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#1 Athena

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

Since we have a topic for favourite Christmas songs, I thought we could talk about our favourite Christmas movies too.

Some of my favourites are:

The Holiday
Love Actually
Home Alone 1
Home Alone 2
A Muppet Christmas Carol
Tokyo Godfathers
The Santa Clause
The Polar Express

There are probably more but I can't remember them right now. What are some of your favourites?

#2 Nollaig

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 01:21 PM

Arthur Christmas

Rise of the Guardians

The Polar Express

It's A Wonderful Life and Harvey (Harvey isn't Christmassy but it's a beautiful film and it's the right tone/sentiment for Christmas)

The Santa Clause

 

They're probably my top favourites.

 

Anything Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings is a Christmas staple, too :)



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 01:51 PM

Die Hard.



#4 woolf woolf

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 04:30 PM

It's a Wonderful Life

Edward Scissorhands
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

I wish Studio Ghibli had a Christmas film.


Edited by woolf woolf, 10 December 2015 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:29 PM

My all time favourite is Muppets Christmas Carol.  This is a Christmas Eve must see.

 

I also love Elf and Love Actually.  Although I will sit through pretty much anything with a Christmas theme to it. :D



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 07:45 AM

For me, it's Love Actually. I didn't watch it last year, so I'm due for a re-watch this year. :boogie:



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 09:55 AM

I don't watch that many Xmas movies as they tend to be on the schmaltzy side, which is probably why I'm going for:

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Nightmare before Christmas



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:14 PM

I've not seen some of the titles listed here, but I might need to try them this year!  

 

I tend to go for older movies, so my fave Christmas films would be:

 

Holiday Inn

White Christmas

Christmas in Connecticut

Miracle on 34th St.

 

More recent films on my favorites list:

 

The Christmas Story

The Holiday

Elf



#9 Raven

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:35 PM

Jason and the Argonauts was always the Christmas Eve film of choice for me, growing up.

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:22 AM

Jason and the Argonauts was always the Christmas Eve film of choice for me, growing up.

 

Sword fighting skeletons! I love that film!   Thank you so much for reminding me.  :smile:



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 09:20 AM

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) - one of my favourites from recent years. Wonderfully subversive with pitch-black humour and a hint of horror thrown in.

 

Gremlins (1984) - another dark, festive-themes movie I adore. I remember getting chills down my spine the first time I heard Phoebe Cate recounting why she doesn't believe in Santa Claus.

 

Die Hard (1988) - I don't care what anyone says, this definitely is a Xmas movie, and I love it!

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) - it has Michael Caine as Scrooge! What's not to love???

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - are you kidding? I'm totally Goth! Being able to sing "This is Hallowe'en" at Christmas is one of my favourite things of all!

 

Bad Santa (1993) - Billy Bob Thornton! As a bad department store Santa! Come on!!!

 

It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) - a feel good film that is waaaaaay better than It's A Wonderful Life, and is much overlooked in the other films favour. Please do check it out!

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - Jim Carey at his madcap best as the green goo who tries to ruin the festivities for the good folk of Whoville.

 

Fred Claus (2007) - it must be hell to be the brother of someone so universally loved as Santa. It would be the mother of all inferiority complexes, yes?

 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) - the only National Lampoon film I actually like!

 

Black Christmas (1974) - are you sensing a theme yet? I'm dreaming of a black Christmas, with lots of red blood all over the place. Watch the original, not the remake, though!

 

Scrooged (1988) - who doesn't love Bill Murray? And who doesn't love him being sardonic, witty and dry? Anyone who raised their hands to those, please leave the building, because I just don't want to know you! Bill Murray is Hollywood Royalty, as far as I'm concerned!

 

I've never seen Elf (2003), but I want to. I think it will be right up my street!

 



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:28 PM

"You'll shoot yer eye out!" A Christmas Story!!!!



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 01:49 AM

Sword fighting skeletons! I love that film!   Thank you so much for reminding me.  :smile:

 

1pm today (Sunday) on BBC2!



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 02:12 AM

I love Mixed Nuts with Adam Sandler and Steve Martin :grinhat:



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 05:56 AM

1pm today (Sunday) on BBC2!

 

Ridiculously excited here! Have set to record. Cheers Raven.  :flowers2:



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:16 PM

I have a few.  I love Christmas films.   :smile:

 

A Christmas Story

Polar Express

Remember the Night

Christmas In Connecticut (Barbara Stanwyck)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Elf

Trading Places

Scrooged

One Special Night

A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey)

 

There are a few others on my DVD shelf, but I've watched them so often over the years that I've become sick of them!  (Or, um, they weren't that good to start with.)

 

And it isn't properly Christmas before I've watched all of the Christmas episodes of 'Frasier'!  They kick things off nicely.   :D



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Posted 14 December 2015 - 11:02 AM

Ok Christmas films coming off the shelf and to be watched over the next few weeks.  Love watching them time and time again.

 

White Christmas

Love Actually

Die Hard

Its a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

Santa Claus the Movie

The Holiday

While you were Sleeping

to name a few



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

I have far too many favourites! :D

 

My favourite ever has to be In The Bleak Midwinter, followed closely by A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually, The Bishop's Wife and The Shop Around The Corner.

 

A few others that haven't been mentioned already that I love are Trapped in Paradise, Christmas With The Kranks and The Family Stone.  I've always associated Christmas Eve with Meet Me In St. Louis as I think the first time I ever saw it was on a midnight screening on television on Christmas Eve.  I always try to watch it then as another way to recapture my childhood! :)

 

I'm a sucker for almost every version of A Christmas Carol (the exception being the animated/motion capture Jim Carrey version, which just creeps me out).



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:40 PM

I have far too many favourites! :D

 

My favourite ever has to be In The Bleak Midwinter, followed closely by A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually, The Bishop's Wife and The Shop Around The Corner.

 

A few others that haven't been mentioned already that I love are Trapped in Paradise, Christmas With The Kranks and The Family Stone.  I've always associated Christmas Eve with Meet Me In St. Louis as I think the first time I ever saw it was on a midnight screening on television on Christmas Eve.  I always try to watch it then as another way to recapture my childhood! :)

 

I'm a sucker for almost every version of A Christmas Carol (the exception being the animated/motion capture Jim Carrey version, which just creeps me out).

 

 

Hee!  I like the Jim Carrey version.  I saw it for the first time only last year.  For years before that I had been faithfully watching the Albert Finney musical version "Scrooge", but I am so tired of that one now.   :P



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:36 PM

My top is A Christmas Carol (the Patrick Stewart TV version) but no other version. I especially detest the muppets version of anything at all.

Others I like are:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Family Stone

Pieces Of April

Christmas With The Kranks

Rare Exports.

I am a bit ambivalent about Love Actually. It's OK. I think a really really good British Christmas movie has yet to be made. 

 

Most of the American Christmas films I find way too sickly sweet

 

Oh wait Groundhog Day is a good seasonal "feelgood" watch, even though not specifically Christmas themed.


Edited by vodkafan, 17 December 2015 - 10:40 PM.






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