#1 Posted by jiggajoe14 (661 posts) -

I must say that the Muppets Christmas Carol has been my favorite since I was a kid. Michael Caine is a pretty solid Scrooge and I'm a sucker for The Muppets in general (I went and saw the most recent film two years ago and got a kick out of it). Oh and this scene will forever be stuck in my head:

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#2 Edited by Ezakael (917 posts) -

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is probably my favourite movie for the holidays. It's actually a family tradition to watch it every year. I also really like the Polar Express. We've watched that one every Christmas since we got it as well.

#3 Posted by HatKing (5846 posts) -

Probably some Shane Black thing. I just watched Iron Man 3 for the first time. There's Christmas stuff in that. Maybe I'll watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which is actually really good.

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#4 Posted by l4wd0g (1917 posts) -

The Ref.

One of my favorite quotes:

Caroline: I had this dream...

Lloyd: Do we have to do dreams?

Caroline: I'm in this restaurant, and the waiter brings me my entree. It was a salad. It was Lloyd's head on a plate of spinach with his penis sticking out of his ear. And I said, "I didn't order this." And the waiter said, "Oh you must try it, it's a delicacy. But don't eat the penis, it's just garnish."

Dr. Wong: Lloyd, what do you think about the dream?

Lloyd: I think she should stop telling it at dinner parties to all our friends.

#5 Posted by believer258 (11685 posts) -

Either Die Hard or It's A Wonderful Life. I love both movies.

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#6 Posted by RawknRo11a (558 posts) -

@jiggajoe14: yea, Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my old stand-by's. Just watched it the other night with my neice who was seeing it for the first time ever. Plus it's got Michael Caine in it as the be-all end-all Scrooge performance.

#7 Edited by jiggajoe14 (661 posts) -

@rawknro11a: That's pretty awesome. Hope she liked it!

@believer258: Die Hard is awesome. I love seeing people argue about whether it qualifies as a Christmas movie or not lol :p.

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#8 Edited by Stonyman65 (2609 posts) -
  • Die Hard and Die Hard 2
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Bad Santa
  • Santa's Slay
  • Home Alone 1 and 2
  • Jingle All the Way
  • The Ref
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight ('cause I'm a bad motherfucker... If you love that movie you'll get the reference)
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Trading Places
#9 Edited by Aetheldod (3518 posts) -

Terry Gillian´s Brazil

#10 Posted by jiggajoe14 (661 posts) -

@stonyman65: Isn't Santa's Slay that Bill Goldberg movie with the ridiculous intro scene?

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#11 Posted by l4wd0g (1917 posts) -

@stonyman65: I forgot The Long Kiss Goodnight. That was another. Amazing Christmas movie.

I should also mention Scrooged.

#12 Edited by MocBucket62 (1161 posts) -

A Christmas Story, followed by Scrooged with Bill Murray.

#13 Posted by LucidDreams117 (378 posts) -

I may be one of the few but I really love The Santa Clause. I really like Tim Allen.

#14 Edited by Bleshoo (119 posts) -

@luciddreams117: I also love The Santa Clause.
"It is Santa! ...You killed him."

#15 Posted by jiggajoe14 (661 posts) -
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#16 Edited by AlexanderSheen (4934 posts) -

Die Hard. It is and it will be the best Christmas movie of all time.

#17 Posted by believer258 (11685 posts) -

@bleshoo said:

@luciddreams117:

I also love The Santa Clause.

"It is Santa! ...You killed him."

That movie is actually kinda morbid. Tim Allen accidentally kills Santa Claus, decides to take his clothes and sleigh, and then goes on a joy ride around the world. And then takes the guy's house!

Yeah, I think the first Santa Claus is a good movie. The sequels are absolute trash, don't watch those, but the first one is good.

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#18 Posted by johncallahan (547 posts) -

1.) It's a Wonderful Life

2.) A Christmas Story

3.) Die Hard

4.) Gremlins

5.) Love Actually or Christmas Vacation, can't decide.

#19 Posted by DwigtK (146 posts) -

@ezakael: Christmas Vacation is also a tradition in my house growing up that I have carried on to my wife and our new household

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#20 Posted by Vrikk (888 posts) -

A Christmas Story (infinitely quotable), Die Hard, then Christmas Vacation.

#21 Posted by psylah (2162 posts) -

The Exorcist.

Seriously, I can't be alone in this.

#22 Edited by SMTDante89 (2552 posts) -

The first two Home Alone movies.

Saw parts of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first time a couple of weeks ago, now I really want to see the whole thing, I'm sure it'll be a hoot.

#23 Posted by DonChipotle (2698 posts) -

If you guys think the sequels to The Santa Clause are bad, you should watch Christmas Vacation 2. You'll want to die.

Also my favorite Christmas movie is probably Love, Actually. I love that irresistibly charming movie.

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#24 Edited by jiggajoe14 (661 posts) -

@psylah: I mean...I love that movie, but that's kinda depressing lol.

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#25 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2597 posts) -

I have to say It's a Wonderful Life always makes me tear up at little at the end. A close second is the Rankin/Bass Production of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" because when you hear narrator Burl Ives you KNOW it is Christmas.

#26 Posted by BillyMaysRIP (164 posts) -

Watch this fuckin trailer and tell me that Die Hard isn't the greatest Christmas movie ever made:

None of this happy go lucky tiny tim bullshit, none of this incompetent burglary bullshit, just straight up Christmas fuck you spirit.

#27 Posted by Tireyo (6409 posts) -

@ezakael said:

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is probably my favourite movie for the holidays. It's actually a family tradition to watch it every year. I also really like the Polar Express. We've watched that one every Christmas since we got it as well.

Hell yes! I don't like Polar Express though...

#28 Posted by Slax (894 posts) -

Die Hard! Then probably Muppet Christmas Carol, and Elf.

Also I forgot about The Santa Clause! I need to watch that again.

#29 Edited by liquidsnakegfer9 (135 posts) -

I just recently watched the shining again, it may be lacking in Christmas cheer, but its got plenty of snowy weather to match the time of year XD

#30 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1352 posts) -

DIE HARD

#31 Posted by Slay3r1583 (601 posts) -

The Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol/Scrooge. It is literally the best Christmas movie ever.

#32 Posted by RedRoach (1179 posts) -

Either Die Hard or It's A Wonderful Life. I love both movies.

Both of these.

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#34 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

Trading Places

#35 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3112 posts) -

Home Alone is great.

#36 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4310 posts) -

Nightmare Before Christmas

#37 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (369 posts) -

Die Hard was, is, and forever will be the perfect Christmas movie.

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#38 Posted by itspizza (430 posts) -

Die Hard and Christmas Vacation are watch every Christmas kind of movies. Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone, and Love actually are good every few years. I seem to be in the minority among people that I know, but I cannot stand watching Elf.

#39 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

#40 Posted by pyromagnestir (4254 posts) -

@sooty said:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

I thought that was about Thanksgiving.

#41 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@sooty said:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

I thought that was about Thanksgiving.

Fuck.

Well there's snow. CHRISTMAS.

#42 Edited by tsutohiro (364 posts) -

@stonyman65 said:
  • Die Hard and Die Hard 2
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Bad Santa
  • Santa's Slay
  • Home Alone 1 and 2
  • Jingle All the Way
  • The Ref
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight ('cause I'm a bad motherfucker... If you love that movie you'll get the reference)
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Trading Places

I like the cut of your jib.

IDK if I agree with the order, but this line-up simply puts all of the other lists to shame. (my own included)

...also "Planes, Trains and Automobiles". (put it in place of "Santa's Slay")

This is the list.

#43 Edited by PenguinDust (12455 posts) -

@tsutohiro: I'm pretty sure Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving movie. Still, I'd count it as a holiday-season movie for what that's worth.

I may be a bit of a grinch on this, but I don't consider Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Batman Returns, etc... "Christmas movies", because while they may take place at Christmas time, the holiday itself has nothing to do with the movie's plot. They could have easily taken place during the Forth of July with limited changes. For me, Christmas movies should be about Christmas and all the traditional elements associated with the holiday. I am probably old fashioned but that would include the spirit of giving and "peace on Earth, goodwill toward men." Now, I believe that Die Hard is the second greatest action movie of all time, but I would not describe it as a Christmas movie. Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, The Bishop's Wife, Holiday Inn, Bad Santa, Scrooged, Christmas in Connecticut, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Arthur's Christmas, and Elf are examples of movies I would say easily qualify by my personal definition.

Anyway, my favorite is Miracle on 34th Street (1948).

#44 Edited by Counterclockwork87 (617 posts) -

Home Alone

#45 Posted by Just_an_other_muffin (90 posts) -
  • Muppet's Christmas Carol
  • Scrooged
#47 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Die Hard.

#48 Posted by Doskias (304 posts) -

The Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol/Scrooge. It is literally the best Christmas movie ever.

This, and Die Hard.

#49 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5282 posts) -

Either Die Hard or It's A Wonderful Life. I love both movies.