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  • Popzeus 12 Dec 2011 12:23:37 8,425 posts
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    Saw a grand total of 5 Christmas films over the weekend. I know, shoot me.

    Die Hard - superb, much more Christmassy than some people on here have made out, including little nods to Christmas carols in the music, and the classic "corpse in a Santa hat" moment. 10/10

    The Santa Clause - a hateful film which Mrs Popzeus inexplicably loves, despite the fact that Father Christmas dies right at the start and it's mainly about an acrimonious divorce. 4/10

    The Santa Clause 2 - much better than the first one and actually quite watchable despite having Tim Allen in it. 7/10

    Santa Claus The Movie - feels like two films stitched together, quite terrible in places but saved from being completely rubbish by John Lithgow putting in a good stint as a comedy baddie. 6/10

    Elf - never tire of watching this, it would get a 10 from me even without the bit with Zoooooooey Dezchannel in the shower. Therefore 10.5/10

    As for essential Christmas films, has anyone said Gremlins yet?
  • mrpon 12 Dec 2011 12:33:52 32,757 posts
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    You're just showing off now aren't you? ;)
  • Popzeus 12 Dec 2011 12:38:06 8,425 posts
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    Hehe, only watched two of them on my new toy.
  • ScoutTech 12 Dec 2011 13:03:58 2,429 posts
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    But, but, but, Die Hard has a guy wearing a Christmas hat with Ho Ho Ho written on his jumper! What is more Christmassy?
  • Fatiguez 12 Dec 2011 16:24:05 8,873 posts
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    +1 for Elf, pretty special in that despite it being A) a Christmas film starring B) Will Ferrell and C) Zooey Deschanel (three things that I normally dislike), it's somehow fantastic
  • PatrickEwing 12 Dec 2011 16:46:06 2,297 posts
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    Dislike Zooey Deschanel, what's the deal?
  • figgis 12 Dec 2011 16:49:27 7,588 posts
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    Anyone with the name Zooey need a good slap.

    Edited by figgis at 16:49:37 12-12-2011
  • Fatiguez 12 Dec 2011 16:54:59 8,873 posts
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    I don't like her voice, and also her whole kooky zany free spirit shit really starts to grate after a while (not in Elf, so that's an exception)
  • Deleted user 12 December 2011 17:01:26
    Yeah, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl shit is really awful, she seems to have huge appeal with the geeky/nerdy-type precisely because of it.
  • beastmaster 22 Dec 2012 12:02:09 16,448 posts
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    This says it all really.

  • munki83 22 Dec 2012 12:10:22 1,843 posts
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    Started my xmas film watching last night. Started with Scrooged followed by Die Hard :D
  • Gruff 22 Dec 2012 12:33:43 3,260 posts
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    Love Actually and Trains Planes and Automobiles will get a good watching
  • Spanky 22 Dec 2012 12:41:36 14,875 posts
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    Gremlins and now Santa Slay.
  • morriss 22 Dec 2012 13:58:58 71,298 posts
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    ayawn* Die Hard.

    And Mickey's Christmas Carroll.
  • barchetta 22 Dec 2012 14:05:39 1,601 posts
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    I always hope Jason and the Argonauts is on but looks like I may have to do with Clash of the Titans.

    Harryhausen = Christmas TV movie for me.
  • BillMurray 22 Dec 2012 14:58:50 8,885 posts
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Home Alone 1+2
  • jonsaan 22 Dec 2012 15:06:12 26,559 posts
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    As per Popzeus Elf is the best Xmas film ever. I also rather like Bad Santa.
  • Benno 22 Dec 2012 15:38:23 11,636 posts
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    Die hard
  • Rusty_M 22 Dec 2012 15:46:41 6,487 posts
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • quadfather 22 Dec 2012 16:00:39 24,831 posts
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    It's a wonderful life
    Polar express
    Die hard
    Any old black and white movie
  • superdelphinus 22 Dec 2012 16:12:45 9,259 posts
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    Elf is a beautiful film
  • Kay 22 Dec 2012 16:14:51 18,720 posts
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    Elf is certainly the best modern Christmas film.
  • superdelphinus 22 Dec 2012 16:19:43 9,259 posts
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    Elf was the first film my kid (I think she was about 4 or so) watched all the way through and she burst into tears when it finished. Captivated.
  • D_arkTrooper 22 Dec 2012 16:41:21 1,449 posts
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    Similar to a post mentioned a few pages back, mine is Empire Strikes Back. The snowy Hoth scenes always remind me of Christmas and many mega happy memories from when I was a kid having loads of the toys on Christmas morning.
  • Deleted user 23 December 2012 00:59:23
    quadfather wrote:
    It's a wonderful life
    Polar express
    Yeah, those two.
    Elf has grown on me enormously. I hated it to begin with, but kind of got into it by the end. It's got better and better with subsequent viewings.
  • Khanivor 23 Dec 2012 03:10:44 43,060 posts
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    Gremlins tomo night. I think Empire tonight while we get started on the Lego winter village, which is to go under the tree.

    Watched the second half of Elf on the Telly the other night. That got the Christmas feelings agitated. In a good way :)

    Raiders will probably be the Christmas Day movie.
  • GREASYL0VER 23 Dec 2012 07:17:33 127 posts
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    My list would be :-

    The Family Man
    Santa Claus the movie
    Home Alone
    Muppets Christmas Carol
  • wobbly_Bob 25 Dec 2012 02:54:30 3,533 posts
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    I have 3 favourites that get watched every Christmas eve:.....

    Everybody seems to have it but I really like Christmas with the Kranks! Also the animated Christmas Carol movie with Jim Carrey. But my very favourite Xmas movie is Polar Express because more than other movie it captures that feeling of what it's like to believe in the magic of Christmas. Polar express watched on the floor in front of the TV after presents have been opened.

    Also big shouts out to: Elf, Miracle on 34th street, Die Hard, National Lampoons, Gremlins.

    Edited by wobbly_Bob at 02:55:25 25-12-2012
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