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18the Annual Holiday Challenge DISCUSSION THREAD

18th Annual Holiday Challenge
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. Some families have watched movies like 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, YouTube, Streaming services, Theatrical release, it can be counted. Just have fun.

-The challenge will begin at dusk on Saturday, November 19 2022 and will end at dawn on Monday January 2, 2023.

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New CBS-TV animated Christmas special.

Reindeer in Here

Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS
Featuring the voice talent of Candace Cameron Bure, Donald Faison, Henry Winkler, Adam Devine

Candace Cameron Bure is having a busy holiday season. Along with her producing and acting duties over at Great American Family, Bure has also voiced a character in a new CBS animated holiday special, Reindeer in Here. Based on the award-winning Christmas book, Reindeer in Here is the heartwarming story of how Blizz (Adam Devine), a young reindeer who has one antler that is significantly smaller than the other, and his unique group of friends band together to save the future of Christmas. In doing so, they unknowingly create a magical holiday tradition like no other.

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The special comes after the singer announced the dates for her two-day Christmas revue, which will take place on Dec. 11 in Toronto, Canada and Dec. 13 in New York City.

Filmed in New Yorkís Madison Square Garden, the upcoming special will feature the singer-songwriter performing a selection of her festive holiday hits, including the chart-topping perennial favorite ďAll I Want for Christmas Is You.Ē

https://www.tvguide.com/news/ultimat...ls-guide-2022/

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Personal checklist:

ANIMATED
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Mickeys Christmas Carol
Frosty the snowman
A charlie brown Christmas
Flintstones 1960: A Christmas Flintstone
Bugs bunny looney Christmas Tales

TV EPISODES/SPECIALS
WKRP: turkeys away, Jennifer's home for Christmas, Bah humbug
Newsradio: XMas Story, Christmas, Stupid Holiday Talent Show
A Muppet Family Christmas

MOVIES
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ernest Saves Christmas
Scrooged
Elf


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Re: 18the Annual Holiday Challenge DISCUSSION THREAD

I didn't know if anyone was still doing this challenge. I'll see if I can put a list together.
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The height of my Christmas spirit was 2019, after a good friend who loved Christmas passed away. I vowed that year to figure out why she loved Christmas so much. I think I got the idea by watching this stuff. The last two years I spent with my girlfriend. We broke up in January, so Iím trying to find the spirit alone this year once again. I want to watch the new stuff like Spirited, The Santa Clauses, A Christmas Story Christmas, Violent Night, as well as discover some stuff Iíve not seen, which might be tough as I feel like I saw everything there was to see in 2019. I plan to hit all the usual classics. I didnít watch Gremlins for the horror challenge this year to save it for this one. Plus, my Christmas Eve tradition of a Die Hard and Home Alone double feature will remain, even if I watch them before then. I hope everyone has a great holiday viewing season this year!
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What does everyone plan on starting with? I'd probably watch the parade, charlie brown, maybe Garfield. Also Planes, trains and Automobiles. Rankin Bass special Mouse on the mayflower is on youtube. One must for me is the looney tunes short "porky pig and Tom turk."
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What does everyone plan on starting with? I'd probably watch the parade, charlie brown, maybe Garfield. Also Planes, trains and Automobiles. Rankin Bass special Mouse on the mayflower is on youtube. One must for me is the looney tunes short "porky pig and Tom turk."
Tonight, Iím doing a Thanksgiving theme. Starting with Son in Law, the only Pauly Shore movie I like, then moving in to Pieces of April, which Iíve never seen. Then, either Dutch or Planes, Trains, & Automobiles. Tomorrow morning, maybe Home for the Holidays before jumping into the Christmas stuff.
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What does everyone plan on starting with? I'd probably watch the parade, charlie brown, maybe Garfield. Also Planes, trains and Automobiles. Rankin Bass special Mouse on the mayflower is on youtube. One must for me is the looney tunes short "porky pig and Tom turk."

One of my favorite Christmas specials has always been the Nature episode, 'Christmas in Yellowstone'. And it's on YouTube, so watching it right now.
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Right now on PlutoTV is a Christmas time episode of the price is right. Bob has his Christmas plad jacket on. I love that Pluto TV mainly airs early 80s episodes. I could just remember toddler me being around the house while the folks had the TV on for the noon news and the Young and the Restless. The candy cane and wreath decor, plus the "tpir express" that the girls used to ride on in showcases.
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One of my favorite Christmas specials has always been the Nature episode, 'Christmas in Yellowstone'. And it's on YouTube, so watching it right now.
Haven't watched Nature in ages. Lost PBS with the 2009 digital switchover. I remember recording an episode with penguins and another one about hawaii.
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Just finished up a double feature of A Christmas Story (1983) and A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)Ö

The original classic was a movie I liked, but never understood why it was considered such a classic. That said, it finally sunk in this time. It was a nostalgia piece about what it was like to be a kid at Christmas during your childhood. I didnít see that movie until I was an adult, when the Christmas magic had faded from my memory.

The newest sequel is a pretty decent follow up. Losing a parent is hard. I lost my mother in 2017, so Ralphís loss hit home to me as Darren McGavin passed away and thus, so did his character at the beginning of the movie offscreen. His return to the same house from the first one has possibilities and seeing Flick and Schwartz again was great. Even better, Scut Farkus was now a cop and a likable character this time around for his brief appearance. Not as good as the original, but still a decent movie with a lot of mods to the first one.
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You going to bother a rewatch of A Christmas Story 2 or A Christmas Story Live?
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You going to bother a rewatch of A Christmas Story 2 or A Christmas Story Live?
Iíve never seen either, but Iíll get to A Christmas Story 2 before the end of the challenge. It doesnít look too good, so I skipped it tonight, but I feel like I should watch it to complete the franchise. Probably wonít do the Live, though.
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Iíve never seen either, but Iíll get to A Christmas Story 2 before the end of the challenge. It doesnít look too good, so I skipped it tonight, but I feel like I should watch it to complete the franchise. Probably wonít do the Live, though.
I saw some of Live and it was okay, but I find the original very overrated. I grew up without cable and never heard of the movie until 10th grade.
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I decided to take advantage of having Apple One this morning, and just finished A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. It's not quite the same without Dolly Madison commercials that used to air when I was growing up watching them on tv, but still nice to watch.

I recently started a new job, but it's completely remote, so that should help when I want to watch something.
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I saw some of Live and it was okay, but I find the original very overrated. I grew up without cable and never heard of the movie until 10th grade.
Yeah, I'd have to agree. It certainly doesn't warrant a 24-hour TBS marathon it gets every year, which is pretty much how I originally found the movie. Nobody I knew growing up ever mentioned the movie to me before. So, I was completely underwhelmed for years after my first viewing. I enjoyed it much more than usual this year, but still not a favorite of mine, as I much prefer Home Alone over it.
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I raced to finish my November Comedy checklist early, so now I can go full holiday for the rest of the year.
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I kicked this challenge off with the delightful Spirited, a movie my entire family adored. It might not be the holiday movie we deserved, but it was the one we needed. Next up is Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
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Just FYI, if you have bought it during the current Criterion sale, The Last Waltz was filmed on Thanksgiving weekend.
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Spending the night watching the Santa Paws movies on Disney Plus. Theyíre fín ridiculously bad, but thereís just something about them I like. Talking dogs. I donít get it, but maybe one day Iíll watch Air Bud and the rest and itíll make some sort of sense. Doubt it, though.
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Thanks for starting this, I just never had the time to get it going. I'll do my best to participate this year!
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I saw some of Live and it was okay, but I find the original very overrated. I grew up without cable and never heard of the movie until 10th grade.
Yeah, I didnít grow up with the original and never thought much of it. The stage version was betteróstill not greatóbut I havenít watched the recording of it.
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One of my favorite Christmas specials has always been the Nature episode, 'Christmas in Yellowstone'. And it's on YouTube, so watching it right now.
I might have to give this one a chance.

Started with Thanksgiving Friends episodes and then A Christmas Story. The 2nd is also on the list. Not my favorite but my sister loves it and since I'm at her house we're watching them.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special is funny as hell. Best new viewing so farÖ
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