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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby ChristmasFanatic on Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:48 pm

Some of my favorite films:

-Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
-White Christmas
-A Christmas Carol (1938/1951)
-Home Alone
-It's A Wonderful Life
-Santa Claus (1959 or 1960)
-Santa and the Three Bears
-Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol
-The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

TV:
-Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
-A Charlie Brown Christmas
-How the Grinch Stole Christmas
-The Little Drummer Boy
-Frosty's Winter Wonderland
-Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
-The Year Without A Santa Claus
-The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Plus, a ton of TV series Christmas episodes.....
Ahhh....I love this Christmasy time of year!
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Postby Chris on Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:39 am

Those are some good picks! I also enjoy the older animated ones - Rudoplh, Frosty etc. ;-)

Snow Faery wrote:Ok well for me, fairly obviously to those who know me, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" gets another honoured screening around Christmastime :D And I also love these cartoons/films at Christmas because I've been watching them since I was a child:



National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Snowman (animated)

On Christmas Eve (animated)

Father Christmas (animated)

The Forgotten Toys (animated)

The Christmas Box

Edward Scissorhands

Miracle on 34th Street

Scrooged

A Christmas Carol (the reeeeally old b&w version)

Little Women (I know it's not entirely Christmassy but I do associate it with Christmas...)
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby toy lady on Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:45 am

Hello,
My favorite movies are:
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The Grinch who stole Christmas
The Drummer Boy
Santa Claus is coming to town
Rudloph
Frosty the Snowman
Scrooged
Scooby Doo's Christmas
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby ChristmasFanatic on Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:13 pm

I wish someone would release a DVD of some of the classic TV episodes. Not just the public domain episodes, but some from the classics.....I know we can get some of the classic TV episodes of say, I Love Lucy, Adam-12 and such on their season releases, but it would be nice if we could get some that just highlight the Christmas episodes. :D
Ahhh....I love this Christmasy time of year!
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Chris on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:55 am

There actually are some! Here are a few that are available. There were more that I saw, but didn't put them all here.
a. I Love Lucy/Honeymooners TV Christmas Special (1955) on VHS
b. Christmas Classics which has Red Skelton, Ozzie & Harriet, Jack Benny and the Beverly Hillbillies on DVD.
c. Bob Hope, Hope for the Holidays

One on download has:
1. Alice, Season 3 (Dec 31, 1978)
2. Eight is enough Dec 14, 1977 (2 parts)
3. Welcome Back, Kotter
4. Waltons

One DVD set has:
content on these 3 discs are 13 hours and 35 minutes.

Disc 1 contains 11 classic television Christmas episodes: The Beverly Hillillies - Turkey Day, Christmas at the Clampets & Home for Christmas.
The Burns and Allen Show - Gracie and Relatives
The Jack Benny Show - Christmas Shopping (Note: Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and numerous others cartoon characters, appears in this one)and New Year's Eve
Ozzie & Harriet - Late Christmas Gift, The Christmas Tree, Piano for the Fraternity and Busy Christmas
The final show on this disc is Liberace, The Christmas Show
The entire first disc has a 4 hour 48 minute playing time.

Disc II: Classic Christmas TV Specials
I recognised a few of these but not all.
The Little Christmas Burron - Narrated by Lorne Greene
Brightest Night
The Little King - Christmas Night
The Christmas Visitor
Toys Will Be Toys
Santa's Pocket Watch
Ginger Nutts Christmas Circus
Silent Night, The Story of the Christmas Carol
Little Gray Neck
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Not the famous version)
Santa's Surprise
Christmas Comes but Once A Year
Snow Foolin
Hector's Hectic Life
Jack Frost (Not the famous version)
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
Somewhere in Dreamland
The Night Before Christmas
The Candlemaker
The Star of Bethlehem
Jack Frost (The popular version)

Disc III: Beyond Tomorrow (Excellent Christmas film from 1940) runs 1hr 24min
Scrooge, the 1935 version starring Seymore Hicks runs 1hr 27 min
A Christmas Without Snow 1981, runs 1 hr 35 min
Miracle on 34th Street 1957 version runs 47 minutes.


ChristmasFanatic wrote:I wish someone would release a DVD of some of the classic TV episodes. Not just the public domain episodes, but some from the classics.....I know we can get some of the classic TV episodes of say, I Love Lucy, Adam-12 and such on their season releases, but it would be nice if we could get some that just highlight the Christmas episodes. :D
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby ChristmasFanatic on Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:02 pm

Thanks very much!

Does anyone remember when Nick @ Nite used to have their 48 hours of Christmas marathons? I remember seeing some GREAT classic TV episodes from that time. Some favorites are:

-The Lucy Show..I think this was a series filmed right after, I Love Lucy. Lucy and Viv played friends living together than raising their kids in one house. They decide to spend Christmas at home instead of traveling to their family homes and try to incorporate their traditions in one house. Hilarious!

-Dragnet...Friday and Gannon spend Christmas Eve looking for the figure of the Christ-child taken from a church display. Great episode.

-The Donna Reed Show...Donna goes to the hospital to give the children hospitalized over Christmas a small party. Her own kids aren't happy, but eventually, the Christmas spirit gets to them all.

I know some of these are now available on DVD...

-The Brady Bunch
-The Mary Tyler Moore Show
-Thunderbirds (Gerry Anderson)
-Stingray (Gerry Anderson)
-Davey & Goliath
-The Odd Couple

Many others, but still, some old faves I would dearly love to see released to DVD!
Ahhh....I love this Christmasy time of year!
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Chris on Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:40 am

I do remember it. I hope that they return to having them.

One of the Christmas episodes I like is one of the Becker Christmas episodes, in particular the end where he turns the tree on and the snow is visible out the window.

I do like the Brady Bunch ones.

Mary Tyler Moore is on iTunes too, at least 3 seasons if I remember correctly.

ChristmasFanatic wrote:Thanks very much!

Does anyone remember when Nick @ Nite used to have their 48 hours of Christmas marathons? I remember seeing some GREAT classic TV episodes from that time. Some favorites are:

-The Lucy Show..I think this was a series filmed right after, I Love Lucy. Lucy and Viv played friends living together than raising their kids in one house. They decide to spend Christmas at home instead of traveling to their family homes and try to incorporate their traditions in one house. Hilarious!

-Dragnet...Friday and Gannon spend Christmas Eve looking for the figure of the Christ-child taken from a church display. Great episode.

-The Donna Reed Show...Donna goes to the hospital to give the children hospitalized over Christmas a small party. Her own kids aren't happy, but eventually, the Christmas spirit gets to them all.

I know some of these are now available on DVD...

-The Brady Bunch
-The Mary Tyler Moore Show
-Thunderbirds (Gerry Anderson)
-Stingray (Gerry Anderson)
-Davey & Goliath
-The Odd Couple

Many others, but still, some old faves I would dearly love to see released to DVD!
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby rudolphreindeer on Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:27 pm

My favorites are:

The Christmas Story (the old Ebenezer Scrooge movie)

It's A Wonderful Life

Home Alone (the 1st in the series)

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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Father Christmas on Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:37 pm

Why does everyone hate the Grinch movie so much?!?!? I loved it!
Remember, Christmas isn't about gifts and lights.
Christmas is about the savior, who lights up the dark, on ALL nights.
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Snow Angel on Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:47 pm

I love all Christmas movies I've seen, but here are my absolute favorites;
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
A White Christmas
The Nutcracker
Merry Christmas!
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Bad Santa on Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:48 pm

One of my favorites that I don't see mentioned here is An American Christmas Carol with Henry Winkler.
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Andybev01 on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:29 pm

White Christmas

Holiday Inn

Grinch (Karloff version)

Charlie Brown!!

Bedtime for Sniffles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-f-0o7iuw this one gets me misty-eyed!
"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Chris on Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:40 am

I have to agree with you about the Grinch. I think Jim Carrey is very funny and enjoy most of his movies, but I have to go with the original Grinch.

Andybev01 wrote:White Christmas

Holiday Inn

Grinch (Karloff version)

Charlie Brown!!

Bedtime for Sniffles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-f-0o7iuw this one gets me misty-eyed!
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby Thom on Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:18 pm

I think many of the great Christmas films have already been noted, so I will list a few of my favourite Christmas based TV episodes:

- The West Wing has a few. But my favourite is in season one and is by the name of 'In Excelsis Deo'. It deals with the build up to the Holidays in the White House but also with a story about a homeless war veteran. It is very poignant and a beautifully written piece of television.

- Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. From the writer of The West Wing (Aaron Sorkin). Particularly memorable for the last five minutes and a great performance by some New Orleans musicians, a nod to the victrims of Hurricane Katrina. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=slizJQpVOOg

- Cheers. I think it is season 6 though I can't think of the name of the episode. But it had some great moments, especially I seem to remember Norm coming into the bar with his fellow part time Santa's.

- The Royle Family. I'm not sure how many more of you guys are also from the UK, but I love the two Christmas specials from this show. A very funny look at a fairly typical English Christmas day!

I'm sure there are a few others I will soon think of too. :)
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Re: What's our favorite Christmas movies or TV show's?

Postby prettybomb2008 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:05 am

Best Christmas movie for me is Home Alone. I have watch this movie from the first version to the 3rd and I really like the plot and the story. I like his antics and the laughter it brings to its viewer.
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