Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's a wonderful... film!





This is DAY FOUR
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While we're on the subject of Films I Cannot Do Without At Christmas:





Do you have a movie you can't go without during the holiday season?


52 comments:

  1. A Christmas Story is still one of my favorites. I never get tired of watching it. :D My husband would probably prefer It's a Wonderful Life. :)

    lkbherring64(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lisa! I also like A Christmas Story. I find it hilarious because it's drawn from the christmases of my childhood (a little before my time, but it's a boomer thing)

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  2. I know it's kind of silly, but I still look forwards to the old animated kids shows like Rudolph and Frosty. And Burl Ives singing, just sounds like Christmas.

    abraalpacas@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Tawny, Rudolph is a CLASSIC. I used to get so scared when the abominable snowman came along!

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  3. I love A CHRISTMAS STORY too (saw it in the theatre as a kid). And I have to have the Peanuts and (animated, please!) Grinch specials...

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. No Christmas is complete without Vince Guaraldi music. A Charlie Brown Christmas is so essential. I almost used the Linus explains Christmas scene here but I just didn't want to make the blog about the religious aspects of Christmas. Still, that show never fails to touch my heart. You should hear me, I'm always telling my kids, when we were young, we didn't have VCRs and we had to wait a whole year to see that show, and if we missed it??? We were totally out of luck for a whole YEAR!!! LOL...

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  4. "Love Actually". Best Christmas movie ever!

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  5. The last couple years i have liked watching "white Christmas". I also guilty admit I have grown addicted to the lifetime, hallmark ect. channels that show nothing but Christmas movies after thanksgiving.

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    1. I do love White Christmas, but I prefer Holiday Inn because that was my Dad's favorite, and I have such happy memories of watching it with him.

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  6. Hubby loves the original Miracle on 34th street in all its black and white Glory and I am a big It's a wonderful Life Girl also better in Black and white.

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    1. Oh, yeah, I love that movie. I think most black and white films are better when they aren't colorized. There's something about it, it seems so awkward when the color is added in.

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  7. I must always watch very Rankin Bass Christmas movie! Santa Clause is coming to Town, Jack Frost, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, all are must watch films!
    Juliana
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

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    1. Oh, yeah. The music in those is so fun. My favorite is Rudolph, though. The song There's Always Tomorrow is so beautiful and haunting.

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  8. Holiday movies really aren't my thing. I usually watch more movies over the holidays though.

    Issa
    cojazzchick AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. The holidays are a great time to go to the movies, my friends always go on Christmas day. We're usually too tired from last minute wrapping though now that the kids are older it's easier. NO last minute assembly of toys.

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  9. Huh, I don’t have a favorite holiday movie. But I like animated movies! (because they are so funny :))
    goingtoreadnow(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. If you like animated films I highly recommend A Wish For Wings That Work.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5QI4ESioUM

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  10. Great question that made me think of many lovely and funny movies.
    My Christmas favorite is "Shop around the corner" (1940) that is so much better then its modern remake "You've got mail".

    0401romance(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, yeah. Isn't that with James Stewart? I'm looking that up to see if I'm right. Yep, I thought it was Judy Garland but it's Margaret Sullivan. So nice. I remember.

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  11. I will actually watch A Christmas Story two or three times during the marathon. I love the authors wry narration: Jean Shepard deserves the fame from this movie that the story never received. I'm smiling just thinking about it! Thank you!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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  12. I really enjoy watching While You were Sleeping and Shop Around the Corner.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

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    1. While you were sleeping is kind of a sleeper hit, but I REALLY liked Sandra Bullock in that. She's so adorable.

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  13. A Christmas Carol starring Patrick Stewart.

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    1. Oh, the VOICE!!! I love his voice. He read that too, I think, in one audio version.

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  14. I love the Santa Clause movies - they were great to watch with my daughter a few years back when she still pretended she believed. My favorite from when I was a kid was the Little Drummer Boy. And A Muppet Christmas is always good for a laugh or two!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

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    1. The Santa Clause were very fun, especially the first one, I just laughed so hard when he says, "And after this I'm getting a CAT scan!"

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  15. Almost too many to name - Its a Wonderful Life and Meet Me in St. Louis, Muppet Christmas Carol and A Christmas Carol (w/Patrick Stewart and the one with George C Scott) and of course A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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    1. Oh, yeah... I like the Alastair Sim Christmas Carol too, it's such a classic. I LOVE that version. That's the one we watch (Unless we watch the Muppet version.) One of the first things my kids said when we were unwrapping boxes after our fire was, Oh, thank heavens, we still have the Muppet Christmas Carol.

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  16. When I was little it never seemed like it was Christmas until my mum and I would watch Miracle on 34th St (the original one). To this day it is still my favourite Christmas movie and always brings back happy memories. My mum has been gone for nearly 20 years but I still smile and think of her when I see that movie.

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    1. Oh, yeah. I think I still cry when she gets her house and you see Santa's cane!

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  17. I also like to watch some of the Christmas romance stories that show up on Hallmark, Lifetime, and ABC Family Channel this time of the year. There are usually one or two gems amongst the chaff.

    Marge

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    1. Hi Marge, I'll be looking out for those!

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  18. We always have A Christmas Story on in the background on Christmas day-one of the cable stations plays it all day long. I also HAVE to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation a few times during the season.

    aelnova@aol.com

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    1. Hahah. I wondered why no one mentioned those. They're crude, but they're classics!

      Time for a Griswold family Christmas!

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  19. I love to watch The Little Drummer Boy on ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas. That's the only show I insist on watching that is christmasy otherwise I watch Band of Brothers and/or The Pacific which is odd but I love war movies at this time of year. Go figure haha.

    cherrieluv4 @ gmail .com

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    1. The Little Drummer Boy, even the song, makes me cry. (sniff.)

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  20. I love Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...but recent movies? I love The Family Stone. Too much fun!

    morris.crissy@gmail.com

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    1. I haven't seen that, I'm going to get it and watch it, I've heard a lot of good things!

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  21. I like A Charlie Brown Christmas and the Santa Clause :)
    books2read69(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. No favourite movies but I do have favourite books. I'm rereading some now.

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    1. My favorite book to read this time of year is A Christmas Carol. I liked to read it aloud when the kids were little, but they couldn't have cared less... :D

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  23. Wow- no one has yet mentioned the best holiday movie ever: Die Hard. Its not Christmas until Bruce Willis blows something up!

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    1. Die Hard! OF COURSE. You are abso-F-ing-lutely right!!! Yippie Ki Yay, M*therF*ckers!

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  24. just saw 'A Christmas Carol' on stage in Princeton. Great!

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    1. Aw, it's even better in the theater, huh?

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  25. We always watch The Christmas Story.

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  26. Call me quirky or what ever but I have always watched Charlie Brown's movies. I especially like their christmas one. Snoopy being my fave.
    Happy Holidays!

    ~Rush~
    taina1959@yahoo.com

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  27. It's always fun to watch a film of the Nutcracker ballet, especially the Pacific Northwest Ballet version.

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  28. A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life.

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