Christmas Movies

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  1. jjsjr

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    With Christmas rapidly approaching...
    What are your favorite Christmas movies that you watch each year?!
     
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    I love watching Rudolph and all the other stop motion animation :) They are all pretty fun.
     
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    In no particular order:

    Scrooged

    Christmas Vacation

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Lion in Winter

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
     
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    I know all the "It's A Wonderful Life" people will hate me for this, but I prefer this version largely due to Cloris Leachman's performance. I watch this every year when I'm decorating my tree!
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCPot5CdbQw
     
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    Every year I find myself needing to watch A Christmas Carol. I'm not sure why. I don't own a copy of it and for some stupid reason I never buy one. Last year I panicked when I couldn't find a copy anywhere and so had to watch the Mr. Magoo version on On-Demand. It reminded me of how good Mr. Magoo was at playing Scrooge. I prefer the Alistair Sim version myself and couldn't for the life of me figure out why On-Demand had the Mr. Magoo version when the Sim version is in public domain and free for anyone to air! Speaking of which, I have to download it from someplace so I'm not caught short again.

    I also truly love to see a performance of The Nutcracker if it's around. I'm not fond of seeing it on TV.
     
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    I've already watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation once so far this year.
     
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    I haven't seen this version in forever. I looked it up on line and the reviews were harsh...crazy. I love Marlo Thomas and Cloris L though so I would watch it again if it came on. Odd enough, I just saw the original for the first time. It sucks to be the teacher in that story. Everyone had a good Christmas including Mr Potter who got 8 grand...but the teacher just got yelled at and no apology...dam.

    I also like Christmas Carol. Not any real version but the original book. If you haven't read the original...do so...it is amazing.
     
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    Every year on Christmas morning I watch Die Hard. Technically it's not a "Christmas movie", but I think it counts.
     
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    I watch "A Christmas Story" (Peter Billingsley and Darrin McGavin) and "Unlikely Angel" (Dolly Parton).

     
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    You should watch this one.

    :biggrin1:
     
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    Besides It's A Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone (all three in series) and White Christmas, I like these:

    Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas
    I'll Be Home For Christmas (with Jonathan Taylor Thomas)
    A Christmas Wish (aka The Great Rupert)
     
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    I found 'Elf' on demand earlier this afternoon.

    So cute!
     
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    Home Alone is good for xmas
     
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    The Alistair Sim version is my favorite as well, although I like most versions of A Christmas Carol. I liked the book too.

    I knew someone had to mention A Christmas Story! I finally got to see it after hearing so much about it. "You'll shoot your eye out!" :biggrin1:

    I like Home Alone as well - in the category of "fun little movies", but there's nothing wrong with a fun little movie.
     
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    TBS has A Christmas Story on all day on Christmas. It's kinda like the Channel 11 Yule Log. You just put it on and let it run as background.
     
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    I enjoy Scrooged and Christmas Vacation. Sometimes I can sit through How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph, and Charlie Brown.
     
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    For me, 'Love Actually'..

    This was the first movie I saw in theater after I was discharged from 2 years of militery service just couple of days before Christmas, and it taught me again that Christmas in love had always been there while I was away. I think it is a 'sneaky' nice movie to force you feel that 'love is actually all around' on Christmas.
     
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    One Magic Christmas, White Christmas, and the original claymation Rudolph/Frosty. :biggrin1:

    Good memories.
     
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