Friday, December 24, 2010

Your Turn

I know I asked this question last year, but I think I will keep asking it every year, because the answer can change. The question is what is your favorite Christmas Movie. The reason I can say it can change is because people see new movies. This is the first year I saw The Family Stone. Great movie, but not my favorite. I also saw Fred Claus for the first time which I hated. This was also the first time I saw The Christmas Clause 2&3. I'm glad they stopped making them. I would say that my top 3 in no particular order are Christmas Vacation, Elf & Bad Santa. Oh, an The Ref which I have not watched yet this year.

48 comments:

Mooshki said...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. As all of my facebook friends know by my seasonal avatar. :)

Mark said...

I'm afraid I'll be the only person to say this, but "Gremlins." I've had it with the sappy stuff and as I get older young Phoebe Cates gets prettier and prettier. My Christmas is watching the monsters fights and listening to Phoebe Cates tell her Christmas story.

Caveman said...

Home Alone.

bramblewitch said...

A Christmas Carol with Alaistair Sim. I used to watch that in the dark ages when I was young. Although I do like Bad Santa and Elf, too.

sunnyside1213 said...

Christmas in Connecticut, but Bad Santa is a close second.

RJ said...

My favorite classics are "The Bishop's Wife" and "Christmas in Connecticut". My favorite new ones are "Love, Actually" and "The Holiday".

feraltart said...

Bad Santa

And for those who didn't see my previous post today - Merry Christmas! It is Christmas morning in Australia. I hope all CDANERS have a wonderful Christmas. Stay safe. Thanks for all the laughs and thought provoking commentary throughout the year.

KellyLynn said...

I'm still a sucker for It's a Wonderful Life. I love the classics, but espeially that one.

Mama Theresa said...

the year without santa and The Ref.

nancer said...

i hate the sappy ones and avoid them at all costs. i love 'a christmas story.' it's hilarious. and 'bad santa' is right up there too.

canadachick said...

ELF and happy holidays Enty you fat bastard - may your turkey be covered in bacon slices

Dijea said...

I'm still a fan of A Christmas Story

Jamie's Girl said...

Four Christmases is now a must see every year.

I still love Christmas Vacation. Rudolph and Charlie Brown and all those don't count. They are not movies, but annual specials.

Jamie's Girl said...

Four Christmases is now a must see every year.

I still love Christmas Vacation. Rudolph and Charlie Brown and all those don't count. They are not movies, but annual specials.

KiKi said...

It's A Wonderful Life .... it puts everything in perspective. (And, makes me cry my eyes out no matter how many times I watch it).

chopchop said...

My favorites are the Grinch & Charlie Brown Christmas. I know they're not technically movies but to me, it's not Christmas until I've viewed them at least once. The scene in Charlie Brown where Linus recites the meaning of Christmas makes me tear up every time. What can I say, underneath this hard bitchy shell is a softie.

OT but I just wanted to let you all know I had my baby Tuesday 12/21. Her name is Isla (yep, like Isla Fisher, Borat's wife LOL) and she's my fourth (and last) little girl. Her big sisters are all incredibly proud and I feel like I got run over by a Mack truck. So it's not necessarily true that the more pregnancies you have, the easier delivery gets. Merry Christmas everyone!

pomme said...

Home Alone/Enchanted

Moonmaid said...

I love the George C. Scott "Christmas Carol". And for more recent ones, the Bishop's Wife remake with a still-lovely-then Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. Love Actually is also adorable, A Christmas Story is still a favorite.

pomme said...

and Gremlins

Judith said...

Millions, directed by Danny Boyle, not normally a guy you'd associate with the Christmas spirit, but it's funny and heartwarming.

lauramart said...

Congrats chopchop!!!

My favourite movie by far is Christmas Vacation. This year I laughed so hard that I woke the baby up. The family is so much like my husband's family that he even said the other night "Phone my parents and tell them they're on tv".

looserdude said...

Die Hard. Same as last year.

sunnyside1213 said...

congratulations chopchop. I think Isla is a wonderful name.

Robert said...

@chopchop: Congratulations, first of all, and I know how you feel about the Charlie Brown Christmas (The Grinch and Rudolph, too.) I've seen that one every year since it debuted (yes, I'm OLD,) and I'll guarantee the only mention you'll hear of Jesus Christ during the holiday season is from Linus.
@moonmaid: I like the George C. Scott Christmas Carol, too.

Terri said...

Four Christmases, ELF, Love Actually, It's A Wonderful Life.

Thea said...

'Bridget Jones' Diary' because the words "turkey curry buffet" sounds awesome when spoken with a British accent and Colin Firth in an ugly holiday sweater.

'Lord of the Rings' 'cause it was released in December for three years and I used to watch the DVDs whenever I had to study for my exams near Christmas, so it always puts me in the Christmas mood now.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Best wishes to everyone for a safe, happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

Merlin D. Bear said...

"Christmas in Conneticut", "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Rudolph" ...
I'm a sucker for the classics.

And congratulations to chopchop! Welcome to the world, Isla!
(My 2nd grandbaby arrived Nov 18th...Aiden Christopher)

That being said, Merriest of Christmases or whatever holiday you celebrate to one and all!
And a safe and happy New Year to everyone also!

And and extra special bacon wrapped thank you to you, Enty, for doing this... as always, you rock, dude, you rock!
Now rest up, you got some serious work to do on the 1st.

iheartjacksparrow said...

Nightmare Before Christmas. Last year, this year, next year ....

Cheryl said...

Without a doubt or bit of hesitation "Love Actually", followed by "The Holiday". Something about those Brits!

feraltart said...

Congratulations chopchop, what a lovely Christmas present for your family.

califblondy said...

As always "White Christmas", love the story, songs and dances. I've seen it 3 times so far this season.

Charlie Brown and Rudolph are also must-sees.

Congratulations ChopChop. Welcome to the clubhouse Isla.

The last couple of weeks have been tough on my family, but we hung together and are so blessed.

Merry Christmas everyone. Tamales tonight! Woohoo.

Melody the First said...

Congrats, chopchop! Tell Isla (lovely name) that, if she needs any tips on surviving a Christmastime birthday, give me a buzz. lol I was born on the big day itself.

As for Christmas movies, there is only one -- "A Christmas Story." I laugh hysterically at it every year. I'm a cynic about the big holiday, due to my birthday.

skeeball said...

It's A Wonderful Life will always be the Christmas movie for me! I cry everytime and the kiss between Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed at the telephone is how every kiss should be! hot!!

A Charlie Brown Christmas will always have a special place in my heart-it is my childhood

skeeball said...

and congrats chopchop and try to get some sleep!!

Reese said...

"Metropolitan" is my pick. Not really a Christmas movie per se, but it takes place during the Christmas season. Hilarious. Whit Stillman will always be one of my all-time favorite writer/directors. Chris Eigeman's performance in this film was priceless.

RJ said...

Congrats, chopchop! Four daughters, that's a lot of estrogen in one house! Feel better soon!

Also congrats to Merlin D. Bear! Grandbabies are for spoiling!

chihuahuense said...

AW! Chopchop!!! Congrats! That's my mom's birthday!

I love all things Christmas, but both Grinches, Charlie Brown, Elf, Vacation, Home Alone, the Christmas story and Wonderful life are MUST SEEs every Christmas.

The only thing that I like in the Family Stone are the curtains in Luke Wilson's bedroom. LOVE them!!! but I can't find them anywhere (the fabric or otherwise)

Yellow Rose said...

My favorites are: Mixed Nuts, Christmas Vacation, Scrooged & Love, Actually. Watching all 4 tonight! Merry Christmas to all CDANers!!

FoxyLoxy said...

Oh Enty. The fact that you know and love The Ref, just makes me adore you even more.
Merry Bacon-y Xmas big guy x

Tenley said...

Rudolph, as a whole. And the Heat Miser (from The Year Without a Santa Claus) as a standalone Christmas movie character (although I'm almost afraid to go back and watch to see why he was a favorite growing up. I think maybe it was that he was so memorable, combined with the fact that his character wasn't your typical Christmas fare.)

Geebz said...

Forever will be "A Christmas Story". I will never tire of that film.

RenoBlondee said...

Congrats chopchop!!! Isla is a beautiful name!

My favorite movies are Christmas Vacation, Love Actually and Bad Santa.

Stacey Charter said...

OMG enty - i completely forgot about the ref! I love that movie.Thanks for the reminder. My favorite 3 are
1 - Borrowed Hearts - Eric McCormack and Roma Downey... Cheesy goodness all year thru
2-White Christmas
3-Elf

Off to find The Ref on Hulu!

ms snarky said...

Love Actually
Miracle on 34th St (original)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Carol w/George C Scott
(also the black & white version)

One Magic Christmas (Mary Steenburgen, where her husband and kids get killed in a bank robbery gone wrong, then an angel in the form of Harry Dean Stanton comes to make it all better. Also Santa Claus.)

ms snarky said...

oops....also Scrooged!

Mango said...

It's A Wonderful Life is always my fave Xmas movie.

Welcome to the world, Isla ChopChop!

MCH said...

Congrats chopchop!!

My husband & I do what we call a countdown to Christmas & watch all our favorites. My absolute favorite has always been It's a Wonderful Life. We want to start watchIng ones we'd never seen so we saw The Holiday Inn (which I'm not sure classifies as a true Christmas movie with all the other holidays mentioned), The Year Without A Santa, Nestor the Long Eared Christmas Donkey (1970's puppet animation is hilarious) & Mixed Nuts

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!

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This year it was Casino! What!?!?!?!? It's a "family" movie!!