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Platypus
22nd December 2014, 14:48
What's your bestest Christmas film, like ever? The one you watch every year?

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) for me.

MyUserName
22nd December 2014, 14:57
Die Hard

northernladuk
22nd December 2014, 14:58
Desperately Seeking Susan

quackhandle
22nd December 2014, 15:04
To see what all the fuss was about last yuletide I sat down to watch Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life'.

Got bored after an hour, but stuck with it. Average at best.

No Rear Window, any road.

5/10

qh

VectraMan
22nd December 2014, 15:06
Black Christmas. Or possibly Brazil.

TheBigD
22nd December 2014, 15:13
Trains, Planes and Automobiles

I think it's actually about Thanksgiving, but still regarded a a Christmas film by many.

blacjac
22nd December 2014, 15:37
Scrooged

VectraMan
22nd December 2014, 15:59
Trains, Planes and Automobiles

:spel

Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

SimonMac
22nd December 2014, 17:05
On my own - Die Hard
With the kids - Nightmare Before Christmas

stek
22nd December 2014, 17:28
Trading Places

norrahe
22nd December 2014, 20:08
Some like it hot

PurpleGorilla
22nd December 2014, 20:15
Lawrence of Arabia

stek
22nd December 2014, 20:20
The Great Escape?

A real travesty of a film since I've been reading 'The Great Escaper' about Roger Bushell aka Big X and the actual Great Escape.

In reality;

1. No one tried to jump the border fence on a bike.

2. There were no Americans involved.

3. 200 lined up and planned to escape, 87 did, 3 got 'home'.

What I found hard to believe having read the book is how much stuff was pilfered, on the list was something like 635 mattresses, 76 benches, 52 tables, 2 drum coils of thick cable (Gestapo shot the blokes who 'lost' these) and 90 complete Bunkbeds.

Also the POW's kept meticulous records of which guards were where and when, and the Camp Kommandant used these records as proof to discipline two guards who shirked off their patrols early.

Be nice to see an accurate movie of these events made, there's enough in the real story without jazzing it up...

RSoles
22nd December 2014, 20:44
Muppet Christmas Carol.

Though Trading Places is pretty close.

Ruprect
22nd December 2014, 21:38
Muppet Christmas Carol.

Though Trading Places is pretty close.

Muppets Christmas carol with Elf a close second

TykeMerc
22nd December 2014, 22:12
Silence of the Lambs.:smokin

I thought that was a cookery show for you GAL types?

minestrone
22nd December 2014, 22:48
What's your bestest Christmas film, like ever? The one you watch every year?

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) for me.

An outstanding film and highly underrated.

minestrone
22nd December 2014, 23:05
It has Nuns.
It has Nazis.

It has Nuns and Nazis
It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews
It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer
It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Rodgers and a Oscar Hammerstein Soundtrack


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IagRZBvLtw

It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Rodgers and a Oscar Hammerstein Soundtrack and jazz


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH3JpqhpkXg

Sysman
23rd December 2014, 09:00
It has Nuns.
It has Nazis.

It has Nuns and Nazis
It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews
It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer
It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Rodgers and a Oscar Hammerstein Soundtrack


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IagRZBvLtw

It has Nuns and Nazis and Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Rodgers and a Oscar Hammerstein Soundtrack and jazz


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH3JpqhpkXg

Seen it French, German and Italian.

The first one, that is.

administrator
23rd December 2014, 09:12
Star wars. It was the BBC Xmas film one year when I was about 5 or 6 I think. Watching it always makes me think of Christmas :D

mudskipper
23rd December 2014, 11:39
Bridge to Terabithia. Been on every year since goodness knows when. Always brings a tear to my eye.

mudskipper
23rd December 2014, 12:00
Oh, and there's that Paulie the parrot film. Is that on this year?

darmstadt
23rd December 2014, 12:03
Gremlins
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Sint


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYCBKgzuNak

Not The Wizard Of Oz, a very scary film:

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8404550656/h4346A024/

OwlHoot
23rd December 2014, 13:55
Oh, and there's that Paulie the parrot film. Is that on this year?

If not then perhaps Paul (2011) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_%28film%29) will be.

It's quite a funny film about a gobby alien who befriends a couple of British SF fans who then help him evade the authorities.

Platypus
23rd December 2014, 18:08
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8404550656/h4346A024/

Excellent!!

TestMangler
23rd December 2014, 18:43
The Bishop's Wife

SpontaneousOrder
25th December 2014, 00:42
Laurence of Arabia

SpontaneousOrder
25th December 2014, 00:43
Dark Star.

I first saw that at Xmas 1976 or 1977.

Is that the one with the little hovering round robot?

Platypus
25th December 2014, 01:09
Is that the one with the little hovering round robot?

No. It's the one with the beach-ball alien

http://application.denofgeek.com/pics/film/lookbacks/dark.star05.jpg

And the talking bombs, memorably the one that got religion, bomb #20

http://www.jeffbots.com/darkstar7.jpg

SpontaneousOrder
25th December 2014, 01:24
No. It's the one with the beach-ball alien

http://application.denofgeek.com/pics/film/lookbacks/dark.star05.jpg

And the talking bombs, memorably the one that got religion, bomb #20

http://www.jeffbots.com/darkstar7.jpg

Oh, I was thinking of 'black hole'.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H3Vv0VfvYII/Uf1-CmHe3yI/AAAAAAAADsY/ZKmMp_58ZCU/s1600/BOB-Black_Hole.jpg

OwlHoot
25th December 2014, 09:38
No. It's the one with the beach-ball alien

http://application.denofgeek.com/pics/film/lookbacks/dark.star05.jpg ..

Ah yes, as Zeity said, Dark Star (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/).

That's one of the funniest scenes. The beach ball alien flees into a lift shaft and the guy is trying ineffectually to prod at it with a broom handle.

Sysman
25th December 2014, 11:35
Star wars. It was the BBC Xmas film one year when I was about 5 or 6 I think. Watching it always makes me think of Christmas :D

Back To The Future makes me think of Christmas in the same way, though we need to add a few decades a bit regarding the age :-)

OwlHoot
25th December 2014, 20:27
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059797/)

:D

Scruff
25th December 2014, 22:53
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059797/)

:D

They go Uppity up up, and go down Titty down down...