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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 3rd Annual Holiday Movie Challenge(11/19-12/25)

Old 10-09-07, 02:15 PM
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I'm in!

I take it there will be a separate thread for the lists?
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Old 10-09-07, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Here's a few more.

Star Wars Holiday Special
Jack Frost(the horror one, the children one, the mst3k one)
Not sure about Jack Frost 2

That star wars holiday special is the worst thing next to redoing the series, and greedo shooting first that George Lucas has ever done.

Harrison Fords pay day had to be rediculous.
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Old 10-10-07, 06:22 AM
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I've edited the list back in post #21.

It is not for obvious holiday films like Scrooged and other things with Christmas words in the title. It is a list for movies that fit the challenge criteria but may not be obvious from the title.

Edit to add: Any thought to extending the time period to January 1st? I really don't want to watch New Year's movies until after Christmas.
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Old 10-11-07, 09:47 AM
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The more I think about it, I think a wild card option could work, becuase it would be a way to include various holiday specials that are on tv during christmas time.
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Old 10-11-07, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
The more I think about it, I think a wild card option could work, becuase it would be a way to include various holiday specials that are on tv during christmas time.
But those already count. At least I hope they do, because I counted some of them last year. I don't think "wild cards" are necessary with this challenge, unless of course, someone can think of one thing we could use them for, that doesn't already count. I can't come up with anything myself.

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Old 10-11-07, 10:58 AM
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Other non-obvious holiday films:
Christmas
The Lion in Winter (takes place during Christmas 1183)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Robin and the Seven Hoods
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



New Year's Eve
200 Cigarettes
Strange Days
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Old 10-11-07, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by RobCA
But those already count. At least I hope they do, because I counted some of them last year. I don't think "wild cards" are necessary with this challenge, unless of course, someone can think of one thing we could use them for, that doesn't already count. I can't come up with anything myself.

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Exactly... This Challenge is a lot more liberal than the Halloween one.
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Old 10-11-07, 03:33 PM
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Couple of lists of non-traditional Christmas movies I found on the net. I already know that some count but I haven't seen them all, so I can't vouch for the eligibility. Just thought I'd post them for debate.

Also, what about Funny Farm? A fairly substantial portion occurs around Christmas.

12. Rocky IV
11. Long Kiss Goodnight
10. Love, Actually
9. Ghostbusters II
8. Lethal Weapon
7. The Ice Harvest
6. Better Off Dead
5. Die Hard
4. Less Than Zero
3. Trading Places
2. Edward Scissorhands
1. Gremlins
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
BEWARE MY LOVELY (1952)
THE LADY IN THE LAKE (1946)
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967)
MILLIONS (2004)
THE DEAD (1987)
Brazil
Eyes Wide Shut
Cast Away
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Old 10-11-07, 05:38 PM
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im in but my list will be alot shorter then my horror list, bc im not big on alot of holiday movies cept for a handful...my goal is to find 25 horror movies based around christmas time
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Originally Posted by mijorico
Couple of lists of non-traditional Christmas movies I found on the net. I already know that some count but I haven't seen them all, so I can't vouch for the eligibility. Just thought I'd post them for debate.
For what it's worth, Edward Scissorhands is another one I asked about last year, but was told it didn't count. I thought it should have, but oh well.

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Old 10-12-07, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Trevor
Edit to add: Any thought to extending the time period to January 1st? I really don't want to watch New Year's movies until after Christmas.
I was wondering the same thing. As long as we are including Thanksgiving, we might as well include New Years, right? And it's only one week later.

And Trevor, I'm going to take advantage of your OCD and let you list all the eligible/questionable movies so I can make up a queue for myself like I did for Halloween.
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Rocky IV was brought up last year. I am a huge fan of the Rocky series, but this movie does not count. The main fight takes place on Christmas day, but there is no telling how long he trained for. He could have been training for months ahead of time, which means only about 20 minutes of the movie takes place during the holiday season.

Also, I'm not sure about Ghostbusters II, I know it takes place during New Years Eve at the end, but I can't remember if it's just that time of the movie, or if it takes place during that time the whole movie.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:57 PM
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The official rules have been posted on the first post.
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
The official rules have been posted on the first post.
Most excellent.

This will be my first year doing this. However, every year, I "vow" to watch more holiday movies during the season and I only watch a few. But taking part in this "challenge" will give me the incentive to watch more.
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
The official rules have been posted on the first post.
Can we talk about extending it to the midnight at the end of January 1st?
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Originally Posted by Trevor
Can we talk about extending it to the midnight at the end of January 1st?
So it would end at 11:59PM on January 1, 2008?

You've got my vote.
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I do like the idea of extending it a bit to New Years, but of course Im usually done with all things holiday on the 26th so Im good either way really,
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Old 10-13-07, 12:53 AM
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We can extend it if everyone is willing to extended to goal from 50 to say, 75?
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Old 10-13-07, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
We can extend it if everyone is willing to extended to goal from 50 to say, 75?
I'm game, although the ratio is a bit off. Adding one week is about a 16% bump, but going from 50 to 75 is a 50% bump.
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Old 10-13-07, 01:07 PM
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I'm just trying to keep it a multiple of 25
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Old 10-15-07, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Also, I'm not sure about Ghostbusters II, I know it takes place during New Years Eve at the end, but I can't remember if it's just that time of the movie, or if it takes place during that time the whole movie.
I brought it up last year and we decided it could count. There are numerous chirstmas references throughout the flick and the whole finale is on New Years Eve.
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I'm really looking forward to this challenge, I did ok on the Halloween one....could have done better.....
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I think it looks great!
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Looks nice, thank you!
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