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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like the 4th Annual Holiday Movie Challenge (11/24-1/1)

Old 11-07-08, 04:56 PM
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I have added a new exception this year, which can be found in the rules on the first page:

A new addition to this year's challenge, as suggested by bluelitespecial is a THREE Wild Card Option. This is here to include movies you might watch as a tradition during the holidays. My family used to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory every Thanksgiving. So ANY movie is allowed, up to THREE. Thanks bluelitespecial
This is a great idea. I used to watch the original Star Wars trilogy over Christmas break every year. There should be a stipulation, though, that you have to write about the tradition (at least a sentence or so) in your list thread. Not that it wouldn't count if one didn't, but it would be cool to get a little insight into peoples traditions.

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Originally Posted by The Monkees View Post
I have added a new exception this year, which can be found in the rules on the first page:

A new addition to this year's challenge, as suggested by bluelitespecial is a THREE Wild Card Option. This is here to include movies you might watch as a tradition during the holidays. My family used to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory every Thanksgiving. So ANY movie is allowed, up to THREE. Thanks bluelitespecial
Thank you so much, I like this idea as there are certain movies that I love to watch during the holiday season as well and is part of my own holiday tradition. The whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy will be added to my list. They were a part of my christmas break for three years in college, and thats why they are important to me.

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Thank you so much, I like this idea as there are certain movies that I love to watch during the holiday season as well and is part of my own holiday tradition. The whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy will be added to my list. They were a part of my christmas break for three years in college, and thats why they are important to me.
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Old 11-09-08, 01:43 PM
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Here is a list of Christmas movies/TV specials/TV Episodes I own in my collection

Christmas DVDs

Movies

Bad Santa
Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas Carol
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas (2006)
Christmas Carol (1951), A
Christmas Story, A
Christmas Toy, The
Christmas with the Kranks
Deck the Halls
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Eight Crazy Nights
Elf
Ernest Saves Christmas
Flintstones Christmas Carol, A
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Home Alone 3
Home Alone: Taking Back the House
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
It’s a Wonderful Life
Jingle All the Way
Just Friends
Lethal Weapon
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
Muppet Christmas Carol, The
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Nightmare Before Christmas, The
Nutcracker Prince, The (1990)
Santa Clause, The
Santa Clause 2, The
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The
Scrooge (1935)
Scrooged
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
Trapped in Paradise
White Christmas



TV Specials

Charlie Brown Christmas, A
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales
Chipmunk Christmas, A
Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty Returns
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
Garfield Christmas, A
He-Man She-Ra: A Christmas Special
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
Jack Frost (1979)
Little Drummer Boy, The
Nestor the Long Eared Christmas Donkey
Night Before Christmas, The
Powerpuff Girls: Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Sonic the Hedgehog: Christmas Blast
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Year Without a Santa Claus, The

TV Episodes

8 Simple Rules Episode 1.12 “All I Want for Christmas”
Alvin & the Chipmunks Episode ?.?? “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll”
Animaniacs Episode 1.50 “A Christmas Plotz”
Brady Bunch Episode 1.12 “The Voice of Christmas”
Coach Episode 3.12 “Christmas Brains”
Family Guy Episode 3.16 “A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas”
Family Ties Episode 1.11 “A Christmas Story”
Family Ties Episode 2.9 “A Keaton Christmas Carol”
Flintstones Episode 5.15 “Christmas Flintstone”
Freakazoid Episode 1.10 “In Arms Way / The Cloud”
Full House Episode 2.9 “Our Very First Christmas Show”
Full House Episode 6.12 “A Very Tanner Christmas”
Full House Episode 8.11 “Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
Futurama Episode 2.8 “Xmas Story”
Futurama Episode 4.2 “A Tale of Two Santas”
Grounded for Life Episode 2.7 “I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus”
Home Improvement Episode 8.11 “Home for the Holidays”
I Love Lucy Episode 6.11 “The I Love Lucy Christmas Show”
Jetsons Episode 2.33 “A Jetsons Christmas Carol”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Episode 3.31 “I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger”
Newhart Episode 1.9 “No Room at the Inn”
Odd Couple Episode 1.12 “Scrooge Gets an Oscar”
Pinky and the Brain Episode 1.8 “A Pinky & the Brain Christmas”
Ren & Stimpy Show Episode 2.7 “Son of Stimpy”
Ren & Stimpy Show Episode 5.52 “A Scooter for Yaksmas”
Robot Chicken Episode 1.21 “Robot Chicken Christmas Special”
Roseanne Episode 4.12 “Santa Claus”
Roseanne Episode 5.12 “It’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”
Roseanne Episode 6.12 “White Trash Christmas”
Roseanne Episode 9. 12 “Home for the Holidays”
Saved by the Bell Episode 3.24 “Home for Christmas Part I”
Saved by the Bell Episode 3.25 “Home for Christmas Part II”
Simpsons Episode 1.1 “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”
Simpsons Episode 7.11 “Marge Be Not Proud”
Simpsons Episode 9.10 “Miracle on Evergreen Terrace”
Simpsons Episode 11.9 “Grift of the Magi”
South Park Episode 1.9 “Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo”
South Park Episode 2.16 “Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!”
South Park Episode 3.15 “Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics”
South Park Episode 4.17 “A Very Crappy Christmas”
South Park Episode 6.17 “Red Sleigh Down”
South Park Episode 7.15 “It’s Christmas in Canada”
South Park Episode 8.14 “Woodland Critter Christmas”
Tru Calling Episode 2.6 “Twas the Night Before Christmas...Again”
Twilight Zone Episode 2.11 “The Night of the Meek”
Twilight Zone (1985) Episode 1.13 “Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star”
Veronica Mars Episode 1.10 “An Echolls Family Christmas”
Weird Al Show Episode 1.12 “The Obligatory Holiday Episode”
What’s New Scooby-Doo? Episode 2.14 “Scooby-Doo Christmas”
X-Files Episode 5.6 “Christmas Carol”
X-Files Episode 6.6 “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas”
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
Thank you so much, I like this idea as there are certain movies that I love to watch during the holiday season as well and is part of my own holiday tradition. The whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy will be added to my list. They were a part of my christmas break for three years in college, and thats why they are important to me.
The LOTR movies were a bg part of my Christmas break in college as well. We so looked forward to the next installment after each, and we'd see them in theaters again and again.
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I could see where watching it every Christmas Eve would be annoying as a kid [It's A Wonderful Life]. But now that I'm old enough to appreciate it, I can't imagine not watching it at least once per year.
We always have it on in the background on Christmas Eve at my mom's. Occasionally, everybody will become engrossed in the movie but overall it is just on for ambiance and tradition.

Actually, my cousin's husband had never seen it before. One year, on Christmas Eve, he watched the whole thing and loved it. My cousin was pregnant at the time, and when their baby was born, they named her Susan. But they call her Zuzu for short.

Now "A Christmas Story" is another creature altogether. Aside from when "It's A Wonderful Life" is on TV, we have this on all day long in our house. Oddly enough, we never get sick of it.
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Old 11-10-08, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by The Monkees View Post
I have added a new exception this year, which can be found in the rules on the first page:

A new addition to this year's challenge, as suggested by bluelitespecial is a THREE Wild Card Option. This is here to include movies you might watch as a tradition during the holidays. My family used to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory every Thanksgiving. So ANY movie is allowed, up to THREE. Thanks bluelitespecial
Most excellent. We used to watch "Wizard of Oz" every Thanksgiving. Maybe we'll start that tradition up again.

We also used to go to a movie on Christmas Day after dinner. We haven't in several years (since before my kids were born), but who knows when we might start this one up again.
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I'm in on this one...although it looks like I really need to read the rules a few times.

EDIT - I think I understand how this works...but if anyone wants to give me the condensed version, please do.

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Originally Posted by macnorton View Post
I'm in on this one...although it looks like I really need to read the rules a few times.

EDIT - I think I understand how this works...but if anyone wants to give me the condensed version, please do.
Watch anything having to do with Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's between November 24, 2008 and January 1, 2009. it doesn't even have to be about those holidays. It could just take place during the holiday season

You can also watch 3 movies that have absolutely nothing to do with any of the holidays and it doesn't have to take place during that time either. Just three random movies. This is here to include movies you might watch as a tradition during the holidays.

Any questions.
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I can't wait to start this coming Sunday!
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Old 11-10-08, 05:08 PM
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I can't wait to start this coming Sunday!
You'll be a week and a day early!
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that it begins the 24th of November, NOT the 17th of November!! I'm sorry I never got around to getting a mod to change the title of the thread, I'm not really sure how to contact a mod about that.

On another note, I picked up 2 Christmas related movies today from Big Lots: A Christmas Carol (animated, 2001) for $3 and Felix the Cat Saves Christmas for $2, both of which I've never seen.
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Old 11-14-08, 05:32 AM
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that it begins the 24th of November, NOT the 17th of November!! I'm sorry I never got around to getting a mod to change the title of the thread, I'm not really sure how to contact a mod about that.
I think the best way is just hit the "report post" icon (the red triangle with an exclamation point in it.) Or you can post a message in the feedback forum. Or you could PM one of the mods for this particular forum.

If I may make a suggestion, regardless, is don't make the list thread until the middle of next week or something, that will cut down on the confusion.
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that it begins the 24th of November, NOT the 17th of November!! I'm sorry I never got around to getting a mod to change the title of the thread, I'm not really sure how to contact a mod about that.

On another note, I picked up 2 Christmas related movies today from Big Lots: A Christmas Carol (animated, 2001) for $3 and Felix the Cat Saves Christmas for $2, both of which I've never seen.
Davey! You've been here 4+ years and have never used the "report post" button, fixed a thread title, reported a spammer, etc etc? Shame shame.

I'll do it right now for you.

Also, coincidentally, I just bought the same two titles at Big Lots as well (and the Woody Allen box set for $16).
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Davey! You've been here 4+ years and have never used the "report post" button, fixed a thread title, reported a spammer, etc etc? Shame shame.

I'll do it right now for you.

Also, coincidentally, I just bought the same two titles at Big Lots as well (and the Woody Allen box set for $16).
Nope, never had to do any of that. Thanks for doing that for me!
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Well, none of us have to do it. But we can all do it to help out the forum.

Of course, the mods are ignoring me lately.....
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Originally Posted by Report Post
Note: This is ONLY to be used to report spam, advertising messages, and problematic (harassment, fighting, or rude) posts.


Has this always been there or are the mods sick of us "bugging them" and requesting things like thread title changes through the "Report Post" button?
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Has this always been there or are the mods sick of us "bugging them" and requesting things like thread title changes through the "Report Post" button?
It's always been there, but the mods have told us numerous times that it is the best way to report thread titles change requests as well.
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember that it begins the 24th of November, NOT the 17th of November!! I'm sorry I never got around to getting a mod to change the title of the thread, I'm not really sure how to contact a mod about that.

On another note, I picked up 2 Christmas related movies today from Big Lots: A Christmas Carol (animated, 2001) for $3 and Felix the Cat Saves Christmas for $2, both of which I've never seen.
I just got Scrooged, It's a Wonderful Life, and One Magic Christmas for $3 each. I'm stoked. those are three of my favorite Christmas movies.
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I just got Scrooged, It's a Wonderful Life, and One Magic Christmas for $3 each. I'm stoked. those are three of my favorite Christmas movies.
Which version of "It's a Wonderful Life" was it?
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It's the Artisan Entertainment release. It says it's digitally remastered and it has a "making of" documentary and a tribute to Frank Capra.
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I don't suppose it's this version?
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Nope, it's this one:

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No real difference between the two if I recall, the 2nd disc is just the colorized version.
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No real difference between the two if I recall, the 2nd disc is just the colorized version.
As much as I hate colorized versions of movies, I'd like to see it just once to see how it looks.
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