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Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 05, 2023 09:26PM
It's that time of year again. I'm always looking for a hidden gem. My list has grown long over the years but there's some good movies here! List your favorites below and maybe we can all watch something new.

Some of these are maybe a little obscure. I'll put some notes below.

8-Bit Christmas - 2021
Bing Crosby’s White Christmas - 1958
A Christmas in Connecticut - 1945
A Christmas Story - 1983
A Holiday for Love - 1996 (sappy but a good love story)
Call Me Mrs Miracle - 2010 (very cute featuring Doris Roberts from Everybody Loves Raymond)
Chasing Christmas - 2005 (Tom Arnold!)
Christmas with a Capital C - 2010 (Heavily christian theme)
Deck the Halls - 2006
Elf - 2003
Fred Claus - 2008
Hogfather Part 1 - 2006 (very strange but interesting)
Hogfather Part 2 - 2006
Holiday Affair - 1949 (Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh!)
Holiday Inn - 1942
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 2000
It Happened on Fifth Avenue - 1947 (One of my very favorites)
Jingle All the Way - 1996
Karroll's Christmas - 2004 (quirky scrooge)
Miracle on 34th Street - 1947
Mixed Nuts - 1994
Mrs. Miracle - 2009
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - 1989
Northpole: Open for Christmas - 2015 (Hallmark but one of Lori Loughlin's best)
O. Henry's Full House - 1952 (Ohhh so good, meaningful stories)
Pete's Christmas - 2013 (think Groundhog Day but Christmas)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1080) - 1987
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale - 2010 (Shazam, it doesn't get more different)
Santa Claus: The Movie - 1985
Stealing Christmas - 2003 (Tony Danza and Lea Thompson, very romantic)
Surviving Christmas - 2004
The Bishop’s Wife - 1947 (Cary Grant, Loretta Young wowza, and David Niven)
The Christmas Chronicles 2018
The Christmas Chronicles - 2020
The Christmas Train - 2017
The Family Man - 2000
The Holiday (2006) - 2006 (Cameron Diaz va va boom)
The Night They Saved Christmas - 1984 (ok, the quality is TERRIBLE but it's a cute story with Jaclyn Smith)
The Shop Around the Corner - 1940
Trading Places - 1983
Trapped in Paradise - 1994
While You Were Sleeping - 1995
White Christmas (bluray) - 1954



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Smote
Date: December 05, 2023 09:27PM
You missed Die Hard and Gremlins

And the 2 Kurt Russel Goldie Hawn movies from the past 5 years or so. REALLY enjoyed them. Loads of cameos, and Kurt Russel finally gets a singing credit to his name, despite the fact he did a quite good Elvis back in the '70s.



"Defending your own life when in immediate danger to me is a basic right of each person. " Lemon Drop 11/17/2023 03:10 pm

Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) Private citizens have the right under the Second Amendment to possess an ordinary type of weapon and use it for lawful, historically established situations such as self-defense in a home, even when there is no relationship to a local militia.

"The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner." Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1982. Digitized September 30, 2008.

From the NYSRPA v Bruen "Today, we decline to adopt that two-part approach. . . . Despite the popularity of this two-step approach, it is one step too many. Step one of the predominant framework is broadly consistent with Heller, which demands a test rooted in the Second Amendment's text, as informed by history."



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 05, 2023 09:32PM
The Christmas Chronicles has Kurt Russel in them and I agree they were very good. Perfect for family movie night.



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Smote
Date: December 05, 2023 09:37PM
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davemchine
The Christmas Chronicles has Kurt Russel in them and I agree they were very good. Perfect for family movie night.

I missed them on your list, I forgot the The



"Defending your own life when in immediate danger to me is a basic right of each person. " Lemon Drop 11/17/2023 03:10 pm

Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) Private citizens have the right under the Second Amendment to possess an ordinary type of weapon and use it for lawful, historically established situations such as self-defense in a home, even when there is no relationship to a local militia.

"The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner." Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1982. Digitized September 30, 2008.

From the NYSRPA v Bruen "Today, we decline to adopt that two-part approach. . . . Despite the popularity of this two-step approach, it is one step too many. Step one of the predominant framework is broadly consistent with Heller, which demands a test rooted in the Second Amendment's text, as informed by history."
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: jonny
Date: December 05, 2023 09:47PM
Brazil
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 05, 2023 09:48PM
That's quite a list. Here are some I didn't see posted.

It's a Wonderful Life
Bad Santa
Office Christmas Party
Four Christmases



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: srf1957
Date: December 05, 2023 10:06PM
Violent Night
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: davester
Date: December 05, 2023 10:11PM
The Ref

...and seriously, you left off Die Hard! and A Wonderful Life? WTF are you thinking?



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Smote
Date: December 05, 2023 10:20PM
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Rick-o
That's quite a list. Here are some I didn't see posted.

It's a Wonderful Life
Bad Santa
Office Christmas Party
Four Christmases

The unrated Bad Santa is titled Badder Santa I believe.



"Defending your own life when in immediate danger to me is a basic right of each person. " Lemon Drop 11/17/2023 03:10 pm

Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) Private citizens have the right under the Second Amendment to possess an ordinary type of weapon and use it for lawful, historically established situations such as self-defense in a home, even when there is no relationship to a local militia.

"The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner." Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1982. Digitized September 30, 2008.

From the NYSRPA v Bruen "Today, we decline to adopt that two-part approach. . . . Despite the popularity of this two-step approach, it is one step too many. Step one of the predominant framework is broadly consistent with Heller, which demands a test rooted in the Second Amendment's text, as informed by history."
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 05, 2023 10:27PM
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
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Norway/Finland/Sweden coproduction that you will never, ever forget.
DVD and Blue Ray
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 05, 2023 11:05PM
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Smote
You missed Die Hard and Gremlins

Came here to say same.



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 05, 2023 11:25PM
Scrooged.





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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 06, 2023 03:16AM
......is 'Die Hard'......a Christmas movie.....???



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: December 06, 2023 05:33AM
Mary Poppins
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Crimewave
Fargo
Nightmare Before Christmas
Life of Brian
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 06, 2023 06:50AM
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It Happened on Fifth Avenue - 1947 (One of my very favorites)

mine too, along with Christmas in Connecticut and Joyeux Noel



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: December 06, 2023 06:56AM
Too many to watch.

But White Christmas is a staple.

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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: flareslow
Date: December 06, 2023 07:47AM
"It's a Wonderful Life"
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 06, 2023 07:54AM
Silent Night, based on true events during WWII. Watch it every year. It's available on many free streaming services.

[www.imdb.com]

Christmas Story (Original title: Joulutarina), no not that Christmas Story this one is Finnish. Discovered it last year on a free streaming service.

[www.imdb.com]

The Nativity Story, not sure it's streaming anywhere, bought a copy years ago.
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Silver Bells with Anne Heche :-( a tragic loss. On Hallmark, Plex, Peacock, PlutoTV.
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The Man Who Saved Christmas, true story, excellent flick.
[www.imdb.com]

Naturally 'Christmas Vacation', 'It's A Wonderful Life'(Black and White only!!!),

This one is kinda childish but we still like it.
The Night They Saved Christmas on Crackle, Tubi, PlutoTV

Also I've watched Polar Express three times and I just don't get all the hype!



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 06, 2023 08:04AM
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davemchine

The Night They Saved Christmas - 1984 (ok, the quality is TERRIBLE but it's a cute story with Jaclyn Smith)

Watch it on The Roku Channel, Tubi or free Plex it's in HD, it's pretty decent PQ, better than the DVD copy I have.



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 06, 2023 08:08AM
.....Violent Night.....



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 06, 2023 08:14AM
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NewtonMP2100
.....Violent Night.....

I gotta check that one out, it free on Prime.
[www.imdb.com]



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: rz
Date: December 06, 2023 09:28AM
A Christmas Carol. I know some people like the one from the 50s... I'm partial to the one from the 80s with George C. Scott as Scrooge. I found a DVD of the newer one with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge, so we'll be watching that this year.
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Posted by: archipirata
Date: December 06, 2023 10:07AM
Christmas Carol 1951 with Alastair Sim (My #1)

Christmas Carol 2019 with Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis (one of my favorite adaptations but NOT one for the kiddies).

A Muppet Christmas Carol

Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas

Remember the Night with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray

Klaus



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Michael
Date: December 06, 2023 11:56AM
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Grateful11
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NewtonMP2100
.....Violent Night.....

I gotta check that one out, it free on Prime.
[www.imdb.com]

I just finished watching it. It has about as much violence as Die Hard. It may become a yearly watch (as long as it's free somewhere).
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: wave rider
Date: December 06, 2023 12:18PM
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Violent Night

Rewatched this one with a friend last week, she laughed louder than I did.

Of course, A Christmas Story is an all time favorite.



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 06, 2023 03:13PM
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rz
A Christmas Carol. I know some people like the one from the 50s... I'm partial to the one from the 80s with George C. Scott as Scrooge. I found a DVD of the newer one with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge, so we'll be watching that this year.

I'm partial to the Patrick Stewart version, it's a must watch for us every year.
[www.imdb.com]



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: fauch
Date: December 06, 2023 03:22PM
Scrooged 1988

The Hebrew Hammer 2003

Home Alone (if only for nostalgic value)

Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984 (Banned cult classic, if you like the idea of Santa Claus chopping up people with an axe).
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 06, 2023 03:27PM
......what....no 'Sound of Music'.....???



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 06, 2023 03:57PM
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fauch

Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984 (Banned cult classic, if you like the idea of Santa Claus chopping up people with an axe).

Plex says it's going to be on there Dec. 8 @ 9:20am

If you have a Roku load the app 'Christmas Plus' and they have it on demand.



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I'm a traditionalist.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 06, 2023 07:34PM
And there are too many to consider trying to watch.

So I'm fine with a Christmas staple, surely already mentioned (I skipped ahead): Die Hard.

It's starting to feel a little long in the tooth, but I have the Christmas Anniversary Edition DVD and watch it once or twice year round, in addition to the Holy Holiday.


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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: December 06, 2023 09:01PM
I would also recommend a short (25:39) video: The Snowman (1982) Just lovely.



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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 06, 2023 11:20PM
I watched The Snowman short and it was very cute. Several movies in this list I haven’t heard of. Thanks for sharing.



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Date: December 07, 2023 12:35AM




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Date: December 07, 2023 11:23AM
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Re: Post your favorite Christmas movies
Posted by: apocketfulofwry
Date: December 08, 2023 03:41PM
Klaus - 2019

The Apartment -1960

Robin and the 7 Hoods - 1964

Lethal Weapon - 1987

A Christmas Carol - 1951
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