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    Favorite Xmas movies

    What's your top 5? (you're allowed one 'honorable mention')

    Here's mine, in no particular order:

    An American Christmas Carol
    White Christmas
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    A Christmas Carol (with George C. Scott)
    Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version)

    Honorable mention:

    What a Wonderful Life
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    Quote Originally Posted by jman47 View Post
    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    Its a Wonderful Life
    Miracle on 34th Street
    A Christmas Story
    A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott)
    I forgot that one!! Miracle on 34th Street is one of my ATFs!!! I'll switch one of my picks for that one.....i prefer the first version, although i enjoyed the tv movie version from the 70's with Sebastian Cabot & David Hartman, which was the first time i had seen this story.

    Which version did you prefer?

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    Favorite Christmas Movies

    Pretty close to in order:

    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    Its a Wonderful Life
    Miracle on 34th Street
    A Christmas Story
    A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott)

    Enjoy life my friends....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I forgot that one!! Miracle on 34th Street is one of my ATFs!!! I'll switch one of my picks for that one.....i prefer the first version, although i enjoyed the tv movie version from the 70's with Sebastian Cabot & David Hartman, which was the first time i had seen this story.

    Which version did you prefer?
    The original of course, no one does Santa better than Edmund Gwenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by jman47 View Post
    The original of course, no one does Santa better than Edmund Gwenn
    I was about to download it & just saw that they also had a colorized version from that 1947movie.....think i'll stick with the black & white version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I was about to download it & just saw that they also had a colorized version from that 1947movie.....think i'll stick with the black & white version.
    B&W = much better.

    Forgot my Honorable Mention(often overlooked as a Christmas movie):
    Donovan's Reef
    Last edited by Jman47; 12-26-2009 at 02:33 AM.
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    I just finished watching "Four Christmases" and to my surprise, it's actually a very good & very funny movie!! Stars Vince Vaughn & Reese Witherspoon. Loved the cameo by Peter Billingsley who played the kid in "A Christmas Story".

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    Ernest Saves Christmas
    "Just When I Thought I Was Out.....They Pull Me Back In!!!"

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    You named some good ones that takes me back.

    Le Père Noël est une ordure is pretty high on my list.

    But in the recent years, the one movie I'm looking forward to see during the Xmas season is Fight Club.
    It keep reminding me to keep things simple.

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    Thought Julia Louis Dreyfuss (also Ellen from Seinfeld) was hot in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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    Christmas Vacation
    Bad Santa
    Jingle All the Way
    Scrooged

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    I LOVE Scrooged, that scene with Bill Murray in the sewer gets me everytime. It's just so funny with all the insane stuff that happens (I can never look at a stapler the same way, and the last 5 minutes is so moving and funny...

    I also LOVE It's A Wonderful Life, it"s just an amazing film and my absolute favorite Jimmy Stewart performance EVER. Oddly enough, I find the last 5 minutes to be TOO schmaltzy and sometimes threatens my overall enjoyment of the film. I find if I have a couple of beers beforehand that it increases my tolerance for the excess saccharine therein.

    HOW THE GRINCH STOLE X-MAS. Chuck Jones, Boris Karloff. A classic.

    (oh yeah, Doc asked for 5 X-mas films...ok, I'll add:
    -Gremlins ...(lol, it even has Chuck Jones in a cameo)
    - It's a Charlie Brown Christmas...the end when all the kids transform an anorexic tree branch into a respectable tree, thereby rescuing a broken-hearted Charlie Brown is amazing stuff...
    Last edited by shijak; 12-26-2009 at 09:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shijak View Post
    -Gremlins ...(lol, it even has Chuck Jones in a cameo)
    Arghhh....I forgot Gremlins! Crap...Doc, can I have 2 honorable mentions?!
    Last edited by Jman47; 12-29-2009 at 02:03 AM.
    Enjoy life my friends....

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    Favorite movie...

    Santa does Debbie 1, 2, 3, and 5, the 4th is not really worth.


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