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The Monkees 11-11-05 10:57 PM

50 Movies. 25 Days. It's the December Holiday Movie Challenge
 
I enjoyed myself so much with the horror movie challenge last month. I was number 26 with only 30 movies but still it was a load of fun.

I thought perhaps we should try it again with Christmas / Holiday movies. I have lowered the list from 100 to 50 but you are still able to shoot for as many as you want.

Now, with this one I know it will be much more difficult because there aren't that many Christmas / Holiday movies out there.

Here are the Official Rules:

Official Rules

-All Movies Must Be Watched Between 12:00AM on December 1st Through the End of December 25th (a.k.a. 12:01AM on December 26th)
-No Movies Will Be Accepted Before December 1st or After December 25th
-You ARE ALLOWED to Watch Christmas Specials. Such as: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, The Year Without a Santa Claus, etc.
-You Are NOT ALLOWED to Watch Christmas Episodes from a TV Series. However, IF the TV show has a special that runs longer than a regular episode, such as: The He-Man She-Ra Christmas Special or The Flintstones Save Christmas, Then Those Are Allowed
-You ARE ALLOWED to Watch Thanksgiving or New Years Movies. Any Movie That Takes Place During the "Holiday" Season Are Allowed.
-The Film DOES NOT Have to Be Holiday Oriented. You Can Watch Movies That Take Place During the "Holiday" Season. Such as: Die Hard, Batman Returns, Gremlins, Etc.
-The Whole Movie or At Least Most of the Movie MUST Take Place During the "Holiday" Season. A Movie With One or Two Scenes Does NOT Count.
-A Movie May Only Be Watched ONCE. However, You CAN Watch a Movie, Then Watched It Again with a Commentary and Count it TWICE
-Don't Limit Yourself to DVDs. You Can Count Movies Seen in the Theater or on VHS
-The Most IMPORTANT Thing is To Have Fun With This!


I hope this is just as good as the horror movie challenge.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!

December 1st

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) 12:10AM
2. Frosty the Snowman (1969) 1:05AM
3. Home Alone (1990) 1:35AM
4. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) 10:35PM

December 2nd

5. Bad Santa (2003) 8:00PM

December 3rd

6. Santa Claus is Comin' To Town (1970) (1:55PM)

December 4th

None Today :(

December 5th

7. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (~2:55PM, Started It On December 2nd)

December 6th

8. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) (2:15AM) (with commentary)
9. The He-Man She-Ra Christmas Special (1985) (2:00PM)

December 7th-December 9th

None, These Days :(

December 10th

10. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) (2:15PM)

December 11th

11. It's a Wonderful Life (1947) (12:50PM)

December 12th

12. The Santa Clause (1994) (2:00AM)
13. Elf (2003) (11:20AM)

December 13th

14. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (1:00PM)
15. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987) (1:30PM)
16. Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (1:55PM)
17. Scrooged (1988) (2:40PM)
18. Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (9:10PM)
19. Jingle All the Way (1996) (10:50PM)

December 14th

20. A Flintstone Christmas Carol (1994) (11:00PM)

December 15th

21. Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) (12:20PM)

December 16th

None Today :(

December 17th

22. Four Brothers (2005) (12:45PM)

December 18th-December 20th

None These Days :( :( :(

December 21st

23. A Very Brady Christmas (1988) (7:00PM)

December 22nd

24. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) (1:00AM)

It's Getting Hard, I'm doing school work so that's eating up all my time. But, soon I shall rise from the ashes and pick up my pace!

Masamune 11-11-05 11:47 PM

I work. :-P

Sweet Baby James 11-11-05 11:58 PM

Well, I'm game, although I don't have nearly as many holiday movies as I do horror.:)

The Monkees 11-12-05 01:12 AM

The reason I dropped it from 100 to 50 is because I'm so sure that a lot of people have 100 holiday movies or even 50, but I love the Christmas season and I figured 50 was a pretty good number to shoot for. An average of 2 movies a day, not too bad.

neocheddar02 11-12-05 02:04 AM

I'm game, sounds like fun-I missed the October edition

Cameron 11-12-05 02:47 AM

man i have to work a lot....i'm in.

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Only thing I would change is the start date...run it holiday to holiday. Thanksgiving to Xmas, since the Holiday season starts the onslaught of movies.

How The Grinch Stole Xmas Animated 11.24.05
How The Grinch Stole Xmas (live action) 11.24.05
Christmas with the Kranks 11.25.05
Holiday Inn 11.25.05
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 11.25.05
Going my way 11.26.05

non holiday
Z Channel: A magnificent obsession 11.25.05
Run Lola Run 11.27.05
March of the Penguins 12.01.05
Sex & Fury 12.02.05

GameGenie 11-12-05 11:24 AM

Im not even going to try, i barley have any xmas dvds.

Giles 11-12-05 11:37 AM

oh okay we can include short films - I'm game but, December is a really busy month (X-mas, Washington DC Jewish Film Festival) this time around I am not stating a projected goal.

TomOpus 11-12-05 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by GameGenie
Im not even going to try, i barley have any xmas dvds.

Same here. Taking a cursory look, you could count the ones I have on one hand. I might find some stuff on the Looney Toons/Disney Treasures collections.

JOE29 11-12-05 11:53 AM

I could get a few in but my total is going to be lousy. I was not that good with the horror challenge with 15 ( and I love horror ) but this one is going to be even worse.

Mondo Kane 11-12-05 02:41 PM

I'll go for it. Does this also include different kinds of movies that occur through the holidays like Batman Returns,Silent Night/Deadly Night and Die Hard? :)

Joe Molotov 11-12-05 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
I'll go for it. Does this also include different kinds of movies that occur through the holidays like Batman Returns,Silent Night/Deadly Night and Die Hard? :)

If not, then we're all going to be watching at least 25 different versions of A Christmas Carol. ;)

The Monkees 11-12-05 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
I'll go for it. Does this also include different kinds of movies that occur through the holidays like Batman Returns,Silent Night/Deadly Night and Die Hard? :)

Yes, those are fine. I'd try to steer away from the horror movie things like Silent Night, Deadly Night but those are all good. Don't forget Die Hard 2

The Bus 11-12-05 04:17 PM

1. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (MST3K Version)
2. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Filmmaker 11-12-05 04:30 PM

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?

GuessWho 11-12-05 06:19 PM

Lethal Weapon!

steelpotato 11-12-05 06:43 PM

I'm gonna aim for 30 on this one.

Doc Moonlight 11-12-05 06:49 PM

Do Thanksgiving and New Years themed movies count?

TomOpus 11-12-05 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by Filmmaker
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?

That's what I was initially thinking about. Forrest Gump has a brief New Years Eve scene. This could get complicated :)

kms_md 11-12-05 07:52 PM

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.

Chad 11-12-05 08:26 PM

I'm in. :up:



Originally Posted by The Monkees
Yes, those are fine. I'd try to steer away from the horror movie things like Silent Night, Deadly Night but those are all good. Don't forget Die Hard 2

What about "Black Christmas" and "Jack Frost" (The killer snowman one)? :p

Good recommendations:

Bad Santa
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacacation
Ernest Saves Christmas
Scrooged
Elf
A Muppet Family Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Home Alone 1 & 2
Trading Places


Not so good recommendations:

Reindeer Games
Surviving Christmas
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
Home Alone 3 & 4

What are the odds, two crappy Christmas flicks have Ben Afleck in them...I'm shocked! :eek:

wendersfan 11-12-05 10:06 PM

I'd like to recommend Ernst Lubitsch's wonderful <b>The Shop Around the Corner</b>.

JiM T 11-12-05 10:14 PM

I can pledge that I'll be watching my unwatched copies of "A Christmas Story" and "Elf" before Christmas. That's it!

I'll let you know how I do.

FantasticVSDoom 11-12-05 10:31 PM

Hell, Im in...I just realized I have qutie a bit of Holiday dvds, and more coming so Ill give it a shot. Count me in.

12/1/05:
1. Badder Santa
2. Love Actually
12/2/05
3. Just Friends
4. Home Alone 2
12/4/05
5. The Grinch
6. Christmas Carol (1951)
7. Chasing Christmas
12/4/05
8. Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
12/6/05
9. Twas the night Before Christmas
12/7/05
10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfits Toys.
12/8/05
11. Scrooged
12/11/05
12. Christmas in Connecticut
13. Grandma got ran Over by a Reindeer
14. The Preacher's Wife
12/13/05
15. The Santa Clause
16. Batman Returns
12/14/05
17. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Xmas
18. Nightmare Before Xmas
12/16/05
19. Home Alone
12/17/05
20.The Santa Clause
21. Planes, Trains, and Automobile
12/18/05
22. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
12/21/05
23. A Very Brady Christmas-the movie
12/22/05
24. Home Alone
12/23/05
25. Gremlins
26. Polar Express
27. Christmas Caper
28. A Muppets Christmas Carol
12/24/05
29. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
30. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
31. Frosty the Snowman
32. Frosty Returns
33. The Little Drummer Boy
34. Emmet Otter
35. Elf
12/25/05

Cameron 11-12-05 10:32 PM

Gremlins


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