Christmas in July 2018 - Day Twenty-Nine

Discussion in 'Christmas in July' started by PamelaG, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Movies - I'm sure we all have a list of favorites.
     
  2. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    christmas vacation
    elf
    santa clause 123
    home alone 1 2
    christmas with the kranks
    charlie brown christmas
    this christmas
    hallmark christmas movies
    just to name afew
     
  3. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Well-Known Member

    White Christmas
    Elf
    Nightmare before Christmas
    Santa Clause 1
    Christmas in Connecticut
    Christmas Vacation
     
  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    HW2 those are the same ones I love too!

    My top 5:
    Elf
    Christmas with the Kranks
    Christmas vacation
    The Holidays
    You've got mail
     
  5. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    My top 5:
    White Christmas
    The Holiday
    Love Actually
    Christmas Vacation
    The Christmas Card
     
  6. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Active Member

    Anything Christmas - even "Ernest Saves Christmas." All the classics and Hallmarks. I really like "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" with James Stewart.
     
  7. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    will have to look up Mr. Krueger's Christmas, love actually and the Christmas card
     
  8. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    FYI, Love Actually has a little bit of nudity in it.
     
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  9. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Well-Known Member

    Me too
     
  10. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    All of them! But especially:
    Miracle on 34th Street (the original black and white)
    Christmas Vacation
    Christmas in Connecticut
    White Christmas
    The Bishop’s Wife
    It’s a Wonderful Life
     
  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Elf,
    Miracle on 34th Street.
    It's a Wonderful Life and more recently
    Love the Coopers.
     
  12. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    White Christmas
    Nation Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Christmas Carol
    Scrooged
    Santa Claus 1,2,3
    Miracle on 34th Street
     
  13. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    The Bishops Wife (black and white version)
    Christmas in Connecticut
    Miracle on 34th Street (black and white version)
    White Christmas
    Christmas Story
    The Christmas Card
     
  14. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    There is just something about a Christmas movie, isn't there? Not only are they a joy to watch, revisiting them each year is like chatting with an old friend!

    Some of my favorites not mentioned already:

    Meet John Doe - Another Frank Capra movie - starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. She is a reporter that writes a made up story about someone named "John Doe” who is beside himself over America’s neglect of the “little people” and who plans to kill himself in protest – on Christmas Eve. Sounds real cozy, right? I promise – it’s not depressing. The newspaper hires a baseball player turned hobo to pose as John Doe. They put him on the radio and he becomes famous, people start movements and clubs. But he is being used by the radio station owner who has fascist leanings – he wants to capitalize on the movement for his own gain. “John” eventually realizes this and then…well – I’ll let you watch it. And there is a love story too – of course!

    Meet Me In St Louis – We all know this one right? I love that it goes through all the seasons throughout the film! Great Halloween scenes, Christmas and then Easter…the house! The costumes! The music! Swoon!

    The Polar Express – It wouldn’t be Christmas without this one in our house!

    Arthur Christmas – Another favorite!

    The Santa Clause Movies – We have all 3!

    Holiday Inn – Precursor to White Christmas, also starring Bing Crosby. Other than one –shall we say – insensitive - musical number – I really enjoy this one.

    Come to the Stable – Loretta Young and Celeste Holm – Two nuns on a mission to build a children’s hospital in a small New England town. They seek to fulfill a promise they made to God when he saved a similar place in Normandy during the war. They recruit various townspeople, deal with a bookie for the land and contend with those set against the project.

    The Muppet Christmas Carol – We really love this one! Classic!!!

    Movies That Include Christmas…

    While You Were Sleeping – I love the scene where Lucy has joined Peter’s family for their delayed Christmas – gets me every time!!! Lots of great shots of Chicago dressed up for the holidays as well!

    Little Women – 1933 and 1994 version but especially the 94 one. The whole first part of the movie is class Christmas for me! And there are other Christmassy scenes later too!

    Last Holiday – Queen Latifah – Great story and moral as well as lovely Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE!

    The Family Stone - Diane Keaton, Craig T Nelson, Sara Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Dermot Mulroney, etc. Set at the holidays it involves the oldest son of several siblings bringing home a reserved and nervous fiance to meet the folks (very liberal family btw) - also his mother unknown to the kids has had her cancer return. You just have to watch it. We love it and watch every year!

    Movies I Want to See:

    Remember the Night – Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray – New York DA lets petty shoplifter (Barbara) out on bail and offers her a ride home for holidays (to Indiana). They have adventures along the way, and love arrives, of course!
     
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  15. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to sit and watch a movie. I can sit and read a book but there is something about a movie that makes it hard for me to watch. So I tend to just watch two - Holiday Inn and It's a Wonderful Life. However, I did branch out and watched Elf for the first time last year. LOL.
     
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