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Old 12-08-05, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mikewendt
Still not sick of it & don't plan on getting sick of it...
I'm not sick of it yet but plan to get sick of it this year. I probably wont get sick of it for another year or two though. Damn I'm such a procrastinator.
Old 12-08-05, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
I still enjoy Chinese food for a Christmas meal.

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Old 12-08-05, 02:25 PM
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Is anyone else tired of "A Christmas Story"
What has brought you to this loooooowly state?
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I still enjoy watching this every December.
Old 12-09-05, 02:57 PM
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Still love it.
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Originally Posted by Alien Redrum
Still love it.
Amen. I always look forward to the 24 hour marathon every year, and this year is no different.

This is probably the only movie that I actually prefer watching on TV rather than on DVD.
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Tonite...Tonite...Tonite...Hot Dam It's coming Tonite!!!!!!!
Old 12-09-05, 08:54 PM
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Never. And I say this as a kid that grew up in a smallish Indiana town
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"Aw hunny, you should see what it looks like from out here!!!!"
Old 12-09-05, 09:09 PM
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I'm tired of it.
Old 12-11-05, 04:26 AM
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I'm more tired of everyone bringing it up in almost every conversation than I am tired of the actual movie. However, I don't watch it when it comes on tv, and I don't own it in any format.
Old 12-21-05, 11:08 PM
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I bought it last year AFTER Christmas because a friend of mine said that I would love it. I finally got around to watching it tonight for the first time and I can't really describe my feelings about it except to say that I don't need to ever see it again so I guess I'm tired of it.
Old 12-22-05, 02:21 AM
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Since TNT seems to have exclusive rights to the broadcast, it's not shown all the time except for those 24 hours. So no big overexposure as it may have had. Classic Christmas movie. I never saw it in the theatres. The movie always gives me a chuckle.

Now, the endless repeats of "It's a Wonderful Life" on every station imaginable definitely got tiring. Best thing happened when a cable channel (TNT?) finally had exclusive broadcasting rights.
Old 12-22-05, 03:45 AM
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I've never seen the movie, nor do I ever manage to pay attention much when reading about it. As a result, I have this blissfully surreal idea of what it's about, based on snippets of text and images that I've retained. So in my mind it's about a little kid who looks like Jonathan Lipnicki... and it involves racism... and then Santa Claus shows up in the end... and also at least one of the characters is poor. I don't know if any of this is remotely true, but at this point I feel like the version in my head is far more amusing than what the actual film is like.
Old 12-22-05, 02:39 PM
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I bought the 2-Disc set last year, I introduced it to my kids. Now they love it too. I can't get tired of it. It's a great movie. Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!

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Old 12-22-05, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Holysmoker
I bought the 2-Disc set last year, I introduced it to my kids. Now they love it too. I can't get tired of it. It's a great movie. Be sure to eat your Ovaltine!
Can I drink my Ovaltine instead of eat it? It's real hard to choke down that powder, spoonful after spoonful...
Old 12-23-05, 09:39 AM
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Never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 12-23-05, 09:52 AM
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Never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Liked the movie.
Old 12-23-05, 11:30 AM
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I've never seen the movie.

I did record it from TCM last night and hope to finally get to it this year.
Old 12-23-05, 12:42 PM
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I love it. However, I don't have cable, so I miss the rash of constant playings on TNT and I don't go into suncoast.

I did think it was funny that when I went into this thread, the banner under the OP posting was one for the red rider leg lamps.

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Just finished watching it. I never tire of this movie...but I also don't burn myself out on it. I only watch it once every year or so.

"My father worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium, a master."
"Oh...FUUUDDDGGGE!!!"
The "wish I would be struck blind" scene. "Then they would all be sorry!"
"Over the years I got to be quite a connossieur of soap. Though my personal preference was for Lux, I found that Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the other hand... YECCHH!"
The "icicle fell into my eye" story. And the wink at the camera when Mom buys it.
"My kid brother looked like a tick about to pop."
"In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."


How can anyone not love this movie is my question.
This is one of the few films that actually makes me remember how it felt to be a kid.
Old 12-24-05, 10:06 PM
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I'm one of those who owns the movie but for some weird reason would rather watch it on tv. In the past few years I've tried to avoid the marathon, but when I come across it I usually stop and watch a few minutes before moving on. Our tv seems to stay on most of the next day throughout the gift opening, eating, etc., so by the time the marathon's over I've usually seen the whole thing yet again, only in bits and pieces I still love it though. Such a funny and heartwarming film. "Ho...Ho...Ho." I still can't believe the kid that got his tongue stuck to the pole grew up and did a porno.

It's funny to me that Bob Clark also directed one of my favorite horror films, Black Christmas. What a different take on the holiday from this. And of course he also did the critically acclaimed Porky's and Murder by Decree, two other favorites of mine. I even liked Turk 182 and Deathdream. This guy has really run the gamut from great to crap (Baby Genuises, Karate Dog anyone?).
Old 12-25-05, 07:02 AM
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I just watched this movie for the first time, and I found it to be extremely overrated. I'm sure I'd have a much different opinion of it if it was something that I watched every year since I was a kid, but I was really disappointed in it. I guess that's what happens when something is built up so much for so many years as such a great Christmas movie. It wasn't bad, it was fairly enjoyable and it definitely had it's moments, but it's not something I'll be watching on an annual basis.
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if it wasn't on every year, all day,...we would miss it!
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Originally Posted by Patman
I still enjoy Chinese food for a Christmas meal.
That was my lunch today!


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