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What movie is a holiday tradition as far as you're concerned?

Asked by deaddolly (3406points) October 28th, 2008

For me it’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles for Thanksgiving. And A Christmas Story for Christmas.

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Les's avatar

Well, It’s a Wonderful Life for X-Mas. As for Turkey day, not sure I have a movie. But I have a song: Alice’s Restaurant. And they took 27 eight by ten color glossy photos, with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one, explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us.

deaddolly's avatar

Gosh, I haven’t thought about the movie Alice’s Restaurant in freaking years!!!

Mtl_zack's avatar

the grinch for christmas, rugrats for passover, charlie brown for easter, rocky horror picture show for halloween and all the chevy chase family holiday movies.

scamp's avatar

A Christmas Story You’ll shoot your eye out!! (ooops, I just saw that you said that in the question, sorry)

chyna's avatar

Me and my mom always watch the Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation movie.

SoapChef's avatar

I don’t have one, but Alice’s Restaurant(the movie)is my brother’s Thanksgiving tradition.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Nightmare before Christmas for Halloween. I pretty much hate every christmas movie, the exception being A Christmas Story. I will watch that all day (hell yea 24 hours of a christmas story) But i cant watch that movie on any other day.

lbus1229's avatar

elf with will ferrell

Lovelocke's avatar

The Ten Commandments around Easter. The movie’s epic, timeless, and it goes on forever. The first time my girlfriend saw it was last year, and she didn’t want to move from the TV.

Also you might find it silly, but anytime I have a big meeting or a movie shoot coming up, I make it a point to watch this movie the whole way through, uninterrupted

Somehow, it gets me in the right mindset.

poofandmook's avatar

lol uber, I’m with you on A Christmas Story. 24 hours of it is the BEST. But never on any other day!!

syz's avatar

There’s a movie version of Alice’s Restaurant?!?

SoapChef's avatar

@syz Yup, here it is. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064002/ It’s awesome. Arlo is in it.

Bri_L's avatar

Miricle on 34th street for thanksgiving (origional black and white)

It’s a Wonderful Life at Christmas at Christmas.

Other must sees: Christmas Vacation, A christmas Story, A White Christmas

ccrash3's avatar

I love Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter. Dysfunction at it’s best!

hammer43's avatar

Independence day!

charliecompany34's avatar

“it’s a wonderful life” or “scrooge.”

Bri_L's avatar

@ charlie – Good call on Scrooge!

chyna's avatar

And for some reason, I love watching the Wizard of Oz around Thanksgiving.

Bri_L's avatar

@ chyna – for me that I watch that at easter, along with the 10 commandments and Sound of Music. of course with the length of those I don’t do much but eat.

answerjill's avatar

Each year, my family watches this video of “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street” (circa around 1979—pre-Elmo).

Bri_L's avatar

@ answerjill – I LOVE that video. The songs are awesome!

We started to watch it with our kids (4, 3 years old) but forgot the story line about how will santa get in to deliver the presents. It kinda freaked them out.

answerjill's avatar

Bri – So glad that someone else remembers that movie! Yes, the music is great!

Trance24's avatar

A Christmas Story as you said, also the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph.

cookieman's avatar

@Lovelocke: lurve for Pirates of Silicon Valley. Love that flick.

As to the question: The musical version of A Christmas Carol with Albert Finney. I like life, life likes me…

science_girl89's avatar

I always watch the Muppets Christmas Carol, and my new favorite holiday movie is Elf.

Bri_L's avatar

@cprevite – Thank ya very much! Thank ya very much, thats the nicest thing that anyones ever done for me.

That is my favorite version! I like the music but the costumes, effects acting all great. Albert Finny is excellent.

chicadelplaya's avatar

For Thanksgiving, ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’, for Christmas, ‘A Christmas Story’,
AND for New Years, ‘When Harry Met Sally’. LOVE IT!!

Bri_L's avatar

@ chicadeplaya – Great call on New Years!!

augustlan's avatar

Used to watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ every Christmas, but have fallen out of the habit. I haven’t replaced it with anything else.

deaddolly's avatar

I was just watching Charlie Brown last night—The Great Pumpkin.
All these are great and reminded me of some new ones to watch.
Chevy Chase’s movies were all great – I can watch them over and over.

hollywoodduck's avatar

White Christmas – love it!

boxing's avatar

@deaddolly, how funny, I was just watching the Great Pumkin the day before…

jsc3791's avatar

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Elf

Bri_L's avatar

@hollywoodduck – It’s beautiful up in vermont, all that snow. burrrrrr

Sloane2024's avatar

Christmas With the Kranks, A Christmas Story, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Little Drummer Boy, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and the Santa Claus movies. :)

BarbieM's avatar

Christmas Vacation and Elf.

jsc3791's avatar

Oooh I also forgot to mention “Just Friends”.

It is hilarious!

krose1223's avatar

Nightmare before Christmas on Halloween. Definitely A Christmas Story on Christmas. Jason on Friday the 13th. :)

answerjill's avatar

Ooh, right. I always liked the Charlie Brown x-Mas special Plus, as a Jew, I learned a tiny bit of New Testament from the scene where Linus(?) recites some Bible passages.

sdeutsch's avatar

It’s not really Christmas for me until my whole family sits down and watches The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree together – we’ve watched it every year since I was little (usually more than once a year), and my whole family can recite the whole thing by heart – it’s one of our favorite Christmas traditions!

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street is the other one I can’t live without – it makes me happy just thinking about it… =)

Oh, and A Muppet Family Christmas – can’t forget that one!

jballou's avatar

It’s not a movie, but the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode is a Halloween tradition for me

Lazario's avatar

I love to watch Wizard of Oz or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for Thanksgiving. And Disney movies around Christmas, the most fun and enjoyable time of year. I usually down a few horror movies on Halloween. Two that have bizarrely been a tradition for me the last couple years are Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses (2003) and Lucio Fulci’s Manhattan Baby (1982).

Kar's avatar

Home Alone (love watching the crooks get whacked around – still laugh out loud at it)and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

MrMontpetit's avatar

A Christmas Story at Christmas, and that’s it.

90s_kid's avatar

Charlie Brown Christmas and home alone, i have see that movie so many times and never get sick of it.

happylady's avatar

White Christms, I never miss it.

Sloane2024's avatar

… and the Polar Express… Tom Hanks is amazing… :)

sdeutsch's avatar

Oooh, happylady, I love White Christmas! Holiday Inn too – that’s one of my very favorites…

delirium's avatar

Muppets christmas carol. EVERY christmas.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Our Halloween tradition is to start playing the Monsterfest Collection, and play one after another all evening (black and white old classics; The Mummy, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Wolfman, Frankenstein, etc.) And for Christmas I always have to watch Jim Carrey’s Grinch. That guy just cracks me up!

smilingheart1's avatar

At Christmas, definitely A Christmas Carol and I am partial to Henry Winkler’s “An American Christmas Carol.” Makes me want to get it out right now!

AshlynM's avatar

A Christmas Story.

plethora's avatar

None…..Although I like movies and have acted, On Christmas I prefer the real experience.

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