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Dreamyboy Posted 2 years ago
Top 5 Christmas films

As I am already being bombarded by various Christmas films by my good lady I thought it would be fun to find out what everyone else’s favourite top 5 seasonable movies are.

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    • PMcC 30th November 2020 at 3:47 pm

      Way ahead of any other, “Scrooge” with Alistair Sim. Because it reminds me of my Dad – in a good way, not that he was Scrooge!! The Oscar-winning 1970s animation of it (which seemed to be on the BBC every Christmas) in the 70s) with Alistair Sim as Scrooge and Michael Redgrave as the Narrator/Ghost of Christmas Present as well (the figures of “Ignorance” and “Want” scared me as a kid). “It’s A Wonderful Life” is a shoo-in, not least for Jimmy Stewart’s stunning performance. I’m quite fond of Bill Murray in “Scrooged” too…. My better half always wants to watch “The Holiday” with Kate Winslet (every other Christmas is enough for me). There’s usually a tediously predictable punch-up on social media for film buffs centred on “Die Hard is a Christmas film” (well, it’s SET at Christmas…) and this year is no exception, except that Amazon Prime has thrown paraffin on the bonfire by listing Die Hard 2 ALSO as a Christmas film (well, it’s…..) My Mum liked to sing along with “White Christmas” (the film). As to films we watch every Christmas without which it wouldn’t be Christmas, but aren’t seasonal films – “Casablanca”; “The Artist”; “Lawrence of Arabia” and not a “film” but not the same without – a classic BBC “Ghost Story for Christmas”, either “A Warning to the Curious” or “The Signalman”. Not, not, not the modern versions by Mark Gattiss.

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    • alanski 30th November 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Mary Poppins ( guilty secret)

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      • Dreamyboy 3rd December 2020 at 9:23 am

        Is that the original or the modern version?

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      • PMcC 12th December 2020 at 10:39 am

        Nothing guilty about it. It’s the first film I ever saw in a cinema; my Mum said I cried all the way home. She thought I was upset – in fact I was crying because I was so happy! Still get a lump in my throat at Julie Andrews singing “Feed The Birds” as Mum loved it.

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    • Deleted User 30th November 2020 at 8:33 pm

      The Holiday, Love Actually, Nativity, Muppets Christmas Carol and Christmas with the Kranks.
      A varied mixture…. Romantic, Emotional and Humorous depending on my mood 😊

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    • Adrienne 2nd December 2020 at 8:03 am

      Wizard of Oz, A Very Nutty Christmas, Love Actually A Christmas Carol (any version), The Grinch

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    • Pete Smith 2nd December 2020 at 10:09 am

      I think Elf has to be the best Christmas film of recent times.
      Before that, I think Home Alone is pretty great too.

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    • Jannat 2nd December 2020 at 11:15 am

      It has to be Oliver! and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang….not sure what that says about me really?!?!?

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    • Deleted User 2nd December 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Elf
      Home Alone
      Love Actually
      Polar Express
      Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs. Not quite a film but a firm family fabourte)

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    • Sparky 2nd December 2020 at 2:57 pm

      Home Alone
      Bad Santa
      Miracle on 34th St
      Elf
      Grinch

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    • Kurti 2nd December 2020 at 3:35 pm

      It’s a Wonderful Life
      My all time favourite Christmas film.

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    • Lynnieg 2nd December 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation ( makes me laugh every time), Home Alone.

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    • BridJames 2nd December 2020 at 10:51 pm

      the 5 shortest ones

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    • CatieLoo 3rd December 2020 at 7:24 am

      White Christmas,
      Elf,
      The Holiday,
      Love Actually,
      Die Hard.
      Schmaltz, comedy, romance, machismo. My kind of Christmas.

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    • Grapes 3rd December 2020 at 7:18 pm

      A wonderful life and the holiday my fav films for Xmas

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    • tandjsanchez 3rd December 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Love Actually
      Polar Express
      Mirracle on 34th St
      Scrooge
      Elf

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    • Mr Optimist 3rd December 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Die Hard
      Black Christmas
      Home Alone
      It’s a Wonderful Life
      Silent Partner

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      • Dreamyboy 4th December 2020 at 8:35 am

        Is that the Black Christmas from the 70s? Haven’t seen that for years – have to try and track that down – have you tried Krampus? That’s our families goto horror/comedy at this time of year – bit of a throwback to 80s films.

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      • Grapes 4th December 2020 at 4:39 pm

        My favourite film is a wonderful life and The holiday

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    • HD300 4th December 2020 at 5:55 pm

      I count my blessings, its a wonderful life!

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    • rutherford.jimmy 4th December 2020 at 5:59 pm

      Die Hard
      Gremlins
      The muppets christmas carol
      The grinch
      Home alone
      Strange mix but thats me

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    • josemhamlin 5th December 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Miracle on 34th Street
      It’s a Wondetful Life
      Scrooged
      A Christmas Carol
      The Holiday

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    • deefletch 10th December 2020 at 10:01 pm

      Its a Wonderful Life and Christmas Carol (Scrooge). Every year!

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    • Jimper 12th December 2020 at 8:31 am

      A good weepy film I saw a couple of years ago was called ‘Lion’

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    • Deleted User 12th December 2020 at 9:22 am

      Depends on what they are going to show. Although last year watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas!

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    • Woodman 12th December 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Planes, Trains and Automobiles which was on recently (I know, I know it was Thanksgiving but what the hell, it could have been Xmas equally.)
      Bridget Jones’s Diary…just the jumpers make it a Xmas film!
      The Apartment (that’s how it crumbles cookie-wise).
      Under the heading “Not seasonal”:
      An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant)
      Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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      • Dreamyboy 14th December 2020 at 4:06 pm

        Planes, trains – definitely! The Apartment, is it a Christmas film? what the hell, its a classic, so it’s allowed.

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    • PMcC 13th December 2020 at 8:25 pm

      I have to share this one… on a Facebook movies group I follow a very brave soul offered this: “Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie, no. He spends most of the film creeping round a tower, at night, trying to avoid Alan Rickman. It is a Harry Potter movie.”

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