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Christmas Movie Club 2015

  • 08-05-2015 10:50pm
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Hey guys so carrying on from previous threads, we touched on starting a movie club where we will watch Christmas movies on the run up to Christmas.

    Once a week, we have 33 weeks to go to Christmas so let's aim for a list of 30 films if we can? We will start by nominating films to view and a new thread will be opened each week to discuss our thoughts and reviews of the movie.

    I just ask can you please keep your maximum number of nominations to three and keep checking the list below to make sure we're not duplicating requests.

    Maybe once a month on the 25th perhaps, we can do a live thread? Pick a time and we all agree to watch it at the same time. Should be a bit of fun.

    I'll kick off the list with my favorite Christmas Movies,

    1 The Grinch 25/05/2015
    2 trading places 01/06/2015
    3 The snowman 08/06/2015
    4 Willy Wonka 15/06/2015
    5 Santa Claus The Movie 1980 22/06/2015
    6 The wizard of Oz 29/06/2015
    7 Miracle on 34th street 06/07/2015
    8 Love Actually 13/07/2015
    9 Arthur Christmas 20/07/2015
    10 A Christmas Story 27/07/2015
    11 The Santa clause 1 17/08/2015
    12 Jack Frost 24/08/2015
    13 The Santa clause 2 31/08/2015
    14 Muppets Christmas Carol 07/09/2015
    15 The Santa clause 3 14/09/2015
    16 An elf story 21/09/2015
    17 Deck the halls 28/09/2015
    18 Fred Claus 05/10/2015
    19 The nightmare before Christmas 12/10/2015
    20 Four Christmases 19/10/2015
    21 Elf 26/10/2015
    22 Bad Santa 02/11/2015
    23 It's a wonderful life 09/11/2015
    24 Christmas with the kranks 16/11/2015
    25 Just Friends 23/11/2015
    26 Home Alone 30/11/2015
    27 Die Hard 07/12/2015
    28 Christmas Vacation 14/12/2015
    29 Scrooged 21/12/2015


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Great idea.

    Bad Santa
    Elf


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ emmagination


    Oooh!

    Love Actually
    Home Alone


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,750 john the one


    Die hard :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭ Queenalocin


    Arthur Christmas


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    Fred Claus, A Christmas story


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    washiskin wrote: »
    Fred Claus, A Christmas story

    What's a Christmas Story? First movie on the list I haven't heard of?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,933 ✭✭✭ OU812


    Loughc wrote: »
    What's a Christmas Story? First movie on the list I haven't heard of?


    Only the greatest, most beloved christmas movie ever.



    Unfortunately they made a sequel, with none of the original cast, or charm, or humour, or likability...



    However, a legitimate contender for most beloved christmas movie ever is "Christmas Vacation"



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Oh great choice, Christmas Vacation is one of my favorites!


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ mark26ireland


    Four Christmas' with Vince Vaugn


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    Santa Claus - the one with Dudley Moore and John Lithgow

    The Snowman


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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    Oh and what about the Nightmare Before Christmas, would that count as a Christmas film?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Scarinae wrote: »
    Oh and what about the Nightmare Before Christmas, would that count as a Christmas film?

    That counts :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Christmas with the kranks ! Also santa claus 1-3 :)


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    At 19 movies already and i'd thought we'd struggle to get to 30 haha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭ WittyNameForMe


    Here's my essential Christmas films, I'm sure there are more I am forgetting :D

    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    Elf
    A Christmas Story
    Santa Claus The Movie (1980's)
    Nativity
    Deck the Halls
    The Polar Express
    The Family Stone
    Love Actually
    It’s A Wonderful Life
    Jingle All the Way
    Home Alone 2
    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    Surviving Christmas
    Arthur Christmas
    Christmas With The Kranks
    The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
    Four Christmases
    Fred Claus
    The Holiday

    This also a list of films which aren't exactly Christmas films but always remind me of Christmas maybe because they are always on around Christmas (or maybe I just watch them around Christmas :))

    Back To The Future
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
    Trading Places
    E.T.
    Grease
    Gremlins
    The Goonies
    War of The Buttons
    Bridget Jones Diary
    Dirty Dancing
    Steel Magnolias
    Top Gun
    Titanic


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,933 ✭✭✭ OU812


    There's also "An Elf Story" - 30 minute animated & a favourite in our house (it runs all year)


    Disney also have three 15/20 minute shorts called "Prep & Landing" which are absolutely awesome


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,508 ✭✭✭✭ eviltwin


    Just Friends, a very funny and massively underrated comedy


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,508 ✭✭✭✭ eviltwin


    The Grinch


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    8 Spots still left. Keep nominating your favourites to make sure they make the list.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    Mary Poppins


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Miracle on 34th street ! Knew I was forgetting one .... ;)

    The 1994 version with David Attenborough! Just to clarify ! ; )


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,508 ✭✭✭✭ eviltwin


    Glitzgirl wrote: »
    Miracle on 34th street ! Knew I was forgetting one .... ;)

    Which one? The remake please!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Jack frost ! May have the name wrong here if someone could correct me! The film with the dad who gets turned into a snowman such a sad sweet film!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    eviltwin wrote: »
    Which one? The remake please!

    Oh god yes! At the risk of sounding silly here when was the original ? I've only ever seen the remake


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,655 delw


    A wounderful life
    Deck the halls


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭ WittyNameForMe


    kitten_k wrote: »
    Mary Poppins

    Knew I'd forget one. Always on at some stage over Christmas :)


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    I'm really excited for this, when is it starting? Or are we waiting until we have 30 films lined up?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,335 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Scarinae wrote: »
    I'm really excited for this, when is it starting? Or are we waiting until we have 30 films lined up?

    As it stands there is 31 weeks to christmas. As we have 27 films on the list we might kick off in two weeks time. I'll set up a new thread for the first movie a little closer to the time.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Exciting! \o/


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 430 ✭✭ scream


    Did no-one mention The Wizard of Oz? I even did a ctrl-f to make sure. Gotta have The Wizard of Oz.


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