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10-10-2017, 18:51   #1
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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 ) 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 ( ).

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
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10-10-2017, 19:00   #2
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Classics... Christmas in Conneticut:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_Connecticut

Nostalgia... The Box of Delights.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bo...elevision_1984

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:
https://www.truechannels.tv/

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:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_and_the_Genie
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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.
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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.
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Die hard 1 & 2. That's all you need.

Maybe Love Actually also.
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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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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.
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Scrooged is all you need.
Maybe Die Hard

and Polar Express..



Elf.

Disney's Christmas Carol.

That's it.
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Planes trains and automobiles, a thanksgiving movie so its okay to watch this far from christmas
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I love watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this time of year
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A Muppet Christmas Carol

Elf

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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Some great suggestions in this thread.

Here's what I have downloaded so far.

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)
Annie
Babes in Toyland (1986)
Bad Santa (2003)
Bad Santa (2016)
Christmas with the Kranks
Die Hard 1-5
Elf
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)
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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...

Serendipity
The Preachers Wife
While You Were Sleeping
Last Holiday
The Holiday
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A Christmas Wedding Date is on True Movies tomorrow, it's a cheesy Christmas romcom meets Groundhog Day:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334090/

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:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489248/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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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
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