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Question: Which is the best Christmas movie
Miracle on 34th Street (original) - 0 (0%)
Miracle on 34th Street (remake) - 0 (0%)
A Chistmas Story - 11 (42.3%)
The Bishop's Wife - 0 (0%)
The Preacher's Wife - 0 (0%)
Prancer - 1 (3.8%)
Christmas vacation - 3 (11.5%)
It's a Wonderul Life - 4 (15.4%)
White Christmas - 0 (0%)
Polar express - 0 (0%)
Santa Clause Conquers The Martians - 1 (3.8%)
March of the Wooden soldiers - 1 (3.8%)
Black Christmas - 0 (0%)
Silent Night Bloody Night - 0 (0%)
Die Hard - 1 (3.8%)
Scrooge (1951) - 0 (0%)
A Christmas Carol (1984) - 0 (0%)
Christmas with the Kranks - 0 (0%)
Jingle All the Way - 0 (0%)
The Santa Clause - 0 (0%)
The Santa Clause II - 0 (0%)
Home Alone - 0 (0%)
Home Alone II - 0 (0%)
X-mas Evil - 1 (3.8%)
Santa's Slay - 0 (0%)
Scrooged - 1 (3.8%)
Bad Santa - 1 (3.8%)
Nightmare Before Christmas - 1 (3.8%)
Jack Frost I - 0 (0%)
Jack Frost II - 0 (0%)
Gremlins - 0 (0%)
Elf - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 23

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« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2006, 10:09:08 PM »

Your doing great Dennis. Could you add BAD SANTA and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2006, 10:18:05 PM »

I didn't really like Nightmare Before Christmas which is probably why I left it out, but how could I forget Bad Santa, senior moment I guess.
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2006, 02:22:42 AM »

I never understood the fascination with nightmare before x-mas
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2006, 05:30:58 AM »

I voted for A Christmas Story, but other favorites include: the original Miracle of 34th Street, A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version).

The 70s TV version of Miracle shouldn't be anyone's favorite. It also stars David Hartman and Roddy McDowell (overacting like crazy), and has it's TV movie origins dripping from every frame, the film is the definition of drab.

Notice you also left off Santa Claus: the Movie, whether due to oversight or deliberation, a good choice. My example of a great "anti-Christmas" movie, even if it wasn't intended to be. It's everything it preaches against.

A newer holiday time film I like for all the wrong reasons is The Ice Harvest. Not for it's Yuletide sentiments, but the drab, downbeat, cynical, and underwhelmed emotions the holiday brings out in the characters. As someone who has worked a lot of third shifts on the holiday and had disappointing Christmases from time to time, despite the noir storyline, I could relate to much of the downer spirit of the film.
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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2006, 09:32:36 AM »

Notice you also left off Santa Claus: the Movie, whether due to oversight or deliberation, a good choice. My example of a great "anti-Christmas" movie, even if it wasn't intended to be. It's everything it preaches against.

We have all tried to forget that movie; much as many of us would like to forget Elf. Many young children were subjected to that movie when it was first released on video as their parents bought a copy and sat them in front of the TV set thinking they were doing the right thing; many years later those same children are now seeking therapy.

We have all tried to forget that movie, but NO! Someone (yeah, I mean you) has to come along and remind us of it again. TongueOut

Won't that movie ever go away?
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2006, 11:24:09 AM »

I voted for Bad Santa. Now thats a Christmas movie right up their with Die Hard.  Cheers
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2006, 02:44:20 PM »

"Hardware" frequently mentions that it's Christmas.
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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2006, 03:45:38 PM »

Okay, yeah, you could really go on and on here --
     I guess I'm forced to vote "It's a Wonderful Life", because every year we pull out the old, worn, VHS copy of it, and pop it in the old 4-head & snivel along with Donna Reed -- Also, Lionel Barrymore out-villians every other Christmas villian out there -- Grinch?  Forget it.  Scrooge?  Hey, he converts, remember?  Mr. Potter stays evil evil eeevveeelll to the end!!
     We also make a point of watching the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes episode of "The Blue Carbuncle", which, if you haven't seen it, is a perfect Christmas hour -- really, trust me on this one.  They're all on compilation DVDs now, but you can get the single episodes still on VHS from your local library.  Just a perfect little Christmas tale, and Jeremy Brett is the best Sherlock ever --
     Re.  "Not understanding" the fuss about "Nightmare Before Christmas"  -- well, either you get it or you don't -- I really REALLY do, and just love the picture.  Even the songs are nice, and I generally hate musicals.  Plus, Catherine O'Hara can do no wrong, whatever she's in --
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2006, 07:48:42 PM »

I am going to chime in support for "The Nightmare Before Christmas."  It is a great film, probably Tim Burton's masterwork when I think about his films.
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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2006, 09:00:30 PM »

Thanks for putting on Nightmare Before ChristmasIt is one of my favorites
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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2006, 06:34:23 AM »

VHS, Menard? Hah those wimps, at least they could shut it off or leave the room. My family saw it at the theater, and you did not walk out of a movie my dad paid for unless you were deathly sick or the theater caught fire. Either experience might have been a better option that what I suffer through.

Forget this one? Never! It's like touching an ulcer in your mouth with your tongue, you know it's bad for you and it'll hurt like hell, but you can't stop doing it. Ha Ha!

Bad Santa I like despite a so-so story just because watching Billy Bob play a rude, obnoxious jerk is fun no matter what the film. Plus Lauren Graham as the anti-Lorelai Gilmore is some kind of wish fulfillment for me (Where's a nude scene when you want it?)
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2006, 09:09:34 AM »

Plus Lauren Graham as the anti-Lorelai Gilmore is some kind of wish fulfillment for me (Where's a nude scene when you want it?)

Amen Brother!
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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2006, 09:41:21 AM »

Uh, what about Jack Frost 1 and 2? And is gingerdead man a christmas movie? i havent seen it.
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2006, 05:00:13 PM »

My favorite christmas films appear nowhere on that list.
They are:

White Christmas
Gremlins
Scrooged

White Christmas was a wonderful musical film.  I watch it every year.

Scrooged with Bill Murray was another favorite of mine.  It was like a modernized version of a Christmas Carol.

And Gremlins was good.  I know a lot of you don't think of Gremlins as a Christmas film.  But the story's setting was during christmas time.  Its very funny all the mischief those gremlins create in that little town.

The part of that movie I consider funniest is when real-estate baroness Mrs. Deagle is relaxing in her home when she hears carolers outside.  Being the scroogess she is, she grabs a pitcher of watcher and goes to throw it on the carolers.  But when she opens the door, she finds the carolers aren't even human.  A bunch of gremlins are caroling her.  "YA-YA-YA-YA-YA-YAYA."  She quickly goes back into her home hysterical, thinking they are the devil come to claim her soul.  She locks the door, looks out again and screams.  Then she takes her chair to the upper floor.  But little to her knowledge, a gremlin tampered with it.  Her chair speeded up the spiral stairway and..Bye bye you evil baroness.
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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2006, 05:32:50 PM »

Gremlins.  TeddyR
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