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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »

A mighty fine Christmas movie list. ;D

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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2012, 11:25:21 PM »
I'd say A Christmas Story if it hadn't been played to death. My ral favorite is probably the hard to find Comfort and Joy.

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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2012, 11:40:47 PM »
Good call with King Kong Scatter!!

I remember being a little kid and WPIX 11 would show Kong and Mighty Joe Young on Thanksgiving...nothing but the best memories of watching that on the rec room couch with my grandfather, knowing Christmas was right around the corner.

Scrooge with Alister Sim. I watch this movie so much I go back and forth from B&W to color. I love everything about it! It's just a perfect story and film.

Charlie Brown--needs no comment.

Holiday Inn--I seriously don't know the obsession with White Christmas. I argue with my family every holiday season about this..only the beginning and end are Christmas themed! Holiday Inn is the superior Christmas film! Better songs, genuine comedy..the only thing I don't care for is that God awful "Abraham" number, that's just ridiculous. Other than that though it's a 10.

It's A Wonderful Life--Every time I watch this movie I catch something I never did before. I bought "The Complete Guide To It's A Wonderful Life"...good stuff.

Abbot and Costello Christmas Special--If you don't have this you MUST watch the "Holiday Noodle"

Smurfs--Hey I'm a child of the 80's and both Christmas specials are pretty awesome stories.

Christmas Vacation--"Surprised Eddie? I wouldn't be more surprised if I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet"

Frank & Bing--A great dvd I scored. A little long with the Dickens sequence but the stuff at Frank's house is pure class.

A Christmas Story--Next to all the Universal films and Star Wars, I seriously want to "live in this movie". I love the era and story. The fact that pops knew the whole time and got his boy the gun...man, awesome every time.

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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2012, 01:26:33 PM »
They just made a Smurf Christmas Special, and I was suprised how much I liked it.  I especially liked it when they went from 3d to 2D animation, when Grouchy was  being visited by the "Ghosts".
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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2012, 03:44:38 PM »
Thanks Matt for having the good taste to include THE BLOODY EXORCISM OF COFFIN JOE on your Christmas movie list. I have watched it every holiday season for the last several years. Haven't watched it this season, though. Maybe I will this week.

If you're looking for monstery holiday fare, try a recent film called RARE EXPORTS. It's a Finnish horror/adventure movie about the "real" Santa being excavated from his ancient tomb. It mixes European myths about the Wildman and Krampus with the later Santa legends to create its own monster mythos.

If it weren't for a little blood, nudity and mild cussing, RARE EXPORTS would be a children's movie. It has a cult vibe, but it's much closer in tone to a Joe Dante or early Spielberg film than your typical indie horror movie. I was expecting a transgressive horror experience. Instead, I saw a family film with a little horror spice sprinkled on top.

I would let kids watch RARE EXPORTS. But then, I might let kids watch a Coffin Joe movie, so don't listen to me.

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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2012, 03:50:00 PM »
When I think of RARE EXPORTS, I think of TROLL HUNTER, another snowy European monster movie from 2010. The pair would make for a cool Euro-horror-adventure-winter movie night.
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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2012, 08:49:06 PM »
Really.a.great.list.of.movies.for.Christmas--I'm.especially.impressed.to.see.John.Huston's.THE.DEAD.listed.
I.would.recommend.BEYOND.CHRISTMAS.(1940).which.is.a.ghost.story.with.a.great.cast..Harry.Carey,
C.Aubrey.Smith.and.Charles.Winninger--as.three.wealthy.men.who.become.benefactors.to.a.young.hard-
luck.couple..!..The.three.old.gents.return.to.earth.as.ghosts.to.help.the.young.folks..Maria.Ouspenskaya,.instead.of.a.WOLF.MAN.gypsy,.is.the.housekeeper.
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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2012, 11:06:30 PM »
Great list of Christmas films here!  ...Wanted to mention "Never Say Goodbye," with Errol Flynn and Eleanor Parker, swanky romantic comedy that takes place during Christmastime, with some zany Christmas shenanigans that are somewhat 3 Stooges-like in style.  Really fun movie.
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2012, 11:47:29 PM »
It's "Bumpus". "Sonsabichin' Bumpuses!!"

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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2012, 12:11:41 AM »
Thanks Matt for having the good taste to include THE BLOODY EXORCISM OF COFFIN JOE on your Christmas movie list. I have watched it every holiday season for the last several years. Haven't watched it this season, though. Maybe I will this week.

If you're looking for monstery holiday fare, try a recent film called RARE EXPORTS. It's a Finnish horror/adventure movie about the "real" Santa being excavated from his ancient tomb. It mixes European myths about the Wildman and Krampus with the later Santa legends to create its own monster mythos.

If it weren't for a little blood, nudity and mild cussing, RARE EXPORTS would be a children's movie. It has a cult vibe, but it's much closer in tone to a Joe Dante or early Spielberg film than your typical indie horror movie. I was expecting a transgressive horror experience. Instead, I saw a family film with a little horror spice sprinkled on top.

I would let kids watch RARE EXPORTS. But then, I might let kids watch a Coffin Joe movie, so don't listen to me.

Gee!  I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.  My latest European wintertime scary flick finds were Dead Snow (Undead Nazis stalking college kids on a winter vacation--whats not to love?) a Norwegian movie from 2009.  And Saint (Sint) 2010, a Dutch movie featuring St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.


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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2012, 09:09:09 PM »
A Christmas Story (1983)


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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2012, 01:05:51 PM »
One film that hasn't been mentioned is "The Lemon Drop Kid" starring Bob Hope.  This was the movie the song "Silver Bells" was written for, and involves a con artist, who because he caused a mobster to olose big money on a horse race, has to raise $20,000 by Christmas if he hopes to see New years.
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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2012, 02:05:00 PM »
Both versions of Lon Chaney's UNHOLY THREE are set around Christmas time.
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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2012, 04:07:05 AM »
All of these listed are cool, my favorite IS It's A Wonderful Life, another film which I watched and enjoyed was It happened on 5th Avenue
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Re: Great Christmastime Movies!
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2013, 08:25:43 AM »
Bumping this up because it's that time of year again.

Remember-- my list was made of films I love watching at Christmas-- not necessarily set around Christmas or about it. Some are horror, some not.

The two I'm most looking forward to this year? "The Dead" and "Eyes Wide Shut".

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