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Favorite holiday movies

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  1. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I love watching holiday movies. Here are a couple off the beaten path I like (I lump in Thanksgiving movies with Christmas movies)....

    First one NSFW. "I'm calling you a product of baboon loving... there's a distinction."





    I like all the traditional ones too, Lampoon Christmas, Plains Trains and Automobiles, Elf, Wonderful Life, Charlie Brown, Muppet Christmas Carol, etc.
     
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    Not technically a Holiday film, but it takes place in the holiday timeframe.

    Low-key gem from when "indy" films were still a thing.

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    I love Elf. LOVE IT. And I can’t stand Will Ferrel. There’s not another movie he’s been in that I can take even five minutes of. For some reason though, the acting style and personality that I find so unforgivably annoying and stupid everywhere else, is absolutely perfect for that role.

    I love Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Lampoon’s Christmas is alright. Not a standout favorite, but it definitely doesn’t suck. It’s A Wonderful Life is a must watch every year. Die Hard- gotta have it. A Christmas Story is a total classic. Especially for us here in the CLE. It was all filmed here. The Chinese restaurant at the end, Chung Wah, was a real place. It later became a bar with incredible southern food and live roots music. I had the house band there for the five years it was open. I digress...

    My favorite all time Christmas movie though, is Edward Scissorhands.
     
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    “Holiday Inn” watched it every year with my (12 years gone) mother.
     
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    Another big thumbs up for Planes, Trains and Automobiles.......but my ALL TIME FAVORITE is a Bill Forsyth film called Comfort and Joy. As with all of Forsyth's films, you have a slight sense of things being "off balance" throughout....but in a good way.
    Incidentally, I believe Mark Knopfler did the soundtrack to this movie, as well as Local Hero.
    Comfort and Joy is available in its entirety on YouTube.
     
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    Nightmare before Christmas. My younger son was quite obsessed with it, but I'm still not burnt out.

    There are a few specific twilight zone episodes I make sure to watch every Christmas.

    Home Alone. A Christmas Story. Lampoons, although I should probably stop referencing it whenever someone is putting up lights, I'm starting to get glares. The Grinch. Some of the claymation stuff, if the kids will sit through it. Jingle All the Way. Elf. The Santa Clause. I feel like I'm forgetting some.
     
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    Polar Express but creepy on many levels.
     
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    +1 for Holiday Inn. I also enjoy listening to radio versions of A Christmas Carol. This one is my favorite.
    It features Lionel Barrymore and Orson Welles.


     
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    A Christmas Story. Watch you don't shoot your eye with this one!
     
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    ugh, holiday movies
    except for this one, it's AWESOME:
     
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    I am not near as complex as you all. I like White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life.
     
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    Another reason why Thanksgiving is the better holiday.
     
  13. Engine Swap

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    Scrooge (1951)

     
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    [​IMG]
    Just rewatched it a few days ago, as a matter of fact.
     
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    Ha! I couldn’t Stand will Ferrell!

    I figured he was a cheap imitation of Belushi and Farley, always over the top for no reason, used to make me furious

    Then a couple years something clicked and I came around and now have no problem

    As far as films, Laurel and Hardy in March of the wooden soldiers is always a Christmas must

    Scrooged also, and Christmas story

    As far as thanksgiving planes,trains and automobiles is the only thanksgiving film I know of
     
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    A Thanksgiving favorite in our house is Sling Blade. It came out right about this time back in the 90’s and it’s been an annual 8Bar household staple ever since. Usually the wife ends up going upstairs to watch the Hallmark Channel, truth be known.
     
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