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What are some of your favourite xmas movies?

Asked by ucme (50031points) December 3rd, 2015

Yeah yeah, you know it had to come from someone, right?
Well that someone is meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Asked pretty much every xmas, but hey, at least it’s on topic =0}

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Seek's avatar

A Christmas Carol, the version starring The Captain, of course.

thorninmud's avatar

My brother-in-law is a Brit, and he puts on The Snowman every Christmas eve. I love the hand-crafted quality of the animation, and Peter Auty’s voice in the vocals still moves me. I also appreciate that, unlike American xmas stuff, it doesn’t feel the need to end on a cheery note.

stanleybmanly's avatar

A Christmas Story. My brother called to announce that he’s already set up his coveted leg lamp. I too love A Christmas Carol, and ever since the t v version of topper have had this hankering to watch anything featuring Leo G Carroll

stanleybmanly's avatar

Scrooge has always been a great hero of mine- -that is before the conversion. It’s too bad he can’t run for the GOP nomination. I just love all those lines like: the poor should be allowed to expire “to decrease the surplus population”.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I love The Snowman too @thorninmud

I just love Christmas movies. Even crap ones! This is just a short list. Now I want to find Christmas films to watch! These aren’t in any particular order.

Elf.
The Santa Clause
Gremlins!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Holiday Inn… I’m dreaming of a white Christmas… not likely to happen in Brisbane though.
Miracle on 34th Street
How the Grinch stole Christmas.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Hogfather

dxs's avatar

I always liked the Home Alone movies when I was younger. I haven’t watched one in years.

Pachy's avatar

1950 British version of “A Christmas Carol.” I never tire of it.

Stinley's avatar

Elf. Brilliant

JLeslie's avatar

Miracle on 34th Street. All the versions are good, but the original with Natalie Wood is the best.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Christmas Vacation has replaced A Christmas Story in our household in recent years

filmfann's avatar

Scrooged.
A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart)
It’s A Wonderful Life
Bad Santa

msh's avatar

Scrooge- Albert Finney
The Bishop’s Wife- Loretta Young, David Niven, Cary Grant

DrasticDreamer's avatar

The Santa Clause. I can’t stand Tim Allen for the most part, but I really like that movie.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – the animated version.
Scrooged.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – 1964.
Frosty the Snowman – 1969.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
The Snowman.

… I love Christmas as much as I love Halloween, so I have a lot of favorites.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

What is Xmas, a holiday for Malcolm X? I have no favorite movies for a holiday surrounding a Muslim man…..so…...bygones.

dxs's avatar

No, it’s a holiday surrounding the letter X.

Seek's avatar

“X” as a symbol for “Christ” has been in wide use since the 1400s.

Seriously, drop it.

JLeslie's avatar

I’m so tired of the Xmas conversation. Christian Americans are ridiculous about it and the OP is obviously not American, so in his country let’s assume it’s still ok to use it like it was in America before Facebook.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Hell, I write xmas because I’m too lazy to write it out. What really pisses them off is if you use “happy holidays” That actually raises a hair with me because it’s politically correct. I say happy holidays to christians and merry christmas to athiests.

Seek's avatar

I’m a fan of “season’s greetings”, myself.

JLeslie's avatar

Back to the movies. There is a made for TV Xmas movie with Jaqueline Smith I like. Does anyone know which one that is? They go to Santa’s workshop.

filmfann's avatar

I am assuming you mean Jaclyn Smith. You are probably thinking of The Night They Saved Christmas

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, that’s it.

msh's avatar

Meet Me In St. Louis- I know it covers almost all seasons, but the Christmas part gets me every time.

ucme's avatar

Cheers peeps & merry xmas ;-}
Oh & for the record, my fave crimbo film is Trading Places, it counts because I say so.

jca's avatar

Other than various versions of “A Christmas Carol,” I always like various versions of “The Nutcracker” ballet.

Stinley's avatar

@jca I’m so ashamed that the only version of the Nutcracker that I have seen is “Barbie and the Nutcracker ”

jca's avatar

Hahaha @Stinley. I should look for that and record it. I just saw the Dutch National Ballet’s version. Ovation Channel has “war of the Nutcrackers” which will be the various versions every Saturday in December. We’re going at the end of December to see Boston Ballet Nutcracker, which I’m really looking forward to. I saw it about 10 years ago. It’s so excellent!

Stinley's avatar

It is better than you might think! I should take my girls to see a ballet soon, thanks for the inspiration

jca's avatar

@Stinley: The Nutcracker is a classic! It’s superb.

msh's avatar

But how do you see such a teeney tiny doll on the stage? I would worry about any of those-‘pick up while taking a leap’ ballet step positions. One overzealous partner and Barbie could end up on the catwalk!

OpryLeigh's avatar

The only one I really love is Muppets Christmas Carol!

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Currently enjoying Fred Claus. There are lots of big stars in this film. I particularly like when Fred insists the music be changed in Santa’s workshop.

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