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Christmas movies

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by neocon, 23 Dec 2017.

  1. neocon

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    What are you top Christmas movies?

    Here are some of mine:

    Home Alone
    Christmas Vacation
    Die Hard
    Bad Santa
    Eyes wide shut
    Elf
    Gremlins
    The Ref
    American Psycho
     
  2. Shamikebab

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    I have a soft spot for Jingle All The Way. Arnie being ridiculous.
     
  3. Pawnless Endgame

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    I never regarded Die Hard 1/2 as Christmas films even though they ended with 'let it snow'. Same with Home Alone 1/2, never saw those as Christmas film either. Same goes to Lethal Weapon. Frozen certainly ISN'T a Christmas film either!

    For me, they would be:

    The Snowman (the most obvious example)
    Santa Claus
    Gremlins
    Muppet's Christmas Carol
    Mickey's Christmas Carol
    The Wrong Trousers (due to airing date)

    I think Love-Actually is meant to be a Christmas film too, but the times I've seen have been at other parts of the year. My parents have played the DVD way too many times lol
     
  4. VincentHanna

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    Die hard is literally set at Christmas.

    Also Batman Returns.

    Elf is always funny.
     
  5. FlakGunna

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    Haha love that movie.

    I'M TRYING TO FIND A TURBO MAN DOLL!
     
  6. Converge

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    My favourite is Home Alone 2, but with Cool Runnings being on it is definitely up there too!
     
  7. Shamikebab

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    What does Cool Runnings have to do with christmas?
     
  8. Converge

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    It has snow in it, you could ask the same question of American Psycho being mentioned surely?

    The OP is asking what are your top Christmas films. Cool Runnings is one of mine, I watch it at Christmas, and it was on just now on BBC One.
     
  9. Shamikebab

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    There's a few films I haven't seen for a while but Cool Runnings I have and it's got nothing to do with christmas. Is The Day After Tomorrow a christmas film? :confused:
     
  10. Converge

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    I guess the question should then be rephrased and state "What are your favourite Christmas films that are set at Christmas, you can't state anything that you watch at Christmas, or is on Television at Christmas as that is breaking Shamikebab's code of conduct, and he will be most displeased".
     
  11. Zefan

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    Acts as if is an authority on which films are Christmas films. Says "I think Love Actually is meant to be a Christmas film" :p

    My favourite are the ones I saw as a kid, most have been mentioned:

    Mickey's Christmas Carol
    The Snowman
    Pink Panther: Pink Christmas

    Really hits a note with me.
     
  12. Shamikebab

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    Well if we're including stuff that we have watched at christmas then it's just a "what is your favourite film" thread.

    My favourite christmas film is Empire Strikes Back, all that snow!
     
  13. Converge

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    Great, well I'm pleased for you mate. Wouldn't do it we all liked the same snow-based films now would it.

    I'll add Everest to my list now you've made me think about it a bit more. :)
     
  14. FlakGunna

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    So many Pedantic people on this forum. Get a grip for goodness sake. :D
     
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  15. wolfie138

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    Lethal Weapon
     
  16. Vern1961

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    NL Christmas Vacation probably the best out there, also merits a mention in the Films Older Than You Thought Thread. Scary on checking Wikipedia that most if not all of the actors & actresses playing the elderly parts have long since passed away.

    "Jelly of the month club." Priceless.
     
  17. VincentHanna

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    Which many people don't realise, is also set at Christmas.
     
  18. Roland Butter

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    The OP is clearly deranged, no parameters have been set.

    Is it:
    1. Films set during the xmas period ?
    2. Non Crimbo films that always get a xmas airing ?
    3. Films with a sickly xmas message ?
     
  19. Gerard

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    planes trains and automobiles
     
  20. VincentHanna

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    Wasn't that Thanksgiving?