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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 2nd Annual Holiday Movie Challenge(11/20-12/25)

Old 10-26-06, 07:35 PM
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I'm definitely in, I love my holiday films and TV specials.
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Old 11-11-06, 05:54 PM
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I think I am going to give this one a shot as well, I am going to create a list of all holiday movies and tv shows I have on dvd first to see if I have enough.
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Old 11-11-06, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I think I am going to give this one a shot as well, I am going to create a list of all holiday movies and tv shows I have on dvd first to see if I have enough.
I did that too, but just with TV shows, so I'd know how many I have, and so it'll be easier to find them when the time comes. I wound up with a list of 60 holiday episodes: 20 Thanksgiving, 37 Christmas and 3 New Year's. I probably have more than that, but those were the ones that were easy to find. I'm glad TV shows count, I only have a few movies that will qualify...

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Old 11-11-06, 09:19 PM
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I have a few quick questions in making my list.
Can any movie be included during the holiday time frame (thanksgiving-new year's), but having nothing to do with the season?
Can Animated shorts be included? Ex.-I have holiday episodes of Beavis and Butthead on dvd, does that count?
Is there a limit of episodes from the same show? So far I have eight different South Park Episodes, and eight Simpsons episodes.
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Old 11-11-06, 10:47 PM
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I'll try it out. The Halloween Horror competitions are fun, and I think this will be too.
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Old 11-12-06, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Yes, that will be posted probably a few days before November 20



Yes, any holiday that happens during the end of the year around that time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanza, Hanuakah (forgive my spelling), New Years, etc.
I'm also assuming St Andrew's Day (Patron Saint of the Scots-November 30) is included. I have a tradition of pouring a wee dram of single malt and watching something Scottish on that day.
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Old 11-13-06, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I have a few quick questions in making my list.
Can any movie be included during the holiday time frame (thanksgiving-new year's), but having nothing to do with the season?
Can Animated shorts be included? Ex.-I have holiday episodes of Beavis and Butthead on dvd, does that count?
Is there a limit of episodes from the same show? So far I have eight different South Park Episodes, and eight Simpsons episodes.
Yes to them all.

If you have 10 Christmas episodes from the same series that is fine. You CANNOT watch the same episode a bunch of times though.

However, there is a rule I left out that I'll add to the first post, a majority of the movie has to take place during the holiday season. You can't watch a movie or TV show that has one 2 minute scene during the holiday then the rest of the film takes place during the summer or something.
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Old 11-13-06, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Yes to them all.

If you have 10 Christmas episodes from the same series that is fine. You CANNOT watch the same episode a bunch of times though.

However, there is a rule I left out that I'll add to the first post, a majority of the movie has to take place during the holiday season. You can't watch a movie or TV show that has one 2 minute scene during the holiday then the rest of the film takes place during the summer or something.
Then would these three movies count:

Cast Away-the beginning starts during Christmas
Jerry Maguire-during the final half of the film
Ghostbusters 2-The movie takes place from fall to new years

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Ooo, as long as we're asking:

Hannah and Her Sisters: There are three scenes that take place at three consecutive Thanksgivings: one at the beginning, one somewhere in the middle, and one at the end. I doubt those scenes constitute the majority of the film, as far as running time, but they're certainly an important part of it.

Addams Family Values: When Wednesday and Pugsley are at summer camp, there are a few scenes where they're in a play about the first Thanksgiving.

I'll probably be watching them both anyway, whether or not they count.

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Old 11-13-06, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by RobCA
Hannah and Her Sisters: There are three scenes that take place at three consecutive Thanksgivings: one at the beginning, one somewhere in the middle, and one at the end. I doubt those scenes constitute the majority of the film, as far as running time, but they're certainly an important part of it.

Addams Family Values: When Wednesday and Pugsley are at summer camp, there are a few scenes where they're in a play about the first Thanksgiving.
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Then would these three movies count:

Cast Away-the beginning starts during Christmas
Jerry Maguire-during the final half of the film
Ghostbusters 2-The movie takes place from fall to new years
No, a majority of the film. At least 51% of the film. I don't mean to sound cruel, I just don't know any other way to say it.
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No problem, like I said, I'll be watching them anyway, now I'll know not to count them. (I knew Addams Family Values was iffy, especially) I don't have a lot of movies that will qualify, but fortunately, plenty of TV eps that will.

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Old 11-14-06, 12:58 AM
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I'm in... but I have a question. Is this a Christmas contest or does it include American Thanksgiving as well?
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I think Ill try this. Are there any good Thanksgiving movies out there besides Planes, Trains, and Automobiles? All I can think of is Pieces of April, but that doesn't really feel the same.
"Dutch", with Ed O'Neil (Married With Children) is a very good Thanksgiving movie along with "Home For The Holidays" with Jodie Foster.
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Old 11-14-06, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Canadian
I'm in... but I have a question. Is this a Christmas contest or does it include American Thanksgiving as well?
Yes, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Yes, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.

you're missing Kwanzaa...

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Old 11-14-06, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
No, a majority of the film. At least 51% of the film. I don't mean to sound cruel, I just don't know any other way to say it.
I shouldn't have a problem completing my list, with plenty of christmas viewing on tv, but Ghostbusters two should count because the story takes place at the end of the year, there are numerous references to christmas, you can tell the story takes place during the christmas season, and the finale takes place on New Years Eve.
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Old 11-14-06, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I shouldn't have a problem completing my list, with plenty of christmas viewing on tv, but Ghostbusters two should count because the story takes place at the end of the year, there are numerous references to christmas, you can tell the story takes place during the christmas season, and the finale takes place on New Years Eve.
Okay fine

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you're missing Kwanzaa...
Read my first post
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Old 11-19-06, 02:59 PM
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One more day. I've got my stack of DVDs all set!

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Im in. I had lots of fun on the halloween one last month
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Old 11-19-06, 08:21 PM
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Old 11-19-06, 11:35 PM
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Is there a separate thread for lists like the horror movie challenge?
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Old 11-19-06, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by advdfreak
Is there a separate thread for lists like the horror movie challenge?
I think its getting posted on tuesday or wednesday, I have my list ready, this should be fun.
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Ready to go and my wife is already groaning with the big Thanksgiving movie marathon coming up at the end of this week!!!
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