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Old 12-03-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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A Christmas Story
The Bishop's Wife
Miracle on 34th Street -- Natalie Wood is so cute!!
Joyeux Noel
Holiday Inn

Oops ... forgot one: Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. My first exposure to the story.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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A Christmas Story by far. I love that movie. I need to buy it....

That's about the only movie that comes to mind when I think of holiday movies..
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: on an island
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My favorites have all been named, I especially love The Bishop's Wife, Charlie Brown, and A Christmas Story.
I also LOVED Mr. McGoo's Christmas Carol, with the razzleberry dressing.

One film that came out when my kids were little that we used to love:

Prancer
IMDB's synopsis:
Jessica, the daughter of a widowed impoverished apple farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides the reindeer in her barn and feeds it cookies, until she can return it to Santa. Her father finds the reindeer an decides to sell it to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.

edited to add:
Some fave Jewish movies: Fiddler on the Roof, Exodus, and The Frisco Kid

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Old 12-03-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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I love Scrooged! A Christmas Carol is my favorite Christmas story so of course I would love a funny take on it too!
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Favorites:

A Christmas Story
Elf
Charlie Brown Christmas
The Rudolph The Raindeer special (with Burger Meister Meister Burger)
Plane, Trains and Automobiles

I just cannot get into the old black and white Christmas movies. They dont carry the Christmas magic like the others. Maybe you have to be 45 or 55 years old or more.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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"Charlie Brown Christmas". . . good call, Da Beez, I forgot about that one!
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by DaBeez View Post
Favorites:

A Christmas Story
Elf
Charlie Brown Christmas
The Rudolph The Raindeer special (with Burger Meister Meister Burger)
Plane, Trains and Automobiles

I just cannot get into the old black and white Christmas movies. They dont carry the Christmas magic like the others. Maybe you have to be 45 or 55 years old or more.
No way! I'm 38 and I love the b&w Christmas movies. Has anyone seen The Lemon Drop Kid with Bob Hope?

Also like:
Christmas Vacation (this is the best Vacation movie IMHO)
Scrooged
Holiday Inn
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th St
Christmas Story
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I just cannot get into the old black and white Christmas movies.
Yeah, I thought the same thing. Until I was about 16. An open mind, a little imagination ... try it!

Anyone who cannot see the magic in the transformation of the characters in Miracle on 34th Street or It's a Wonderful Life is ... well ... not living and breathing!
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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There can only be one...
'A Christmas Story'
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Another vote for A Christmas Story - my all time absolute favorite Christmas movie. I've been a fan since it first came out on video MANY years ago now - back when NOBODY had ever heard of it. Little by little my faith in the film has been born out as year by year it built its fan base - and is now considered a true Christmas Classic.

What a terrific film. It makes me smile and laugh just to think about it.

Ken

PS - Do you know that you can actually BUY an infamous Leg Lamp? (take note of the website name - amajoraward.com):

Leg Lamp as Featured in the 20th Anniversary DVD A Christmas Story, theleglamp.com

EVERY TIME (without fail) I see the word "Fragile" - say to myself "Fra Gee Lay (it must be Italian)"
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