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Old 12-11-09, 10:35 PM
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Your top five Christmas Movies list?

What are your top five?

1) A Christmas Story
2) Die Hard
3) Gremlins
4) Love Actually
5) It's a Wonderful Life

I haven't seen the latest Christmas Carol yet but the original can't even crack my top five list. #5 on my list is the only one I haven't seen in a theater yet.
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Old 12-11-09, 10:43 PM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

White Christmas is #1

have to think about the others.
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Old 12-11-09, 10:56 PM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

1. A Muppet Chirstmas Carol
2. Love Actually
3. Gremlins
4. The Santa Clause
5. Die Hard

Honorable Mention: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

1) Gremlins
2) Die Hard
3) Scrooged
4) The Nightmare Before Christmas
5) Eyes Wide Shut
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Old 12-11-09, 11:40 PM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

1 It's A Wonderful Life
2 Holiday Inn
3 Elf
4 Miracle On 34th Street (b/w)
5 A Christmas Story
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Old 12-12-09, 12:01 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on the 34th st

and.... Home Alone
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Old 12-12-09, 12:34 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

Home Alone 2 is a great Christmas movie too. I still laugh my ass off during the whole "Ya filthy animal" machine gun scene in the Plaza.

I'd say, in no particular order: Die Hard, National Lampoon's A Christmas Vacation, Home Alone 2, Wonderful Life and Gremlins.

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Old 12-12-09, 12:59 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

1) A Christmas Story
2) It's A Wonderful Life
3) The Nightmare Before Christmas
4) Bad Santa
5) Miracle on 34th Street
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Old 12-12-09, 01:34 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

1)A Christmas Story
2)Christmas Vacation
3)Love Actually
4)Die Hard
5)Scrooged
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Old 12-12-09, 01:43 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

In no order

1) Scrooged
2) Christmas Vacation
3) Gremlins
4) Edward Scissorhands
5) Just Friends
5a) Go!

(and the majority of the Harry Potter films that took place during christmas)
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Old 12-12-09, 02:09 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

I wouldn't consider "Go" or "Edward Scissorhands" to be Christmas movies, nor the Harry Potter films. It really should have more substance than having simply taken place during the Christmas season. It should factor into the film.
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Old 12-12-09, 02:15 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

Originally Posted by BJacks View Post
I wouldn't consider "Go" or "Edward Scissorhands" to be Christmas movies, nor the Harry Potter films. It really should have more substance than having simply taken place during the Christmas season. It should factor into the film.
That would be fair enough, but..
'Go' is set mostly during one long Christmas Eve in the lives of a group of young adults on the events surrounding a drug deal in Los Angeles replayed three different times from three different views.
I know one or two of the HP films do take place during Christmas (they do exchange presents). Plus, wouldn't that rule out Die Hard as well?

Though I do see where that is a technicality and could just be splitting hairs.
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Old 12-12-09, 02:18 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

1)Scrooge
I like the victorian England atmosphere, the songs were actually very good, and Finney plays a very convincing old man.

2)Miracle on 34th Street (original)
My new favorite. I especially like movies from this era.

3)A Wonderful Life
Kind of sad and depressing.

4)Mickey's Christmas Carol
Childhood favorite.

5)Scrooged
A ghostbuster rediscovering the spirit of Christmas, in NY at night.
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Old 12-12-09, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Skyclad01 View Post
That would be fair enough, but..


I know one or two of the HP films do take place during Christmas (they do exchange presents). Plus, wouldn't that rule out Die Hard as well?

Though I do see where that is a technicality and could just be splitting hairs.
The plot of Die Hard is built around the Nakatomi Christmas party and there are numerous Xmas references ("Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho"). I admit it's been a while since I've seen "Go," I just didn't remember anything particularly Christmasy. Maybe I'm wrong.

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Old 12-12-09, 02:39 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

Its been a while since ive seen Go as well. But if I remember correctly, they are wearing Santa hats while working in the beginning. Though I think you are correct, there isn't too much Christmasy in particular. Maybe some Christmas lights in the background as well as a Christmas tree or two (Need to re-watch it). And for Edward Scissorhands, if I remember correctly.. Didn't he get his hands as an early Christmas gift, but were never put on because of a spoiler im not gonna tell. Plus, Didnt he make it snow for Kim?

Though, I would be happy to substitute any of them for Jack Frost.
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Old 12-12-09, 07:31 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

As much as I love them, I just can't think of Die Hard, Gremlins, or Go as Christmas movies.

My list would change daily if I thought about it, but:

Scrooged
It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A Town Without Christmas
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Old 12-12-09, 08:06 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

I wonder if this top 5 list should be more specific to films that encompass Christmas rather than being affiliated with it?
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
March of the Wooden Soldiers (aka Babes in Toyland, 1934, Laurel & Hardy)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
"Christmas Comes but Once a Year" (1936, Max Fleischer cartoon featuring "Gramps")
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
March of the Wooden Soldiers (aka Babes in Toyland, 1934, Laurel & Hardy)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
"Christmas Comes but Once a Year" (1936, Max Fleischer cartoon featuring "Gramps")
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
March is a tradition for me going way back. And the martian movie I actually saw in a theater when it came out. I have always wanted to watch a wonderful life but have only seen pieces of it. Great choices.
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Old 12-12-09, 08:37 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

Why isn't Santa With Muscles on anyones list?
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Old 12-12-09, 08:47 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

In no particular order....

1. A Christmas Story
2. It's a Wonderful Life
3. Home Alone
4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
5. A Muppet's Christmas Carol
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Old 12-12-09, 09:33 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

My list begins and ends w/ Elf.

The daughter and I are watching it right now for the first time this holiday season.
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

5) Gremlins
4) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
3) Elf
2) Die Hard
1) Paul Blart: Mall Cop
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Old 12-12-09, 10:29 AM
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Re: Your top five Christmas Movies list?

Not in order:

1. 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
2. 'A Christmas Carol'/'Scrooge' 1951 Alastair Sims (Watched Blu last night, great transfer)
3. 'A Christmas Story'
4. 'A Christmas Carol' 1984 George C. Scott
5. 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' The Vince Guaraldi CD is the soundtrack to Christmas for so many years now.

Wish I had room for 2 more, but I'm not one of those lame asses who adds to a list that specifies a number to choose. (glares at those 'more than is specified' people with their damned sense of entitlement)
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