YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIES!

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  1. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Though, I only really know Christmas movies, all holiday movies work! Here are mine...


    1} Christmas Vacation

    2} Charlie Brown Christmas

    3} Elf

    4} It's A Wonderful Life

    5} Ernest Saves Christmas

    6} The Nightmare Before Christmas

    7} Serendipity


    Post yours!

    Happy Holidays!
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I can only think of two right now, both are classics.

    "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby

    "Its A Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart

    Although the second one is my favorite. :D
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    It's sort of a guilty pleasure, but I really liked Santa Clause :D

    (NOT the sequels, only the original)
     
  4. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    "It's a Wonderful Life" is a pretty good movie. I'm sure everyone else has seen it, but I just saw it last year for the first time. :) See it if you haven't already.

    I can say that my most UNfavorite Christmas movie (which I know, so many people love anyway) is the "You'll shoot your eye out!" movie with that little blond kid. That movie makes me cringe!
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    dotnina, you took the words out of my mouth. well, almost. A CHRISTMAS STORY!

    actually i hate the movie now, but when i was younger, i was obsessed. Then for about 8 years in a row, I watched the 24-hours-of-a-christmas-story marathon on TNT. That's about 96 times seeing the movie... give or take...

    On second thought, i'm going to go hang myself.

    paul
     
  6. sarae macrumors 6502

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    No way, "A Christmas Story" is the best holiday movie ever! It's not the holiday season until you've stumbled across it on basic cable, at least in my mind.

    Then again, the trick is to not watch the whole thing - just ten minutes whenever you catch it.
     
  7. Mord macrumors G4

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    call me a geek but i cant stand christmasy films i'd rather sit down to the star wars trilogy on a christmas afternoon.
     
  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    My #1

    #2 here

    My #3

    With the Santa Clause being #4.

    Happy {INSERT YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY HERE} :D
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Paul, you reminded me of Christmas songs, with the comment about The Christmas Story. Back in '92 my uncle passed away just before Christmas. The funereal was on the 23rd, so I was relegated to driving back on Christmas Day (after trying up some estate details on the 24th) on Christmas Day. No matter what radio station I tuned to, I'll Be Home For Christmas was playing. Given the patriarchal influence that my uncle had on my upbringing, and that it was the last "trip home" (meaning that the family house was going to be sold for estate purposes) - that damn song was the last one I needed to hear (also given that my Dad passed away just 5 months before).

    {Historical note: I'll Be Home For Christmas became a hit during WWII (1943). For many it was was seminal statement of hope. And in many ways, important today, as it was back then.}

    To this day, I can not think, or hear that song without emotions welling up. Maybe this is a topic for a separate thread.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    In small doses, it is OK. Not worthy of being in the top 5 IMO.
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Maybe Mr. Smith Goes to Washington would be a better choice?
     
  12. brap macrumors 68000

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    X-mas isn't the same without a James Bond movie or two on Boxing day. Movies with an x-mas theme, though, ugh. Not really my bucket of fish.
     
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Just what is "Boxing Day"?
     
  14. brap macrumors 68000

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    You're kidding... right?


    'Boxing Day' is December 26th. Wait, Xmas is the 25th, right?

    Anyway, it's the day after; Sweet Mother Theresa only knows why it's called that. (Don't Google me answers, I'd prefer the mystery :rolleyes: )
     
  15. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I was being too lazy to Google the answer. Also I like the personal responses to questions here.
     
  16. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Geez... really sorry to hear about that man. I can't really relate to anything that horrible, as I'm only 17 and haven't really been alive long enough to see time take its toll on any friends or family, but I can only imagine how desolating it is. :(


    My favorite christmas movie though... "You'll shoot your eye out!" :D
     
  17. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Didn't mean to be such a bummer. It was just after what i went through back then, that song had new meaning.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I like that movie as well, since it is closer to my life than anything else. Not a #1 for me, but worthy of note.
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I wish that we had 'Boxing Day' here in the US, no one works that day anyway. Just those with critical jobs like doctors, nurses, fireman, and police. :D
     
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    I was obsessed too. And I'm still impressed by the fact that the main character decides to "suit it" to go see Santa at the mall. It was directed by Bob Clark who also did the Porky's movies (subject for a future thread) and the guy who played "Flick" is or was a porn star.
     
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    No question, my favorite is Christmas Vacation. My favorite line is when Aunt Bethany says, "Do you hear it, it's a funny squeaky sound," and Uncle Lewis replies with "You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerine plant." That one line make me laugh every time I hear it. Great movie.

    Daniel
     
  23. advres Guest

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    how can anyone dislike 'A christmas story'? That is without a doubt my favorite. Around here (in Massachusetts), WTBS plays that movie for 24 hours starting christmas eve at midnight to christmas day at midnight. I see it in bits and pieces about six times during that time. I don't know why (maybe because I loved it so much when I was a kid) but WTBS plays pretty much straight in the background for that 24 hours.

    I actually despise christmas but that movie and driving around after a nice snowfall looking at the houses lit up actually brings a smile to my cold and callous heart. ;)
     
  24. russed macrumors 68000

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    how about home alone 1 and 2 they are really good! i still like them!
     
  25. virividox macrumors 601

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    i prefered 1 over 2
    !!!

    as for my fav christmas movie, a nightmare before christmas was really good
     

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