Top Three Christmas / Holiday Movies?

Lounge By Shelle_75 Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 1:03am by misserica

Shelle_75 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:16pm
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I love them all, but here are three of my favs:

1. A Christmas Story
2. The Ref
3. The Santa Clause

What are some of yours?

33 replies
Cakepro Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:23pm
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1. Elf
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (original 1964 claymation, obviously!)

Yes, I am stuck in my childhood regarding Christmas movies. icon_biggrin.gif

indydebi Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:43pm
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1. A Christmas Story (we call it "The Ralphie Movie" and when TNT runs it 24 hours straight, we pretty much leave the TV on TNT for 24 hours! icon_biggrin.gif Last year, I even bought hubby one of the leg lamps for a Christmas present!)

2. It's a Wonderful Life (Aw come on! Ya can't have a Christmas list of movies without this one!)

3. Scrooge, the musical with Albert Finney. When I was 16, I took my 5 siblings and 3 cousins to see this movie and it's been a household mandatory movie ever since! (Hubby and I fight over which is the best ... he thinks the George C. Scott version is the best. I say 'ole George looks too well fed to be a good Scrooge! He's not miserly enough!)

And an honorable mention to NAtional Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! We laugh our butts off every time we watch it, even tho' we have it practically memorized! icon_lol.gif

Mike1394 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 9:43pm
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My most despised Xmas movies. I won't watch even with a gun to my head.
Christmas story. Take that dam BB gun, and shoot his eye out.
It's a wonderful life. Just don't like it.


indydebi Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

My most despised Xmas movies. I won't watch even with a gun to my head.
Christmas story. Take that dam BB gun, and shoot his eye out.
It's a wonderful life. Just don't like it.


icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif My most despised is White Christmas. I even hate the song! It's about 2 beats per minute and takes 3 days for the dang song to end! When you're done with the BB gun after watching Christmas Story, I'll use it on me if I'm forced to listen to Bing Crosby sing that damn song! icon_lol.gif

cylstrial Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:19pm
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I know it's not a classic or even a favorite - but I want to see Four Christmas'. And also the one where Kate Winslet and Carmen Diaz trade places for the winter. Jude Law is also in it. So that's hopefully what I'll be watching this year.

Deb_ Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:25pm
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A Christmas Story

Home Alone

It's a Wonderful Life

Zamode Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 11:39pm
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Does anyone remember the Mr. Magoo Christmas Carol? icon_lol.gif I used to love that. Saw it on one of the DVDs somewhere . . .

Definitely The Grinch, loved that since I was a kid. He creeps out my older sis, though.

Have to mull over the others, there are several.

CakesByJen2 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 12:10am
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A Christmas Story

It's A Wonderful Life (I love the line from the housekeeper at the end "I been savin' this money for a dee-vorce, if'n I ever get a husband" smart lady, LOL!)

The Grinch

ladyellam Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 12:35am
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I don't know if this one is a Christmas one or not, but Meet me in St. Louis. It has Judy Garland singing "have yourself a merry little Christmas".

Love The Ref!

7yyrt Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:22am
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The Bishop's Wife (the original)
The Man Who Came To Dinner
and hm....
Christmas With the Kranks is the current third one.
or maybe National Lampoon's Christmas #2...
I hate only choosing 3.

Rachie204 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 2:38am
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A Christmas Story gonna have to think about a third one

Elise87 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 9:42am
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1. The Santa Clause
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
3. The Holiday

Kiddiekakes Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 1:28pm
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National Lampoons Christmas Vacation....we watch it every year and still howl!
Home Alone
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Memie Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 2:44pm
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1. A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott)

2. The House Without a Christmas Tree

3. Fifth Avenue Angel

sherrycanary62 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 3:03pm
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Miracle on 34th Street
Joyeux Noel
The Muppet Christmas Carol

It's a Wonderul Life is not allowed to be shown in our house anymore...It makes DH cry....but the kids bought him the dvd one year so he could cry in private icon_biggrin.gif

Ronbob1984 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 4:09pm
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1. A Charlie Brown Christmas(I love Linus' sililoquy)

2. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation(Gotta love the family)

3. A Christmas Story (brings back lots of childhood memories)

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 4:14pm
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The Santa Clause
The Grinch

and without the kids...Bad Santa.

mightydragon663 Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 5:16pm
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Okay, ther e is no way I can limit it to three movies, so I am going to limit it to three classes of movies: icon_lol.gif
1. Classic animated--Grinch, Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Little Drummer Boy, Frosty
2. Classic non-animated--It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street
3. Modern non-animated--Jack Frost, The Santa Clause I and II, A Christmas Story,

I refuse to watch them before Thanksgiving, but after Thanksgiving, they are on almost every night. icon_biggrin.gif

I love this time of year!

aquamom Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 6:40pm
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1. The Santa Claus
2. The Bishop's Wife ( the orginal with Cary Grant)
3. Miracle on 34th Street ( orginal)

Not really a Christmas Movie but I do like The Family Man with Nicolas Cage. Takes place during the holiday it's sweet. So it gets honorable mention.

AmandaKate Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 7:14pm
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I really have to choose just three????

Well my family watches A Christmas Story and A Christmas Carol every year on new years eve......and then for the last one its a tie between the Grinch, It's a Wonderful Life, and Home Alone!


7yyrt Posted 17 Dec 2009 , 7:23pm
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Image Cheat, cheat, cheat!!!!
I wanna choose more than three, too! Waa-aa-aa-aa-aa!

(Been up all night with a fussy baby.) icon_lol.gif

veronica720 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 2:29am
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1. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
2. Home Alone
3. The Santa Clause

I have never seen A Christmas Story, thats the one with the 'leg lamp' I see everywhere right?
Never seen White Christmas or It's a Wonderful Life either. But I told myself I had to watch them this year so I didn't feel left out anymore.

LaBellaFlor Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 3:12am
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Okay, no way I can only do 3!

1) A Christmas Story (and the t.v. stays on TNT for the entire 24 hrs. Drives my husband crazy!)
2) Elf
3) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
4) All The Santa Clause movies
5) Scrooged

mellormom Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 3:25am
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The grinch
Charlie brown Christmas
Rudolf the red nosed reindeer (the island of misfit toys)
I also like Christmas Story.

What about songs?
I love the Hippopotamus song! We sing that really loud in the car. We also like Trans Siberian Orchestra. (any of there songs)

cakesbycathy Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 11:54pm
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1. Christmas Story. I could watch it for 24 hours straight and never get tired of it.

2. Charlie Brown Christmas

3. It's a tie - The Grinch and Muppets Christmas Carol

I use to love White Christmas. That was my mom's favorite xmas movie. Since she died 7 yrs ago I haven't been able to watch it.

tatorchip Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:11am
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Its a wonderful life
White Christmas
Christmas story
Miracle on 34th street (Natalie Woods)
Little Women (June Allyson)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

cathie_shinnick Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 2:11am
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Christmas Vacation

The Grinch

The Origional Little Drummer Boy

elizabeth-jane Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 7:28pm
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The Santa Clause
Home Alone 1/2 (yes, I'm totally combining them into one awesome uber-movie)

I CANNOT stand A Christmas Story. I'm the only one in my family who despises it. I just can't get into it, meh.

7yyrt Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 7:49pm
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I've never been able to watch A Christmas Story. It looks like they did a good job recreating the era - and I hated the era!

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