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Unread postby Naxos » Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:49 pm

OK, I read this article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15938708/

and of course started thinking about what my favorite Christmas movies are and what I have missed that's out there.

OK, so I need some recommendation for the season. What do you guys like? What should I avoid? Let em fly.

I can honestly say that I think my Dad and I have watch "Christmas Vacation" every year for the last 10 or so. Love it.

I love some of the specials also like Rudolph and Charlie Brown. I sort of remember a Yogi the Bear one also. There are alot to list. Mabey I'll toss a couple up at a time as I remember more.
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Unread postby swerb » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:07 pm

I'll tell you what, alot of people thought it was corny and stupid ... but I thought "Elf" with Will Ferrell was hysterical.

Also, "Christmas Vacation" is a classic.
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Unread postby Guest » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:29 pm

Christmas Story is a must see every year just like Christmas Vacation is.
I also liked Elf, funny as hell.
Smurfs Christmas and the Pac-Man special are always on my list to see.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:17 pm

I felt "The Polar Express" was a masterpiece. If you have kids, it is such a great story for them to like, and I love it. Sort of an animated-like "It's A Wonderful Life" if you ask me.
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Unread postby Naxos » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:28 pm

Wil Ferral is some times funny, some times annoying, and some time he down right scares me in his movies. Elf was one of those (Ancor man the other).

I have known Polar Express has been out for a bit but no one had yet to step up and recommend it so I haven't rented it yet. I might have to give it a shot now. Thanks.

Some new ones that have popped into my head:

The Grinch in both forms.
Bad(er) Santa

Saw a preview the other day for a X-Mas movie for next year. Think it was called the Other Claus or something like that. About Santa and his brother, who is Vince Vaugn. Looks funny.
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Unread postby Naxos » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:06 am

I watched The Polar Express last night with the wife. While it had entertainment value it did not grab me like a lot of Christmas movies do.

Might have had something to do with me watching it while falling asleep. Might have been that while I don't mind Tom Hanks voice, from mabey one character, I definetly do not enjoy it enough to hear it coming from everyone else in the movie.

Though I did like the bell part at the end.
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Unread postby yogi » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:28 am

Polar Express can be one of those movies you like better the more times you see it.

Watch it again next year. Watch it with kids too!

A Christmas favorite of mine is "Holiday Inn". Its the first time Bing sings White Christmas, plus you get to watch Fred Astaire dance. I always enjoy this movie.

Here's an odd one for you.....anyone like "Emmitt Otter and the Jug Band Christmas"? My wife loves it and it's another family tradition.
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Unread postby consigliere » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:17 pm

Yeah, I've probably seen Polar Express like 50 times by now. My son absolutely loves it. I saw it in the theaters and loved it.....but loved it more when I saw it the 2nd and 3rd time.
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