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Posted: 11/22/2005 10:37:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2005 10:38:36 AM EDT by HardShell]
NOTE: For purposes of the poll, please post your OTHER answers below in the thread. If any OTHER films get mentioned as much as/more than the ones above I will post something to that effect in this initial post.

Yes, I realize it isn't even quite Thanksgiving yet... but if the retailers can start their marketing blitz this early, I figure I can do likewise with my Christmas movie thread(s).

This is the "Contemporary Christmas Movie" thread - I also have a "Classic Christmas Movie" thread HERE.

For the purposes of this thread, please limit yourself to movies released during or after 1960. (Earlier films go in the other thread.)
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 10:38:21 AM EDT
Badder Santa and A Christmas Story.

"I'm an eating, drinking, shitting, fucking Santa Claus."

"Prove it."
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 10:59:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 11:34:11 AM EDT
Lethal weapon

Link Posted: 11/22/2005 2:30:03 PM EDT
Christmas Story

"you'll shoot your eye out"
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 6:56:45 PM EDT
A Christmas Carol (1984) with Patton
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 6:58:41 PM EDT
Does Bad Santa count?
Link Posted: 11/22/2005 7:22:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2005 4:03:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By modog:
Badder Santa and A Christmas Story.

"I'm an eating, drinking, shitting, fucking Santa Claus."

"Prove it."

+1 Brings a tear to my eye........... Heh
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:32:34 AM EDT
A Christmas Story is the only good one as far as I'm concerned.

Haven't seen Elf and plan not to.

Badder Santa was shameful... or shameless. Hardly a Christmas movie. Might as well lump "Reindeer Games" in there with that one.

What are the other options? Christmas with the Kranks (or the other Tim Allen Christmas trash... The Santa Claus). Or how about Surviving Christmas... another Ben Affleck Christmas gem.

Or spin back in time a little further and go with Santa Claus with Dudley Moore. There are so many great choices.

Haven't seen Polar Express... could that be a possible choice?
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:53:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:39:06 AM EDT
I'm kinda partial to "Nightmare Before Christmas" myself.

"Gremlins" qualifies as a Christmas movie also if "Die Hard" does.....
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 11:22:47 AM EDT
The Ice Harvest.
Pretty good Christmas comedy about strippers, hot, unfaithful wives and dysfunctional families.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 9:57:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 9:59:04 PM EDT by Zuma]
A Christmas Story, hands down.

I just watched The Polar Express and it was quite a pleasant surprise, well exceeding my meager expectations. I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes the next Cult Christmas Classic. The newly released IMAX 3D version is supposed to be just spectacular.
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 9:59:37 AM EDT
Scrooged with Bill Murray has to be my favorite
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 10:49:01 AM EDT
I have a few movies I watch religiously during Christmas with my sister.

Ralphie and A Christmas Story (You'll shoot your eye out!!!!!)

Better Off Dead w/John Cussack (You know, CHRIST-MAS!)

The original Grinch cartoon (because he's a mean one)

And Christmas Vacation. ( Gotta love Schnottz)

They are a must watch list.

A new recent addition is a Bloom County knock off with Opus called

"A Wish For Wings That Work."

I'll be starting that list tonight.
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 10:56:05 AM EDT
My only Christmas movies are Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Gremlins and The Nightmare Before Christmas (which also doubles as a Halloween movie).
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 10:38:50 PM EDT
Scrooged, and Christmas vacation. I usually stick with the classics for the rest of them.
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 2:22:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2005 2:24:19 AM EDT by OBird]

Originally Posted By Holland_Gunworks:
Die Hard...

Yes! I don't care what anyone says, Die Hard IS a Christmas movie!

But "A Christmas Story" is still a bit better, since it's admittedly a lot more Christmas-relevant.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 6:17:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
... Haven't seen Elf and plan not to...

I didn't expect to like it at all but did. Very much. I suspect you might, too.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 6:25:46 AM EDT
Santa Clause
Link Posted: 11/29/2005 1:50:39 PM EDT
Okay, who the fuck voted for Elf?

I thought A christmas story was older then that.

Link Posted: 11/29/2005 3:11:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RiffRandall:
I'm kinda partial to "Nightmare Before Christmas" myself.

Link Posted: 11/30/2005 5:27:30 AM EDT
A Christmas Story (1983)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Damn tough deciding between those two.
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 6:36:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 7:06:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

"If that cat had nine lives Clark, he just used 'em all."

My neighbor down the street does all-out decorations on his house every year, including a mailbox with "Clark Griswold" painted on it.

... we're gonna have the hap-, hap-, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny ****ing Kaye!

One of my favorite rants, ever.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 10:57:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2005 7:42:59 AM EDT
Only 20 shopping days left 'til Christmas! (In other words, BTT for the new week. )
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 9:00:33 AM EDT
"The Ref". Funniest Christmas movie ever made.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:01:45 AM EDT

But I had to go with a christmas story, I grew up with it
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:03:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:11:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WayneG:
"The Ref". Funniest Christmas movie ever made.

Was thinking I was the only one who loved that movie..

Best damn Christmas movie ever!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:24:07 AM EDT
Die Hard, of course.

No fans of Home Alone? (came out when I was 10, but I still think it's funny....even though Macaulay Culkin grew up into an asshat who hung out with MJ)
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:31:03 AM EDT
BTT - final week...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:29:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:38:28 AM EDT
"The Santa Claus(e)"
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:35:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WayneG:
"The Ref". Funniest Christmas movie ever made.

the Ref is pretty funny
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:47:20 PM EDT
scrooged. I love it when Bill Murray tells the guy to staple the antlers to the mice.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:10:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JayJay4735:
Scrooged with Bill Murray has to be my favorite

Plus You-know-what!
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