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Your favorite Christmas movie

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posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:08 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: ketsuko

To me that's more about circumstances than plot.

Vacation was about a guy fighting to have a perfect family Christmas.
Christmas story was about a kid longing for a perfect Christmas present.

Both movies plots were based around that struggle.

Die hard was a guy heading home for Christmas and he steps in a big pile of trouble.

You could have him heading home for Easter or the forth of July and the plot wouldn't really change. Christmas was just the background circumstance.


But you can make that argument with any movie. Like Vacation for example, he could just want a perfect Thanksgiving or Easter. Just so happened that it didnt work out for him around Christmas time.




posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko


I'm down with that.
I don't think of home alone as a Christmas movie anyway.
They could have left him alone on Easter and the plot really wouldn't change.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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Heh, has no one mentioned Gremlins yet?



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

We watched that not to long ago..
It didn't age well....lol



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: LordOfDestruction

You could argue that with any movie, that is true.
But the plot of those movies was heavily based on Christmas.
Switch die hard to New Year's Eve and you don't need to change much of anything and it's the same movie.



posted on Nov, 27 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I'm guessing TV movie because I'm watching it right now on CBS lol



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 12:31 AM
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Scrooged



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 02:08 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

"Santa Claus" by George Albert Smith.

Kind regards,

bally
edit on 28-11-2018 by bally001 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 03:22 AM
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A Christmas Story, hands freakin' down. Love it, absolutely LOVE it, lol. That is one of the most relatable movies out there for a kid. I have adored it since my own childhood and my kids are finally warming up to it, too


"In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenity that, as far as we know, is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."

XD

The Santa Clause is also a good one, but I can't quote it to hell and back like A Christmas Story.



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 06:43 AM
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"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!"



Enjoy. Sal

a reply to: Bluntone22



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 07:27 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Face it. You just don't think an action movie and Christmas go together. It's about genre more than anything plot related.

Turn Die Hard into a comedy centered around John McClane's mishaps at the Nakatomi Tower Christmas party trying to win his estranged wife back from a young, snappy exec named Ellis, and at the end everyone gets what's coming to them with an upbeat theme, and all of a sudden, it's a Christmas movie.



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

If you change the plot it's a Christmas movie?
That's what I said...lol

I'm going back to my earlier post.
This movie was released in theaters on July 15th 1988.
No movie studio releases a Christmas movie in July. They put them out in late November or near the 25th of December.

Funny thing about the movie though. I didn't think it was all that great of a movie anyway. People have really latched onto it but I just dont see why.



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Ah, but see the timing is still incidental to the plot. This time the genre is rom-com. The antics of trying to win back Holly from Ellis could just as easily take place at the corporate picnic, during a July 4th picnic, at a company Easter party, etc.


I think we've uncovered the nature of your gripe.



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Hum bug.....



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22


The Family Stone
Serendipity
It’s a Wonderful Life
Christmas Vacation



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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I vote another vote for "Rare Exports."



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 09:55 AM
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I don’t care what anyone says die hard is a Christmas movie and it is the best Christmas movie.

This thread would have been better of the OP said that we all know die hard is the best Christmas movie but what is number two.

For me it’s between elf and bad Santa.



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

The Nightmare Before Christmas



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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Home Alone is my #1 simply because of my memories tied to the movie.

When it came out in 1990, I was 14 and a typical teenager who wouldn't be caught dead with their parents outside of the house. My mother asked if I'd like to skip school to go see a movie and do some Christmas shopping. She essentially wanted to hang out with me for a day. Of course I was all for skipping a day of school, but not sure about slogging around the local mall with my mom.

We went to see Home Alone to start the day. We both laughed until we had tears down are cheeks. The movie was great and the rest of the day was the same. We had so much fun. Every time I watch that movie, the memory of that day follows and leaves me with a big smile on my face.

Now that she is gone, I cherish it more.



posted on Nov, 28 2018 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I don’t care what anyone says die hard is a Christmas movie and it is the best Christmas movie.

This thread would have been better of the OP said that we all know die hard is the best Christmas movie but what is number two.

For me it’s between elf and bad Santa.




Agreed. It's in my Christmas movie lineup along with Lethal Weapon.



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