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What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 7:44:29 PM   
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What's the one(s) that invoke happy memories?

Mine are (in order)

  • White Christmas (this one's just for me on Christmas Day - it reminds me of times with my dad who isn't around now)
  • Elf
  • National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Home Alone
  • Die Hard (I know - but it was the first movie my girlfriend (now wife) went to see in the cinema)






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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 7:56:52 PM   
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A Christmas Carol-1951 Alistair Sim version
A Christmas Story
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Carol-1984 George C. Scott version
Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
A Shop Around the Corner

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 8:02:58 PM   
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Anything by Laurel and Hardy. Love it when they show these (rarely nowadays) at Christmas. This too reminds me of Christmas's when dad was alive.

Then there's The Great Escape if you ignore James Coburn's hideous Aussie accent

I know, I know, not exactly a Christmas film but was a regular feature at Christmas time when I was younger

As for a proper Christmas film - has to be A Christmas Carol - any version will do inc Bill Murray's Scrooged - its just such a great story.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 8:11:33 PM   
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A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim (the definitive version IMHO)
White Christmas! It takes a real man to admit this, but I love the dance routines.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 8:18:55 PM   
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Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation....can watch those over and over and over........

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 8:27:01 PM   
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Never heard of Christmas Story

That was on one of the movie channels the other day and my wife said we should watch it as it got 4 stars (out of 5)...but we watched Elf instead.

I'll keep my eye out for it...it'll be on again.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 8:46:51 PM   
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Christmas Vacation
Scrooged
Love Actually
Die Hard (set during Christmas counts, right?)
Lethal Weapon (see above)

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 8:56:41 PM   
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quote:

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Never heard of Christmas Story

That was on one of the movie channels the other day and my wife said we should watch it as it got 4 stars (out of 5)...but we watched Elf instead.

I'll keep my eye out for it...it'll be on again.



Gotta watch it JD....all time classic in my opinion. Around my house, one of the TV stations plays the movie 24-hours straight starting xmas eve through xmas day....

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:07:48 PM   
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Christmas Carol Alister Sim...all the others I've seen haven't really gone down in movie greats for me personally. It's a Wonderful Life is kown as a classic but for me it's heavy on what I call American Shmalz and sentimentality. Quite like Miracle on 34th Street.

When I was a kid wihtout fail Wizard of Oz would be shown so that always reminded me of Xmas.

Some films in peoples lists I find hard to relate to Xmas though.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:14:26 PM   
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Die Hard is a must see for every Christmas, doesn't matter which part.
No Die Hard, no Christmas.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:29:05 PM   
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Love Actually

Warspite1

Forgot Love Actually - a nice feel good film
plus Muppet Christmas Carol "this is my island in the sun" (On reflection I Didn't need to add that as I had already said any version of A Christmas Carol).

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:33:43 PM   
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The wife loves Love Actually - I have to be honest and say I've never sat and watched it....

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:36:22 PM   
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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:48:58 PM   
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My favorite Christmas film is;

Alien vs. Predator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GT59zmF_Oo

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No Die Hard, no Christmas.

DH sucked because the good guys get killed & the cops win in the end. That sucks.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 9:56:59 PM   
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Its a wonderful life.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 10:03:16 PM   
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White Christmas, never a smoother voice then Bing Crosby's
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 10:42:02 PM   
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I can't pass this by.

Not in order but some I try and make it a point to watch:

1. White Christmas and Bells of St Marys and Holiday Inn. (Can't be Christmas without Bing).

2. Bell, Book and Candle.

3. Sleepless in Seattle

4. Christmas Carol (Alistair Simms version I think - old black and white I know). The original Miracle on 34th St.

5. It's a Wonderful Life

6. and something of a tradition for Christmas Eve last minute wrapping and assembling things - Scrouged

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/16/2011 11:57:23 PM   
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I should add Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) which concerns the WWI Christmas truce and remembering this film compels me to give a reread of Stanley Weintraub's "Silent Night-The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce"

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 12:28:46 AM   
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There are a couple of movies that "make" the Christmas holiday for me (not in any order)
-Ivanhoe
-Breakfast club
-Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (with the Norwegian dubbing)
-Rock'n Roll Wolf
-And ofc the various Disney cartoons



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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 1:39:11 AM   
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A Christmas Story

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 3:41:55 AM   
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A Christmas Story



I might buy me one.......

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 3:57:24 AM   
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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 7:08:43 AM   
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Muppet christmas carol.....I love that!! It is the American way.....not wait it is the British way....
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Love Actually

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Forgot Love Actually - a nice feel good film
plus Muppet Christmas Carol "this is my island in the sun" (On reflection I Didn't need to add that as I had already said any version of A Christmas Carol).


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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 10:37:07 AM   
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Miracle on 34th Street remains my favorite. 



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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 10:48:03 AM   
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Miracle on 34th Street is a good one too - totally forgot it as it's not been on in some time. Do you guys mean the original or remake?

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 2:00:04 PM   
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Miracle on 34th Street is a good one too - totally forgot it as it's not been on in some time. Do you guys mean the original or remake?


Most definitely the original, I'm sure....."The Little Shop around the Corner" with James Stewart is a good one too. That movie was remade into "You've got Mail" with Tom Hanks....

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 2:31:01 PM   
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Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation....can watch those over and over and over........


I concur.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 3:27:01 PM   
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Miracle on 34th Street is a good one too - totally forgot it as it's not been on in some time. Do you guys mean the original or remake?


Most definitely the original, I'm sure....."The Little Shop around the Corner" with James Stewart is a good one too. That movie was remade into "You've got Mail" with Tom Hanks....


I am probably in the minority, but I actually liked the remake of Miracle on 34th street. That is one of the shows I can watch each year. Another one that I saw within the last couple of years is something I believe is called "Silent Night". It was about german and american soldiers meeting at a cabin during the middle of the Battle of the Bulge and having xmas together. I thought it was pretty good. I think someone else mentioned something similar for WWI.

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 6:07:59 PM   
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well, actually our tradition is to watch "a clockwork orange"

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RE: What's your fav Christmas movie - 12/17/2011 7:35:25 PM   
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Miracle on 34th Street is a good one too - totally forgot it as it's not been on in some time. Do you guys mean the original or remake?

Oops, I meant to specify the original 1947 version.




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