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50 Movies. 25 Days. It's the December Holiday Movie Challenge

Old 11-13-05, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Doc Moonlight
Do Thanksgiving and New Years themed movies count?
I guess so

Originally Posted by kms_md
what about shows that were traditionally shown in the holiday season, like the wizard of oz? IIRC this used to be broadcast around christmas during the 70s and 80s.
I'd say no, because these are holiday movies or holiday themed. The Wizard of Oz is neither.

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What about movies that have a portion of the film take place during Christmas, but not the entire film, such as the HARRY POTTERs or WHEN HARRY MET SALLY?
No, I think that the entire movie or at least most of the movie take place during Christmas. Because there is a scene in Jersey Girl during Christmas. So I'd say No
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Old 11-13-05, 07:44 PM
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Let's hope repeat viewings count... Last year I must have seen A Christmas Story 20something times in Dec.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by mikewendt
Let's hope repeat viewings count... Last year I must have seen A Christmas Story 20something times in Dec.
The same rule from the horror movie challenge stands. You can watch the movie once, then with a commentary and count that twice. But, not watching the same movie over and over again.
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I just watched X-Mas with the Kranks....I guess I started too soon. And I will NOT watch that movie again.
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Old 11-14-05, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
The same rule from the horror movie challenge stands. You can watch the movie once, then with a commentary and count that twice. But, not watching the same movie over and over again.
Oh well... I'll take part, but probably won't make it... Christmas Story & Christmas Vacation are usually on regular rotation... I throw The Ref in there a few times too...
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Old 11-14-05, 05:32 PM
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Seems a bit restrictive to make it "holiday themed". A significant amount of season should be enough, it shouldn't have to be "about" the holidays.

Throw Love Actually onto your lists, great film that takes place around the holidays.
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Old 11-15-05, 03:08 AM
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so what about starting this on Thanksgiving...
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Don't forget about the all time holiday smash hit "Jingle all the Way"
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I'll try to do this one...
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Another couple of less obvious movies set during Christmas:

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Old 11-15-05, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Feathers McGraw
Seems a bit restrictive to make it "holiday themed". A significant amount of season should be enough, it shouldn't have to be "about" the holidays.

Throw Love Actually onto your lists, great film that takes place around the holidays.
It's not just "holiday themed" you are allowed to watch movies that take place during the holidays. As stated in the first post. But the whole movie or at least most of it must take place during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years (yes and Hanukah counts and Kawanza and so on...)

Originally Posted by Cameron
so what about starting this on Thanksgiving...
I want to wait until December 1st. There's not a lot of holiday movies out there and I think 25 days is enough time.

He-Man She-Ra Christmas Special can be included

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Old 11-15-05, 07:42 PM
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I think people want to start at thanksgiving because that's when a lot of holiday movies start getting watched, not because they need more time.
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Old 11-15-05, 10:30 PM
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exactly...Holiday movies start to air on televion, and in most of the revival theaters for thanksgiving. Just seems to make more sense to run it from holiday to holiday...oh well
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Old 11-15-05, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Movies that have a scene or two at Christmas or something cannot be included. The entire movie, or at least most of it must take place during the holiday season.
So this eliminates "It's A Wonderful Life", "Boys Town", and "The Bells of St. Mary's".

Be sure to check out my constantly updated thread about the 2005 Holiday TV Schedule here: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=444282
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Old 11-15-05, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob
So this eliminates "It's A Wonderful Life", "Boys Town", and "The Bells of St. Mary's".

Be sure to check out my constantly updated thread about the 2005 Holiday TV Schedule here: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=444282
It's a Wonderful Life is different...all the major points to the movie...including the whole point of seeing life if the person had never been born...take place during Christmas
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Old 11-16-05, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
It's a Wonderful Life is different...all the major points to the movie...including the whole point of seeing life if the person had never been born...take place during Christmas
I know, I was just teasing. I've never seen "Boys Town" or "Bells of St. Mary's", as I never knew why they were considered Christmas movies. I'm expecting Boys Town in the mail this week, as part of the Warner Brothers Classic Holiday Collection DVD pack.
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18
Don't forget about the all time holiday smash hit "Jingle all the Way"
Ahhhh yes... The list is building. Nice.
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Also only holiday specials will be excepted not Christmas episodes of a TV show. Christmas TV movies are fine but not like a Christmas special of The Simpsons.
I'd be in if we could include Christmas/holiday episodes of TV shows, since I'm sure I have enough of those, but I don't have anywhere near 50 Christmas/holiday movies, nor the desire to watch that many, so I'll pass.

Good luck to the rest of you though!

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Old 11-16-05, 05:35 PM
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Shouldn't this be in Movie Talk? If not, movies should be limited to those seen on DVD.
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Old 11-16-05, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
Shouldn't this be in Movie Talk? If not, movies should be limited to those seen on DVD.
Well the horror movie challenge was in DVDTalk it includes both DVDs and theatrical movies...if there are any this year
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Old 11-16-05, 07:03 PM
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I'm in ..

12/1
(1) Elf
12/2
(2) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey)
12/3
(3) Bad Santa
(4) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
(5) Polar Express
12/4
(6) Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
12/5
(7) All I Want for Christmas
12/6
(8) Jingle All the Way
(9) Emmitt Otter's Jugband Christmas
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Old 11-16-05, 07:31 PM
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Hell I'll try it. At least my wife will actually watch with me, unlike any horror stuff. will definitely have to squeeze in the horror xmas stuff. Black Christmas for sure.

If new years movies count, it will be a bit easier. Double feature night of Assault on Precinct 13 original and remake for sure.

Does "all through the house" from Tales From the Crypt S1 count?

Place holder.

1. Battle Royale II
2. Badder Santa
3. X-mas Vacation w/ star commentary
4. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
5. Black Christmas
6. Elf
7. Muppets X-mas Carol
8. Charlie Brown Christmas
9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys
10. Scrooged
11.

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Old 11-16-05, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by lethalkrs
Does "all through the house" from Tales From the Crypt S1 count?
No TV episodes, just Christmas specials or TV movies
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Old 11-16-05, 10:32 PM
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I might just rotate Home Alone, A Christmas Story, and Elf for the 25 days until Christmas

Tack Home Alone on the list. After a cursory glance, I didn't see it mentioned. Could be wrong.
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Old 11-18-05, 09:35 PM
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I'm in for 30. Like Cameron's suggestion of running Thanksgiving to Christmas. (and I won't count my annual St Andrew's Day viewing of BRAVEHEART on November 30)

December 2;
THE HAPPY ELF

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