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What's your favorit Christmas movie?

  1. Nov 10, 2011 #1
    - Christmas with The Cranks
    - Home Alone 1&2 (just classic!)
    - Just Friends (not Christmas movie but there's snow, Christmas)
    - A Christmas Carol (never saw the whole thing)
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2011 #3

    Chi Meson

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  5. Nov 11, 2011 #4
    I would agree with RoseJasmin. Bad Santa. I don't really care that much for christmas movies.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2011 #5
    The one with Tim Allen. He's a bit of a ham, but a nice one. Also loved that Star Trek spoof that he did.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2011 #6
    The Grinch
     
  8. Nov 11, 2011 #7

    epenguin

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    Oldie, seen several times though not for many years now, unfailing enchantment, pic along should put spell on you.



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    Bell Book and Candle.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2011 #8

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    BobG

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    It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart ("You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.")

    A Christmas Story with Peter Billingsley and Darren McGavin ("You'll Shoot Your Eye Out.")

    A Matter of Principle with Alan Arkin ("A man with as many principles as Flag, some of them are bound to be wrong.")
     
  11. Nov 11, 2011 #10

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    A Christmas Story, hands-down! My wife and I watch it every year. My father would swear like Ralpie's dad, and I can assure you that I would have gotten paddled if I uttered even a few of the words I learned from him. I was his "helper" whenever he needed to work on our junky car, and his language was quite colorful whenever a wrench slipped and he banged his knuckles.

    One time, we were downtown and an old Army buddy showed up and hollered my dad's name, followed by "you old ******-head"! They hugged each other and hit the tavern for a beer, and his buddy bought me a pop-gun at the store next door. I thought that phrase had something to do with Woody Woodpecker, and I stashed it in my brain. A few days later, my great-uncle drove up in his convertible to take me for a ride to our favorite destination (a little diner across the road from Martin Pond that had great pies.), and I ran out of the house hollering "Uncle Marcel, you old ******head". I thought my mother was going to collapse - she loved her uncle and he had only been recently released from the sanitarium after having been cured of TB. I was just a little kid - maybe 5 or 6 or so at most, and he was trying his best not to laugh. Luckily, he deflected the damage, and I didn't get punished, though a bit later he asked me where I had heard that phrase. I told him, and he nodded knowingly and explained that sometimes adults say things that can be rude.

    Uncle Marcel ended up as a butler for an old gent from CT, and he couldn't spend Christmas with us because the old guy had a winter home in Florida, so he'd send us all cards and a case of mixed citrus fruits every year.
     
  12. Nov 11, 2011 #11

    George Jones

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    In no particular order:

    the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol;

    the original Miracle on 34th Street;

    It's a wonderful life;

    The Man In The Santa Claus Suit;

    Holiday Inn, the movie that introduced the song White Christmas.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2011 #12

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    Incredibly, I haven't seen this one. But the book, Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, is one of my favorite stories. It's a complete change of pace for him and very entertaining.
     
  14. Nov 11, 2011 #13

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    Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.

    The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant as an angel.
     
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    Evo

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    lol.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2011 #16

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    Amazingly, I saw it for the first time only a couple of years ago, when my wife and I traveled somewhere for Christmas and we saw it on cable TV in our motel. (We don't have cable or satellite at home.)

    When I saw Higbee's department store, and realized the movie was filmed in Cleveland, I was hooked. Cleveland was the "big city" for us when I was a kid. We always visited Higbee's and its nearby competitor, May's, when we were in town.
     
  18. Nov 12, 2011 #17
    My family all tend to be couch potatoes and spend every holiday in front of the TV. I think my general lack of interest in christmas movies came from watching A Christmas Story, A Miracle on 34th Street, Its a Wonderful Life, and any other movie they could find every single year for christmas and thanks giving.

    edit: when I attended a friend's family get together for the fourth of July a while back and found people hanging out listening to blues and Jazz and actually having conversations with one another it was like a whole other world. Wow... families actually do things with one another on holidays! How novel!
     
  19. Nov 12, 2011 #18

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    Dearly Missed

  20. Nov 14, 2011 #19
    IAWL is the one we've watched the most.
     
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