Fav Christmas Movie?

Firstly no worries if Chrismtas is not something you celebrate.

But some of us will. Regardless, Christmas movies are all around us.

I love Santa Claus the Movie
and
Die Hard

Some other mentions
Elf
Home Alone
Willy Wonka
Christmas Vacation
Scrooge

What movie ya got that is a must for Christmas?

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Ummm … lots! lol :smiley:

:christmas_tree: White Christmas - All time favorite (I’ve already watched it twice)
:christmas_tree: Anything Grinch related
:christmas_tree: Elf
:christmas_tree: Christmas Vacation
:christmas_tree: It’s a Wonderful Life
:christmas_tree: Miracle on 34th Street
:christmas_tree: A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott
:christmas_tree: Scrooged with Bill Murray
:christmas_tree: Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck
:christmas_tree: Holiday Inn
:christmas_tree: The Santa Clause
:christmas_tree: The Polar Express
:christmas_tree: Meet Me In St. Louis

and I’ll always have a soft spot for all the old animation movies that are as old if not older than I am :wink: Santa Claus is coming to Town, The Year Without Santa Claus, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman.

I’m not really into any of the sappy, same story line current line up of cookie cutter Christmas movies, but I loveeeee the Christmas Chronicles movies by Netflix.

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The pinnacle of Christmas films has to be Muppet Christmas Carol for me. Michael Caine’s finest role.

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By far Patrick Stewart’s scrooge

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Love the Christmas tree bullets :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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After the Original Cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas narrated by the one and only Boris Karloff,

the only other Christmas movie that I really enjoy is Scrooged with Bill Murray. Especially the ghost of Christmas Present, LOL!

I mean, I’ll watch the classics if someone else puts them on while I’m in the room but I don’t actively go looking for It’s a Wonderful Life on purpose any more.

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None comes to mind, sorry.

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I’ll watch any event blockbuster I haven’t seen before, but in the UK at least Christmas viewing is all about the Doctor Who Christmas Special, this season it’s on New Year’s Day next year. How’s that for time travel lol.

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I’m a huge Doctor Who fan… but being in the US … I might get to see the Christmas special some time in February lol :stuck_out_tongue:

I like all the Christmas specials you UK’ers have. I love Call the Midwife and theirs is always so wonderful. :heart:

You’re welcome and I’m sorry . . .

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I’ll have to check that out later lol :smiley: :wink:

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It was a made-for-TV special. It is seriously terrible in every way with an interruption of what might be described as a disturbing, semi-eotic dance number. It’s something you might want to endure if you grew up with the original three Star Wars movies. Or not.

To answer the original question seriously, I’d say my favorites are Charlie Brown Christmas Special, the original animated Grinch, and the classic Rankin Bass animated specials.

Ahh, life in the good ol’ days when, if you missed the broadcast of the Christmas specials, you had to wait a whole year for them to be broadcast again.

I remember being like 7 and visiting my dad when he was in the hospital (he’d fallen at work and had a collapsed lung, but he was mobile.) We went to a lounge area where some guy already there turned off the football game just so the kids could watch Grinch with Dad, cuz you didn’t get a second chance back then. First time seeing it in color too!

And that Star Wars special, I remember it being really horrible, if it’s the Chewie family special…?

I feel nothing beats National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie, I love all of them but that one does something for me! :joy:

I should probably go and catch up on it right now! :laughing:

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That’s the one.

There is always the genius that is the Father Ted Christmas Special: A Christmassy Ted. I am guessing this series never made it to the US and it’s a very British / Irish thing. It was a fairly short run thing (3 series, 25 half-hour episodes, plus the Christmas Special in total) that I still wet myself laughing at, 25 years later. If you haven’t seen it, then, ‘Go on, go on, go on, go on …’

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Nope … that one never made it here, that I know of.

I am lover of most Britcoms that made it over here. I love the British sense of humor in general. I always just “got it”.

It all started when I was about 8. I would sneak down stairs with a blanket over my head and the little 13 inch portable TV. This was somewhere back in the 70’s. PBS would aire Monty Python and Benny Hill late Friday night. I do believe they are what warped my sense of humor in the best way possible :wink:

Benny Hill was always a favorite of mine too. Dad and I would sit an laugh and laugh.
I’m willing to bet that show would be considered totally un-PC today.
That’s kinda sad.

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I almost said it would never fly today. Someone would surely be too offended to let it continue :wink:

I personally thought it was funny, silly and a bit naughty … all the boxes ticked :stuck_out_tongue: Just like Python :smiley:

If it were to come out now I can hear all the Pseudo Christians and Helicopter Parents … OMG … The childrennnnnnnnnnn… What about the childrennnnnnnnnnnn!

:grin:

This took a bit of a turn … Sorry about that …

Back to Christmas movies :smiley:

One I forgot about was The Homecoming. I really liked that one. It’s what The Walton’s was based on. :slight_smile:

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