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    What’s your favorite Christmas movie or special show?

    Frosty the Snowman
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    The Night Before Christmas
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    A Christmas Story
    Bells of Saint Mary’s
    Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
    Miracle on 34th Street
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The Homecoming A Christmas Story

    My favorite is, Walton’s the Homecoming Christmas Story. It’s a Wonderful Life is second.

    watching Miracle on 34th Street right now, what’s your favorite?

  • #2
    Christmas Story, for sure! Just got done watching it. We watch it every year on Christmas Eve.
    Nobody loves it more than Ted Turner though. I don't know how many years they have been running it for 24 hours straight, but I can't remember when they didn't. It's either been a really long time or my memory is getting shorter. Definitely a little of both
    A month ago my wife bought me a covid mask that says 'You'll shoot your eye out kid". A couple days ago she came back from the antique shop up town, and surprised me with a Daisy Red Ryder she got for 15 bucks. Too cool


    • #3
      Elf! So funny, we watch it every year.


      • #4
        March of the Wooden Soldiers - Laurel & Hardy save Toyland from Barnaby Barnicle and his horrible boogeymen. Although WPIX in New York aired this 1934 classic every Thanksgiving, its Christmas theme set the spirit of the season.
        Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas - An animated classic that needs no introduction.
        A Christmas Carol - both the 1935 version that we watched every year when I was a kid and the Patrick Stewart version. Stewart brings so much to every role he plays.
        A Charlie Brown Christmas - Another Christmas staple.
        It's a Wonderful Life - A James Stewart classic with an enduring theme about the interconnectedness of us all.
        Miracle on 34th Street - Chris Kringle must defend himself in a court of law.
        A Christmas Story - A Christmas comedy that became a classic the moment it was first released back in the '80s. It reminds me so much of my own childhood.
        Christmas Vacation - Another classic comedy starring Chevy Chase.
        The Santa Clause - Santa falls off Tim Allen's roof and Allen becomes Santa as a result. There are two sequels to this one that are also very good.
        Elf - A true original. An infant crawls into Santa's bag and is inadvertently taken to the North Pole where he is raised by elves. Fully grown, he travels back to New York in search of his biological father. Will Ferrell is hysterical in the role.
        Krampus - My sister receives postcards from a friend in Germany every Christmas. They feature a demonic looking character known as Krampus. I didn't know anything about Krampus until just recently but learned that is a traditional Christmas figure in Alpine Europe. Be a good kid and receive gifts from Santa. Be bad and you get Krampus instead. A Christmas themed horror movie? Give this one a watch. It's well worth it. It has excellent special effects, it's well-acted, it's balanced with a good sprinkling of humor, and it provides good morals for us all.

        Merry Christmas all!
        Last edited by Fast Co.; December 25, 2020, 04:26 AM.
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        • #5
          "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". No contest.

          Runner up, a reading of "A Christmas Carol" as performed by Patrick Stewart (Jean Luc Piccard of Star Trek). It is a one-man performance. He does the voices of ever single character, and makes them all distinctive. Masterful. And a truly memorable and affecting rendition of a Christmas classic.

          Ed Bianchi
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          • Pappy
            Pappy commented
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            I thought the first time I saw "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" it was fantastic. It was on again last night and I fell asleep watching it for the second year in a row. I guess I'm just getting old. In my opinion it's the only movie Jim Carrie has ever made that wasn't dumber than crap.

        • #6
          Hard to remember and pick a favorite.

          Christmas Story is so familiar to all of us growing up in the midwest. This was my childhood.
          Wonderful LIfe is a great movie, Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart, it has to be great.
          Christmas Vacation is so stupid, but so enjoyable just to laugh at the slapstick.
          Diehard, who doesn't enjoy this one.
          Holiday Inn/White Christmas. Holiday Inn came first and White Christmas was a copy of the basic story. Both are fantastic.
          Home Alone is always fun to watch.
          Homecoming, I haven't seen it in years, but a wonderful story, nice acting and a tribute to good people .
          Miracle on 34th St.

          Great topic

          Matt B
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          • #7
            Just like slot cars , hard to pick just one . All of the above


            • #8
              What about the BBC version of a Christmas Carol ? I think it is a little dark for the season


              • #9
                A great question, that tell's you a lot about the diverse personalities and interest on this wife will tell you that without a doubt it should be "Love Actually".....but full disclosure I cry (please keep this just between us ) so much during that movie that I am unable to comment!

                Any movie with Sir Patrick, L&H or Jimmy Stewart in it will be high on my list.....not to mention that I am the world's biggest Charlie Brown fact I have books (from my dad) dating back to the first ever series!
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                • #10
                  Bad Santa
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                  • #11
                    You got me thinking........the"must watch" classic to for us (and many other nations (Germans)) during the Christmas - New Year time is "Dinner for One" - an absolute classic!

                    "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
                    "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

                    Murray Walker


                    • #12
                      For me, its a toss-up. Its A Christmas Carol, with Alec Guiness, and A Christmas Carol, with Alistar Sim. No better Christmas movie, but the runner-up would be The Holiday, with Kate Winslet.


                      • #13
                        'A Christmas Story' for me. It was written by Jean Shepherd who does the voice over and has a cameo appearance in the film. The movie is a compilation of a bunch of his short stories originally published in Playboy and other national magazines. I feel in love with his wit and humor thanks to his radio show on WOR in NY every night during the 60's into the 70's, which I listened to religiously. Now I've downloaded hundreds of his shows from the internet and love revisiting what I looked forward to every evening in my teens.

                        Recordings of his shows can be found at Internet Archive and on YouTube.

                        Jerry Seinfeld says he learned everything about humor from Jean Shepherd. I'll always have a track named Shepherd Speedway.
                        Last edited by slothead; December 26, 2020, 04:55 PM.


                        • #14
                          Most mentioned are good, although I’ve never watched It’s A Wonderful Life all the way through. Until this year my favorite has been the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim as Scrooge. This year watched FX’s A Christmas Carol. My new favorite.
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                          • PetesLightKits
                            PetesLightKits commented
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                            I loved "Taboo" (produced by the same people) and this version of A Christmas Carol has a lot of that feel but a bit far off the main story line and some interesting plot lines to become my new favourite.

                        • #15
                          Besides the many "standards" listed here already I always look forward to the World Junior Hockey Championship, held each year between Christmas and just after New Year's day.



                          • 4424ever
                            4424ever commented
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                            Hope you had plastic bags in those boots Rob

                          • Fathead59
                            Fathead59 commented
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                            442 , the plastic bags were only used so you could get your shoes in and out of the rubber boots , if it wasn't used you would end up pulling your shoes off with the boot

                          • PetesLightKits
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                            Milk bags