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#26 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:56 PM

My all-time favorite is Babes in Toyland (1934) with Laurel and Hardy. There is also an edited down version called March of the Wooden Soldiers, which is the one most common one seen on TV. I prefer the b&w original, but the colorized version is OK too.


Love those. I would love for my kids to watch them, but they don't seem to air them anymore.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:57 PM

You guys forgot the ultimate Christmas movie. It is a movie that has Bruce Willis in it playing John McClain. Die Hard.

My mom would cook and my dad would take me to Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas show & movie. The one I clearly remember is The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. Later in life, it was the James Bond movies for Christmas -- First with my dad, then later with my buddies.

Somehow, I don't remember going to a Christmas focus movie on Christmas Day.

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#28 ONLINE   armophob

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

A Christmas Story is my annual must watch.


Great News!!!!

It is now a musical!!!!


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

Great News!!!!

It is now a musical!!!!


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Our local theater group put this on here last December. I was expecting a real disaster -- I mean, how can adding music to one of my favorite movies do anything but ruin it? But much to my surprise it was a pretty good show and the songs were clever and fit in beautifully.
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:42 PM

The original Miracle on 34th Street.

It was just on the other day. :)
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:15 PM

The original Miracle on 34th Street.

It was just on the other day. :)

We're going to see it this weekend on the big screen. I've never seen it in a theater...only on TV.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Am I the only one that liked Bad Santa? ;)

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:32 PM

Am I the only one that liked Bad Santa? ;)

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:25 PM

For me the movies would be:

A Christmas Story
A Christmas Carol (1951)
A Christmas Carol (1984)
It A Wonderful Life

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:14 AM

I've watched a number of holiday movies on Hallmark and Lifetime and they all seem to have the same plot... lonely single parent (usually a widow/widower since that's more romantically tragic) meets someone by some strange twist of fate, they argue a lot but in the end they fall in love and everyone has a merry christmas.

It's all a bit repetitive, though I did enjoy Trading Christmas with Tom Cavanagh and Faith Ford on Hallmark.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:44 AM

FYI, AMC has a couple of Christmas movies on this week including:

M/T/W 8pm EST - A CHRISTMAS CAROL with George C Scott

T/W Noon EST - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:34 AM

I've watched a number of holiday movies on Hallmark and Lifetime and they all seem to have the same plot... lonely single parent (usually a widow/widower since that's more romantically tragic) meets someone by some strange twist of fate, they argue a lot but in the end they fall in love and everyone has a merry christmas.

It's all a bit repetitive, though I did enjoy Trading Christmas with Tom Cavanagh and Faith Ford on Hallmark.


I'm a sucker for these movies...don't tell anyone that I watched 2 of them this weekend.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:37 AM

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:52 AM

Well it's that time of year again, and - whoa doggies - between Lifetime and the Hallmark channels there are a boatload of holiday themed movies ready for viewing this year.

Okay, I admit it, I'm a sucker for a holiday romantic comedy and own White Christmas on both DVD and BluRay, so it doesn't take much to get me to watch. But even by cable standards some of these recent additions to the holiday movie list are pretty awful. I did kinda enjoy the one with Henry Winkler (The Most Wonderful Time of Year) and 12 Dates of Christmas with Amy Smart (a riff on Groundhog Day) was fun.

So does anyone else have any new favorites?


FYI, it looks like the link I posted last year to the Holiday TV Guide has been updated for 2012.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:42 AM

Am sticking with A Christmas Carol (1984), same as I posted last year.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

Two of my favorite Christmas movies are not even in color:

Come to the Stable, with Loretta Young, and The Bells of St. Mary's with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman.

Love those two ...

I also like some of the corny ABC Family dime-a-dozen Christmas movies, like the one where the woman gets trapped in a snow globe, or where the divorced and/or widowed father loses touch with the spirit of the holiday and the magical housekeeper puts things in motion that make everything right.

Another one I just remembered is The Christmas Box, with Richard Thomas. Sappy, sentimental, refreshing, and rejuvenating.

I also recall a movie that I can NOT remember about a family that donates a tree to Rockefeller Center and there's some discord in the family, or some such. I'll have to try to search for that...

I do love the holidays. :)


Me too. Is White Christmas on other channels than AMC?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

Guys, you're gonna thank me for this one and I can't believe nobody picked it yet:

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

with Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet and Dennis Morgan. It's one of those snappy, snarky, fast-talking witty deals like Preston Sturges was famous for. Great fun and you never know what's coming next. Stanwyck is at her comic best in this, and it still manages to be romantic and heartwarming. If you're tired of all the usuals every xmas, this is your lucky day.

I'll throw in one more oft overlooked gem:

One Magic Christmas (Disney/1985)

with Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen. Not sappy, Stanton plays against type, heartwarming, and hell, it's got street hockey in it, what's not to like?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:10 AM

Guys, you're gonna thank me for this one and I can't believe nobody picked it yet:

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

with Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet and Dennis Morgan. It's one of those snappy, snarky, fast-talking witty deals like Preston Sturges was famous for. Great fun and you never know what's coming next. Stanwyck is at her comic best in this, and it still manages to be romantic and heartwarming. If you're tired of all the usuals every, this is your lucky day.

I'll throw in one more oft overlooked gem:

One Magic Christmas (Disney/1985)

with Harry Dean Stanton and Mary Steenburgen. Not sappy, Stanton plays against type, heartwarming, and hell, it's got street hockey in it, what's not to like?

Christmas in Connecticut is a really good one. The remake sucked.

My favorite is “Holiday Inn”.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

If you're looking for something edgier with a bit more attitude, check out The Ref with Dennis Leary. Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey are also at their scenery-chewing best. It's pretty funny and is in my DVD collection.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:24 AM

If you're looking for something edgier with a bit more attitude, check out The Ref with Dennis Leary. Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey are also at their scenery-chewing best. It's pretty funny and is in my DVD collection.

That is a very funny movie. It's on my list of movies I try to catch each holiday season. :)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

My wife absolutely refuses to accept that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. I make an attempt each year to convince her.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

My wife absolutely refuses to accept that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. I make an attempt each year to convince her.


Die Hard is one of my all time favorites!!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

It's important to note that while "Holiday Inn" (1942) featuring the song "White Christmas" really is a rewarding and surprisingly thoughtful film, best to avoid the eponymous "White Christmas" film from 1954 also featuring the same song. It's trash.

And if you have kids, or any kid left inside you, the animated short "The Snowman" (narrated by David Bowie of all people) is a MUST see every yuletide. It's on Youtube now so you have no excuse.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

White Christmas is a classic! Trash? Hardly.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

It's important to note that while "Holiday Inn" (1942) featuring the song "White Christmas" really is a rewarding and surprisingly thoughtful film, best to avoid the eponymous "White Christmas" film from 1954 also featuring the same song. It's trash.

And if you have kids, or any kid left inside you, the animated short "The Snowman" (narrated by David Bowie of all people) is a MUST see every yuletide. It's on Youtube now so you have no excuse.

I have to disagree with you. White Christmas is one of my favorites and one we watch each year. I only have a few Christmas movies on Blu-ray and this is one. The others we watch each year are Holiday Inn, It's a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street.

To each his own. :grin:

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