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Chirstmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
It's A Wonderful Life
The Ref
And I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch.

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Gremlins

- I love that little town setting. It has a great Christmas spirit.

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Die Hard

- Real X-Mas spirit here [Big Grin]

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Trading Places

- Scary Santa Aykroyd!

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I own six different versions of "A Christmas Carol", with Alastair Sim's as my favorite. Also have ones with George C Scott (1984), Reginald Owen (1938), Seymour Hicks (1935), Albert Finney (1970), Henry Winkler (1980's). Also have one with Patrick Stewart on VHS. My second favorite next to Sims' in An American Christmas Carol" w' Henry Winkler...wacth this one every year. I also have Scrooged w' Bill Murray. Wondering what everyone else's favorite is, aside from Sims'. And...are there other versions I don't know about?
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My all time favorites are:
It's A Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol w' Alastair Sim
Noel
Mickey's Christmas Carol
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Chimpmunk Christmas
White Christmas
Elf
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
One Magic Christmas
Miracle On 34th Street
Scrooged
Polar Express
Garfield Christmas
Muppet Christmas Carol
A Christmas Story
All of the original claymation ones
And many more.....
I have 45 Christmas movies on DVD...and still going strong. Any "must haves" that I'm missing?

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Forgot to add Fat Albert's Christmas Special and The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas. Also, I've alwyas avoided buying "It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" from 2002..I think. Anyway, I seen it at the store for $5.00 so I bought it...I was pleasantly suprized...pays homage to lots of classics like It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and The Grinch....I'd recommend it.
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Another goodun I watched last year, Christmas with the Kranks [Big Grin]

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The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant and David Niven is now a firm favourite at our house, discovered during a bout of acute It's a Wonderful Life fatigue which left me yearning for an alternative Christmas classic to watch every December.

Also Dear God with Greg Kinnear, which I swear was called Dead Letter when I first saw it on TV, one of those "Christmas in LA" films that's a lot more enjoyable than it has any right to be.

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Most of mine were already listed.

Gremlins at the very top of the list. I love everything about this movie, but most of all is the use of the town of Kingston Falls itself, from the old movie house, to the snow packed everything right down to the closing shot of the old man walking away from the Peltzer home on a moon-lit, snow covered street to that kooky theme music.

I think I saw Dear God once when it first hit video and I really don't remember much about it, but will have to take a look at that one again. I didn't remember that it was Christmas movie which is cool.

Of course I love Die Hard, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation...who doesn't, but in the last couple years, I have also picked up:

Trapped in Paradise - which is just brilliant, Lovitz, Carvey and Cage at their absolute best and with a great supporting cast.

Just Friends - Ryan Reynolds is great in this one.

Surviving Christmas - Which to me is the most underrated Christmas movie ever made. Hilarious from start to finish for my sense of humor.

I always round out my holiday movie watching with between Christmas and New Years by putting in The Poseidon Adventure!

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by pettyfan:
Mickey's Christmas Carol is my absolute favorite. Other favorites include Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas and A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version). </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">I'm glad you mentioned Emmett Otter. I loved that movie when it used to come on this time of year. I miss it. I think my dad still has the copy he recorded from tv.

I think A Christmas Story is the best. There are a lot of deep meanings that I've missed until my recent adult years. Ralphie tries to get his Christmas wish heard by every adult around him (his mom, Ms. Shields, Santa) except his father. And it ends up being his father that hears him, gets him, and fulfills his wish of owning his bb gun. There are more, but it's fun coming up with them on your own. That whole movie captures the magic of being a child at Christmas (even though Santa can sometimes be scary.)

My Top Ten (no particular order)

1. A Christmas Story
2. Christmas Vacation
3. The Great Rupert/A Christmas Wish
4. Home Alone
5. Scrooged
6. A Christmas Carol (with Patrick Stewart)
7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8. Rudolph
9. Christmas Everyday
10. Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas

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Definetely "A Christmas Story" and "It came upon a midnight clear" from the 80's with Mickey Rooney. Havent seen "It came upon a midnight clear" on T.V. in years.
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quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Elf

This one I thought I was gonna hate but it had me laughing so much [Big Grin]
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WHERE EAGLES DARE
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LONG KISS GOODNIGHT

well, they all have snow in 'em!

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* Earl...finally...someone else who likes Surviving Christmas!

* Ther'll be no morning for us...love this one as well..."Buddy the elf, what's your favorite color?"

* johnny76...a bit of a hate on for you right now...I'm obsessed with Christmas movies and sometimes can't sleep until I find the ones I want...thanks for reminding me about "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"...seems easy to find....NOT! [Wink]

* Anybody ever see "Christmas Story"...no...not "A Christmas Story". Seen it at Walmart and am tempted...looks to be about a young Saint Nicolas growing up and how he began the traditional gift giving at Christmas...carving wooden toys and giving them to the village kids. I'm tempted, but $16 a bit steep for something I'm not sure about.

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Jay Lee - I love Where Eagles Dare! I own it and remember when I was like ten and thereabouts, I would get to stay up and watch it with my dad as the Saturday Night Late Movie on ABC. It would be on in the winter and would start at 10:30. Seemed like we watched it once a year for a few years there and I have truly fond memories of it.
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Only a few to mention:

Love Actually
Die Hard 1 & 2
Lethal Weapon
Home Alone
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Cobra

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Childhood favourite was 'A Christmas Story'. I seem to have seen 'Scrooged' more times than I can count over Christmas, which makes it feel important.
I have wonderful nostalgic feelings for 'Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus' (the Charles Bronson version), but I haven't seen it in years, so I can't really say whether it's good or bad.

But to me, the most Christmassy of films is... 'Anne of Green Gables'. I watched it one Christmas when they showed an episode a day. To me Anne of Green Gables is Christmas.

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The Family Man
A Christmas Story
Scrooged
It's a Wonderful Life
;-)

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Two of the best Christmas films have to be

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

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Planes Trains and Automobiles

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scrooged is my all time favorite then frosty the snowman and rudolp the red nosed reindeer with burl ives which i watched last night lol planes trains and automobiles and christmas vacation which was on last night here too!!
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I agree most of us have more or less selected the same sort of movies as these are the ones we remember the most during the festive season, i guess its because they are always shown around this time of the year, the ones that stand out the most in my opinion are the lampoon movies, gremlins, scrooged and one of my favourites willy wonka and the chocolate factory, these are always shown here in England every year during the christmas period, it just wouldn't be christmas without them.
Also on the same note the polar express is also slowly growing into my favorites christmas list [Wink]

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Mine pretty much looks like everyone else's lists. Just for good measure, here are a list of films that I watch every year:

A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim version)
Scrooged
A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Die Hard
Lethal Weapon
Home Alone
Gremlins
The Holiday
Bad Santa
Long Kiss Goodnight
Reindeer Games

Cartoons:
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Grinch that Stole Christmas
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer
Yogi's First Christmas
Frost the Snowman
Mickey's Christmas Carol

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My favorites are A CHRISTMAS STORY (I watched it once already about two weeks ago. Plan on watching it at least two more times. hahaha) and CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Im at the Mercy of television with this one, as I used to have it on VHS and havent sprung for DVD yet.

I have never seen MIXED NUTS. I heard people on here and another site I visit praise it so i rented it.

As for horror:

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT and SANTAS SLAY.

I also love the Old School RANKIN BASS ones, the MR MAGOO one, SCROOGE and HOME ALONE. Have to try to squeeze this all in in the next two weeks.

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I love A Christmas Story!!!
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