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Title: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 04, 2013, 09:21:44 pm
Hi!  I'm a huge Christmas movie buff and have many faves but it would be nice to hear from other countries/people regarding their favorites and some I'm sure I've never watched.

Some of my favorites:

The Bishop's Wife
Christmas in Connecticut
A Christmas Carol (original 40s version)
The Holiday

And so on...


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: One of the Peasants on December 04, 2013, 10:01:25 pm
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Christmas With The Kranks
Charlie Brown Christmas
Love Actually
Christmas Story
Scrooge
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 04, 2013, 10:06:31 pm
I just saw Love Actually and it's a good one!  Not that your other ones aren't.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: terrajoule on December 04, 2013, 10:13:22 pm
Ebbie - (those silly made for TV movies)
A Christmas Carol -(Alastair Sim 1951' version)
It's a Wonderful Life (the chemistry of Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart)
A Christmas Story (Ralphie!)
Die Hard  lol


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: One of the Peasants on December 05, 2013, 05:28:14 am
^
^^
Ugh, terrajoule,

I totally forgot Die Hard.  I can't remember the last time I saw it, geesh

Yooper,

I like to laugh on Christmas movies, you can't get much more funny than Chevy Chase


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 05, 2013, 12:46:35 pm
^So true.  Chevy Chase is an annual tradition around here, especially the original.  True classics and laughing does indeed help with the overall holiday angst.

I do also fall into the trap of enjoying those really corny tv movies that come out this time of year.  Christmas Lodge springs to mind.  Good for being under a blanket with a hot cuppa. 

Forgot about:

The Shop Around the Corner (Jimmy Stewart) LOVE that movie, and
Bachelor Mother


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: serene grace on December 05, 2013, 01:35:59 pm
It's a Wonderful Life - Jimmy Stewart

The Bishops Wife - Cary Grant

Bad Santa- Billy Bob Thornton

Love Actually


and not really Christmas movies but, I love when TNT or TCM plays

Gone With The Wind

Giant with Liz Taylor,

Splendor In The Grass w Natalie Wood
...During the holiday season between Thanksgiving and the New Year.



Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 05, 2013, 02:54:32 pm
^OMG!  I have both Giant and GWTW as purchases on my DVR and totally watch them during this time of year.  They're super terrific, long epics that are simply perfect.   :loveshower:


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Kuei Fei on December 05, 2013, 07:30:21 pm
The Nativity Story
A Christmas Story
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (3D cartoon version)


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: serene grace on December 05, 2013, 07:32:35 pm
^OMG!  I have both Giant and GWTW as purchases on my DVR and totally watch them during this time of year.  They're super terrific, long epics that are simply perfect.   :loveshower:

 :loveshower:   I love GWTW and Giant. Last month TCM or TNT showed them several times, I can't get enough of either movie. I just love them.
I'm going to have to order them on my ipad, now. Hahaha.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Nighthawk on December 05, 2013, 07:39:55 pm
Jack Frost

Elf

Anabelle's wish (cartoon with Randy Travis as a main charter)

Nightmare before Christmas

the Gritch who stole Christmas

Candles on Bay Street


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Anne-Elliot on December 05, 2013, 09:14:59 pm
Metropolitan.   Love this witty, sophisticated film about young, upper-class Manhattanites at Christmas-time!

While you Were Sleeping - Sandra & Bill!


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 05, 2013, 09:17:04 pm
Thank you!  I haven't seen Metropolitan nor heard of Candles on Bay Street.  Gonna try 'em out.   :cookie:


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: serene grace on December 05, 2013, 10:02:04 pm
Metropolitan is good.

I haven't seen or heard of Candles on Bay Street. I'll have to look it up.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Nighthawk on December 05, 2013, 11:04:55 pm
SG it's a hallmark movie really good one at that


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 06, 2013, 04:02:12 am
^Thanks Nighthawk.  I'd never heard of it but will do a search!  Sometimes those Hallmark movies are the perfect antidote to what ails ya.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: cate1949 on December 06, 2013, 05:22:43 am
Holiday Inn - I love this one - movie from which "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" comes - the Fred Astaire dance routines are so spectacular.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Vesper on December 07, 2013, 07:22:43 pm
It's a wonderful life!

It's no exactly a Christmas movie, but around the holidays, my family always watch The Sound of Music. And we love it!


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 08, 2013, 12:18:48 am
^Did you watch NBC-The Sound Of Music Live!?


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Vesper on December 08, 2013, 01:24:25 am
^Oh, no, I didn't think I should for fear that it would not do the original justice. Did you? If yes, is it worth watching?



Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 08, 2013, 01:36:05 am
nope. i wanted to cause i never watch the original ,and i know its bad cause nothing beats the original.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Vesper on December 08, 2013, 01:46:41 am
Yeah, I would recommend watching the original first. I't a wonderful movie that's timeless, I watched it over Thanksgiving with nephews and niece and we had a great time!


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 08, 2013, 01:57:50 am
Re the new Sound of Music, I saw enough, under impressed and immediately downloaded the original which is amazing and perfect this time of year. 


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Vesper on December 08, 2013, 02:36:41 pm
^I'm glad I didn't watch it then. Nothing beats the original, great movie!


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: YooperModerator on December 08, 2013, 06:12:37 pm
The movie was an adaptation of an older play but I know what you mean, noting beat Julie Andrews as Maria.  8)


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Yooper on December 08, 2013, 06:36:25 pm
^It's a good thing that this beautiful musical was resurrected, however inadequately, because it brought me back to the original and oh, how I enjoyed watching it again today.  On a personal note, I played Brigitta on the stage once upon a time and it was so much fun! 

I've also discovered another awesome winter/Christmas kind of movie that's a true classic that I'd forgotten.  It's like being inside a snow globe.  "All This, and Heaven Too" with the late great Bette Davis and Charles Boyer. 


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Vesper on December 08, 2013, 06:38:22 pm
Ah, you see, I didn't know it was a play.  The movie never gets old for me, I guess that's what makes it classic.  


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on December 23, 2013, 06:18:48 pm
Movie adapted from the Charles Dickens' story: A Christmas Carol  


    :winter:   :home:    :goodnight: :box:


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 31, 2016, 07:04:33 pm
Mrs. Santa Claus starring Angela Lansbury    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: FrederickLouis on December 04, 2017, 02:14:21 am
The Bishop's Wife   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzRUZYI8XdU


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Akasha 85 on December 04, 2017, 03:22:33 am
It's not a movie per se but a old and long B/W sketch: Dinner for one! :laugh:
It absolutely hilarious and they play it every year during the hol's.
Typical Brit humour, truly a must watch, love it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lzQxjGL9S0


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: BostonLibby on December 04, 2017, 04:33:38 pm
The Shop Around the Corner is a favorite in my household.  Yes, we love old movies! :hi:


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: YooperModerator on December 04, 2017, 04:42:23 pm
^That is a thoroughly charming movie.  The one with James Stewart.  Love it.

All the staples and regular ones for me.  Lately, we've watched Meet Me In St. Louis (where Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas song comes from) and All This And Heaven Too which is, for me, like a movie tucked inside a snow globe.  Oh! And Little Women.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Joanna on December 04, 2017, 08:21:28 pm
^I love Little Women.  :flirt:
Dinner for one is so funny! In Portugal usually The Sound of Music also is on the TV.


Title: Re: Favorite Christmas Movies????
Post by: Little light on December 05, 2017, 02:48:23 pm
I love The Bishop's wife too and Cary Grant was wonderful as Dudley. He should have received an Oscar for his work. And I don't mean the Lifetime Achievemnet award either.

And It's a Wonderful Life too with Jimmy Stewart.

And has anyone else noticed that the girl who plays Zuzu in It's a Wonderful Life also plays the daughter of David Niven and Loretta Young in The Bishop's wife and the young lad who plays the younger version of Jimmy Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life) also plays the leader of the gang in The Bishop's wife?