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12-23-2008, 02:21 AM
What is everyones FAVORITE Christmas movie?

Christmas Vacation, Rudolph, ummm Christmas Story what...maybe Nightmare before Christmas. Just thought I'd ask considering its about that time of year to watch some!


12-23-2008, 02:28 AM
The 70's musical version of Scrooge!
All of the ghost scenes are awesome :)

12-23-2008, 03:14 AM
Tales From the Crypt
Black Christmas
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Night Train Murders
Christmas Evil
Don't Open Till Christmas
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Child's Play
Tales From the Crypt [TV Show]

All of these help me spread holiday bliss..... MUUUAHAHAAA

12-23-2008, 03:34 AM
The Grinch, cartoon version.

The Grinch, Jim Carey version

12-23-2008, 04:40 AM
Gremlins, Home Alone, & Scrooged.

12-23-2008, 06:38 AM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation...
That or Nightmare Before Christmas!


12-23-2008, 07:06 AM
Home Alone and Christmas Vacation


12-23-2008, 07:48 AM
I've always loved "A Christmas Story," but I also enjoy Black Christmas (the original).

12-23-2008, 08:19 AM
I have to agree with Banshee, and say I love SCROOGE with ALbert Finney. The Ghost Scenes, and that "thank you very much" song, are awesome.

It's not a movie, but I also love Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.

12-23-2008, 08:47 AM
Here's the little seen/often cut "Hell scene" from Scrooge
(And look at the gorgeous cemetery set!)

I'll have to add Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns too :)

Emmett Otter rocks! :D

12-23-2008, 09:06 AM
I would have to say Christmas vacation and Elf are two of my favorites.

Haunted Nashville
12-23-2008, 09:23 AM
Christmas Vacation and Gremlins.

12-23-2008, 09:41 AM
Okay..okay...I *know* these are Christmas "specials" but...

ANY of the old Rankin/Bass productions are right up there.
I love stop-motion animation and the tunes became part of the
Christmas lexicon since their release in 1964. Johnny Marks penned
such classics as Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, Silver and Gold, and
Holly Jolly Christmas leaving a legacy in song for generations to

Also, the original Charlie Brown Christmas. Wonderful story
with a timely message not seen on TV as much these days.
Vince Guaraldi, composer, was a gift to the world of music and, to this day,
draws kids of all ages into the world of Charlie Brown with his
lofting melodies and hook-laden counterpoint. I have tried to find
a class that didn't know "Lucy and Linus", the theme for all the series,
but once they hear the opening bassline the smiles tell the tale.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a Very Merry Christmas!

12-23-2008, 09:44 AM
Has to be, without a doubt, A Christmas Story.

"You'll shoot your eye out!"

"Sunsabitches! Bumpassess!"


So full of great lines...

damon carson
12-23-2008, 12:21 PM
Far as strictly Christmas my favorites are A Christmas Story, and Christmas Vacation. Far as scary Christmas my favorites are Tales from the Crypts "All Through the House." That was classic! And Nightmare Before Christmas is cool too.

Killer Katie
12-24-2008, 01:01 AM
Undead! I LOVE Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas! Noone has ever heard of it, but now I know there's another out there!!! River bottom Nightmare Band!!!
"With a pretty girl dancing to jugband music, and a mess o' mama's bbq!"
"You can't have a hole in the washtub."
My fav are (above), Silent Night,deadly night, and The Year without a Santa Claus! The Miser brothers are great!

12-24-2008, 10:12 AM
Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation.
As a little boy I loved the animation Mr. Magoo as Scrooge. Anyone remember that?


Jim Warfield
12-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Gerald McBoingBoing! For all of you "youngsters" reading this , these guys were on TV when screens were still very small and in Black & White
Mr. Magoo, who would be considered legally blind, played for the utmost humor as he talked to inanimate objects thinking they were people, mistaking dangerous, hazardous things and situations for normal, passive items, but still having no problems sailing through it all. (Maybe sort of a lesson for us?)
Gerald was a very small kid(cartoon) who couldn't talk and substituted his ability to mimic the sounds of everything else so burglars would hear him making a Police siren behind them, ex cetra. Gerald would be quite the haunted house employee, wouldn't he? "Creeek! Moan! BANG!"
My parents didn't get a TV till I was maybe 6, before that we were entertained by a huge console radio that had incredible sound reproduction and as we listened to scary radio plays the imagination filled in the blanks. Stimulating the child's imagination is good practise to become creative later.
I still remember "Inner Sanctum's" Creeky door and echoing deep announcer's voice.
I will never forget hearing Dr. Frankenstein and Igor walk out of the labratory because the experiment was a failure only to return to find the monster was alive and decided to take a stroll!
As they huffed and puffed running up and down alleys looking for the Monster a dog was continiously barking far off in the backround...suddenly the barking quit with a whimpering shreik, never to be heard again! "I think I know where he might be." The Doc said.
He was so smart , wasn't he?
Even at my young age this gimmick struck me as funny as he L L.....and somewhat corny.

Haunted Nashville
12-24-2008, 01:06 PM
Oh and Die Hard 1 and 2.

12-24-2008, 01:31 PM
Scrooged, Elf, Grinch w/ Carrey (Original was a cartoon and not classified as a movie) Christmas Story, Gremlins

12-24-2008, 03:15 PM
I myself like the old cartoon christmas shows like Frosty, Rudolfh etc.
Theres a lot on tonight on abc family channel. I will be watching those tonight with the kids.

12-24-2008, 09:02 PM
Jim Warfield reminded me of another great tv classic from the 70's - Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.

Possibly the only song that's almost - almost - as awesome as "Thank you very much" from SCROOGE:


Scaren Karen
12-24-2008, 10:52 PM
Without a doubt "It's a Wonderful Life" is my all time favorite along with The Grinch Who Stole Christmas cartoon, Gremlins, and a Charlie Brown Christmas.

Scaren Karen

12-25-2008, 05:07 AM
Jim Warfield reminded me of another great tv classic from the 70's - Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.

Possibly the only song that's almost - almost - as awesome as "Thank you very much" from SCROOGE:


Try from early 60's. December 18th. 1962. Man I'm getting old !!!


12-25-2008, 10:14 PM
Christmas Vacation
Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Grinch Cartoon (Karloff)
Charlie Brown Christmas
White Christmas (1954)
Christmas Carol (several versions including the George C. Scott version)

Honorable Mentions

Jingle all the Way
The Santa Clause
Grinch Movie
The Family Man


12-25-2008, 11:55 PM
Home Alone and Christmas Vacation