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Favorite Christmas movie? (Read 453 times)


Wandering Wally

    Since we're being flooded with Christmas movies right now, which ones are your favorites?  My top 3 would be:

     

    1)  Christmas Vacation

    2)  White Christmas

    3)  Polar Express

     

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      The original Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life.

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        The original Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life.

         

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          1.  It's a Wonderful Life

           

          Not just my favorite Christmas movie, but also my favorite movie period.

           

          2.  Home Alone (the original)

          mab411


          Proboscis Colossus

            Man, that's a tough one.  Gut reaction is A Christmas Story, just because it's been in my life the longest and has the most memories associated with it, but I may have to think about it some more.

             

            Contenders are Christmas Vacation, Elf, and It's A Wonderful Life.

             

            Do Die Hard and Gremlins count?

            "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

              It's a Wonderful Life

              A Christmas Story

              Fanny and Alexander (This is not a "Christmas movie" per se, but there is an amazing Christmas scene through the eyes of children.)

              Home Alone

              Die Hard

              Gremlins

              A Midnight Clear (This war movie paints a darker picture of Christmas time, but it's a solid, fascinating flick.)

              Christmas Vacation

              Cash on Demand


              Trail Dog

                Elf

                It's a Wonderful Life

                A Christmas Story


                I've got a fever...

                  A Christmas Story

                  Christmas Vacation

                  Polar Express

                  Love Actually

                  Die Hard

                  Batman Returns

                  Home Alone

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                    Rudolph (Rankin-Bass)

                    Elf

                    Christmas Story

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                    I've got a fever...

                      Rudolph (Rankin-Bass)

                       

                      I don't think of that as a movie, but that's my favoritest of all the holiday specials by far.  Although I must confess that owning it on DVD takes away a little of the magic -- in ancient times, it was an Event to watch the only broadcast of it on TV.  

                       

                      Speaking of holiday specials, a college favorite was The Grinch (drink every time someone says "who").  

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                      zonykel


                        Bad Santa

                          I don't think of that as a movie, but that's my favoritest of all the holiday specials by far.  Although I must confess that owning it on DVD takes away a little of the magic -- in ancient times, it was an Event to watch the only broadcast of it on TV.  

                            

                           

                          Our family watched (dvd) last night. I hadn't ever noticed before, but my buddy pointed this out, and now it's my "favorite" part of the movie...

                           

                          At the end, while Santa is flying and the elf is pushing out all the misfit toys from the sleigh - most of them get umbrellas to hang on to (presumably to break the fall, parachute down to earth, etc.). The one toy who doesn't get an umbrella, and is just pushed off on his own...the bird who can't fly. Involuntary toyslaughter? Needs further investigation.

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                            The original Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life.

                             

                            +1

                             

                            I love the part where she is reading his employment card and under age it says   "As old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."


                            Needs more cowbell!

                               

                              I don't think of that as a movie, but that's my favoritest of all the holiday specials by far.  Although I must confess that owning it on DVD takes away a little of the magic -- in ancient times, it was an Event to watch the only broadcast of it on TV.

                               

                              Yep, we have the DVD, too (and the Monopoly game!!!)...and you are right about it losing some of the magic that way.  And my kid doesn't love it like I always have, which makes me a bit sad.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                                Yep, we have the DVD, too (and the Monopoly game!!!)...and you are right about it losing some of the magic that way.  And my kid doesn't love it like I always have, which makes me a bit sad.

                                 

                                My brother used to have a problem because his wife used to love "Titanic" and wanted to watch it every time it was on TV (back when it was on a lot), then a guy at work suggested buying her the DVD.  She hasn't watched it since.  Weird.

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