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Favourite Christmas films

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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:19 AM
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I like to watch Die Hard over the festive period, amongst others.

It's set in LA, so no snow, but it's Christmas Eve. Best time to watch it.

Lots of heart-warming mindless violence, our hero kills all the baddies and goes home to spend Christmas with his estranged wife; only needs a shower and a change of clothes and he's set for midnight mass. Perfect.

Well, I say perfect, it's just the baddies. I realise they couldn't have brown-skinned Islamist terrorists cos that just isn't PC, is it? But blond-haired Germans led by a Brit?? Bloody hell. We love you too, guys.


Good film though...if you can ignore this minor irritation.

Feel free to contribute.




posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

A Christmas Story because it is always fun to watch Ralphie put his eye out.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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Ah, a light topic. (I hope.) I need this lol.

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. Grew up watching it from a very early age every year. Big Bird freezing his giblets off on the roof, falling asleep trying to stay up all night to catch Santa in the act lol. Ernie and Bert selflessly giving up their prized possessions to get each other gifts they knew they wanted, only for Mr. Hooper to give them both back what they gave up with equal selflessness. Cookie Monster trying to write to Santa asking for cookies, but getting carried away and eating the typewriter, paper and pencil, and telephone. Grover and Big Bird trying to determine via interviews with kids how exactly Santa gets down the chimney lol.

Peace.


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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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Harry Potter. To feel like a kid again....



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

Die Hard is a good shout - that'd be on my list.

Polar Express because my kids love it. (Randomly) The Thing - 'cos it has snow in it. Quite like Arthur Christmas as well.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:00 AM
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Nightmare Before Christmas.

It captures the real spirit of the Season



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley
I thought my husband was the only person that called Die Hard a Christmas classic! LOL

A Christmas Story & Elf are my favorites. I can watch them non-stop during the holidays!!!



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

Cash On Demand.

Most people have probably never heard of this film,but it's worth watching.




posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:12 AM
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Die hard is certainly on my warm up list along with harry potter but for me it's got to be the classic 'it's a wonderful life'



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:13 AM
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I make a point of watching all the original Planet of the Apes movies during the XMas season.
Christmas with the apes.

ETA:And during Thanksgiving I watch all the Rocky films.
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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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Mixed Nuts with Steve Martin running a suicide hotline on Christmas Eve.
"Hello? Suicide Hotline. Can you please hold?"
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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:22 AM
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I have no recollection of why it started, but one of our traditions is to watch "American Grafitti." Then "A Christmas Story," and "Four Christmases." OH and "Elf!" I love that movie, but husband hates it, so I'll watch when he's not around. Oh I forgot, I also love, "Christmas with the Kranks."



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I'm gonna watch that when I get a chance. I've never heard of it.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:26 AM
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


My family has watched it every Christmas for as long as I can remember. We used to do the same with Home Alone but lately we've been watching Elf instead.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley
Thank you, thank you, thank you all.

Thank you for not reminding me of the the presidential elections.

I for one need it.

And I'm sure everyone else does too.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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Trading Places always gets a view around the holidays at my house. I love Dan Ackroyd as disgruntled Santa.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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The Rankin/Bass Christmas shows are timeless:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Little Drummer Boy
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
The Year Without a Santa Claus
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
The Little Drummer Boy, Book II
Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
Jack Frost
Pinocchio's Christmas
The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
The Cricket on the Hearth
Mouse on the Mayflower
Frosty the Snowman
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Frosty's Winter Wonderland
The Stingiest Man in Town



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: graceunderpressure
Trading Places always gets a view around the holidays at my house. I love Dan Ackroyd as disgruntled Santa.


YES! My favorite Christmas movie as well...
Runners up:
Gremlins
Scrooged



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: urbanfox

I still get tears in my eyes at the end of that movie.

I like 'A Christmas Carol' from 1938 with Reginald Owen and Gene Lockhart. Wikipedia Link

For fun, I watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at least once.



posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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OMGosh how did I forget the Gremlins!!!!



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