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Christmas Movies

Post by Jupiter » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:38 am

Since I started a thread on Christmas music, I got thinking about how my family and I also enjoy watching Christmas themed movies. With young kids at home, we enjoy the usual cartoon classics, plus some other favorites like:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (the original one)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Carol. (Alastair Sim)
The Nativity Story
It's a Wonderful Life.

There are some others, but these are probably the ones we enjoy the most.

Any favorites?
Any ones you watch on Christmas Eve / Day?

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Post by churchilllafemme » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:13 am

We always watch:
A Christmas Story (1983)
Miracle on the 34th Street (1947)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987 - actually a Thanksgiving movie)
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Post by Kyle76 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:18 am

Elf, a latter-day classic.
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Post by joe mcclaine » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:02 pm

Elf
Muppets Christmas Carol
Christmas Carol (original)
It's a Wonderful Life
Home Alone

Elf is the one we can watch over and over.

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Post by jww » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:22 pm

In no particular order of perference:
Elf -- it simply makes me happy.
It's A Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street -- both versions
Child's Christmas in Wales -- not officially a "movie" but we have been watching it ever since it first showed on PBS & Global back in the 80s.
Alistair Sim Christmas Carol
Muppets Christmas Carol --- Michael Caine clearly enjoyed doing this movie
Mr Kruger's Christmas (like Child's Christmas .... not officially a movie, nevertheless it's an annual view for us every yuletide)
White Christmas --- just because Danny Kaye is so hilarious
Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer --- another classic
The Grinch ----- the original Boris Karloff narration is tops

We actually have a box full of Christmas DVDs --- and enjoy many others, but these above are pretty much the staples we always watch.

Can't beat Christmas-time --- I love the slowing-down of pace, getting ready for a lazy week or so with family and friends, and just thinking about how blessed and fortunate I am. God continues to be very, very good to me and my family.
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Post by ShadowsDad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:10 pm

In no particular order:

Miracle on 34th St.
It's a Wonderful Life
Laurel and Hardy, Babes in Toyland
A Christmas Carol

Not a movie, but the Nutcracker is a must. The best I ever saw was done by an outfit out of Seattle I believe it was.
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Post by Rambler » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:22 pm

Great list so far.

I must add National Lampoons Christmas Vacation in the mix.
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Post by GA Russell » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:05 pm

My favorite was a television movie - A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.
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Post by Scrapyard Ape » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:13 am

GA Russell wrote:My favorite was a television movie - A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.
Yepper. Loved this one!
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Post by desertbadger » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:50 am

GA Russell wrote:My favorite was a television movie - A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.
Yep, again,......also the original movie version with Reginald Owen.

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Post by river1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:38 am

It's a wonderful life....A reminder of the past and maybe similarities of today,in some respects. Great acting
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Post by Jupiter » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:27 am

Scrapyard Ape wrote:
GA Russell wrote:My favorite was a television movie - A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.
Yepper. Loved this one!
I've seen some other versions, but not this one. How does it compare to Alastair Sim?

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Post by Scrapyard Ape » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:00 am

Jupiter wrote:
Scrapyard Ape wrote:
GA Russell wrote:My favorite was a television movie - A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.
Yepper. Loved this one!
I've seen some other versions, but not this one. How does it compare to Alastair Sim?
I felt it was good, but don't take my word for it, watch and find out for yourself. :)

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB8IxquZYvs
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq91Nzq7LF8
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi9anTlCdmA
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuiWCvxpddk
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1t8_zMwCuE
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Rye4T02Jo
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1skEKYges
Part 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4XPIy2yPvI
Part 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcNFoESl81U
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Post by Jupiter » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:52 am

Scrapyard Ape wrote:I felt it was good, but don't take my word for it, watch and find out for yourself. :)
Thanks Greg, i'll have to watch it as soon as I get a chance.

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Post by maskaggs » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:56 am

I always watch the episode of Mr. Bean and his Christmas adventures this time of year.
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Post by J T » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:24 pm

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Post by Seamaster » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:51 pm

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Post by Rufus » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:51 pm

My "must watch" are:

A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim)
A Christmas Story

There are few others I like to watch, but the above two are absolute "musts".
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Post by jww » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:55 pm

maskaggs wrote:I always watch the episode of Mr. Bean and his Christmas adventures this time of year.
I had forgotten about that one -- we often watch that as well as the New Year's episode which also quite a hoot this festive time of year.
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Post by JayTrek » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:53 pm

My father-in-law believes it is not Christmas...unless we have watched The Christmas Story.
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