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Old 11-23-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Smile What Christmas shows are you watching?

Well it's hard to believe it's that time of year, but some of my fav Xmas shows are already airing or about to air.

I've already watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon) with the kiddos...they weren't as into it as I was since I grew up watching it every year for the last ohhhh 40+ years..

We've watch our DVR'd copy of Elf several times.

I've set up recordings for Miracle on 34th (B&W), Home Alone and waiting for the guide start listing some others.


So what are your go to Christmas shows this time of year ? (assuming you like this sort of thing).

Oh and one of our local radio channels just switched to all Xmas music today.


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Old 11-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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Elf has become a recent tradition.

as is Polar Express.

I also like The Night They Saved Christmas and managed to find a torrent for it this year (major score since it's not available on DVD)

...I'll watch all of them. I love Christmas.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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I own the Miracle on 34th Street DVD, so I'll definitely watch that again. Probably Christmas Story, too, and, of course, It's a Wonderful Life. Other than that, it'll be NCAA football games. In our house, college football bowl games _are_ holiday shows. Does Nov 30th count? That's the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and it is probably holiday themed.

Maybe Elf. I've never seen it, but it seems popular and well-liked.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Elf and Love Actually seem to be our most recent traditions. The Home Alone (1 and 2) movies always seem to be popular in our and relatives houses around the holiday season. Not sure that those are all particularly Christmas specific, but they seem to fit the season.

I always remember watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles at school before Christmas break it was always on TNT or TBS one of those.

We can't ever make it with out a viewing of A Christmas Story either.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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Love A Christmas Story...been a tradition with me since late 80's or early 90's when it hit VHS.

It's a Wonderful Life is also a must see.

Elf has turned into a Christmas classic for us...


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Old 11-23-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:36 PM   #7
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Well it's hard to believe it's that time of year, but some of my fav Xmas shows are already airing or about to air.
That's because it's not It's time for Thanksgiving shows; the Xmas ones shouldn't start airing until next week.

...And you kids stay off my lawn!

ObOnTopic: I don't have any must-sees, although the Charlie Brown one is nice for old times' sake. I used to love A Christmas Story, but the 24hr marathon that one channel does has kind of killed it for me.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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That's because it's not It's time for Thanksgiving shows; the Xmas ones shouldn't start airing until next week.

...And you kids stay off my lawn!

ObOnTopic: I don't have any must-sees, although the Charlie Brown one is nice for old times' sake. I used to love A Christmas Story, but the 24hr marathon that one channel does has kind of killed it for me.
Thanksgiving shows!!?? What Thanksgiving shows?? I don't think I've ever watched one...I tried the Charlie Brown one, but it just didn't have the same feel as the Xmas one does.


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Old 11-23-2010, 04:42 PM   #9
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Thanksgiving shows!!?? What Thanksgiving shows?? I don't think I've ever watched one...I tried the Charlie Brown one, but it just didn't have the same feel as the Xmas one does.

I'm just sayin', if there were Thxgiving shows, now would be the time for 'em

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:46 PM   #10
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I'm just sayin', if there were Thxgiving shows, now would be the time for 'em
Ok...I'll let you have your Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade shows....

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:52 PM   #11
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I've got all the old classic Rudolph/Frosty movies on DVD, so I may pull those out. We also have A Christmas Story, as well as Love Actually, so those will probably get watched as well.

However, our Christmas movie tradition is to watch The Ref (with Dennis Leary) on Christmas. It's a blast to watch every year. We did watch Zack and Miri last Christmas Eve. That may get watched again, but without our son present.

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:03 PM   #12
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It's a Wonderful Life
Scrooge with Alistair Sim
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)

Those are my staples every year.

Love Actually
Elf

These two are moving up the list

Then I will usually add in a classic movie or two when I see them on. Things like Miracle on 34th St and The Bishops Wife, etc.

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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Anyone else like Scrooge..the Albert Finney version?

I always enjoy that one when it shows up on TV..which has been rare over the last few Xmas seasons.

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:11 PM   #14
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I have not been able to pull my kids in yet, but I now have
digitally:

O'Henry's Full House
Holiday Inn
Miracle on 34th Street (original only please!)
It's a Wonderful Life

I am currently compiling all my favorite Christmas episodes from television.


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Old 11-23-2010, 05:18 PM   #15
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I just went through the Tivo the other night looking for shows.

Grinch
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Muppet Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street
Polar Express


It's a Wonderful Life wasn't listed yet.

I was disappointed that Miracle on 34th Street was the only Chrismtas show I could find streaming on Netflix. I hope they add some. I would rather get them uncut and commercial free.

Can you tell I like Christmas??

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:51 PM   #16
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I do love watching It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th street (Natalie Wood/BW version). But that's mostly me in my house, and if I find them on. I don't have them on DVD, nor have I set up a wishlist for them. But if I see them, I watch them.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:09 PM   #17
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Love, Actually is the only movie I make sure to watch every Christmas season. We usually watch Dan In Real Life over Thanksgiving, because even though that's not a holiday movie, it reminds us of when the whole fandamily is staying at one house.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:26 PM   #18
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Muppet Christmas Carol
Johnny Bravo Christmas
Stephen Colbert Christmas
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:27 PM   #19
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None .... I have an intense dislike for Christmas shows that are shown every year. I do enjoy the holiday-specific episodes of sitcoms (Christmas, T-giving, Halloween), but that's about it.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:43 PM   #20
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:56 PM   #21
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I really like that movie with Charles Bronsun. I think it's, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa." I haven't seen it for years.

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #22
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This time of year is too early for Christmas, but nearer actual Christmas:

A Christmas Story.
Black Christmas, Bob Clark version.
Charlie Brown Christmas.
Miracle On 34th st, either version, preferably the Natalie Wood version.

Various Christmas variety specials, especially ones from the 1960s and 1970s, when Varitey Shows were the in thing. I will include the Denis Leary and Stephen Colbert ones.

A Christmas Carol, various versions, usually a lighter one, a more serious one, and the Alistair Sim one.

Christmas At Mole End. A Favorite.
Mr. Bean's Christmas
Christmas In Conneticut. I have started watching that a couple years ago and have grown on it.
It's A Wonderful Life
Meet Me In St. Louis, at least the Christmas part.

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Old 11-23-2010, 08:17 PM   #23
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That's because it's not It's time for Thanksgiving shows; the Xmas ones shouldn't start airing until next week.
THIS!!

Charlie Brown already mentioned. So was the Macy's Parade. You can also toss in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles in there too.

And of course, football!

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I just added "November Christmas" to my TiVo list.

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Old 11-24-2010, 12:20 AM   #26
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See post number 11? Yeah, Agatha has the whole box set of that crap. Ugh.

I do loves me "The Ref," however. That's a great Xmas movie.


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We just love David Letterman's Christmas show, which is a few days before Christmas...he has Darlene Love sing Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and Jay Thomas try to knock a giant meatball off the top of the Christmas tree with a football.

Ah...traditions.

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Old 11-24-2010, 12:48 AM   #28
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I like to watch a few of the ones mentioned here, but I don't have any must sees every year. If I'm busy at work this time of year I may just miss out on all of them, no big deal.

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I kinda like Raging Rudolph.

Raging Rudolph


And the sequel, The Reinfather.

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Old thread bump alert but hey, it's that time of year.


Already recorded and watch Rudolph, Grinch, and Charlie Brown.

Awaiting the return of It's Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street (b&w).

Watched Elf twice so far (we watch while putting up the tree).

Anyone guilty of viewing these or others as of today?

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