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  • #15754

    Chris
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    In the run up to Christmas why don't we list all those famous (and not so famous) Christmas movies that we all love and hate at this festive time of year. They can be movies where the plot directly relates to Christmas or movies that they usually show at Christmas year after year irrespective of subject matter. They can also be from any culture, from any time period, happy and uplifting, sad or even embarrassing to watch –  there must be someone out there who enjoyed Home Alone  :o  ;DTell us which Christmas movies you enjoy watching - and be truthful!!Here's five off the top of my head in no particular order that I have watched over the Christmas period:1. Scrooge (Alastair Sim version)2. A Nightmare Before Christmas3. Love Actually4. National Lampoon Christmas Vacation5. HogfatherAlso, what Christmas would be complete without Trading Places and even Elf!

  • #18719

    anonymous
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    I have a big collection of Christmas movies!Some favorites off the top of my head:A Child's Christmas in Wales (Denholm Elliot!)ElfIt's a Wonderful LifeThe horrible stop-motion Rudolph from the 60s.  It's almost unbearable, yet I MUST watch it every year or it just isn't Christmas :)How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Edit: the 1960s original!)A Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out!)The Shop around the CornerCreature Comforts (Merry Christmas)The Muppet one which is a parody of/tribute to It's A Wonderful LifeAnd a new favorite -- Arthur Christmas! If you haven't seen it, you're missing out.

  • #18720

    anonymous
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    We tend to OD on Christmas movies on Thanksgiving and the weekend after.  When “Home Alone” came out on VHS, my cousins and I would watch that one while our folks were doing grown-up things after Thanksgiving dinner.  I haven't watched that one in ages, though – but I have been thinking about it quite a bit lately, so maybe I should give in and find a copy.  Right now, "Love Actually" is my favorite flick to watch at this time of the year.  And not just because it's got most of my actor-crushes in it, either, thankyouverymuch.  Other flicks we tend to watch when they're on:The Grinch (the original version, not that awful Jim Carrey thing)A Christmas Story (my mother haaaaates this movie so much - so naturally I turn on the station that plays it for 24 hours straight and then hide the remote)all Muppet holiday specialsall Charlie Brown specials Miracle on 34th Street

  • #18721

    Chris
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    Two good choices there: It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Not seen either for some time but it's guaranteed they'll be on again this year.Although not relating to Christmas itself, I used to love (and still do) watching Laurel and Hardy movies at this time of year because they always (used) to show then on BBC2 in the morning and early afternoon when the airwaves were filled with other pointless Christmassy tat. I would get stomach cramps and tears streaming down my face from laughing so much, great times  :)

  • #18722

    anonymous
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    Oh yes, Miracle on 34th Street! (again, the original.  I think there was a remake. Also: NOT COLORIZED, goddammit!)We're watching A Christmas Story right now. FRAGILE!

  • #18723

    Jonny the Grognard
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    Moonraker every damn boxing day pretty much without fail and moonraker isn't even that good. Oh yes and for some unknowable reason I always watch Braveheart on Christmas eve.

  • #18724

    Chris
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    How could I forget Bond at Christmas  ::)Christmas just isn't the same with without our favourite 00 romancing, shooting, kicking arse and delivering some cheesy one-liners.Moonraker though.......yep, not a great Bond movie  ;)

  • #18725

    JJ
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    This Friday a theater near my house is going to have a free viewing of:A Chipmunk Christmas, Claymation Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas AND Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.While they are not all my favorite, it will be fun and FREE (my favorite price) and Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas is wonderful.Other favorites (besides those already mentioned) include:Die HardGremlinsScroogedAny Doctor Who Christmas episodesSCTV Christmas episodesMST3K's Christmas episode of Santa Clause Conquers the Martians

  • #18726

    anonymous
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    My list is:The SnowmanFather ChristmasDie Hard 1 and 2GremlinsElfBad SantaMiracle on 34th StreetScrooged (Bill Murray Version)A Christmas Carol (3 or 4 different versions)

  • #18727

    Chris
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    Ah, a couple of Die Hard fans. Typical Christmas movie we watched the other day. I couldn't resist reciting some of the dodgy lines (which I can't repeat here). Same goes for Elf and my other Christmas favourite, Trading Places. Scrooged (Bill Murray) was on today and damn it, Scrooge (Alastair Sim) didn't record for some reason.I've accomplished today is gain a few pounds and create a butt-shape dent in the couch  :-

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