Films for the Christmas Season

Discussion in 'Film & TV' started by Boreas, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    @Diziet Sma and @Tiran mentioned Love Actually and Home for the Holidays, respectively, as films they like to watch for the Christmas season. And that's got me wondering what other good festive films for the holidays you all like to watch.

    I'm not one to specifically watch Christmas films. But if I am in the mood, I either go for something silly like Gremlins or action-y like Die Hard, or I lean towards something classic like Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life or Michael Curtiz's Casablanca.
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  2. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Watching films during this holiday is my favourite thing. Well, besides a bit of partying, catching up on vitamin D by being in the sunshine and tasting new types of gin.

    The Snowman. R Briggs.
    The Polar Express. R. Zemeckis
    Home Alone. (1990)
    A Christmas Carol (1938 and 1951)
    Fidler on the Roof.
    Miracle on 34th Street.
    Star Wars Trilogy. Episodes IV, V and VI only.
    Die Hard.
    Notting Hill
    (I adore Spike)
  3. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

    Love The Snowman. I had the record growing up.

    What's been funny here in the US is the way A Christmas Story - which is pretty much a satire of Christmas - has completely displaced Miracle on 34th, A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life as holiday TV standards.
  4. Tiran

    Tiran Well-Known Member

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is another fine holiday standard.
  5. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    I haven't watched this one yet. It looks like fun.
  6. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    I've never seen Miracle on 34th Street (1947). I'm going to try watching it either this weekend or sometime next week.
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  7. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    "I got my hand between two pillows"

    "Those aren't pillows!!"

    .... is my favourite scene in cinematic history :)
  8. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    Um, hello? The Ref anyone?


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