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I was at a thrift store earlier and saw this VHS tape for sale. I could not bring myself to buy it.

It doesn't get any cheesier than this:

The Christmas Takeover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFetTEVUf-w

The cheese really starts flowing after the 1 minute mark.

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Hahaha [Big Grin] You shoulda got it!!

Just watched Christmas With The Kranks - I feel sooooo Christmassy now [Big Grin] I'm gonna get my tree out soon. 7/10

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I still can't believe that John Grisham wrote the original book that was the basis for this lame movie.
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Christmas Evil - A pretty crappy comedy horror but is entertaining in parts. 5/10

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Oranges And Sunshine - Just 2 fleeting Christmases in this sad little child deportation film. 7/10

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Trapped In Paradise - This was enjoyable, some funny moments. Although Cage was a bit too restrained for my liking haha. I could of just watched it on mute all day tho as it was just so bloody gorgeous! 7/10

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Trapped in Paradise was filmed in one of my favorite places, voted Prettiest Town in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
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Watched Trapped In Paradise and Jingle All The Way last night. How's that for cheesy Christmas. First time watching Jingle in it's entirety. Lots of cheese, but not bad. I know I touched on Trapped in Paradise, but I have to say it again, super underrated. It has so many great Christmas/Winter scenes.
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Devolution here,

I stand by Jingle All the Way as a better movie than I remember. I would totally let my kids watch it.

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Pretty awesome that my family finally let me add Scrooged to our family holiday movie line up. [Big Grin]

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Had this 2004 Christmas comedy - surviving christmas come through on rental yesterday and sat down and watched it last night and overall i'd say it was pretty decent and nowhere near as bad as I'd imagined it being especially after reading about the critical slating it received upon its original release.

Seriously daft in tone (but no more so than many other christmas comedies) it's also pretty funny in places and while it' might not be up there with the likes of - Christmas vacation,Scrooged etc it's definitely nowhere near the bottom of the barrel either!


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A fun 90 minutes or so - 7/10.


https://youtu.be/JUu_iG2IboI - surviving Christmas trailer.

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Young Warrior - I too kind of like this movie. Ben is a little too over the top at times. This year I was trying to figure out what the heck he was going for with his character..... still can't figure it out. Anyway, the movie gets better as it goes and I don't mind watching it at all. Solid middle of the road.
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I like Scrooged. Never heard of Surviving Christmas. It Loox interesting.

I am currently watching Better Off Dead.

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Watched Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) yesterday.

"After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa,
due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior." (IMDb)

This was much better than i thought! I remember seeing SN,DN once back in the day but it was probably from cut vhs tape.
This is cool mid 80s horror without any silly jokes. Lots of skin and bloody murder scenes on offer here.
It takes long before Billy finally snaps but i think that it was only a good thing.
Billy gets a job at Ira´s Toys and i loved to see all those retro toys like Muppets, Masters of the Universe boxes, Krull board game and Star Wars stuff.
I need to watch the sequel next.

Billy and Pamela checking out the Jabba the Hutt figure boxes.
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A Snow Globe Christmas - Corn on the cob. 7/10

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Christmas With The Coopers - This wasn't the outright comedy that teasers had led me to believe. It was nice though. 7/10

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A Christmas Promise - Ugh at the American title, A Horse Tail. This was alright. 6/10

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Krampus - It was nowhere near the greatness of Trick 'R Treat. But it was just a really fun comedy horror. The ending was swell [Big Grin] 7/10

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Santa Who? - 6/10

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Home Alone - 8/10

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Watched - Christmas vacation late on Christmas eve,holds up amazingly well this movie,full of some really great laughs I find this one to be as funny now,actually probably more so than when I first originally watched it back in 1989.

Terrific fun!

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Saw this one at the cinema. Watched it Christmas day. Classic!
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Yeah Bernie I definitely regard - Christmas vacation as essential Christmas viewing as I do the original - gremlins and - Scrooged.

I think there all great Christmas classics,I love the vacation movies the only one I thought fell short a bit was - Vegas vacation,it just didn't quite do it for me!

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[QB] Krampus - It was nowhere near the greatness of Trick 'R Treat. But it was just a really fun comedy horror. The ending was swell [Big Grin] 7/10

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I'd like to see krampus Helen,the only thing that puts me off slightly is the fact it got awarded a pg-13 rating over in the states,I know this doesn't make it a bad film or anything just that I do tend to like my horror to be a bit more hardcore.

I did really like - trick r treat (i own the blu ray),I thought that was pretty awesome!

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Watched Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987).

What can i say, this is one of the worst films i´ve seen [Big Grin]
Originally, the filmmakers were told to re-edit the first movie and pass it off as a sequel but they wanted to film new material. The only problem was that they didn´t have much money.
So, what you get is over 30 mins old footage from the first film and the rest is newly filmed material.
It´s a disaster and i don´t know why they even made the whole thing. Also, the lead actor Eric Freeman is so OTT you can´t help but laugh.
Pretty Elizabeth Kaitan is one of the high points and i also liked the instrumental theme tune. Avoid! [Big Grin]

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The rest of the stuff I watched in December was


Jingle All The Way - 7/10

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The Light Before Christmas - 7/10

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The Nightmare Before Christmas - 10/10

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Elf - 8/10

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Gremlins - 10/10

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Stick Man - 6/10

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Scrooge - 10/10

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Home Alone II: Lost In New York - 8/10

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The Muppet Christmas Carol - 10/10

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