Christmas movies my family looks forward to

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  1. JiminSTLouis

    JiminSTLouis Sr Member

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    Elf
    Christmas Vacation
    The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3
    Jingle All The Way
    Home Alone 1 & 2
    It's A Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Story
    A Christmas Carol (Patric Stewart)
    Miracle on 34th Street (Natalie Wood)

    TV:
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    How The Grinch Stole Christmas
    Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
    Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
    The Year Without A Santa Clause
    The Little Drummer Boy
     
  2. Larry Young

    Larry Young Master Member

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    Die Hard
     
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  3. Robert412

    Robert412 Well-Known Member

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    Ho Ho Ho... Now I have a machine gun.
     
  4. Darius Alucard

    Darius Alucard Sr Member

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    Die Hard and Gremlins are a must for me during the Christmas holidays.
     
  5. SSgt Burton

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    It's a tradition that my wife and I watch "White Christmas" on Christmas Eve.


    I'd prefer to watch "Batman Returns" or "Lethal Weapon."



    Kevin
     
  6. JiminSTLouis

    JiminSTLouis Sr Member

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    Sometimes you can't beat the classics.
     
  7. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here we go again:

    Trading Places
    Die Hard
    Gremlins
    We're No Angels
    Holiday Inn and White Christmas
    Elf
    Santa Clause 2
    Miracle on 34th Street
    A Christmas Carol
    Muppet Christmas Carol

    I may sit through some of the animated and Rankin/Bass shows. Going to try to watch Babes in Toyland this year for the first time, same with Scrooged. Not a big fan of It's a Wonderful Life, can't stand A Christmas Story.

    Here's to holiday screenings!
     
  8. MooCriket

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    One of the greatest holiday films....EVER.
     
  9. Lord Boron

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    Die Hard
    Scrooge (The Musical)
    Nightmare Before Christmas.
     
  10. rodneyfaile

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    Bad Santa
     
  11. EyeofSauron

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    yeah, i love them home alone movies

    other than that, bad santa, nightmare before christmas, die hard and gremlins are awesome ;) now i just need someone to watch with me ...
     
  12. SmilingOtter

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    The Ref
    Polar Express
    A Wish for Wings that Work (Bloom County special)
    Muppet Family Christmas
     
  13. JasonCash

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    Christmas Vaction
    Home Alone
    Muppet Family Christmas
    Grinch (Chuck Jones)
    and
    Emmitt Otter's Jug Band Christmas...when I was little I remember around Christmas time begging my parents to let me know when HBO would be showing it
     
  14. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    I watch Christmas movies all throughout the year, We have over 30 christmas DVD's
    We watch all the old stop motion TV shows,
    Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
    Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
    The Year Without A Santa Clause
    The Little Drummer Boy
    And cartoons
    The Grinch
    Prep and landing
    Madagasca Christmas
    Shrek the halls.

    As for movies,
    Christmas eve is a Muppets Christmas carol.
    But over the holidays we always watch
    A christmas story
    Elf
    Lampoons Christmas
    Polar Express
    Little house christmas special episodes
    Its a wonderfull life
    White Christmas
    Dei hard 1 and 2
    Jack frost
    Santa Clause 1,2,3
    Borrowed Hearts, (Wish this movie would be released on DVD or Blue Ray)
    And my fav from when I was a kid, Santa Clause the movie with dudley Moore
    The Crinch
     
  15. JiminSTLouis

    JiminSTLouis Sr Member

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    Borrowed Hearts is downloadable on Netflix
     
  16. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    thanks.
     
  17. mandoman

    mandoman New Member

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    Scrooged (Bill Murray!) and A Christmas Story. That's all I need.
     
  18. yt

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    A lot of great choices here, we also like "The Night They Saved Christmas".
     
  19. clancampbell

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    Scrooged
    Mupetts Christmas Carol
    Die Hard 1 and 2
    Lethal Weapon
    The Santa Clause
    Jingle All The Way
    Home Alone

    There's probably a lot more, but these are a staple diet for me at HO HO HO time....

    Rich
     
  20. rodneyfaile

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    I liked the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

    I loved "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas".

    "Bad Santa" still tops my list. I heard rumors of a sequel. That would be awesome.
     
  21. Dave Porter

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    Muppet Christmas Carol

    The kids like to watch the Santa Clause movies, but I can't get into them.

    And it has been a tradition since it aired, to watch the MacGyver christmas episode (The Madonna, season 5 ep 11)
     
  22. Shade88

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    Well here is my list:

    A Christmas Carol, (George C. Scott, best version ever!)
    Christmas Story
    Elf, (Uncut, DVD, not USA's rerun all day marathon crap...)
    It's a Wonderful Life, (Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed=Classic!)

    Now for the awesome TV classics:

    Santa Clause is Coming to Town
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    A Charlie Brown Christmas, (I will also listen to the soundtrack repeatedly.)
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Batman: The Animated Series episode 2: "Christmas with the Joker." (One of the best episodes ever!) :)

    I am sure I missed a few, but these are the ones I KNOW we'll be watching. :)
     
  23. stormtrooperguy

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    We always watch A Christmas Story, Charlie Brown Christmas, and White Christmas.
     
  24. Solo4114

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    Personally, it's not really Christmas unless I watch one of two MST3K episodes:

    #321 -- Santa Claus vs. the Martians

    or

    #521 -- Santa Claus


    Usually it helps to have a mini MST3K marathon in there, too, since that's what they used to do back on Comedy Central (also for Thanksgiving).
     
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  25. jcoffman99

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    Ahhh the Adam West hosted Turkey Day marathons. I miss the old Comedy Central.
     
  26. Solo4114

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    He actually only hosted it once, I think, but it culminated with HIS movie -- Zombie Nightmare. Gotta love it. :) And yeah, I miss the old Comedy Central, too.
     
  27. Moviefreak

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    It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, Charlie Brown Christmas, Holiday Inn with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and The shop Around the Corner with James Stuart.
     
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  28. MooCriket

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    Trading Places
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  29. Celtic007

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    Home Alone 1 & 2 and A Christmas Story
     
  30. Zombie_61

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    Badder Santa. :cool

    And, of course, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (the 1966 animated feature, not that p.o.s. with Jim Carrey).
     
  31. Laspector

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    One of my "newer" classics is Santa VS the Snowman. The longer version, not the shorter IMAX version.

    Great TESB-like snow battle!!
     
  32. PotionMistress

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    Favorites are:

    Nightmare Before Christmas

    Ron Howard/Jim Carry's Grinch

    Rudolph

    Miracle on 34th St. (Natalie Wood version)
     
  33. Polexia

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    In no particular order...

    • The Santa Clause - I can still remember sneaking my giant peppermint stick in the the theater up my coat sleeve. But I only really like this one, not so much the sequels.
    • Home Alone 1 & 2 - I bought the 1 and 2 Blu ray collection weeks ago at a fantastic off season price!
    • Miracle on 34th Street (Natalie Wood)
    • Christmas Vacation
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon & Ron Howard/Jim Carrey)
    • The Holiday
    • A Christmas Story
    • A Charlie Brown Christmas
    • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    • Frosty the Snowman
    and probably so many more.
     
  34. Jumpergal

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    All good choices! Me, it's

    Christmas Vacation
    Scrooged
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon and live action)
    Scrooge (has to be the Alistair Sim)
    And for the Canadians on the board - Bowser and Blue Two Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire (Hey, Santa! Where's me f***ing Bike!)

    Can't deal with A Wonderful Life again, seen it too many times.
     
  35. payton paison

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    Christmas Story- Darren McGavin best performance, classic one liners the whole movie
     
  36. EvilRocketeer

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    Home Alone
    Jingle All the Way
    Trading places
     

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