MCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8734 posts, RR: 12 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2471 times:
With Christmas season around, many networks are showing holiday movies. I use the word holiday to not offend any members that do not celebrate Christmas. So what are your favorite Holiday movies. Mine:
Home Alone 1& 2
National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3108 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
Quoting KBUF (Reply 4): Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 3):
I want an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle!
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
A Christmas Story, for sure. Not only is it a very funny movie, but among people who are old enough to know the most common comment I hear about that movie is "That's what the world really looked like back then". Kudos to the producer for not having any jarring anachronisms sticking out here and there.
My favorite line: "My father worked in profanity the way another artist might work with paint or clay".
A Christmas Carol- The George C. Scott version is okay, the Patrick Stewart version is a little better, but the best version is still the black&white Scrooge from 1951 starring Alastair Sim.
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SpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Planes,Trains and Automobiles
Drop Dead Fred (not a christmas one,but still great)
A Christmas carol - ( the one with Michael Caine as scrooge)
Yogi's first Christmas! - Lol
I'm sure there is more that I just cant think of right now....
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
A +1 for A Christmas Story, Planes Trains & Automobiles, A Christmas Carol (the Patrick Stewart version for me, but I'm a Trek fan...) and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The first Santa Clause is also a good egg nog companion.
And yes, I already have egg nog in the fridge, ready to mix with the Amaretto for a little extra Christmas cheer!
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9375 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
Quoting KBUF (Reply 4): You'll shoot your eye out, kid.
Quoting TSS (Reply 6): My favorite line: "My father worked in profanity the way another artist might work with paint or clay".
"He wove a string of profanities that still hangs over Lake Michigan to this day." I think that's how the next line went...
Oh man, I think the narrative made that movie!
"My brother laid there like a slug; it was his only defense."
"OH MY GOD! I SHOT MY EYE OUT!"
"The heavenly aroma still hung heavy in the house, but it was gone! All gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches, no turkey salad, no turkey gravy, turkey hash, turkey a la king, or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, all gone!!"
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14135 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
Quoting Inbound (Reply 1): Love Actually - but don't tell anyone I told you that ok? :p
I don't think it's a reason for embarassment. I did like that movie myself, though I don't consider it a favourite.
Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 2): Die Hard 1 & 2 as they take place during Christmas time (my friend's grandmother watches those two every year, and she's 70 something).
Both are great, but my favourite is Die Hard 2: Die Harder.
Other than Die Hard 2, there aren't any real "favourites" for me. I do say that when it's New Year's Eve, I do enjoy the yearly re-run of the short play "Dinner For One" (shown every year on German public television, in English), plus a random episode of the old German cult comedy show "Ein Herz und eine Seele".
KINDFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2285 times:
Along with many of the movies mentioned above, I usually try to catch a handful of the older films such as White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, and Miracle on 34th Street. Although not feature films, I'd also have to put animated classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on my must see list.
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Moose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2774 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
Quoting TSS (Reply 6): ...the best version is still the black&white Scrooge from 1951 starring Alastair Sim.
A true classic, it's my favorite Scrooge movie.
Quoting KINDFlyer (Reply 17): I usually try to catch a handful of the older films such as White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, and Miracle on 34th Street.
They knew how to make holiday movies back then - there are very few "modern" Christmas movies I care to watch. I'm a sucker for the ending of "White Christmas", when they bring all the old Army vets together to honor their old general. Another oldie I got hooked on years ago is "The Bishop's Wife" with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.
IIRC, that movie was originally released during the late Spring or early Summer of 1990. I know that because it was the first movie I saw in a theater just after moving from the Greater Boston area to the Greater Philly area in July 1990. While the setting/story takes place at Christmastime; it wasn't originally released as a Christmas/holiday movie.
Some of my Christmas favorites:
A Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Once upon a time, nearly every T.V. station was airing this movie throughout much of December.
I'm also very fond of The Holiday starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black; and Santa Claus: The Movie, the 1985 movie starring David Huddleston, Dudley Moore, and John Lithgow. As a child, I watched this one every year! Still love it now!
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