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Essential holiday viewing at your house?

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?
Old 11-25-12, 11:21 AM
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planes trains and automobiles, christmas vacation, scrooged, a christmas story, home alone, gremlins, die hard, it's a wonderful life, emmet otter

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We used to watch A Christmas Story every year, I think I'm gonna try and get the family to watch Love Actually instead.
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Miracle on 34th Street (the original version) and Santa Clause Conquers the Martians.
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Bad Santa, Scrooged, Love Actually,
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The Morning Musume Christmas Special:








"It's a Wonderful Life," indeed!
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A Christmas Story can go rot in fucking hell. I fucking hate that movie. It's so goddamn annoying.
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Love Actually
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Lethal Weapon & L.A. Confidential are my favorite non-traditional Christmas movies.
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Whatever is on cable. Often Die Hard and/or Lethal Weapon.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Charlie Brown Christmas
Love Actually (not only a great movie, but my wife and I saw it on our first real date, so a special one)
Die Hard
Scrooged
Christmas Vacation
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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Christmas Vacation
Frosty the Snowman
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
It's a Wonderful Life
Jingle All the Way (it's cheesy as shit but I love it )
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

I try to watch Die Hard around Christmas. I'm glad many others around here feel the same way.

I always end up watching Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story a few times as well. To me, it's not Christmas without seeing bits and pieces of those two movies several times on the lead up to Christmas.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Elf
Scrooged
Muppet Christmas Carol
Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas(cute as shit special I caught on Netflix instant last year)
And I've only seen it once but I might have to add Rare Exports into the mix this year.
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Absolutely will be watched:

It's a Wonderful Life
National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
Gremlins
Die Hard
Rankin/Bass films
Home Alone
Jingle All the Way
Black Christmas
Silent Night, Deadly Night (possibly 2 as well... "Garbage Day!")
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When I was a teenager / young adult, I convinced my family of origin we should watch The Ref and Scrooged. We alternated between the two / created a double feature sometimes. I personally watched Die Hard a lot, too. I don't have any of them on blu ray or even DVD, save The Ref. They always seem too expensive, especially if I don't think about them until near Christmas when they're going to be more expensive, anyway. One of these days.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Die Hard and Gremlins are the only must-watch holiday films for me. Scrooged is a good one, too.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

For this year...

Must watch (re-watches):

A Christmas Story
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
It's A Wonderful Life
Christmas Vacation

First watch:

A Christmas Story 2
Arthur Christmas
Silent Night Deadly Night

Potential watch (some first, some re-watch):

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
Elf
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Home For the Holidays
The Santa Clause
Black Christmas
The Polar Express
Love Actually
Deck The Halls
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Home Alone. Will be having friends over for that one. Not a huge fan of Scrooged, but I will probably see Die Hard as well.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Black Adder's Christmas Carol
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Bad Santa
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Black Adder's Christmas Carol
Good call, add that to my list as well.
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Re: Essential holiday viewing at your house?

Love Actually
Muppet Christmas Carol
A Christmas Story
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Jingle All The Way
Christmas Vacation
Scrooged
Santa Claus: The Movie
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