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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

There's nothing in TV (that I could find) so I put on my favorite Christmas movie- A Christmas Carol. The George C Scott version. I love this movie.

So, now I'm wondering...What is your favorite Christmas movie?


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Default  Posted: 8:23 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

scrooged with bill murray. always cheers me up, no matter what! love the ghost of christmas present...and the mouse and stapler...lol



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Default  Posted: 8:48 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

I guess I'd have to say:

The Bishop's Wife - Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.

Oops... Forgot: Polar Express

[This message edited by jrc1963 at 8:48 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

I like almost any version of The Christmas Carol - especially Mr. Magoo.

Also Jean Shepard's Christmas Story.


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Default  Posted: 9:22 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas


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Default  Posted: 9:23 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart

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Default  Posted: 9:43 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

Christmas Vacation. Hands down.


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Default  Posted: 10:14 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Christmas Story


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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

I love when this topic comes up every year!

I have several "must watch" movies, now, but the top of the list is "We're No Angels".

Bogart, Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll, murderers and thieves and convicts. Christmas time at Devil's Island, what's not to love?


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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

I love the Mr. Magoo version of A Christmas Carol! Haven't seen it in awhile, though.
I like Holiday Inn too.
But NL Christmas Vacation is my happy go-to Christmas movie.


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Default  Posted: 10:38 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

Miracle on 34th Street. Original or the remake. Doesn't matter to me. I love that movie.


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Default  Posted: 11:57 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

Take a guess at mine...(*cough-cough* tag line...)

I also love The Bishop's Wife, It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged (The bitch hit me with a toaster!), The Family Stone, Meet Me in St. Louis, While You Were Sleeping, Holiday Inn and Step Mom (I consider that a holiday movie.)


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Default  Posted: 5:40 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Another vote for Christmas Vacation.

T/J for a true story:
We have probably watched that thing five hundred times. And the first Christmas after we built our house, JM picked out Clark Griswold's tree, no lie. That sucker was HUGE. We have 12 ft ceilings in the living room and had to cut a foot off the bottom with the chain saw because we couldn't stand it up once we put it in the stand. And then, when I clipped the net to open it up, ds(then)17 said, "Little full! Lot of sap!" Almost wet my pants.


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Default  Posted: 7:41 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Christmas Vacation. And ELF. Both of those movies never fail to make me laugh.



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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:11 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

I can't believe I forgot Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas! I love that show.


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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Christmas Vacation. Hands down.

Me, too! It's become something of a holiday tradition to watch it as we decorate the tree. (Watching out for squirrels, of course!)


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Default  Posted: 8:31 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas
Chico, kudos to you for remembering that one. I loved that show.

TrustedHer,
Yesssss! The original "We''re No Angels" was awesome. Humphrey Bogart was hysterical. I personally think that was his best work.

Agree with everyone who said "A Christmas Story"


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Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Holiday Inn
White Christmas

I have an obsession with Bing Crosby every Christmas and it drives my H crazy.


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

1) A Christmas Story. I can't wait for TBS's 24 hrs of A Christmas Story every year!!
2) It's A Wonderful Life
3) Miracle on 34th St. I love the original, black and white. I like the colorized version too. The remake...not so much, but it's not awful.
4) Frosty the Snowman/Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer/The Year Without a Santa Claus--all of those animated/claymation movies.
5) Christmas Vacation
6) Jingle All the Way. It's funny.
7) White Christmas
8) Christmas with the Krunks
9) Home Alone. I love the elderly neighbor.


My favorite movie to point and laugh at during Christmas is Reindeer Games with Ben Affleck. LOL Leave the Jason Bourne type movies to Matt Damon.

I'm sure I'll edit as I think of more favorites.

[This message edited by itainteasy at 8:39 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:42 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

I've always been partial to the FHE series of stop motion Christmas shows. We used to watch them every year as kind of a tradition, but it's fallen by the wayside the past two years. I'd say either Santa Claus is Coming to Town or the Little Drummer Boy are my favorites. There was one that I've had trouble finding that I remember as a kid called The Night the Animals Talked, but I haven't been able to find it. It's probably because this is what I remember watching as a kid.


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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Rudolf - Sorry I love the Bumble. They bounce.
Christmas Vacation
Elf

There was one from when I was kid that never became a classic or popular Called Nester the Christmas Donkey. I don't know if anyone else has ever seen it, but Holy Moly that thing is made of stuff to scar kids forever. I think I had my first real migraine after seeing this from crying so hard. So if you ever see that it's on, turn the channel and quick.


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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

christmas vacation. ED cracks me up. Especially the dickey with the white V neck.


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Default  Posted: 9:56 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

I remember Nester. I watched it as a kid and haven't seen since. Then we bought one of those multi-movie Christmas sets and it was on there. The kids love it. I can hear the mother now "Ears, Nester."


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Default  Posted: 10:53 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Diehard (hey, it's set at Christmas!)

Muppet Christmas

Christmas in Conneticut

It's A Wonderful Life


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Default  Posted: 11:10 AM, December 11th (Wednesday)

A Christmas Carol - the Alistair Sims version. We've watched it as a family every year since I was little.

It's a Wonderful Life

Polar Express (the kids and I have already watched t a few times)


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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, December 11th (Wednesday)

I'm right there with most of the traditional movies

White Christmas
Holiday Inn
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th St
A Christmas Story
The Muppet Christmas Carol

I also love Christmas in Connecticut (Barbara Stanwyck)and of course
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

TV Shows
Mr. Magoo's A Christmas Carol was always a favorite
The Grinch (not the movie!)
Peanuts Christmas Special
Rudolph

I love watching just about anything Christmas-y this time of year


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Default  Posted: 1:04 PM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Love Actually
and
While You Were Sleeping

These are 2 musts to watch for me.

Love the Shrek Christmas special to watch with the kids.


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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, December 11th (Wednesday)

It's A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and NL's Christmas Vacation are my hands-down faves, with Miracle on 34th Street (the original) a close runner up.


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Default  Posted: 11:11 PM, December 11th (Wednesday)

Chicho and Brandon,

My husband and I hadn't heard of Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas before so we had to check it out. How did we miss these (lesser) Muppets?

Here is a Christmas cartoon from around the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHOgm7IYUGs


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Default  Posted: 1:15 AM, December 12th (Thursday)

This is easy. When I was four a television special on CBS was shown called Claymation Christmas. It is about two talking dinosaurs who converse with other random characters (like pigs, dogs, California Raisins) and the meaning of Christmas carols and wassailing.

As a four year old it was magical. They may have used clay and stop-motion photography to create it but it was all too real for me. There are crazy shorts all of which involve singing. There are jokes about what wassailing actually is and is often confused with such things as "waffaling" where waffles are given out.

I is actually the single VHS I own and the only reason I still have a VCR. And I always...always, watch it on Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KRe6Jt5ZKg

Seriously...watch the first minute...makes me smile every time.

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Default  Posted: 3:31 AM, December 12th (Thursday)

I'm with Dr. PJ. Die Hard is my favorite Christmas movie. Not least because of Alan Rickman. Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!


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Default  Posted: 6:31 AM, December 12th (Thursday)

Dixie-
I think Emmit Otter was mainly/only played on HBO. I have it on DVD now and force the family to watch it every year.


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Default  Posted: 9:19 PM, December 12th (Thursday)

I must watch White Christmas and Holiday Inn at this time of year. Definitely love those two movies. "I'm looking for the back of a girl I don't know". Right on.

I also looooove Scrooged. "We're indivisible. If I'm working late, you GOTTA work late! If you can't work late, I can't work late! If I can't work late, I CAN'T WORK LATE!"

Dixie, thank you for the first link. I used to love watching the Racoons when I was a kid!


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Default  Posted: 9:41 PM, December 12th (Thursday)

Scrooged was always a favorite, and A Nightmare Before Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon only) and Charlie Brown are must sees.

We are trying to watch one (preferably nostalgic) Christmas show each night. Tonight was A Muppet Family Christmas. Tons of Muppets and an appearance from the big man himself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojtGHXsTXmU
Old commercials included.

PurpleBirch, glad you liked that.


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Default  Posted: 11:56 PM, December 12th (Thursday)

I forgot to mention all of the old Saturday Night Live Christmas shows--Pete]s Schweddy Balls is the best, followed by Gumby's Merry Christmas Dammit!


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Default  Posted: 7:15 AM, December 13th (Friday)

Christmas Vacation.

Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark: Oh, Eddie... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.

Aunt Bethany: What's that sound? You hear it? It's a funny squeaky sound.
Uncle Lewis: You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.

(as an entourage of suits - lead by Clark's boss - passes by single file]
Clark: Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah.

And my all time favorite:

Clark: Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?

This weekend I'm taking the kiddos to see Polar Express on an IMAX theater screen. It makes you feel like you are ON the train, and really want some Hot Cho-co-lat!


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