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Old 10-09-12, 01:04 AM   #1
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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like the 8th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/19 - 1/1)

The time has come... once again... for...



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2010 Winner: HyperWeather (182)
2009 Winner: Trevor (287)
2008 Winner: Dimension X (250)
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-Movies, TV shows/specials, Short Films & Cartoons Count

-The movie or TV show DOES NOT need to be holiday oriented. It could simply take place during the holiday season (i.e. Batman Returns, Gremlins, Die Hard, etc.)

-Although the movie doesn't have to take place during the holiday season, a MAJORITY of the film HAS to take place during the holiday season. No movies with just one scene during the holiday season. If you're not sure, ASK!

-Any holiday from Thanksgiving through New Years Day may count

-A film can only be viewed once, UNLESS you watch it and then watched it again with a commentary

-There is no global goal, shoot for a personal goal. Whatever you want your goal to be go for it. For returning participants maybe your goal should be to beat a previous year's goal.

-Again, like past years there will be a THREE Wild Card option to include movies or TV shows you might watch during the holiday season that is not holiday oriented. My family used to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory every Christmas. So anything is allowed, up to 3.

-Specials such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Years Rockin' Eve, etc. can count, but you MUST watch the entire special in order to count it.

-PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE number your lists!

-It doesn't matter how you see the film, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, Laserdisc, Theatrical release, it can be counted. Just have fun.

-For the first time ever the challenge will begin at dusk on Sunday November 18, 2012 and will end at dawn on Wednesday January 2, 2013






CHECKLIST

Spoiler:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving movie:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special:
--- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving:

--- Watch a Christmas movie:
--- Watch a Christmas TV episode:
--- Watch a Christmas special:
--- Watch something animated about Christmas:
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol:

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special:
--- Watch something animated about New Year's:

--- Watch something Charlie Brown:
--- Watch something Garfield:
--- Watch an Oscar Winner:
--- Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
--- Watch some version of "Miracle on 34th Street"
--- Watch "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
--- Watch "A Christmas Story"

--- 1920s:
--- 1930s:
--- 1940s:
--- 1950s:
--- 1960s:
--- 1970s:
--- 1980s:
--- 1990s:
--- 2000s:
--- 2010s:
--- Watch a Film From the Year You Were Born:

--- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show.
--- Watch a film/show and its remake:
--- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game. -
--- Watch a film/show based on a novel:
--- Watch a silent film.
--- Watch a film/show with commentary.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place in space.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea.

Watch a film/show for each rating:
--- G:
--- PG:
--- PG-13:
--- R:
--- Unrated:


PLEASE KEEP THE DISCUSSION TO THIS THREAD

Enjoy the Horror Movie Challenge and I Look Forward to All Participants!

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Old 10-09-12, 03:57 AM   #2
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like the 8th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/19 - 1/1)

The only challenge I ever have a go at. Can't wait for its return!
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Old 10-09-12, 07:51 AM   #3
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I'll have a go at it. Plan to do better than I did last year.
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Old 10-09-12, 09:12 AM   #4
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Love watching Holiday movies! Can't wait.
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Old 10-09-12, 09:21 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-12, 11:32 AM   #6
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Old 10-09-12, 12:01 PM   #7
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-For the first time ever the challenge will begin at dusk on Sunday November 18, 2012 and will end at dawn on Sunday January 2, 2013
Just FYI, January 2, 2013 is on Wednesday. On the plus side, this means Christmas and New Year's Day will be 4-day weekends.
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Just FYI, January 2, 2013 is on Wednesday. On the plus side, this means Christmas and New Year's Day will be 4-day weekends.
Oops, I was looking at December not January. FIXED!
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Old 10-13-12, 10:50 AM   #9
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So excited to rewatch Home Alone.
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Old 10-20-12, 01:32 PM   #10
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Old 10-20-12, 05:00 PM   #11
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I think I'll enjoy this one!
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Old 10-24-12, 08:39 AM   #12
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I have been waiting to watch Elf again since... the last Holiday Challenge!
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Old 10-24-12, 09:05 AM   #13
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The Holiday Challenge hasn't even started yet, but I see a Christmas movie in on Encore Family tonight if anyone wants to DVR it. The movie is, I'll be Home For Christmas, I believe.
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Old 10-24-12, 10:34 PM   #14
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like the 8th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/19 - 1/1)

Sweet love this every year! will def be aiming higher!

Spoiler:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving movie: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
--:thumbs:- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode: Chicago Fire: Two Families
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special:
--- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving:

--- Watch a Christmas movie: 12 Dates of Christmas
--- Watch a Christmas TV episode: Friends:Season 2 Pheobes Dad Friends Season 3 The one where Rachel quits
--- Watch a Christmas special: Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special
--- Watch something animated about Christmas: Arthur Christmas
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol:

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special:
--- Watch something animated about New Year's:

--- Watch something Charlie Brown:
--- Watch something Garfield:
--- Watch an Oscar Winner:
--- Watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
--- Watch some version of "Miracle on 34th Street"
--- Watch "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
--- Watch "A Christmas Story"

--- 1920s:
--- 1930s:
--- 1940s:
--- 1950s:
--- 1960s:
--- 1970s:
--- 1980s:
--- 1990s:
--- 2000s:
--- 2010s:
--- Watch a Film From the Year You Were Born:

--- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show.
--- Watch a film/show and its remake:
--- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game. -
--- Watch a film/show based on a novel:
--- Watch a silent film.
--- Watch a film/show with commentary.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place in space.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea. Spongebob Sqarepants Christmas Who

Watch a film/show for each rating:
--- G:
--- PG: Home Alone
--- PG-13:
--- R:
--- Unrated:
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Old 10-25-12, 07:10 PM   #15
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Yep, looking forward to it!
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Old 10-25-12, 08:37 PM   #16
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Here's Rob's link for those that didn't see elsewhere in his other thread.

http://christmastvschedule.blogspot.com/
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Old 10-31-12, 12:21 AM   #17
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With the Horror Challenge drawing to a close, I'm just here to remind everyone that this challenge is coming up soon! The lists thread will be created in the coming weeks, about a week prior to the challenge!

Enjoy finishing up the Horror Challenge!
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^ Also, don't forget that the annual November Comedy Challenge starts tonight at dusk.
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Old 11-02-12, 10:46 AM   #19
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Can't wait. Has anyone picked up the Image remastered Santa & the 3 Bears? It was released a couple of days ago, I'm wondering if live action bookends are included.
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I just bought 'Ghost Stories for Christmas - The Definitive Collection'. It's a collection of most of the ghost stories (mostly M R James) BBC produced for the Christmas holidays.
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I just bought 'Ghost Stories for Christmas - The Definitive Collection'. It's a collection of most of the ghost stories (mostly M R James) BBC produced for the Christmas holidays.
I'd love to find that set for a good price. Where'd you get it?
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http://merrychristmastv.net/

Another good site to bookmark.
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I'd love to find that set for a good price. Where'd you get it?
Well, I bought it from Amazon.co.uk for 37.00 Pounds. I just checked zavvi.com and sendit.com and they both have it for about 29.99 Pounds. Owie. Still, I think Amazon has better shipping rates (most of the time) so it may balance out. I didn't check this time though.

I checked sendit and it offered free shipping (well, it offered me free shipping), so that would be the one to go with. I ordered some other discs in the order and those prices are better at Amazon, so I'm just trying to cancel the box. If it succeeds I'll get it from sendit.

* Amazon cancelled that part of the order, and if I'm reading the email correctly I'm getting it from sendit for 29.99 Pounds with free shipping.
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Deciding if I want to watch Christmas Story 2 or not...
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