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The Best and Worst Christmas Movies?

Posted on 12/07/2012 4:42:03 PM PST by MNDude

What is your favorite Christmas movie and which do you hate the most?


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1 posted on 12/07/2012 4:42:11 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

My favorite is: “A Christmas Story”.

There have been several Bad Santa type movies which are all just awful.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 4:44:49 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: MNDude

Best - A Christmas Story
Runner-Up - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Worst?
Bad Santa


3 posted on 12/07/2012 4:45:14 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: MNDude

Favorite = “O. Henry’s Full House” Hate = “A Christmas Story” Honorable mention for hate = “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”


4 posted on 12/07/2012 4:47:52 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: yarddog
'A Christmas Story'... "You'll put your eye out!"

By the way, has that been BANNED on commercial TV too? Channel 5 used to show that all day long on Christmas Eve or Day!

5 posted on 12/07/2012 4:48:03 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: MNDude

Most disliked: It’s A Wonderful Life

Favorite: A Christmas Carol (with George C. Scott)


6 posted on 12/07/2012 4:48:11 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: MNDude

It’s hard to say.

The Best?
The Original version of The Bishops Wife.

The worst?
You name it, there are tons of them.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 4:49:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I don’t think it has been banned. They showed it all day last Christmas.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 4:50:55 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I don’t think it has been banned. They showed it all day last Christmas.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 4:51:10 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: MNDude

The Claymations are the best:

Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer

the Story of Santa Claus

and

Frosty the Snowman.

Great memories watching those and they still hold up well.


I also love Christmas in Conneticut.
The Nativity


10 posted on 12/07/2012 4:51:16 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: yarddog
My favorite is: “A Christmas Story”.

I find with each passing year, I become more and more like "The Old Man."

11 posted on 12/07/2012 4:52:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

My dislike: the Christmas Stoy...the one with the leg lamp and the gun.

Just dont like it. Sorry please don’t run me off the board.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 4:53:08 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: MNDude

Does “Die Hard” count?


13 posted on 12/07/2012 4:53:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bryan24
I know'd you'd like em Clark..


14 posted on 12/07/2012 4:53:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chickensoup

White Christmas with Bing and Danny and the sisters, sisters!


15 posted on 12/07/2012 4:54:08 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Chickensoup
My dislike: the Christmas Stoy...the one with the leg lamp and the gun.

What are you, some kind of Communist? ;)

16 posted on 12/07/2012 4:54:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Most loved: Alistair Sim Christmas Carol

Least: Any Puppetoon production

Weirdest: MST3K Mexican Santa Claus movie


17 posted on 12/07/2012 4:55:12 PM PST by Argus
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To: MNDude
My favorite Christmas movie? That's easy. "Die Hard".

Don't really have a least favorite I can think of right now.

18 posted on 12/07/2012 4:55:18 PM PST by Drew68
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


19 posted on 12/07/2012 4:56:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dfwgator

GMTA


20 posted on 12/07/2012 4:56:15 PM PST by Drew68
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To: dfwgator

What are you, some kind of Communist? ;)

______________________

You found me out! OH NOES!


21 posted on 12/07/2012 4:56:28 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: dfwgator

Favorite: “A Christmas Carol” with Alastair Sim
Worst: “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Favorite runner-up: “The Great Rupert” with Jimmy Durante
Worst Runner up: “It’s A Wonderful Life” (I really dislike this movie!!)


22 posted on 12/07/2012 4:58:05 PM PST by Radagast the Fool
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To: MNDude

There are so many bad ones in the past several years its hard to list them all...

Here is one from 2011....

“A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas” - probably one of the worst movies, let alone Christmas movies, of ALL TIME.

Do you really think drugging up children with speed or meth or whatever is funny? Of course not. There was nothing funny about this movie.
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23 posted on 12/07/2012 4:58:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MNDude
Best: Die Hard.

Worst: Anything from Lifetime

24 posted on 12/07/2012 5:00:26 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Radagast the Fool

Why do you dislike Its a Wonderful Life so much?


25 posted on 12/07/2012 5:03:00 PM PST by TheGunny
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To: Radagast the Fool

Maybe you would have liked it better if it ended like this.

It’s A Wonderful Life - The Lost Ending
http://www.hulu.com/watch/4267


26 posted on 12/07/2012 5:05:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

White Christmas—always loved it, even as a kid. For a kid’s show, Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer.

I had the old Cristmas Carol movies.


27 posted on 12/07/2012 5:08:52 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: MNDude

one of the best: Penny Serenade with Cary Grant and Irene Dunn...


28 posted on 12/07/2012 5:09:57 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: MNDude
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29 posted on 12/07/2012 5:10:22 PM PST by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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30 posted on 12/07/2012 5:10:49 PM PST by IrishPennant
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

i believe TBS is the station that shows it for 24 hours...


31 posted on 12/07/2012 5:11:03 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: MNDude

Mine is the the 1934 classic, “The Thin Man”, with William Powell & Myrna Loy. A murder mystery during Christmas. What a Great Pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 12/07/2012 5:11:16 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: MNDude

Elf is the worst.

Miracle on 34th Street (the original) is my favorite.


33 posted on 12/07/2012 5:11:50 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: MNDude

Favorite- Nightmare Before Christmas

Least Favorite- Those stop-motion animations like Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer from the 70s and 80s. (at least that is when I saw them, I think they are much older). I remember they creeped me out when I was a kid.


34 posted on 12/07/2012 5:12:22 PM PST by mnehring
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To: 1raider1

Any movie with Chevy Chase


35 posted on 12/07/2012 5:12:36 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: dfwgator

I also like Home Alone—only the first one.


36 posted on 12/07/2012 5:12:44 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: dfwgator
Does “Die Hard” count?

Does for me.

37 posted on 12/07/2012 5:13:43 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MNDude

Best Tie “A Christmas Story “ with “Bad Santa”

Worst “Scrooged” with Bill Murray


38 posted on 12/07/2012 5:13:55 PM PST by Cyman
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To: doc1019

I like the 1938 version with Gene Lockhart & Reginald Owen.


39 posted on 12/07/2012 5:14:31 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: MNDude

Worst: The Grinch (with Jim Carey)

Totally against the spirit of the book....good thing Dr Seuss wasn’t alive to see that dreck.


40 posted on 12/07/2012 5:14:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Miracle on 34th Street (the original)


41 posted on 12/07/2012 5:15:04 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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A Christmas Visitor(William Devane)is pretty good(for made-for-TV)...

Otherwise the old B/W versions of A Christmas Carol, Christmas Vacation and Scrooged.

(don't think I've ever seen A Christmas Story from beginning to end)

Worst?...most(not all)remakes of classics.

42 posted on 12/07/2012 5:15:10 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: MNDude

Favorite is Miracle on 34th Street, the original. Tied with Die Hard.
Worst has to be Bad Santa


43 posted on 12/07/2012 5:15:33 PM PST by jughandle
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To: dfwgator
Yes, most definitely!!!!!!!!!
44 posted on 12/07/2012 5:15:33 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: MNDude
Best: "A Christmas Story"

Worst: "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"
(No. 84 on IMBDs list of 100 worst movies.)

Santa Clause Conquers the Martians
(Free download at Archive.org - public domain.)

45 posted on 12/07/2012 5:15:33 PM PST by holymoly ("A lot" is two words.)
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I forgot about Harold and Kumar Christmas. It was so awful it was funny in the irony.


46 posted on 12/07/2012 5:16:57 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MNDude

To me, the “worst” was also very enjoyable, but it was bad, wacky, fifties B-movie sci-fi bad, special effects that made the original Buck Rogers look cutting edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zZhLH-5fws

So, worst, best, it really depends, lol. If you love bad sci-fi this is a great one.


47 posted on 12/07/2012 5:17:27 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: MNDude

A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim should’ve been the last one made. Masterpiece.

And I’ll say it if no one else will:
I love ‘Jingle All The Way’ starring the idiot from CA.


48 posted on 12/07/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

One of my favorites as well, just liked the acting style of Mr. Scott that’s why I picked that rendition. ;-)


49 posted on 12/07/2012 5:19:35 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: GRRRRR
White Christmas with Bing and Danny and the sisters, sisters!,

My favorite, too, and I watch it every year. I also love the Christmas Carol version with George C. Scott.

50 posted on 12/07/2012 5:20:09 PM PST by Calliecat
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