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Come-one, cough up.

Let's see some lists of films you typically watch at this time of year.

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Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:06 am
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I don't know that I have any titles that I return to as a ritual. I do tend toward movies that aren't Christmas movies per se, but have some kind of a Christmas theme. I just watched Batman Returns, which I hadn't seen since I was a kid, and I may do a Burton twofer with The Nightmare Before Christmas, which (and this might just get me thrown out of more than one circle of friends) I also haven't seen since I was a kid.

Come to think of it, Edward Scissorhands isn't necessarily Christmas-themed, but it has a significant winter theme. Maybe Burton had an obsession. Or maybe he just liked giving Danny Elfman an excuse to write music that evoked cold weather.

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I don't watch all of these every year, but they are the ones that I've watched more than once...

Joyeux Noel (great Christmas war film)
A Christmas Story
Home Alone
Arthur Christmas
Die Hard
Gremlins
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Love Actually

The Apartment (if that counts)

Maybe Black Christmas if my relatives annoy me.

For a new one this year I'm going to watch Remember the Night.


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Yeah, I can dig both the Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands on that front.

Good calls.

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peng wrote:
I don't watch all of these every year, but they are the ones that I've watched more than once...

Joyeux Noel (great Christmas war film)
A Christmas Story
Home Alone
Arthur Christmas
Die Hard
Gremlins
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Love Actually

The Apartment (if that counts)

Maybe Black Christmas if my relatives annoy me.

For a new one this year I'm going to watch Remember the Night.


Love Actually is a film I shamefully quite like.

It's like a selection box ... wrong, but you can't stop.

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Richard Curtis hit a spot for us. His movies are pretty big over here, even unlikely one like The Boat that Rocked.

As I've written for last year's rewatch for Love Actually: so schmaltzy and corny, and I love every minute of it.


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peng wrote:
Richard Curtis hit a spot for us. His movies are pretty big over here, even unlikely one like The Boat that Rocked.

As I've written for last year's rewatch for Love Actually: so schmaltzy and corny, and I love every minute of it.

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And Keira Knightley - goodness me, I'd marry her tomorrow. She's off the fucking chain in that film!

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Pretty much just Majesty for me. And Elf.


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Elf
The Polar Express
Gremlins
Lethal Weapon
Die Hard
Muppet Christmas Carol
Home Alone 1 & 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Jack Frost (the Michael Keaton one, not that godawful STV slasher flick)


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I watch Scrooge (1951) every year within a few days before Christmas. Every few years I'll catch a run of Home Alone and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Somehow I've never seen Elf, but will try to fix that this year.


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Bad Santa is my favorite Christmas movie. I always try to watch it around the holidays.

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Bad Santa is my favorite Christmas movie. I always try to watch it around the holidays.


I've always wanted to see that. Big fan of Billy Bob Thornton's. But for some reason, I just haven't got around to seeing it. I think though that I'll finally correct that this Christmas season. Will definitely have to check it out sometime this month.

A Christmas Story, meanwhile, is one that I think I saw a LONG time ago, but I don't remember much of it.

Same kind of goes for Prancer.


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Here's a list I compiled:

http://www.listchallenges.com/10-essential-christmas-movies-and-specials

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A Christmas Story is a constant fixture in my house in December: it's not just my favorite Christmas movie, it's one of my favorite movies, period. Elsewhere, I've always had a fondness for Scrooged with Bill Murray. And The Ref, while uneven, has some solid laughs.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a cool pick I hadn't considered before. But yeah, I mainly go with the classics. Elf is the only recent Christmas movie I feel manages to successfully embrace the Christmas spirit without tempering the good cheer with a dose of cynicism.

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ilovemovies wrote:
Sexual Chocolate wrote:
Bad Santa is my favorite Christmas movie. I always try to watch it around the holidays.


I've always wanted to see that. Big fan of Billy Bob Thornton's. But for some reason, I just haven't got around to seeing it. I think though that I'll finally correct that this Christmas season. Will definitely have to check it out sometime this month.


Please do. It's one of my favorite Christmas movies as well. It's utterly hilarious and manages to embrace the spirit of the holiday while also skewering the culture around it. It's pretty great.


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For a new one this year I'm going to watch Remember the Night.


cool, I love that. criminally underrated(though TCM has been doing their best to correct that over the last several years)


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The original Miracle on 34th Street is the major one. The Apartment and The Shop Around the Corner too, but I'll watch those anytime.

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ilovemovies wrote:
Elf
The Polar Express
Gremlins
Lethal Weapon
Die Hard
Muppet Christmas Carol
Home Alone 1 & 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Jack Frost (the Michael Keaton one, not that godawful STV slasher flick)

I freaking LOVE the Jack Frost slasher film, I find it absolutely hilarious, I saw it years ago and I can still recite Jack's one-liners off the top of my head("c'mon, I only AXED you for a smoke!" :lol: and of course there's the bathtub scene with Shannon Elizabeth), the sequel was even more crazy-awesome. Some more cool Christmas horror films are Santa's Slay and the Silent Night Deadly Night series.

Didn't like the Keaton film much though, maybe if I saw it as a kid I would've liked it more.

There's also Bad Santa, I'll Be Home For Christmas and of course Die Hard 1 and 2.

I HATE A Christmas Story and It's A Wonderful Life though, never understood why those films are so loved.


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