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Old 11-30-2023, 06:56 AM   #21
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This is the year I introduce the kids to Die Hard, can't wait.
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Old 11-30-2023, 09:57 AM   #22
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I don't get Love Actually. I watched it for the first time last year and other than some boobies I don't get the appeal of it.

Now Die Hard and Die Hard 2.... I'm making my 10 and 13 year old watch it with me this year. NO MORE Rudolph! Yippee kai yay mofos!
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Old 11-30-2023, 10:16 AM   #23
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My go-to favourties:

Christmas Vacation
Elf
A Christmas Story
Gremlins
Die Hard
Bad Santa
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Black Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life
Eyes Wide Shut
Lethal Weapon


Recent movies that are starting to become perennial faves:

8-Bit Christmas- basically a Gen-X version of A Christmas Story. Instead of a BB gun, the kids are all trying to get their hands on the first Nintendo Entertainment System. Lots of 80s nostalgia, some great performances, and a funny & heartwarming story.

A Christmas Story Christmas- direct sequel to the original with Peter Billingsley returning as the grown up Ralphie, as well as a few other cast members from the original. Much better than I expected. Last year we watched both films back to back on Xmas Day.
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Old 11-30-2023, 10:18 AM   #24
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Old 11-30-2023, 10:29 AM   #25
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Trailer Park Boys - Dear Santa Claus: Go ###### Yourself:





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I like that one where the previously successful business man runs into hard times, moves back home to small town Idaho to take over the family restaurant at Christmas and his recently divorced high school sweetheart just coincidentally stumbles in and they re-connect.
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Old 11-30-2023, 12:33 PM   #27
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Elf
Rudolph claymation
Home Alone
Charlie Brown Christmas
Gremlins
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Die Hard
Edward Scissorhands
Batman Returns
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mickey's Christmas Carol
Frosty the Snowman
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Old 11-30-2023, 01:25 PM   #28
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I like that one where the previously successful business man runs into hard times, moves back home to small town Idaho to take over the family restaurant at Christmas and his recently divorced high school sweetheart just coincidentally stumbles in and they re-connect.
You described 72 movies.
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Old 11-30-2023, 01:32 PM   #29
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Didn't see it mentioned, but Klaus is a really good recent animated Christmas movie:

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I can't watch the same films year after year so try to vary it up.

I really liked Hawkeye but not something I see myself rewatching.

This year I think we'll go with Christmas Vacation, Muppets Christmas Carol and Polar Express.

Would love a new movie to break into the rotation but my interest wasn't piqued by the Ryan Reynolds/Will Ferrell one. Hopefully something shows up this year.
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The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet is pretty good.
Last year I watched that new one with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds and quite liked it.

Can't stand Elf.
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Thanks to near-perfect timing during my impressionable youth, this is tops on my list. A Muppet Family Christmas isn't as well known as their Christmas Carol, but to me it kicks-ass. Also bonus points for being the last on-screen performance of Jim Henson.

It's kinda hard to find, but it's on YouTube (upscaled, no less).

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Thanks to near-perfect timing during my impressionable youth, this is tops on my list. A Muppet Family Christmas isn't as well known as their Christmas Carol, but to me it kicks-ass. Also bonus points for being the last on-screen performance of Jim Henson.

It's kinda hard to find, but it's on YouTube (upscaled, no less).



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The Grinch (new Illumination version) is my kids' favorite by far, so that'll get into rotation pretty quick here.
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How can you guys not watch this every year? lol

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The Grinch (new Illumination version) is my kids' favorite by far, so that'll get into rotation pretty quick here.
Same here. My kids will watch that like half a dozen times or more over Christmas.

Christmas with the Kranks
Elf
Home Alone
Love Actually - but getting over this one.
Muppet Christmas Carol
Spirited (new to the list!)

Might do Mickey's Chistmas Carol this year.
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8-Bit Christmas- basically a Gen-X version of A Christmas Story. Instead of a BB gun, the kids are all trying to get their hands on the first Nintendo Entertainment System. Lots of 80s nostalgia, some great performances, and a funny & heartwarming story.
I've never heard of this one, sounds good. Just on TV randomly or a different platform?
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Black Mirror episode - White Christmas
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I've never heard of this one, sounds good. Just on TV randomly or a different platform?

Pretty sure it's available on Crave. You can also buy it on DVD.



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