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Favorite Holiday Movies  
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2059 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
ET
Elf

Share your favorite holiday movies.

KH


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User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Love Actually - but don't tell anyone I told you that ok? :p


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User currently offlineFlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2026 times:



Quoting Inbound (Reply 1):
Love Actually - but don't tell anyone I told you that ok? :p

I'm there with ya

The Ref ....it's an excellent movie

The Santa Clause (the 1st one)

Home Alone 1

Bad Santa

Elf

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).

A Muppet Christmas Carol (yeah it brings me back to childhood)

Christmas Vacation



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9262 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

I want an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle! Big grin

Is that some indication of my favorite movie or what?!  Wink

Then there's Home Alone 1, 2, and 3.

Die Hards 1 and 2

Oh and there's a Lifetime movie called "Merry Me," about an interfaith couple who get married or engaged (I forget which one) right around Christmas.



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User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1995 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Thread starter):

Home Alone 1& 2
National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

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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.  Wink



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1991 times:



Quoting KBUF (Reply 4):

Add home alone 3.

KH



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1968 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". Big grin

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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User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Mine are:

Planes,Trains and Automobiles
Home Alone
Drop Dead Fred (not a christmas one,but still great)
Die Hard
A Christmas carol - ( the one with Michael Caine as scrooge)
Yogi's first Christmas! - Lol
The Snowman

I'm sure there is more that I just cant think of right now....


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Forrest Gump
Bad Santa
All the old Sean Connery and Roger Moore Bnd films


User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
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Quoting Inbound (Reply 1):
Love Actually

I love that movie!

And if you tell anyone, I'll deny it!!!  biggrin 



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1943 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!  drunk 


User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1936 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 10):
A Christmas Carol (the Patrick Stewart version for me, but I'm a Trek fan...)

Thats the version I like too....dont know why I said Michael Caine because that was the one with the muppets in!


User currently offlineVarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
A Christmas Story


User currently offlineDtw9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Need I say more



User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1925 times:



Quoting Inbound (Reply 1):
Love Actually - but don't tell anyone I told you that ok? :p

 checkmark 

I agree. I went to that movie with my ex and her mother and I was ready to bring a flask of Canadian Club Whiskey and quietly sip on it... I was surprised though that I actually liked the movie.

Hugh Grant is awesome and he made that movie even better.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9262 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1906 times:



Quoting KBUF (Reply 4):
You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

haha!!

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!!"

Quoting Dtw9 (Reply 13):
Need I say more

The shitter's full!



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1904 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".


User currently offlineKINDFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1873 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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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2381 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1860 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.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

It's A Wonderful Life

The Santa Clause, the original.

That's about it for me, that I can think of right now.


User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1841 times:



Quoting SpeedBirdA380 (Reply 7):

Planes,Trains and Automobiles



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 10):
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

...and "Deck the Halls".

Tim



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Quoting SpeedBirdA380 (Reply 7):
Planes,Trains and Automobiles

Funny movie, but that one took place during Thanksgiving, as opposed to Christmas.

Quoting SpeedBirdA380 (Reply 7):
Home Alone

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.

Scrooge
(1970 musical w/Albert Finney & Alec Guiness)

The Homecoming
1971 T.V. movie that ultimately launched The Waltons series.

There's probably a few more, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.

Quoting KINDFlyer (Reply 17):
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.

  
I would go one step further and include ALL the Rankin-Bass specials from 1964 (Rudolph) through 1974 (The Year Without a Santa Claus).

In comparison, the later specials weren't as well-written IMHO.

[Edited 2009-12-07 12:54:17]


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40029 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Halloween (part 1).


Halloween is my favorite holiday and the first Halloween movie is my favorite holiday movie.




For Christmas movies, my favorite would be Trading Places.
Though it isn't a Christmas movie, it takes place during Christmas.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1829 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
For Christmas movies, my favorite would be Trading Places.
Though it isn't a Christmas movie, it takes place during Christmas.

Similar was true with the fore-mentioned Home Alone and Gremlins which was launched in the summer of 1984.



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Christmas Story...... followed by Polar Express


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User currently offlineFerengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
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Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 2):
A Muppet Christmas Carol (yeah it brings me back to childhood)

I love this one also! Michael Caine was brilliant in that!

Quoting SpeedBirdA380 (Reply 7):
The Snowman

Always a firm favourite in our house!

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 19):
It's A Wonderful Life

A truly wonderful film!

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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