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Christmas Movies

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

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  1. Paul Secic

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

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    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?
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

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

    My favorite is “Holiday Inn”.

    Mike
     
  4. mreposter

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    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.
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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

    Mike
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    My wife absolutely refuses to accept that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. I make an attempt each year to convince her.
     
  7. Supramom2000

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    Die Hard is one of my all time favorites!!

    Yippeee Kay Aye!!!!
     
  8. Maruuk

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    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.
     
  9. Hoosier205

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    White Christmas is a classic! Trash? Hardly.
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    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:

    Mike
     
  11. Maruuk

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    Just saw it again last year. Shallow, forced, predictable, utterly lacking in charm, wit or heart. A classic only in the sense that it's a classic mid 50's smug and manipulative piece of commercial fluff which doesn't travel well to 2012. I'd rather see a Doris Day flick. And I hate Doris Day flicks.
     
  12. Hoosier205

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    Our very own Grinch...
     
  13. Maruuk

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    Bad films are bad films. Heck, I didn't greenlight the POS! Besides, I just touted a bunch of other films to the skies, a Grinch hates everything Xmas!
     
  14. mreposter

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    TCM has a special on holiday classic movies on at Noon today, Sun (12/9).

    HOME ALONE is on ABCFamily Tuesday (12/11) at 5pm EST, followed by The Santa Clause and Santa Claus is Coming to Town is on ABC at 8.

    By the way, did anyone watch that SyFy holiday-theme movie, the 12 Disasters of Christams? Any good? Or is that a stupid question, since it's a SyFy movie... ;)
     
  15. Maruuk

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    The Santa Clause is a real sleeper, if you haven't seen it, definitely one to check out!
     
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    White Christmas is trash? Dated perhaps, but not trash. On a historical note it was the first film released in VistaVision.
     
  17. Maruuk

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    See for yourself: AMC Friday night, 2 back-to-back showings of "White Christmas". TV Show Talk homework: Compare and contrast w/"Holiday Inn". You will be graded on a sliding scale.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Der Bingle and old musicals. This one was just epic fail. Predictable, boring, no compelling love interest, and the musical numbers simply fall flat. And no good snow vibe, you want to be taken into some good snow scenes for Christmas, and this just doesn't deliver. Well, ok, to be fair it's about the lack of snow so what could I expect? 8^>
     
  18. Nick

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    So who doesn't like Doris Day??? :shrug:
     
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    Hey! That was Boba Fett's first appearance.
     

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