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Old 11-26-12, 11:57 AM
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Home Alone
Elf
Love Actually
Christmas Vacation
White Christmas
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What movies are a tradition for you to watch during the holidays?

I always watch Christmas Vacation and Die Hard, along with the Charlie Brown specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Home Alone is also on the list. I've "retired" Christmas Story, just because I've seen it so many times (seems like TBS has it on a loop throughout December).

So what are your annual Holiday movies?
Elf, the grinch, scrooged, christmas vacation for the family

Love actually, jingle all the way

Bad Santa for the adults
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I try to watch Catch Me If You Can every Christmas Eve.
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For me;

* Black Christmas (the original not the remake that everyone else has noted.)

* A Christmas Carol (1938) - succinct version with good acting by all.

* A Muppet Christmas Carol - I like the songs and the tone of it is just right.

* Cash on Demand (1962) - Good morality story set at Christmas.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

We've been trying to watch the classic kids Christmas shows with my son:

Rudolph
Frosty
Charlie Brown

Also added in the Shrek one and the Prep and Landing ones cause they're pretty cute.

For the adults:

Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
Scrooged
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That just gave me a yule log.
Sometimes I forget that what I find cute, delightful and adorable may be viewed in a very different light by my younger compadres on this board.
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That just gave me a yule log.
You get horny easily. They have to be nude or scantily clad to get my chestnuts roasting.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Mostly the usual suspects:

Die Hard
Charlie Brown
Grinch (original TV)
Rudolph/Santa Claus Is Coming/Frosty
The Snowman
It's a Wonderful Life
Holiday Inn

Plus the one the kids insist on every year (I like it too, fortunately):

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'It's a Wonderful Life'
'A Christmas Carol'/'Scrooge' 1951 Alastair Sims
'A Christmas Story'
'Scrooged'
'A Christmas Carol' 1984 George C. Scott
'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
'A Christmas Story'
'Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas'
'Miracle on 34th Street' - 1947
'Elf'
Every Rankin Bass film they ever made, but especially 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', and 'The Little Drummer Boy'.

Stuff like that.
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No love for The Ref with Dennis Leary?
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Don't particularly care for the standard holiday fare, I'd have to say Bad(der) Santa is the only required holiday viewing at our house... -kd5-
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Surprisingly, Just Friends. Seems like its become a household favorite the past five years or so. Also, Nightmare before Christmas, Die Hard II, Jurassic Park, and Christmas Vacation are always in demand when friends/family visit. Late night, when the kids are asleep, Creepshow and Creepshow II has been essential viewing the past few years for the bro and I. Oh, and Yuletide Log gets played during present opening.
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I just watched Mr. Magoo on NBC tonight. They took out anything that reveals it to be a Broadway show of Magoo playing Scrooge, which I thought was odd.
They also cut the entire second verse of the Plunderer's March! What the hell? That's the best song of the show!
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

For Thanksgiving, it's always Planes, Trains and Automobiles that night. Occasionally I'll remember that Scent of a Woman is also a Thanksgiving movie (of sorts) and will try to work that in.

For the Christmas season, I usually isolate all of the Yuletide movies in my collection for fast and easy access:



Not pictured: The Apartment, which came in the mail via the DeepDiscount sale after this was taken. (Given their theatrical release dates, I associate the LOTR films and Rocky Balboa with Christmas.)

I also recently watched a whole bunch of Michael Scott era Christmas episodes of The Office. (From back when that show was funny.)

On Christmas night the family and I always go to the Byrd - our historic theater in town - and watch It's a Wonderful Life. Beforehand there's a singalong with a Wurlitzer organ. Love it.

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This thread reminds me to FINALLY watch Elf next month (Memorable for it's DVDtalk-member cameo....Even though he hasn't been on this site for years)
Ha ha. I watched Elf last night and when I saw the guy on the scooter I immediately thought "the DVDTalk guy!"
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Easy....

It's A Wonderful Life

A Christmas Carol (Alister Sims)

A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott)

National Lampoon A Christmas Vacation

A Christmas Story

Any of the old animation flicks
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Just Christmas Vacation and Bad Santa for us. Watched them both this week.
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Surprisingly, Just Friends. Seems like its become a household favorite the past five years or so.
The Ryan Reynolds-Amy Smart movie? Might have to finally watch that one.
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I watched LOVE ACTUALLY again yesterday (and for the first time on Blu-ray). Wow, what a great movie...it's just really well-made.
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Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
The Ryan Reynolds-Amy Smart movie? Might have to finally watch that one.
Just Friends is one I really like. Missed this year, but will probably watch again next holiday season.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

We've watched Home Alone 1 & 2, 3 versions of A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart, Muppets, and Jim Carrey), The Grinch (both cartoon and movie), Die Hard, Love Actually, Polar Express, Arthur Christmas, Harold and Kumar Christmas, Frosty and all of the Rankin/Bass shows, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf, Scrooged and Jingle All the Way. This was just yesterday and today too, so we've been viewing movies nonstop around here.
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Originally Posted by Roybq View Post
We've watched Home Alone 1 & 2, 3 versions of A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart, Muppets, and Jim Carrey), The Grinch (both cartoon and movie), Die Hard, Love Actually, Polar Express, Arthur Christmas, Harold and Kumar Christmas, Frosty and all of the Rankin/Bass shows, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Elf, Scrooged and Jingle All the Way. This was just yesterday and today too, so we've been viewing movies nonstop around here.
Damn you guys are hardcore with the crunching/watching. Cheers!
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Die Hard
A Christmas Story
Gremlins
Elf
Bad Santa
Christmas Vacation
Lethal Weapon
Home Alone
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Die Hard
A Christmas Story
Gremlins
Elf
Bad Santa
Christmas Vacation
Lethal Weapon
Home Alone
The Heat play every Christmas day - not essential viewing?

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