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

Old 10-07-07, 02:42 AM
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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 3rd Annual Holiday Movie Challenge(11/19-12/31)



First Year's Discussion & Lists

Last Year's Lists

Last Year's Discussion


OFFICIAL RULES

1. Movies, TV shows, Short Films & Cartoons count

2. The movie or TV show doesn't have to be holiday oriented, it could simply take place during the season (i.e. Gremlins, Die Hard, Batman Returns, etc.)

3. Although the movie or TV show doesn't have to be holiday oriented, the movie or TV show must take place during the holiday season for at least 75% of the movie. No movies or TV shows that place during the holiday season for one scene.

4. Any holiday from Thanksgiving through New Years can be included

5. A film can be viewed twice if you view it once without a commentary and once with the commentary

6. The Goal is 65 Items Watched, But Feel Free to Surpass That or Not Even Hit It

7. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Number Your Lists!

THE NEW THREAD FOR LISTS CAN BE FOUND Here

THE NEW END DATE WILL BE DECEMBER 31ST, NOT DECEMBER 25TH

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

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Old 10-07-07, 12:36 PM
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I'm excited for this, but I would like to throw in the idea of the wild card thing. Maybe, for instance, you can watch 2 TV Christmas Specials (live on TV, or on DVD), in addition to the wild cards (which could be used for things like shorts, cartoons, etc...)
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I'm a little late to start the October challenge...pumped for this one though.
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Old 10-07-07, 03:16 PM
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Well as last year movies and TV shows count, although maybe the wild card thing could work with shorts and whatnot.
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Well, I'm doing the October Movie challenge (and as of right now, three movies in seven days; plenty of room for improvement), I'll probably give this one a try, too.
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I'm in!
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Originally Posted by erichbergen
I'm excited for this, but I would like to throw in the idea of the wild card thing. Maybe, for instance, you can watch 2 TV Christmas Specials (live on TV, or on DVD), in addition to the wild cards (which could be used for things like shorts, cartoons, etc...)
There is no need for a wild card option since all movies, tv shows, shorts, and cartoons count. I am pumped for this and will be participating. I wonder if it will be kept at 50 or will we raise the number on what you watch. BTW that's an earlier start date, I thought it doesn't start until Thanksgiving day?
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I'm in, I really enjoyed (and won!) last year's, can't wait to do this again.

Last year's started on November 20th, not on Thanksgiving.

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This is another one I missed last year because I hadn't found this forum yet, and have been excited about it ever since (I really hope you do the Academy Award one also). As much fun as I'm having with the Horror movie one, I'm already getting a bit sick of horror movies after only like 12 watched, so this one will definitely be more fun for me.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
There is no need for a wild card option since all movies, tv shows, shorts, and cartoons count. I am pumped for this and will be participating. I wonder if it will be kept at 50 or will we raise the number on what you watch. BTW that's an earlier start date, I thought it doesn't start until Thanksgiving day?
Starting last year I started it the Monday before Thanksgiving, since Thanksgiving movies are allowed. The first year it started the first of December and it made no sense to include Thanksgiving movies if we started after Thanksgiving, so now it starts the Monday before hand.

Also I never really said shorts counted, but I see no reason why they can't. I would like to raise the number since I hit 67 last year with no problem, but that's up to everyone else.
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I'm in also. I am currently doing the Horror challenge. Looking forward to the Holiday Challenge!
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I think you could raise it to 60-75 and everyone would be fine with it. My goal is to get to at least 50.
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In my opinion, this and the Academy Awards challenge are the easiest to participate in, as well as being the funnest. I'm not big on horror movies, so this month's challenge doesn't really interest me.

I'll have to start earlier on this contest this year. I waited last year because I didn't want to run through too many of my favorites before Christmas, and then ended up having to cram a lot in at the end. This time, I think I'll just re-watch them if I'm done too early.
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This is the one Ive been looking forward to this year and ready to go...
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Old 10-09-07, 06:28 AM
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Currently participating in the Horror challenge and loving it.

Looking forward to this one also. I think taking part in these helps broaden the horizon of what I watch based on other peopels viewing habits etc.

Now back to the scary movies....
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Early in my DVD addiction, I started collecting Christmas movies and shows. Every year I plan to watch as many as possible, but rarely get thru that many. Having this challenge will help, sweet.

Can't believe I never checked out any of these challenge threads before.....
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I may be in for this challenge for well. Hard to think about what I'll be watching in November/December, while I'm wrapped up in the Horror challenge going on this month!
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Count me in. I enjoyed it last year and should easily beat the 57 I watched in the last challenge.
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I'm not really sure I have that many to watch for this.
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I'm unsure of how many I have as well but I could always do tv episodes since those seem to work. For the last few years I've been going to Europe at the beginning of December but I'm planning a big summer vacation so I'm skipping it this year so I can't wait to partake in this challenge. I've never seen any of the Christmas classics either
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Counting TV episodes, I'm sure I have dozens if not hundreds of possible entries. Does anyone know of a site that has Christmas episodes listed?

For more obscure holiday titles, here are some that I culled from some googling and searching the past holiday challenge threads.

Thanksgiving

Planes, Trains, and Automobile
Pieces of April
Hannah and her Sisters (debate)
The Ice Storm
The House of Yes
The Myth of Fingerprints
Son-in-Law
Tadpole
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Mighty Joe Young
Dutch
Home For The Holidays
The Daytrippers
Alice's Restaurant
Avalon
Scent of a Woman
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
What's Cooking?

Christmas

Bridget Jones Diary
Go
The Bishop's Wife
Home Alone 1 & 2
Trading Places
The Shop Around the Corner
Trapped in Paradise
Batman Returns
Gremlins
Lethal Weapon
Love Actually
Die Hard 1 & 2
Arthur 2: On the Rocks
The Ref
Rent

New Year's

Assault on Precinct 13
The Horn Blows at Midnight

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Old 10-09-07, 12:34 PM
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Would someone be willing to make me a nice little banner for this challenge. Sort of like the one on front page of the horror movie challenge. The reason I ask is because I suck using Photoshop and I would like to spice up the challenge this year.
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So it has to have some snippet of Holidays in there? Cause i woudnt expect batman returns, mighty joe young or assualt on precint 13 as one? Just curious incase I do this
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For more obscure holiday titles, here are some that I culled from some googling and searching the past holiday challenge threads.
Nice list (although I asked about Hannah and Her Sisters last year, and was told that it didn't count)... a few other films I have that qualify are:

Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Christmas Evil
The Ref
Rent
Scrooged

Darkgod, I don't know the other two, but Batman Returns counts!

I'm really looking forward to this. I saved my list of what I watched last year; I just need to finish going through all the TV show sets I've bought this year, and add any qualifying episodes to my ever-growing list.

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Originally Posted by RobCA
Nice list (although I asked about Hannah and Her Sisters last year, and was told that it didn't count)... a few other films I have that qualify are:

Arthur 2: On the Rocks
Christmas Evil
The Ref
Rent
Scrooged

Darkgod, I don't know the other two, but Batman Returns counts!

I'm really looking forward to this. I saved my list of what I watched last year; I just need to finish going through all the TV show sets I've bought this year, and add any qualifying episodes to my ever-growing list.

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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
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