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Christmas Movies

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by mreposter, Nov 21, 2011.

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  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Babes in Toyland with Laurel & Hardy is a holiday tradition in my family.

    There were more that use to be shown at Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas season that were not Christmas related that I do miss not being aired anymore - Mighty Joe Young, and the two original Kong movies - King Kong and Son of Kong.
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    Every year we put up the tree then watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

    We also watch Miracle On 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn, and White Christmas.

    While these are our annual Holiday movies, we also try to find some new TV movies to add something new. :)

    Mike
     
  3. makaiguy

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    I may have mentioned this before, but ...

    If you can find Steven Spielberg's old Amazing Stories tv series, there was a marvelous Christmas episode called, I think, Santa '85 (not sure of the year). We have it on an old deteriorating VHS tape that I really need to get transferred some day ...
     
  4. phrelin

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    The whole 24 episodes are available in DVD format at Amazon, but are not available for streaming there. It does include that episode. If anyone wants it better hurry as there are only 3 left in stock.:grin:
     
  5. dogs31

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

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

    - Merg
     
  7. Drucifer

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    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.
     
  8. armophob

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    Great News!!!!

    It is now a musical!!!!


    :nono::nono:
     
  9. makaiguy

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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.
     
  10. Sixto

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    The original Miracle on 34th Street.

    It was just on the other day. :)
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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

    Mike
     
  12. lugnutathome

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

    Don "me and the talking walnut anyhow" Bolton
     
  13. armophob

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    Way more my style.
    I just start counting the days that it can all be over.
    I have never met anyone who detests this holiday more than I do. But I do like most movies if the story is good.
     
  14. altidude

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    For me the movies would be:

    A Christmas Story
    A Christmas Carol (1951)
    A Christmas Carol (1984)
    It A Wonderful Life
     
  15. mreposter

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    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.
     
  16. mreposter

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    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
    kids scheme to get their divorced parents back together for Christmas
     
  17. dmspen

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    I'm a sucker for these movies...don't tell anyone that I watched 2 of them this weekend.
     
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    I'll Be Home For Christmas - 1998 Walt Disney
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2
     
  19. mreposter

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    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.
     
  20. MysteryMan

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

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