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Are there any classic holiday movies or TV shows that you look forward to watching year after year? What are your all-time favorites? Are there any you simply can't stand?

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  • Я очень люблю фильмы "Новогодняя ночь", "Реальная любовь" и "Интуиция"  - очень добрые, новогодние фильмы!!!!!
  • A Christmas Story is a classic.

  • there are so many movies and tv shows i look forward to watching when the holidays come around. i always watch "how the grinch stole christmas", "merry christmas charlie brown", "mickeys twice upon a christmas", and "the santa clause". my favorites would have to be all of the t.v. cartoon movies that play on abc family on all of december. they are just classics that i have watched since i was a small child. these t.v. movies make me feel like a little kid again, which is something i try to hold on to as much and as long as possible.
  • I usually look out for The Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim (1951). I like this version of the classic because i saw a part of it on an X-File. It was a great version in full view as well. Usually feel a bit humbug myself cause of the social bit. Not that religious either. Other than that i just veg-out and wait for food and presents.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the best Christmas special ever. It's just such a classic, and it stays very true to the short and simple but fantastic book, which is more than I can say for that live action version with Jim Carrey in it. Boris Karloff's voice makes an awesome Grinch, and I love his big Grinchy grin.

    The Nightmare Before Christmas is another of my favourites. The stop-motion animation looks great, and it's a movie that you can watch for Halloween or Christmas! My two favourite holidays combined to make a strange but undeniably awesome story. Jack is more of an anti-Grinch, loving Christmas instead of hating it, but he ends up ruining it despite his good intentions.

    Die Hard is a great action movie, and I know I'm not the only one to count it as a Christmas movie. It doesn't really have any particularly Christmassy messages but, as the Nostalgia Critic would say, "Fuck you, it's Die Hard!" The movie is full of references to Christmas. And Alan Rickman is awesome.

    Of all the Christmas specials/movies I've seen, Invader ZIM's Christmas episode, The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever, is my favourite. It's not the best, but it's my favourite. I think it's absolutely hilarious, and I adore all of the characters. It's the only episode with Minimoose, who never got an introduction because Nick cancelled the show. Instead we get Zim saying, "That's my other sidekick, Minimoose. Yup, been with me the whole time." It kinda reminds me of the Futurama Christmas episode, given that a robot Santa visits every Christmas in the future to destroy everyone.

    Although it's a fairly good movie as far as I can remember, and it's definitely a classic, I just really don't like Home Alone or any of its sequels.

    I remember that I used to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation every Christmas as a kid, but I haven't seen it for a few years now. I also used to watch the South Park Christmas special, which I also remember as being very funny.

    I haven't seen a lot of movies people consider classics, like Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Story.


  • There are a few that I love to watch and can see them over and over again throught the season. My all-time favorite is White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Its just an uplifting, good-spirited movie that always helps to get me in the holiday spirit even at times like this year in particular I had very little holiday spirit.

    Another good one is Home Alone 2 Lost in New York...a movie that shows all my favorite plays in NYC in all their holiday glory and decoations...unfortunately I was not able to catch it on tv any time this year.


  • A lot of the holiday films I look forward to watching tie in with tradition. It all starts with watching Home Alone on Thanksgiving night. Even if dinner/dessert runs late and we only sit down to start watching it at 10, I won't miss seeing it for anything. The same goes for my favorite Christmas activity. We watch the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, called Scrooge, every Christmas Eve. Not only that, but it's my favorite movie of all time. Even as we kids grow older and begin to make our own Christmas Eve plans, we still manage to all get home at some point and sit down to enjoy it. If I ever had to miss seeing Scrooge on Christmas Eve, I would be beyond disappointed and depressed. I also try very hard to make sure I see Home Alone 2 (didn't watch this year :/), Holiday Inn (watched twice), Charlie Brown Christmas (watched), and Rudolph (didn't watch this year :/--where the hell was I?!). Anything else is an added bonus. One of these years I will make it through White Christmas in its entirety. I finally managed It's a Wonderful Life last year but that film is just too darn long you have to schedule your day around it. The one Christmas film I absolutely despise is A Christmas Story. >_< It seems like everyone and their brother thinks it's the greatest thing ever filmed, but I find it to be crude and mean and upsetting. To me, Christmas is not nasty, rude, terrified children. Some parts are cute and acceptable, but it always seems like some kid is crying, bleeding, or generally unhappy. Maybe if it didn't take place at Christmastime, I'd appreciate it in some regard. But if I wanted to see Christmas films centered around kids, I'd rather see one of my favorites listed above. Christmas is not over yet, so maybe I can still fit in Rudolph and Home Alone 2 in my travels.

  • I don't really care for Christmas movies, but I can tolerate them with the exception of The Little Drummer Boy. I hate that movie

  • Каждый год в это время смотрю "Падал Прошлогодний Снег" - самый лучший новогодний мультик, какой могу вспомнить.
  • Wow, my husband and I were just talking about this on Christmas Eve as we tried to decide which "MUST SEE" Christmas movie to watch, yes we have two. Okay, more like I have two. The first one is "It's A Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart; Christmas is not Christmas to me unless I watch this movie. I know many people will say it's corny; the thing is that the story itself is an all time classic. Realizing that the one wish everyone has ever made is really not all it's cracked up to be. I like being reminded that life is a series of connections between people and those connections are invaluable, if not to one person, then defiantly to the other people. The second movie is "A White Christmas" with Bing Cosby; again, a movie about selfless people doing selfless things to help someone in their past. I love.... Both of these movies explore the true meaning of what Christmas is all about. The movies I can't stand to watch at this time of year is the "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" with Chevy Chase. I know it's meant to be a spoof on family and the interactions and drama of the season, I just can't see what it helps. Unless of course you have a couple of glasses of wine and are ready to just watch a movie to laugh. Those are not my kinds of movies. There you have it ladies and gentlemen; I know many people will not agree with me, that is okay, to each their own. Hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL Holiday Season, with or without the drama.
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