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Old 11-17-11, 02:38 PM
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Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

For a couple of years now I been buying some Christmas Movies and TV episodes and just recently started ripping them to a hard drive. I like the idea of having a "Christmas Hard Drive" I can play anywhere during December.

So anyways I was wondering which are some Christmas TV episodes/ Movies that deserve special mention or you guys love watching every Christmas season.

As for myself these are some of my favorites

- Die Hard
- Bad Santa
- It's a Wonderful Life
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon)
- Home Alone
- Disney's Christmas Sing Along
- Love Actually
- Scrooge (with Bill Murray)
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Re: Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

I watch It's a Wonderful Life every year on Christmas Eve.

Other titles that I usually toss on:

Gremlins
Silent Night, Deadly Night 1 or 2 ("Garbage day!")
Black Christmas
Christmas Evil
Ernest Saves Christmas
Rankin/Bass classics
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Re: Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

'It's a Wonderful Life'
'A Christmas Carol' - 1984 George C Scott, easily the best adaptation
'A Christmas Carol' - 1951 Alistair Sims
'A Christmas Story'
'Miracle on 34th Street' 1947
'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' - Rankin Bass
'Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas'
'White Christmas'
'Scrooged'
'Christmas Vacation'
'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' - Rankin Bass
'Little Drummer Boy' - Rankin Bass
Hell just about every Rankin Bass ever made about the holiday, love them all.

There's a few.
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Christmas Carol (1951)
Holiday Inn
Twilight Zone-"Night of the Meek"
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I'm just letting you know...I fucking hate A Christmas Story. It bears no level of enjoyment for me. I fear being around a TV during that period of time...especially if TBS has a damn 24hr marathon of that shit film. *veins popping*

On a lighter note...

Die Hard
Batman Returns
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Scrooged
Love Actually
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always, always see this around the holidays!

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A Christmas Story
A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott): I have watched it with my parents and my brother every Christmas Eve since it first aired on TV.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

and my all time fav: Garfield's Christmas.
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Re: Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I'm just letting you know...I fucking hate A Christmas Story. It bears no level of enjoyment for me. I fear being around a TV during that period of time...especially if TBS has a damn 24hr marathon of that shit film. *veins popping*

On a lighter note...

Die Hard
Batman Returns
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Scrooged
Love Actually
Yeah I always wondered why they play it 24 hours a day. I think 2 its cool, 3 its pushing it, 24hours its crazyy, having so many other shows or movies you can play. I think that's one of the reasons I didn't get around watching it until last year, when I had already stooped watching cable.
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Some of the newer Must watch christmas movies include Bad Santa, Elf and Love Actually.
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Muppet Family Christmas
The Christmas Toy
Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas (one of my all-time favorites)
A Garfield Christmas Special
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special
Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
Any Rankin/Bass Holiday Special
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's a Wonderful Life
The Santa Clauses
A Christmas Story
Muppet Christmas Carol
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Re: Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

Watched Fred Santa the other night... well half of it. What a lump of coal that was. Billed as a comedy yet devoid of any semblance of jokes.

As for favorites, they mostly go to the tv specials; Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty, and now Prep & Landing.
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Re: Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

A Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
Home Alone
Black Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
All the other classic TV specials
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March of the Wooden Soldiers was the one move we always looked forward to around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Actually saw it in the theater when it came out. It amazed us.

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Re: Favorite Christmas Movies/TV Specials

I think we debate the merits of A Christmas Story every year I don't have much fondness for it myself but I also didn't see it as a kid.

Standbys:





My kids insist on this one, and I admit I like it too. It has a nice little Broadway subangle.

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I alternate between the MST3K version of Santa Claus vs. the Martians and the MST3K version of Santa Claus every year. I am only slightly exaggerating when I say the former saved my life.

I also watch one of the SCTV Christmas episodes every year, but that's about it. I actually have more Halloween movie traditions than I do for Christmas.
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It's not Christmas until I watch Mickey's Christmas Carol
Old 11-18-11, 03:34 PM
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-Christmas Vacation (I've had the theme song in my head all day)
-Nightmare Before Christmas
-Scrooged
-Mickey's Christmas Carol
-Charlie Brown Christmas
-Die Hard
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A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Elf
Home Alone
Charlie Brown Christmas
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I'm a sucker for any movie version of A Christmas Carol. Hell, I even like the one with Susan Lucci.

Charlie Brown

It's a Wonderful Life - Although it was more fun when it was public domain and you could see it on pretty much every channel.

Rankin/Bass - Of course!

Elf

Christmas Every Day

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
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A Christmas Story is the only movie you need.
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I separate all of my Christmas Blus and DVDs from the rest of my collection. I think I have about 20 different titles. Most of them are watched several times around this time of year. I tend to toss in Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, and all of the Rankin/Bass shows. I even have a soft spot for Jingle All the Way.
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My two personal favorites are:

Yogi's First Christmas
A Flintstone Christmas Carol
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of course the classics that have already been mentioned, but I thought the newer cartoon "Prep and Landing" was surprisingly excellent.

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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

(hey, somebody had to say it).

And One Magic Christmas. Sarah Polley's first movie. Has firearms, explosions, and car chases.

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