What are everyone's favorite Christmas films?

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  1. RodeoJake

    RodeoJake Well-Known Member

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    What are everyone's favorite Christmas films?

    I've always been partial to the ones based on Dickens A Christmas Carol.
     
  2. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    A Christmas Story
    Bad Santa
    Gremlins
    Frosty The Snowman
     
  3. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Well-Known Member

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    Shall we debate what comprises a Christmas film first? I consider any film that takes place during Christmas but not necessarily about Christmas, a Christmas film. This includes Die Hard, Die Hard II, Lethal Weapon, Inside Moves, Gremlins and Harry Potter.

    The standard ones I watch every year are Fred Claus, The Grinch, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, It's A Wonderful Life (always held to the last one to watch), A Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Rudolph, Bad Santa and Santa Claus and about every other year I'll watch The Polar Express and the Santa Clause ones with Tim Allen. The one I never watch is A Christmas Story because the narrator's voice irritates me.

    I also watch Lord of the Rings around this time because of the release dates and they remind me of Christmas but this year will be different as I will watch all 10 Star Wars films leading up to the culmination with The Rise of Skywalker. My older son was 5 when he first saw Star Wars and he and his younger brother have grown up, with me, experiencing the most unusual journey through film in my lifetime.
     
  4. Hardline

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    It's a Wonderful Life.
    Miracle on 34th Street
     
  5. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star Zone Supporter

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    Scrooged, Bad Santa, Trading Places, The Santa Clause, Christmas with the Kranks
     
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  6. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Die Hard(1/2)!

    Also, Christmas Vacation, Trading Places and Home Alone are a must. I will watch others as time permits.
     
  7. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    Christmas Vacation
    A Christmas Story
    Elf
    The Santa Clause
    The Santa Clause II
     
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  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    "Krampus"
     
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  9. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    Scrooged.
     
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  10. RodeoJake

    RodeoJake Well-Known Member

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    A Christmas film is whatever reminds you of the season. I don't think it necessarily has to have anything to do with the holiday. I like to watch Hildegard Withers films in December. I have no idea why they appeal to me around Christmas, but they do.
     
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  11. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Silent Night, Deadly Night.
     
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  12. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    Rudolph
    Frosty the snowman
    Miracle on 34th Street.
    Christmas vacation
    Jingle all the way
    a muppet Christmas Carol
     
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  13. Runwildboys

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    Oh wait, A Christmas Story...." Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra, Ra Ra Ra Raaaa".
     
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  14. stasheroo

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    I'd have to say that there are no wrong answers on this one.

    But I have a bunch that I make it a point to watch.

    All of the Claymation specials.
    A Christmas Story (already watched)
    Christmas Vacation (already watched)
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Scrooged
    A Christmas Carol
    Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (another else remember WPIX Channel 11?)
    March of the Wooden Soldiers (if I can find it)
     
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  15. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Well known member

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    There’s a lot of them that I like but the two that come to mind are Scrooged and Fred Claus.
     
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  16. DakPresgoat

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    Yes. We recently bought Rudolph, the year without a Santa Clause and Santa Clause is coming to town on DVD.

    it was a great investment. The old Rankin/bass holiday specials are great.
     
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  17. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to mention Elf. Watching that one tonight!
     
  18. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Year Without a Santa Claus is my favorite. Heat Miser and Snow Miser are great!
     
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  19. SlammedZero

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    Watching this one as I type and was heading in here to mention it. It may have not won over the critics but I enjoy it. Has a good nostalgic feeling to it.
     
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  20. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Arnold, Sinbad and Hartman? In no way can that be a bad movie :thumbup:
     
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