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Christmas Movies

  • 10-10-2017 5:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭

    Hi all,

    So I'm on a bit of a roll with movies at the moment and I'd love some recommendations.

    I love romantics (unusual for me :o) and comedies, but I am open to all recommendations and suggestions :)

    So far I've seen A Very Merry Mix-Up and Love at the Christmas Table.

    Would love your suggestions for some other movies to watch. Not a fan of Home Alone ( :o ).

    Thought a thread like this would be nice for those of us who'd like some ideas on different movies, maybe different from movies we usually watch at Xmas time :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,867 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    Classics... Christmas in Conneticut:

    Nostalgia... The Box of Delights.

    If you have True Movies on Digital... scan the listings for a plot you like the sounds of - Borrowed Hearts has a pretty good cast for a TV Movie:

    I quite like the ITV murder mysteries that are set around Christmas e.g. Midsomer Murders, Poirot.

    If you can track down a copy of this, I remember it as very funny:

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,478 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy

    So far I've seen A Very Merry Mix-Up
    Was it on TV? I seen you discussing it here, and I've never heard of it before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers

    Posy wrote: »
    Was it on TV? I seen you discussing it here, and I've never heard of it before.
    I downloaded it, never heard of it until I saw it mentioned somewhere, so Googled it and thought it was worth a watch.

    I also watched Love At The Chrismas table which was okay, alright to watch once. This is on True Christmas tomorrow at 9.30pm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭OU812

    Die hard 1 & 2. That's all you need.

    Maybe Love Actually also.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,785 ✭✭✭Jude13

    I am the only one in my house who loves the snowman, introduction by David Bowie. It's a classic that I watch alone. So beautiful. To temper that I also watch Harold and Kummar Christmas movie.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,867 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    Rare Exports... that is a very different christmas film, if you can tolerate subtitles and the occasional bloody corpse.

    I like both the Patrick Stewart version of A Christmas Carol, and the Muppet one with Michael Caine.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,881 ✭✭✭Peatys

    Scrooged is all you need.
    Maybe Die Hard

    and Polar Express..


    Disney's Christmas Carol.

    That's it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,785 ✭✭✭Jude13

    Planes trains and automobiles, a thanksgiving movie so its okay to watch this far from christmas

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,029 ✭✭✭SusieBlue

    I love watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this time of year :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭baby and crumble

    A Muppet Christmas Carol


    The Holiday

    Love Actually

    Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Grinch (the original animation from 1966)

    Carol (it's not a "Christmas movie" per say but it's set in 1950's New York at Christmas and it's beautiful).

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers

    Some great suggestions in this thread.

    Here's what I have downloaded so far. :o

    8 Femmes (2002)
    A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)
    A Christmas Carol (2009)
    A Christmas Story (1983)
    A Christmas Tale (2008)
    A Very Merry Mix-Up
    All I Want for Christmas (1991)
    Babes in Toyland (1986)
    Bad Santa (2003)
    Bad Santa (2016)
    Christmas with the Kranks
    Die Hard 1-5
    Frosty the Snowman
    Home Alone 1-5
    Home for Christmas (2010)
    I’ll Be Home for Christmas
    In Bruges (2008)
    It Happened On 5th Avenue (1947)
    Jack Frost
    Joyeux Noel
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2008)
    Love Actually
    Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    Miracle On 34th Street
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Office Christmas Party (2016)
    Rare Exports a Christmas Tale (2010)
    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
    Scrooge (aka A Christmas Carol 1951)
    Serendipity (2001)
    Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)
    The Best Man (1999)
    The Best Man Holiday (2013)
    The Holiday
    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    The Polar Express
    The Santa Clause 1- 3
    The Snowman (1982)
    The Unholy Three (1925)
    Trading Places (1983)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,587 ✭✭✭DunnoKidz

    I am a rom-com girl, but haven't seen A Very Merry Mix-Up and Love at the Christmas Table. They sound great. :)

    Watched a few pleasant made for tv movies (some Hallmark flicks are on youtube)...

    One Special Night
    Borrowed Hearts
    The Christmas Card
    Angel in the Family
    If You Believe
    A Heavenly Christmas
    The Road to Christmas
    A Gift Wrapped Christmas
    A Holiday to Remember

    Some of my fave holidayish cinema flicks...

    The Preachers Wife
    While You Were Sleeping
    Last Holiday
    The Holiday

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,867 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    A Christmas Wedding Date is on True Movies tomorrow, it's a cheesy Christmas romcom meets Groundhog Day:

    It's one of the better Christmas TVMs, although a one more round in the writing studio and filming in somewhere that actually gets snow in Christmas would have improved it I think :)

    Skip unless you think either Marla Sokoloff or Chris Carmack are cute, as per your preference!

    Miss Sokoloff must be on some sort of annual retainer because she also pops up at 7pm in "Christmas in Boston" ... conveniently filmed in Canada... so maybe they will get some real snow.

    Dog lovers should check out A Golden Christmas starting 5pm Monday 16th October:

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers

    Thank you for those movies.

    I've just downloaded most of them. I want to down these but cannot find them anywhere. :( I'll keep looking though.

    Angel in the Family
    If You Believe 1999
    One Special Night
    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
    The Preacher's Wife

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,270 ✭✭✭✭mdwexford

    Four Christmases
    Fred Claus
    Jingle All The Way

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,785 ✭✭✭Jude13

    I have itunes but hate it. Need to update my Chrimbo movies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,843 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    For me it has to be Love Actually. I like the story/music/reminds me of my childhood and I love the way it counts down the weeks to Christmas!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,866 ✭✭✭matchthis

    “Jingle all the way” and “deck the halls” have been added to the 80’s and 90’s list with the kids taking the reigns. National lampoons Christmas vacation is first place though for me with it’s a wonderful life (B&w) version for when it’s just me and the wifey

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,785 ✭✭✭Jude13

    Still never seen its a wonderful life, have to this year. National Lampoons is the one and only for me

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,065 ✭✭✭Tipsy McSwagger

    Am I the only person who hates Love Actually? Anyway the best Xmas movie will always be Home Alone by far. I might watch Arthur Christmas again this year which was a pleasant surprise for me last Xmas.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 594 ✭✭✭waxmelts2000

    My favorite Christmas Movies are as follows

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    It's a wonderful Life
    WIzard of OZ
    Home alone !
    Miracle on 34th Street Original
    Christmas With the Kranks
    The Christmas Shoes
    The Santa Clause

    With today being a WFH day maybe I will start watching some of these today (assuming we still have power)

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,929 ✭✭✭DvB

    Its a wonderful life & Christmas Vacation are my two mainstays no matter what. After that its the likes of home alone & scrooged with the kids.

    But one film I also like to watch in the run up is 'The Family Man' with Nicholas Cage & Tea Leoni. Not really an out & out christmas film but it starts & ends at Christmas & there's something really nice about it & how basically having kids can completely change your life... definitely worth a look IMO.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,587 ✭✭✭DunnoKidz

    The Bishops Wife is good :)

    I don't know how to download movies, some of these m4tv full movies are on youtube...

    12 Men of Christmas

    Love at the Christmas Table
    Eat, Play, Love

    These look ok, but haven't seen them yet:

    The Wish List

    Fallen Angel
    Harvest Love

    Not A Christmas movie, but there is alot of snow (and it's very cute!), if you haven't seen it yet, Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding Jr is delightful.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers

    Thanks so much for your suggestions. I will download those when I have broadband. Hopefully it won't be too long more. :(

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,867 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    True Xmas will be showing 1980s TV movie "I'll be Home for Christmas" this week on Tuesday 24th & Saturday 28th.

    The film is set during World War II and the cast list includes a young Courtney Cox.

    It's rather different in tone to the usual Hallmark movies, while still evoking Christmas time.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭StripedBoxers

    I watched about half of A Wedding Date last night. Awful movie. Couldn't watch the rest.

    Going to watch another one tonight. No idea what one though. :o

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 391 ✭✭nailer54321

    I see jigsaw is back, cant wait to see it, not exactly a vhristmad movie but like them

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,615 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Krampus is a fun Christmas film if you like horror.
    There is one coming out this year called better watch out....excellent twisted little horror film set at Christmas.

    My favourite is and always will be national lampoon's Christmas vacation

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,785 ✭✭✭Jude13

    Went to see the snowman last night, christmassy as its snowy. Weak weak film though

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  • Posts: 16,720 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Die hard was on rte 2 last night - it's never too early!