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Slurm Guy

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« on: 12-02-2003 20:04 »

What's your favorite holiday movie? Which ones the funniest? Which one is the most moving? Which one just has that holiday feel to it? Just answer any of these questions or answer questions of your own.
newhook_1

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« Reply #1 on: 12-02-2003 20:22 »

I saw that movie "Bad Santa" the other night, It was hilarious. Anyone else see it?

I stand by my all time favorite being "The Nightmare Before Christmas" though.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #2 on: 12-02-2003 20:27 »

I saw Bad Santa also. Billy Bob makes you hate the character and yet love him at the same time. And yes, Nightmare Before Christmas was a genius movie.
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #3 on: 12-02-2003 20:34 »

The Nightmare Before Christmas is in my opinion the greatest Christmas movie of all time but my favorite Christmas movie of all time is the original Die Hard.
zoidberg74

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« Reply #4 on: 12-02-2003 21:06 »

"A Chrismas Carol" starring Alistair Sim
"Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol"
"The Juggler of Notre Dame"


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« Reply #5 on: 12-03-2003 03:03 »
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No contest:
"Die Hard"
Grim

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« Reply #6 on: 12-03-2003 03:07 »

Watching the Exorcist on Xmas eve always leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling inside
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #7 on: 12-03-2003 03:12 »

The Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol is an all time classic, and my favourite.  A big tip of the hat to The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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« Reply #8 on: 12-03-2003 04:17 »

The best Christmas film is The Nightmare Before Christmas, although it wouldn't be Christmas without a POW film and at least one James Bond  laff
Spaz_man

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« Reply #9 on: 12-03-2003 08:45 »

I agree on the nightmare before christmas.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-03-2003 09:34 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLastGreatDon:
...my favorite Christmas movie of all time is the original Die Hard.

Yeah, nothing says Christmas like watching Bruce Willis kill a few terrorist wannabes.  Plus, the dad from that Urkel show is in it.

I like The Fourth Wise Man.  Maybe that's more of an Easter movie than a Christmas movie, though.

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« Reply #11 on: 12-03-2003 10:21 »

Well I used to love "Earnest Saves Christmas" but I finally got sick of it a few years ago....wait maybe I didn't....meh


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mikey

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« Reply #12 on: 12-03-2003 10:23 »

I like national lampoon christmas vacation, Im seeing elf on friday, That looks good.
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« Reply #13 on: 12-03-2003 10:32 »

"What's this?
What's this?
There something very wrong."

Best Christmas movie ever "Everybody hail to the pumpkin king"
Spaz_man

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« Reply #14 on: 12-03-2003 11:57 »

What about the claymation movie of rudolph? i watched that since i was a kid
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« Reply #15 on: 12-03-2003 12:28 »

My favorite is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  A fun story and a nice piece of stop motion animation.  It's hard not to love the island of misfit toys and the abominable snow monster.
newhook_1

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« Reply #16 on: 12-03-2003 13:04 »

Oh yeah, I try to watch that one on TV every year. I usually hate those claymation Christmas movies, but the Rudolph one, is the only one that I like. It's just a really well done movie that has a good plot (and good pacing to boot).
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #17 on: 12-03-2003 13:05 »

A film that I always watch at Christmas is "The Running Man". I don't quite know why. Maybe it's seeing Dynamo lit up like a christmas tree, then having his lights put out forever by Arnie that makes me feel warm inside.

I'm actually being serious here.

The Lord of the Rings movies have made absolutely fantastic Christmas viewing for the past two years, and is sure to finish up in style this month. The classic feel of the films and their grandure against the cold night air are truly magical.

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« Reply #18 on: 12-03-2003 16:57 »

In no particular order:

- A Christmas Story:  cute and yet incredibly funny, such as when Ralphie describes his father as "... profanity was his medium, he was an artist at his work".

- Miracle on 34th Street - of course, the black and white 1947 version.  Don't believe in Santa?  Shame on you!

- A Christmas Carol - really has nothing to do with Christmas, but the 1953 version with Alister Sim is priceless.  The 1980's TV version with George C. Scott is also a good choice.

- How the Grinch Stole Christmas - even though Cartoon Network runs it into the ground every year

- A Charlie Brown Christmas - the only show left that says what Christmas is really about; and it ain't blue light specials at K-Mart.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #19 on: 12-03-2003 18:29 »

The MST3K episode "The Santa Claus" is still my favorite holiday movie. I still bring out my pitiful, battered vhs tape every year, and it still makes me laugh and feel warm holiday feelings.

The Grinch cartoon is also a classic. Will TV ever make another good timeless christmas special?
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« Reply #20 on: 12-03-2003 19:07 »

The Nighmare before Christmas.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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FlasUrama

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« Reply #21 on: 12-03-2003 19:30 »

Whatever is on really, don't really have a fav xmas movie, oh though i did enjoy Wallace & Grommit when that was on during xmas etc
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #22 on: 12-03-2003 22:38 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
The Nighmare before Christmas.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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I completely agree with you about Lord Of The Rings. I think that it's because I saw the movies at Christmas time and...I don't know... something about them has a Christmasy feel to them.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #23 on: 12-04-2003 01:17 »

I adore A Christmas Story.  TNT shows it 24 hours on Christmas Day, so we just leave the TV on and randomly watch it throughout the day.  It's an amazing film and a cult classic.
The Rankin/Bass Christmas specials are also fun, fun, fun.  I'm always up for some classic claymation.  I think these specials have affected more people than we know.  Elf, a great holly jolly film in its own right, is Jon Faveau and the producers' love letter to Rudolph and all the gang.
It wouldn't be the holiday season without A Charlie Brown Christmas.  I still love it after seeing it every year of my life.  It's just the perfect special.  I really like Robert Smigel's Tv Funhouse tribute to it, as well.
Of course, the best Christmas movie (and my all-time favorite film) is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Nothing says "Merry X-mas" like old women being attacked by killer wreaths.  I'm so happy a local cinema is showing this movie.  I'm gonna see it on the big screen Saturday.  big grin   Oh, did anyone notice the reference to this film in "I Miss You?"

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The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #24 on: 12-04-2003 08:17 »

My favourite's Batman Returns which has the has the same Gothic Tim Burtony feel as Nightmare before christmas.
I also like Scrooged with Bill Murray.
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« Reply #25 on: 12-04-2003 10:03 »

Oh, and I also have an undying fondness for "A Muppet Christmas Carol". Y'know, Alastair Sim is all very well and good, but nothing beats Michael Caine plus puppets.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #26 on: 12-05-2003 18:36 »

People call me crazy. But I think that Jingle All The Way was fuckin' hilarious! Well, not hilarious. But I liked it.
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« Reply #27 on: 12-05-2003 18:52 »

Sammy: "Muppets Christmas Carol!"

Me: "Seconded!"
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And the Die Hards.
mikey

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« Reply #28 on: 12-06-2003 06:04 »

I liked elf, it was great. For some reason The santa claus is awesome, Dont shoot me.
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #29 on: 12-06-2003 20:08 »

Faze only the first and second Die Hard's even took place in a christmas setting. Just FYI.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #30 on: 12-06-2003 22:34 »

 
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I liked elf, it was great. For some reason The santa claus is awesome, Dont shoot me.

I won't shoot you. I thought Jingle All The Way was awsome.
1 of the gang

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« Reply #31 on: 12-07-2003 01:30 »

Best Christmas movie ever:
A Christmas Story!
  big grin   big grin   big grin
Spaz_man

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« Reply #32 on: 12-07-2003 12:48 »

i havent seen that in years ill have to watch it this year
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #33 on: 12-12-2003 08:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Spaz_man:
i havent seen that in years ill have to watch it this year
Don't do it!
It's the work of the devil!
David A

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« Reply #34 on: 12-12-2003 10:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:
Don't do it!
It's the work of the devil!

No, it's the work of Jean Shepherd.   tongue
It's also one of the funniest Christmas movies ever made.

Oh, and if you were trying to be funny, you should have said, "Don't do it!  You'll shoot your eye out!"
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #35 on: 12-13-2003 14:53 »

 Did anyone ever see\like The Santa Clause??? Don't even mention the evil of the sequel but... what about the first??? I liked it as a kid.
newhook_1

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« Reply #36 on: 12-13-2003 15:11 »

Yeah I liked it when I was younger too. It doesn't seem quite as good when I watch in nowdays though.
boingo2000

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« Reply #37 on: 12-15-2003 16:03 »

What, no one's mentioned Gremlins yet?  Best Christmas Movie Ever!
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #38 on: 12-15-2003 17:00 »

Yep, and only Mikey has mentioned the funniest Christmas movie of all time, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #39 on: 12-15-2003 22:23 »
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
What, no one's mentioned Gremlins yet?  Best Christmas Movie Ever!

How the hell could I have forgotten it!

::Smacks self in forehead with cinder block::

I have commited blasphamy to I.L.M oh my lord... I'm so fucked... the movie gods will smite me....ohhh I can see it now... Gizmo with that little bow from "The New Batch" and a grenade attached to it... ohh my...

But Boingo well... I can't agree that it's the greatest christmas movie of all time but it's DEFINITLY in the top 5.
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