couple of years ago we discussed Christmas movies in the Christmas thread but there hasn't been a dedicated thread.

For me it has to be It's A Wonderful Life.



Last year I got to see it on the big screen and then watched it again on tv  the following week. It never dates for me.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 04:49:40 PM »

A big screen showing of It's a Wonderful Life would be a lot of fun, even though I do have it on DVD. O0
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 11:15:13 AM »

Great topic Christopher!

I was actually going to post this very same question but you beat me to it. ;D

Some of my favorite holiday movies include:

Its a Wonderful Life
Christmas Vacation
Home Alone
Christmas in Conneticut  (The remake with Kris Kristopherson)
Rudolph the red nose reindeer  (Claymation)  Childhood memories ;)

Side Note:  I own I'ts a wonderful life on dvd it came with both the black and white and color copy.  I always have to watch it in black and white.  I tried watching it in color a few yrs ago but had to switch back to the black and white copy about ten minutes into the movie.  Can you only watch it in black and white like me?  Just something about watching it in black and white makes it more fun for me.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 12:40:12 PM »

Home Alone is one I catch some times too around this time of year. O0

Yeah, I don't care much for colorized movies. I don't know if I'd sit through an entire colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life either. I found out yesterday that CBS is going to show a colorized Christmas episode of I Love Lucy this coming Friday night. I think it's cool that they're showing an old TV episode as a Christmas special, but I don't see the point of colorizing it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 01:52:38 PM »

I remember when I first got cable tv in the mid 1990's & I was taping a dozen old films a week. TCM would have plenty of colorized versions of films from the 1930's & 40's.

When I got around to watching them, I'd always turn the color down & view them in black & white.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 09:10:50 PM »

How about Die Hard 2? Remember when we watched it for a Movie Night a couple of years ago? We should do something like that again.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2013, 10:06:12 PM »

How about Die Hard 2? Remember when we watched it for a Movie Night a couple of years ago? We should do something like that again.

We should KC. It is ages since we had a movie night.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 10:08:26 AM »

It's a Wonderful Life
All I want for Christmas
The Snowman
The Holiday
Home Alone
A Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Rare Exports
and another finnish movie, Christmas Story.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 04:06:03 AM »

Traditional Christmas movies are fine.  Some are even great. But if you're looking for some non-traditional Christmas movies, these are my favorites:

Blast of Silence.


"Time to kill. Twenty-four hours to stay faceless in the crowd. Get yourself lost in the city. Lose yourself in the Christmas spirit with the rest of the suckers."

Life of Brian.



"Always look on the bright side of life..."

The French Connection.



"All right! You put a shiv in my partner. You know what that means? Goddammit! All winter long I got to listen to him gripe about his bowling scores. Now I'm gonna bust your ass for those three bags and I'm gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie."

Okay, The French Connection doesn't really have much to do with Christmas, but I've watched it in December for several years straight.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 08:44:04 AM »

I've never heard of Blast of Silence before--sounds good!
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 09:01:22 AM »

Rare Exports
and another finnish movie, Christmas Story.
Is Christmas Story anything like Rare Exports? :D
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 09:10:01 AM »

Christopher, IMO they're different. Rare Exports was a bit creepy at times, Christmas Story is a warm tale, though sadness plays a part in it as well. Good movie. Not sure if there's access to it abroad but at least my dvd has language and subs in english also. Amazon maybe? If you want to see it :)
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 10:19:16 AM »

That's the one! :) worth to see.
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 05:07:30 PM »

Miracle on 39th St.. The original of course.....
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2013, 05:59:08 PM »

Miracle on 39th St.. The original of course.....

34th. ;)
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2013, 07:19:18 PM »

I think The Exorcist came out around Christmas time, back in the old millennium. I had just gotten a Ouija board as a Christmas gift. After experiencing that movie, I threw the Ouija board away.

Trading Places has a couple of Christmas things in it, even though it came out in spring or summer of 1983.

For a feel-good movie, I like Bustin' Loose, or, All of Me, even though neither is Christmasy!
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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2013, 01:27:45 AM »

I musta been thinking of the sequel......  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2013, 12:09:59 PM »

 ;D
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