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Old 10-08-17, 10:24 PM   #1
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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)



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OFFICIAL RULES

-Movies, TV shows/specials, Short Films & Cartoons Count

-The movie or TV show DOES NOT need to be holiday oriented. It could simply take place during the holiday season (i.e. Batman Returns, Gremlins, Die Hard, etc.)

-Although the movie doesn't have to take place during the holiday season, a MAJORITY of the film HAS to take place during the holiday season. No movies with just one scene during the holiday season. If you're not sure, ASK!

-Any holiday from Thanksgiving through New Years Day may count

-A film can only be viewed once, UNLESS you watch it and then watched it again with a commentary

-There is no global goal, shoot for a personal goal. Whatever you want your goal to be go for it. For returning participants maybe your goal should be to beat a previous year's goal.

-Again, like past years there will be a THREE Wild Card option to include movies or TV shows you might watch during the holiday season that is not holiday oriented. My family used to watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory every Christmas. So anything is allowed, up to 3.

-Specials such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Years Rockin' Eve, etc. can count, but you MUST watch the entire special in order to count it.

-PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE number your lists! If you do not number your list it will not count towards the challenge

-It doesn't matter how you see the film, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, Laserdisc, Theatrical release, it can be counted. Just have fun.

-The challenge will begin at midnight on Saturday November 18, 2017 and will end at dawn on Tuesday January 2, 2018


--->LISTS THREAD<---
link will become active once the thread is created




CHECKLIST

Spoiler:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving movie:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving TV episode:
--- Watch a Thanksgiving special:
--- Watch something animated about Thanksgiving:

--- Watch a Christmas movie:
--- Watch a Christmas TV episode:
--- Watch a Christmas special:
--- Watch something animated about Christmas:
--- Watch some version of A Christmas Carol:

--- Watch a New Year's movie.
--- Watch a New Year's TV episode.
--- Watch a New Year's special:
--- Watch something animated about New Year's:

--- Watch something Charlie Brown:
--- Watch something Garfield:
--- Watch an Oscar Winner:
--- Watch "It's a Wonderful Life", "A Christmas Story", National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" OR some version of "Miracle on 34th Street"

--- 1920s:
--- 1930s:
--- 1940s:
--- 1950s:
--- 1960s:
--- 1970s:
--- 1980s:
--- 1990s:
--- 2000s:
--- 2010s:
--- Watch a Film From the Year You Were Born:

--- Watch the MST3K version of a film/show.
--- Watch a film/show and its remake:
--- Watch a film/show based on or turned into a video game. -
--- Watch a film/show based on a novel:
--- Watch a silent film.
--- Watch a film/show with commentary.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place in space.
--- Watch a film/show that takes place on or under the sea.

Watch a film/show for each rating:
--- G:
--- PG:
--- PG-13:
--- R:
--- Unrated:


PLEASE KEEP THE DISCUSSION TO THIS THREAD

Enjoy the Horror Movie Challenge and I Look Forward to All Participants!
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Old 10-08-17, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

I was SO close to winning last year :'(
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

I got to 108 last year. I have tried to do something different each year in what I have watched. I'll start thinking about this challenge once the horror challenge is done. Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas starts October 28th.

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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

I've been looking forward to this for weeks. I can't wait to start watching Christmas flicks.
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Old 10-08-17, 11:12 PM   #5
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Wow. Hard to believe it is time to start thinking about the Holiday Challenge. I'm glad to see it starts almost a week before Thanksgiving.
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

It cannot be getting to that time of the year. It still feels like July here.
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It cannot be getting to that time of the year. It still feels like July here.
Christmas in July, perfect!
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Old 10-10-17, 02:51 PM   #8
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

This brings me back to the forum every year haha.

Can't wait for it to start again, love this time of the year in general from October to December.
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This brings me back to the forum every year haha.
Me too. Take a look at my post history, it's pretty much this challenge, the horror movie challenge and from time to time the TV on DVD challenge.
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

It's true that many of the challenges almost seem like a reunion of sorts. Welcome back to the 2 of you!

True story: I just set aside a half dozen Christmas DVDs that I found in storage today. That's way more preparation than I've ever made in October.
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I remember suggesting the start of the three wild card rule so I could include watching The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. I haven't been able to watch it for a couple of years due to work, but I hope I can watch them this year. They mean a lot to me watching them during the Christmas season as they came out on my winter breaks in college.
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

Reminiscing through some of our old threads, I found this:
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Just had a bizarre coincidence right now. I'm watching a Christmas episode of Alice, Mel's Christmas Carol. The special guest star is the great Jack Gilford, who I've always loved.

As he makes his first appearance, I click on the link to read about him and see how long ago he died. And just as Mel says to his character, "you died 17 years ago", I see on IMDB that Jack Gilford died exactly 17 years ago.

It was the exact same second.
Freaky timing.
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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The 13th Annual Holiday Challenge (11/18-1/1)

Seems to be way too early to think of this, but looking at the calendar, we're almost halfway through October! Time flies sometimes...

I have been thinking ahead on this challenge myself. It's one of my favorites and I'm usually refreshed and ready to start watching movies for the challenges again too.

I've been trying to decide if I want to reorganize my movie collection and take all my winter holiday movies, condense them and move them to the front of the collection so they are all in one spot rather than alphabetically throughout my shelves. I have a ton of Hallmark type movies that are really bare bones releases, so want to utilize multi-disc cases to free up a bit of space that way as well. I think it'd make it easier to grab when I'm in the mood for a Christmas/Holiday movie but not sure what I want to watch.
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My collection and movie watching is almost entirely geared towards nine or so specific "genres"; holiday, horror, MST3K, Disney, Criterion, Comic Book, Adult Swim, Muppets, and Python. So all of these are stored separately.
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My collection and movie watching is almost entirely geared towards nine or so specific "genres"; holiday, horror, MST3K, Disney, Criterion, Comic Book, Adult Swim, Muppets, and Python. So all of these are stored separately.
I have TV and Disney/Pixar separated out. Muppets are all together, but under M. Same with my Bond movies, under J. I have debated putting all the Marvel ones together, but still in my main collection. I just started to realize that I have enough of a holiday collection, that it might be easier to find if I put them all together. I like my cheesy feel good Christmas movies!
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