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Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 18, 2002.
What is your favorite Christmas Movie?
Mine is It's a Wonderful life.
A Christmas Story.
"Ralphie, you'll shoot your eye out!"
being a home improvement fan aargh! i have to go with the santa clause..tim taylor rules!uuuhuh?
[ November 19, 2002, 01:50 PM: Message edited by: wjrighter ]
Well, It's a Wonderful Life definitely takes top honors. I don't know if I could have Christmas without watching it at least once, and I do own the video.
One of my favorite scenes is when George and Mary...not yet a couple... are talking to their friend Sam on the phone,sharing the receiver. This is from the website, www.filmsite.org:
" The phone suddenly drops to the floor, and instead of grabbing and embracing Mary with a kiss, George holds her fiercely by the shoulders and violently starts shaking her, passionately protesting that he doesn't want to get married: 'Now, you listen to me! I don't want any plastics, and I don't want any ground floors, and I don't want to get married - ever - to anyone! You understand that? I want to do what I want to do. And you're...and you're...'Then he runs out of words. She responds by crying helplessly, silently, and then George all of a sudden reverses himself and pulls Mary to himself in a fierce embrace. George overcomes his resistance to her and starts to kiss her, passionately, all over her face, holding her intensely. Their undeclared love for each other overwhelms both of them."
That's one of the most emotionally powerful scenes in the movie,IMHO, and shows just what a great actor was Jimmy Stewart.
Well, a close runner-up for me in the favorite Christmas movie department is the classic "A Christmas Story." Although the language is saltier than I would like at times, that movie has some CLASSIC lines. Here are just a few:
Ralphie: My little brother had not eaten voluntarily in over three years.
Ralphie as Adult: My father wove a tapestry of profanity which to this day is still hovering somewhere over Lake Michigan.
Young Ralphie serves his punishment for saying the F-word
Ralphie as Adult: Over the years I got to be quite a connossieur of soap. Though my personal preference was for Lux, I found that Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor -- heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the other hand... YECCHH!
Hmmmm . . .
#1 on the list is more an episode than a movie. Little House on the Prairie, when Laura sells her pony to buy Ma a stove! Brings me to tears EVERY time!
Right up there, though, with the Little House episode would have to be The Homecoming; you know, with the Waltons. Christmas should be so simple as that!
It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story (the bunny suit! Oh me!)
A Christmas Carol (the older the version, the better!)
But, like Christmas music, I'm addicted.
I absolutely love the MUPPETS Christmas Carol. ALso Santa Clause 2 is destined to become a classic.
A Christmas Story, hands down. I watch it several times when TNT runs the marathon.
It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol (starring Alistair Sim)
The funniest Christmas movies are:
A Christmas Story
Family Christmas Vacation (Chevy Chase)
A Christmas story slays me, as does the Chevy Christmas.
"Christmas Vacation"...I'm cracking up here!
One of the funniest images in any movie is Chevy Chase in "Christmas Vacation," running up the stairs with a squirrel attached to his back!
This movie is better if seen on TV, where a few objectionable bits of dialogue are cut out. But it *is* really,really funny!
For those who can't get enough of "A Christmas Story" (surely a 24-hour marathon is enough, but one never knows):
A Christmas Story (the duck getting his neck chopped off was great).
"Some men are Baptists....others Catholic....my father was an Oldsmobile man."
"I have since heard of people under extreme duress speaking in strange tongues. I became conscious that a steady torrent of obscenities and swearing of all kinds was pouring out of me as I screamed."
"It was ... soap poisoning!"
Its A Wonderful Life
It's A Wonderful Life.
Has anyone ever heard of the movie I think it's called "The Little Match Girl". I remember seeing this in the late 70's, but I think it's an old movie. I remember it being very sad. The little girl is homeless and has to sell matches in order to live. I just have bits an pieces that I can recall from the movie. But for some reason whenever people talk about Christmas movies this one always pops in my mind, but no one has ever heard of it or vaguely. I do know that it must have made some kind of an impression because I think of it every year. Please if you have seen it, refresh my memory. Thanks!
I DO remember this movie! And it was very sad indeed! From my online search, it seems that this was made in 1987 and starred Twiggy.
Thanks. I'm almost positive that there is an older version of it though. Has to be at least sometime in the 70's maybe before that. I could be wrong but I was just a little girl when I watched this. And I'm 35 now. Oh, well. Please keep looking someone, this really has me puzzled. But thanks for your help KeeperOfMyHome.