Best holiday movies?

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    Best holiday movies?

    What movies will you be watching this holiday season? Are there any that you watch year after year? Tell us about it!
     
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    "The Ref" - definitely one of the funniest and almost like a play viz. the sharp, witty dialogue, but it's a total waste of time watching it on regular tv.  Starring Boston's own Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis, and directed by Ted Demme (RIP)
     
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    ok ok ok......we have been forced to call the season, the holiday season however these "holiday" movies are actually Christmas movies.  So what is the big deal? 
     
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    [QUOTE]ok ok ok......we have been forced to call the season, the holiday season however these "holiday" movies are actually Christmas movies.  So what is the big deal? 
    Posted by boston234[/QUOTE]

    What IS the big deal?  You brought it up, sport....
     
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    When most of these movies were made they were still Christmas movies.  Why, oh why did they become "holiday" movies????
     
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    Normally I hate the whole PC liberal "holiday tree" crap etc, but in this case Holiday movies is appropriate, many of these are loosely tied around Christmas, Thanksgiving and or New Years and often are played around this time. Holiday fits the bill here.

    A few of my favorites from the list:

    A Christmas Story
    Scrooged
    Santa Clause (1985)
    National Lampoons
    Home Alone



     
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    Elf

    > Elf, [Miles Finch:] "Call me elf one more time. [Buddy:] [after a pause] He's an angry elf...."

    > A Christmas Carol, with George C. Scott  "who are these children? They are Man's,'' said the Spirit, looking down upon them. ``And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.

    > A Christmas Carol, with Alistair Simm  "It's a fine reason to pick a man's pocket every 25th of December"

    > It's a Wonderful Life, "Hey Bert! ya know me?" 


     
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    holiday Inn and White Christmas.  Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol.
     
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    Die Hard
    Scrooged
    A wonderful Life

    All must watch each year.
     
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      "A Christmas Carol" with Alistair Sim


     
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    A Christmas Story for sure.... I look forward to watching it several times on Christmas Eve every year!!!

    Also - 'The Year without a Santa' with the Miser brothers.... favorite 'kid show'...  :-)
     
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    Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol & Bad Santa.
     
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    Trapped in Paradise.. How is that not on the list? 
     
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    This is my new favorite holiday movie.
      
     
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    Watching the 24 hour marathon of "A Christmas Story" is a given with my family. We watch it at least once on Christmas Eve then usually have it on Christmas morning while opening presents.

    "The Ref" is another favorite especially with lines like "your husband isn't dead lady, he's hiding!", as is "The Nightmare Before Christmas". I enjoy the non-traditional holiday movies just as much as the classics, like "White Christmas". Though I must admit to absolutely loathing "It's A Wonderful Life." Jimmy Stewart was an amazing actor, but that movie annoyed me to no end.

     
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    1) Christmas Vacation (gotta see cousin Eddy)
    2) A Christmas Story
    3) It's a Wonderful Life
    4) The Family Stone
    5) Die Hard 1 or 2 (I know it's out of the box but what the hey)
     
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      Having spent Christmas in a Chinese restaurant, Christmas Story will always be number one. Actually visited the house it was filmed in in Ohio. There was a guy who was an extra in the movie that was selling dvd's of the making of the movie.
       Then comes Sim's Christmas Carol .  Third would be "It's a Wonderful Life".
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.
     
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    The Miracle on 34th Street [1946]....It's a Wonderful Life....The Christmas Story....Lemon Drop Kid....White Christmas.....Holiday Inn...Christmas Carol [1938]  ....Merry  [ Mighty ] Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you who celebrate Christmas!!
     
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    Miracle on 34th St (original version - not the remake)
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Year Without a Santa Clause
    Polar Express
    A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim version preferred but like George C. Scott as well)
    Elf
    Charlie Brown Christmas
     
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    Ha - mixed my movie names...

    Should be: "Year Without a Santa Claus"!

    I haven't sat through an entire viewing of "The Santa Clause" yet!
     
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    1.  A Christmas Carol (1938 version)

    2.  A  christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)

    3. Its a Wonderful Life

    4. the Bishops Wife

    5. The Shop Around the Corner

     
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    Shame, shame. You neglected to mention the first (and for many the best) film version of Little Women, which was produced in 1933, directed by George Cukor, and starring, of course, Katharine Hepburn.  
     
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    White Christmas - Bing, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen, and my all-time favorite, Rosemary Clooney.

    Also, A Christmas Carol.  The one with George C. Scott. 

    We watch them both every year!
     
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    My favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life"--a bit trite, overplayed, but so good.  It's not Christmas without it.  A Christmas Story is another classic.  Meet John Doe is a little dark, but good.

    I really must object to the number of Christmas specials now called "movies".  A movie isn't under 60 minutes.  A movie was once shown on the big screen--much as I treasure "Year Without a Santa Claus", "Rudolph", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and especially "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (the real cartoon one that Dr. Suess actually approved, not the Jim Carrey movie with a Cindy Lou Who who was way more than two!).  Sorry, boys and girls, those aren't "movies", they are specials.  Semantic, perhaps, but would you call an episode of "The Simpsons" a movie?  I wouldn't. 
     
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    There are 2 movies in my opinion that stand head and shoulders above the rest. I think Miracle on 34th Street is a great 'Christmas' movie, as it manages to capture the true spirit and wonder of Christmas without being syrupy.  I even like the remakes, although the original is a classic(Natalie Wood was great).    It's a Wonderful Life is a wonderful film with a great message about how one life can influence so many others.  It never fails to tug at my heartstrings no matter how many times I see it.  Who would play the role of Jimmy Stewart now?  He was one of a kind. 
     

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