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Postby michelanCello » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:41 pm

One more Christmas Caron version, and I'll run away screaming :wink:

OK, my list:

Love actually
Home alone (they play it here every year... all three episodes :P )
The holiday
Noel
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 version...)
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:47 pm

Every year at about this time I start watching my Christmas films. So far I've watched:

Scrooged
Miracle on 34th Street (the Richard Attenborough one - he's more Santa-ey. Definitely NOT the 70's version, which is dreadful)
The Santa Clause 1 & 2

I've still got to get through:

It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th St (B&W)
Santa Clause 3
several versions of A Christmas Carol
Love Actually
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:14 pm

DaveC wrote:I was gonna say Die Hard and Gremlins, they're my favourites! :) :cry:

I'll throw in Bad Santa then :) and Elf :D
I love the bit in Gremlins where they are all engrossed watching a Disney film in the cinema then the film sticks it's so funny when one of them gets caught up in the projector. :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:35 pm

Beautiful Dirt wrote:
DaveC wrote:
pip wrote:someone liked elf :shock: :shock:


Love Will Ferrell. Mainly like it for the smaller scenes. + Zooey Dashenel :D


Her older sister is prettier :wink:
I disagree Emily can be hot, i have every season of Bones but Zooey is way better.
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Postby pip » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:58 am

michelanCello wrote:One more Christmas Caron version, and I'll run away screaming :wink:

OK, my list:

Love actually
Home alone (they play it here every year... all three episodes :P )
The holiday
Noel
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (the 1971 version...)


Willy Wom=nka is one of my favourite films but most definitely not a christmas one.
Thought about lov eactually for my list as well. :D
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Postby pip » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:01 am

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chris.ph wrote:wot about films we all enjoy at christmas like- zulu, escape to victory and the wizard of oz

Exactly - Die Hard 1's hardly a Xmas movie aside from the fact that it happens at an Xmas party :P

I liked Elf too - it's so silly :lol:


Die hard is set at a Christmas Party with a reasonable amount of Christmas Music mixed in.

Was thinking of starting a second thread of fave films that only get shown at Christmas.
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:24 pm

I'll have to say Nightmare Before Christmas, it's great
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IGcXHdANmM
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:27 pm

And in Heather's case, there were sometimes Third Thoughts and Fourth Thoughts, although these were quite difficult to manage and sometimes led her to walk into doors
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Postby chuffed » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:33 am

Muppet Christmas Carol
Elf
Home Alone
Santa Clause
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:37 am

Still don't know about Home Alone.
I suppose its one of those people don't like to admit they like but it was fun :D

First in a while not to go for Nightmare Before Xmas

The missus got a copy of the classic Dudley Moore Santa Claus the Movie Yesterday and I'm a little tempted. Cheesy but fun. :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:40 am

pip wrote:Still don't know about Home Alone.
I suppose its one of those people don't like to admit they like but it was fun :D

First in a while not to go for Nightmare Before Xmas

The missus got a copy of the classic Dudley Moore Santa Claus the Movie Yesterday and I'm a little tempted. Cheesy but fun. :lol:


Love Home Alone 1 and 2 and Nightmare.

Anyone like Corpse Bride? Not really a Christmas film but has that wintry feel + it's Burton
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:43 am

The problem with corpse bride is it followed Nightmare.

I thought this was a great piece of work.

While being a little dark it is great fun and the mixing of the living and dead is brilliant towards the end.:D

Sadly most critiques of the film amounted to it not being as good as Nightmare. :evil:
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Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:48 am

pip wrote:The problem with corpse bride is it followed Nightmare.

I thought this was a great piece of work.

While being a little dark it is great fun and the mixing of the living and dead is brilliant towards the end.:D

Sadly most critiques of the film amounted to it not being as good as Nightmare. :evil:


They are easy to compare but really shouldn't be as Burton only produced and wrote Nightmare whereas he directed Corpse.

I like it a fair bit, though, as for the darkness I think its funnier so makes Nightmare darker for me.
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:50 am

Still prefer the Music from nightmare though. :D
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Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:04 pm

pip wrote:Still prefer the Music from nightmare though. :D


Definately.

I have a cool album where other artists cover all of the songs. People like Marilyn Manson and Polyphonic Spree. Its really good.
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