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#1 PrincetonTiger

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

What is the best Christmas movie of all-time?


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

A Christmas Story


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

A Christmas Story



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

ELF!   haha  :lol:  :funny:  :spit:  lmao !!!!!  For a good laugh......of course...ditto to Gavin and Princeton Tiger on 'truly' the best.........A Christmas Story! :thmup:


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

For a good laugh Christmas Vacation or Home Alone for me



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

Die Hard 1 and 2 are my favorites.

 

Loved all the Home Alone.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

A Christmas Story was set in Indiana


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

The Unrated version Bad Santa is always worth a view and a few laughs. Like others have said Elf,Christmas Vacation.  I didn't care for A Christmas Story when I was a kid and haven't given it a viewing as an adult. Was basically the same age as the kid int he movie and he got on my nerves and reminded me of a guy at school, so maybe I'll watch it at some point. 



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

I didn't care for A Christmas Story when I was a kid and haven't given it a viewing as an adult. Was basically the same age as the kid int he movie and he got on my nerves and reminded me of a guy at school, so maybe I'll watch it at some point. 

You can find the kid annoying and still enjoy the movie. In fact you are probably supposed to find him annoying - but mostly average in every conceivable way. It's not about the kid, it's about Jean Shepard's stories and voice over. The period of time that it captures is just a little bit before my time, but I can relate to a lot of it. My brother is older than me and has fond memories of Shepard being just a brilliant storyteller both on the radio and in writing. This movie is something special, and is aimed at adults looking back at their youth with fondness and embarrassed amusement. A kid watching probably wouldn't get it at all.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

You can find the kid annoying and still enjoy the movie. In fact you are probably supposed to find him annoying - but mostly average in every conceivable way. It's not about the kid, it's about Jean Shepard's stories and voice over. The period of time that it captures is just a little bit before my time, but I can relate to a lot of it. My brother is older than me and has fond memories of Shepard being just a brilliant storyteller both on the radio and in writing. This movie is something special, and is aimed at adults looking back at their youth with fondness and embarrassed amusement. A kid watching probably wouldn't get it at all.

I saw it when it came out in like 83/84 so that put me at 11/12 so that can explain why I didn't grasp it. Maybe I'll download it and give it anotther chance. 

 

Then again I never really cared for Ricky Schroder in anything as a kid( i know he's not in that movie), and then never really liked him later on either even in NYPD Blue.  Yet I've had the hots for Alyssa Milano 28 years or so... Somethings stick with you and you out grow others..



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:13 PM

I was born in December of '82



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

A Christmas Story, Home Alone, or Elf. For Action, definitely Die Hard.


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

"A Christmas Story" 24 hours straight on TBS.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

I was born in December of '82

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

Die Hard 1 and 2 are my favorites.

 

Loved all the Home Alone.

I have never seen Die Hard....unbelievable...but then again...I have never seen Star Wars...:)  Sorry SW1.....:)


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

I have never seen Die Hard....unbelievable...but then again...I have never seen Star Wars... :)  Sorry SW1..... :)

Wow!!!!!  I will have to tape or get copies of all these,  get together and tie you in a chair and have a marathon.  LOL

 

Happy Holidays my good friends to you and your new family.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Wow!!!!!  I will have to tape or get copies of all these,  get together and tie you in a chair and have a marathon.  LOL

 

Happy Holidays my good friends to you and your new family.

Thank you so much......already tired and it is 10 AM  :funny:

 

I never knew what I missed all of these years watching children's eyes at Christmas......WOW!  Christmas services last night....gifts......this AM.....priceless!  :)


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

Thank you so much......already tired and it is 10 AM  :funny:

 

I never knew what I missed all of these years watching children's eyes at Christmas......WOW!  Christmas services last night....gifts......this AM.....priceless!   :)

Yes,  was up late also, then up at 4 with 2 year old grandaughter.  She and I went to sleep (?) in chair in sunroom till 7, then the rest all started waking up  Taking a breather before starting all the cooking for dinner this afternoon.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

I saw it when it came out in like 83/84 so that put me at 11/12 so that can explain why I didn't grasp it. Maybe I'll download it and give it anotther chance. 

 

Then again I never really cared for Ricky Schroder in anything as a kid( i know he's not in that movie), and then never really liked him later on either even in NYPD Blue.  Yet I've had the hots for Alyssa Milano 28 years or so... Somethings stick with you and you out grow others..

True, but shouldn't impact this. Ricky Schoder is simply terrible no matter what age you are. His only talent is looking cute and crying on cue. Sickened me then, sickens me now. And Alyssa Milano was hot on "Who's the Boss", and the only thing that's changed is that she's learned to act. In turn, Jean Shepard was a renowned story teller 20 years before you were born, and still is today. I would be surprised if you didn't enjoy the movie. There is a reason that they run it in a loop on some stations.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

I saw it when it came out in like 83/84 so that put me at 11/12 so that can explain why I didn't grasp it. Maybe I'll download it and give it anotther chance.

Then again I never really cared for Ricky Schroder in anything as a kid( i know he's not in that movie), and then never really liked him later on either even in NYPD Blue. Yet I've had the hots for Alyssa Milano 28 years or so... Somethings stick with you and you out grow others..
Christmas Story was made in the 80's?! Really? It doesn't feel like a 80's movie at all. I thought it was hilarious back then, it's just over done now.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

Christmas Story was made in the 80's?! Really? It doesn't feel like a 80's movie at all. I thought it was hilarious back then, it's just over done now.

it was based on Indiana of the 50's and Shepard's childhood

 

There was a lesser known Halloween sequel


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:31 PM

Christmas Story was made in the 80's?! Really? It doesn't feel like a 80's movie at all. I thought it was hilarious back then, it's just over done now.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/

 

1983

 

And in the you learn something new each day category, I didn't know that the director for A Christmas Story was the same guy that brought the legendary Porky's to the silver screen. 

 

That's a shocker. 

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0163706/



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/

 

1983

 

And in the you learn something new each day category, I didn't know that the director for A Christmas Story was the same guy that brought the legendary Porky's to the silver screen. 

 

That's a shocker. 

 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0163706/

he also directed the Christmas horror movie "Black Christmas"


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

There is only one Christmas flick I watch at least once EVER SINGLE YEAR...

 

It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Xmas movie and my favorite movie of all time.    It is simply the best.

 

2  A Christmas Carol    1938 version is my favorite.

3  The Family Man...      I love this movie..  similar to IAWL

4  Rudolph                     Need I say more?

5  Xmaa Vacation          


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

3 Godfathers (1948) starring John Wayne,Pedro Armendariz,Harry Carey Jr.,Ward Bond, directed by John Ford. A western set in  Arizona on Christmas Eve,I watch this film every year!



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

It Happened on 5th Avenue


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

The ones i always have to watch are Elf, A Christmas Carol, and Die Hard. I also have to watch the tv shows Rudolph and The Grinch.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I bought the Holiday collection last which has:

A Christmas Carol(1938) starring Reginald Owen

Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck

It Happened on 5th Avenue starring Don DeFore

and

The Shop Around the Corner starring James Stewart

 

all are great holiday classics


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

The March of the Wooden Soldiers...with Laurel and Hardy was always my favorite as a kid.

 

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

The March of the Wooden Soldiers...with Laurel and Hardy was always my favorite as a kid.

 

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it was just on TCM this past week


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#31 MAC

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

The March of the Wooden Soldiers...with Laurel and Hardy was always my favorite as a kid.

 

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When you were a kid? It's still one of my favorites now. : haha:

 

Not that I've seen it in years mind you. Don't really need to when I remember it so well.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

The ones i always have to watch are Elf, A Christmas Carol, and Die Hard.

I can't say that I ever considered Die Hard to be a Christmas movie? :lol:



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

I can't say that I ever considered Die Hard to be a Christmas movie? :lol:

Are you kidding me??????   the first two were both taking place on Christmas Eve.  LOL



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

Are you kidding me??????   the first two were both taking place on Christmas Eve.  LOL

It's sort of like calling "My Bloody Valentine" a Valentines' day movie. : haha:

 

Ah my favorite Christmas song......

 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Had a very shiny glock

 

Etc, etc. I'm sure you all know it. :lol:



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

Hard to pick a best of all time, but I'd say Rudolph

 

Although I also watch Elf and it's a wonderful Life every year

 

Love Bill Murray in Scrooged

 

I am also very fond of a little known take off on A Christmas Carol entitled Karroll's Christmas

 

Sometimes they run it on A & E during the holidays.  It is funny and charming


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

Wow!  No mention of "Charlie Brown Christmas", The original "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Frosty",   I personally am very fond of A muppet Christmas carol, and am proud enough to admit it, but my all time fave is "A Christmas Story."  I have my son believing that I was the boy in the movie.  When he comes down the stairs in the pink bunny outfit he always asks me "Why did Grandma Brenda make you wear that?"

 

 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

ELF!   haha  :lol:  :funny:  :spit:  lmao !!!!!  For a good laugh......of course...ditto to Gavin and Princeton Tiger on 'truly' the best.........A Christmas Story! :thmup:

This scene always makes me laugh... :D

 

 

Zooey Deschanel has a beautiful voice too IMO... :worthy:

 


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:02 AM

I have never seen Die Hard....unbelievable...but then again...I have never seen Star Wars... :)  Sorry SW1..... :)

What?!! No Bruce Willis...Chewy...Darth Vader...Or Yoda... :sigh: I will have to remedy this STAT! Just Kidding Brent.  haha

 

This scene between Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker from "Empire Strikes Back" is the most crucial scene in the entire Star Wars Trilogy...

 

 

This Han Solo scene from the same movie is a nice lynch pin climatic, emotional scene as well...

 


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:18 AM

Die Hard 1 and 2 are my favorites.

 

Loved all the Home Alone.

 

 

A Christmas Story, Home Alone, or Elf. For Action, definitely Die Hard.

Excellent choice gentlemen!  :thmup:  A few brief clips/seconds of violence here...

 


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