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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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Dennis
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« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2006, 10:11:27 PM »

Okay, I've added Jack Frost I & II, and Gremlins, when ever I hear the name Jack Frost I think of a movie about a homicidal snowman, there is a sequel too, so that is why I left them off, forgot about the Christmas version. The snowman was played by Michael Keaton I think. Regarding A Nightmare Before Christmas, it's a movie you either get and like as my daughter and wife do or like me you don't get it and don't like it, different strokes for different folks. Left out Elf mainly because no matter how hard I try I can't seem to think of it as a Christmas movie, but that's just me.
 Now one more thing before I go (got to bake cinnamon rolls), I'm a fan of the Gilmore Girls and although I'm as normal as any red blooded guy and I think that Lauren Graham is really quite fetching, but just the thought of seeing her naked body is almost enough to make me blind, it would destroy too many carefully crafted illusions about Lorelei Gilmore, the most I can handle in this respect is the scene of her walking down stairs into Luke's dinner wearing only a flannel shirt.
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« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2006, 10:35:53 PM »

Yep, you have to ELF up there as Menard pointed out.

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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2006, 10:52:04 PM »

Yep, you have to ELF up there as Menard pointed out.

Oh gee, blame it on me. TongueOut
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2006, 11:30:47 PM »

I'll admit it, just because I don't think it's a Christmas movie doesn't mean it's not, Elf is now on the list.
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« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2006, 03:40:48 PM »

I've noticed that no one has voted for Black Christmas, my wife has told me that the movie isn't out till Christmas day, so I have to ask, has anyone actually seen the film, (WyreWizard included or did the title just get you that upset?). I'm going to close the voting on December 26th at 9:00 pm PST, should give those of us who want to a chance to view the film and vote or not.
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2006, 04:08:41 PM »

I've noticed that no one has voted for Black Christmas, my wife has told me that the movie isn't out till Christmas day, so I have to ask, has anyone actually seen the film, (WyreWizard included or did the title just get you that upset?). I'm going to close the voting on December 26th at 9:00 pm PST, should give those of us who want to a chance to view the film and vote or not.

I presumed, and I guess many others did as well, that the entry for Black Christmas was for the 1974 film.
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2006, 04:44:00 PM »

I've noticed that no one has voted for Black Christmas, my wife has told me that the movie isn't out till Christmas day, so I have to ask, has anyone actually seen the film, (WyreWizard included or did the title just get you that upset?). I'm going to close the voting on December 26th at 9:00 pm PST, should give those of us who want to a chance to view the film and vote or not.

I presumed, and I guess many others did as well, that the entry for Black Christmas was for the 1974 film.

Then I suppose this movie is a remake of that one, thinking back on it I seem to recall seeing Black Christmas, but don't remember much about the movie,  what I do remember is that it was some type of murder/serial killer movie set on Christmas eve.
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2006, 05:02:33 PM »

Wikipedia provides a synopsis of the new Black Christmas movie as follows:

"This film is a remake of the 1974 horror movie Black Christmas. The movie tells the story of Billy, a young boy who was abused by his mother as a child (due to being born with a liver defect, making him a freak in the eyes of his mother). While his mother was cheating on Billy's father, she eventually killed his father one christmas (with a claw hammer right before Billy's own eyes) and kept Billy in the attic—for good (since she only saw the husband she'd come to despise when she looked at him), while she was with her lover and starting a "new" family. As Billy's mother fell pregnant with a daughter and treated her with love, which Billy had never experienced with his mother, Billy came out of the attic after 15 years and brutally murdered his mother and her lover (using such objects, as an ornament and rolling pin) as his sister looked on. Cut to present day, a group of nine sorority sisters consisting of Heather (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Kelli (Katie Cassidy), Melissa (Michelle Trachtenberg), Dana (Lacey Chabert), Lauren (Crystal Lowe), Megan (Jessica Harmon), Clair (Leela Savasta), Eve (Kathleen Kole),(Annette Tibai) and their house mother, Ms. Mac (Andrea Martin), who now live in Billy's childhood home, find themselves being harassed by threatening and intimidating mystery phone calls during Christmas break, and as two of the girls go missing, the girls begin being murdered one by one by none other than a mysterious person (either Billy or someone else) who lived in the house before them...might have been haunting them as well."


Although the basic plot, a sorority house being terrorized by a killer, is there (and gee, have we not seen enough of that plot reused), the addition of the killer's background is new as in the original film the killer was completely unknown leaving the cast and audience to guess as to the identity of the killer.

The original movie featured a cast including Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, and Andrea Martin (who interestingly enough is also in this remake, although not as a sorority girl this time).

Though it may be a success (being that Michael Bay does not seem to be attached to it), defining a background for the killer, or supposed killer if they use him as a red herring, seems to take away from the original movie's suspense element. Of course, for anyone who has seen the original, Caller ID takes away from the suspense too. TeddyR
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2006, 05:07:17 PM »

In no particular order

Scrooged (Gotta love Bill Murry's turn as a modern day Scrooge.)
Die Hard (Yippe Ki Yaya M*&^%r F^&%$r)
Home Alone 1&2 (Burglars hitting booby traps gotta love Joe Pesci and Danile Stern falling through the floor for 3 stories)
A Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out kid.)
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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2006, 08:06:24 PM »

DENNIS, I respect your...um, respect for Lorelai Gilmore. On another message board once I even ranked the character near the top of a list of fictional characters I'd like to DATE (yes, really date, not just sleep with) in real life if it were possible. But I'm only a casual fan of the show nowadays.

OTOH, there is the Bewitched effect (think when the evil twin cousin would come visit, always loved those eps more) of seeing an actress associated with a certain clean cut role cut loose and play the opposite. Bad Santa was that for me.
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