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  1. anthonyrosenthal74

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    I had intended to make this one of my "A Pipe And A Movie" posts in which I give a semi review of a tobacco blend as I also talk about a movie as I'm watching it. But since I'm already about a third of the way into this movie and half way through this bowl of tobacco, I'll save that for another movie. It's been a while since I've done one of those posts and they are indeed fun. So... instead, I thought I'd just ask what movies you are watching this holiday season, or have watched already. I've currently only only watched this one and one other. I watched the Netflix movie, The Christmas Chronicles the other day with Kurt Russell as Santa Clause... don't knock it if you haven't seen it. I thought Kurt Russell's take on Santa Clause was fantastic and fun. Worth checking out if you've not yet seen it. If you don't have Netflix, I understand it's also being played in some theaters.

    Currently I'm watching A Christmas Carol, with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far. And enjoying a bowl of Milan Tobacconist's Christmas Blend in Peterson Rosslare Royal Irish 106. I've never actually seen this one before, but I've always enjoyed Patrick Stewart as an actor. I plan on watching the 1984 George C Scott version later.

    What are your thoughts on the movies you've watched or are planning to watch?

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    Its not Christmas without watching Die Hard..... or some sappy Hallmark movie.

    But as a rule I watch A Christmas Story and Its a Wonderful Life on Christmas Day.

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    Love Actually has become our new Christmas “classic” at the Npod household.

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    Its not Christmas without watching Die Hard.....

    Speaking of Die Hard... have you seen these?

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    My kids watch zero tv now (their choice) and my wife is a non stop reader, so the dog and I get to choose. It's a Wonderful Life is our pick.

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    We watched The Christmas Chronicles when it came out on Thanksgiving. My new favorite Christmas movie.

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    Gremlins is another I like to watch yearly.

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    A White Christmas and A Christmas Story were standards in my household for many years...

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    I enjoyed the Christmas Chronicles as well. You can't go wrong with Kurt Russell...I mean, Santa wasn;t as good as Jack Burton or Snake Plissken but....:)

    Right now I'm reading A Christmas Carol and some of the other Dickens Christmas stories. Christmas Eve, we always watch the George C. Scott A Christmas Carol (my favorite version, and seems to be the one closest to Dickens), then White Christmas, then maybe Mickey's Christmas Carol. Christmas Day tends more toward The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare and The Sting.

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    My favorite Christmas movies:

    A Christmas Story
    Christmas Vacation
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Scrooge (Albert Finney)
    The Snowman
    Love Actually
    Lethal Weapon 1&2
    Die Hard 1&2

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    We watched It's a Wonderful Life last night. Always a good movie plus it has pipe scenes.

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    Donovan's Reef
    Three Godfathers
    A Christmas Carol
    , the UK version 1951

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    Gremlins is another I like to watch yearly.
    I consider that Christmas viewing as well

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    We'll it did happen on Christmas.

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    So far this season it's been Elf and White Christmas.

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    Its not Christmas without watching Die Hard

    This right here. My son and I kicked off the season with the heartwarming tale of a father and husband overcoming adversity to be reunited with his wife and kids for Christmas. It gets me so choked up I have to take off my shoes and my socks then walk around on the rug bare foot and make fists with my toes.

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    Hmm, in no particular order:

    Die Hard, Bad Santa, A Christmas Story, Scrooged, Charlie Brown Christmas, and the original Grinch.

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    My tastes for Christmas movies tends ot run toward the classics, like, in no particular order:

    It's A Wonderful Life

    The Shop Around The Corner - original version

    A Christmas Carol - Alastair Sims version

    The Miracle On 34th Street - Original version

    Tokyo Godfathers

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Christmas Story

    White Christmas

    Christmas In Connecticut

    The Ref

    King Of Kings - 1927 version

    Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer

    Elf

    Mr MaGoo A Christmas Carol

    The Grinch - Animated version

    and in a different vein, Amahl and the Night Visitors

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    I love the 1951 British version of A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim. Near as I can recall I have watched every Xmas Eve since 1973. I also love Bing Crosby's Going My Way even if it isn't a Xmas flick.

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    Almost every version of A Christmas Carol. Some much better than others. I enjoy them all. My favorite is the one with Albert Finney as Scrooge.

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    Santa Clause (1 & 2, not 3), Donovan's Reef, Christmas Carol (1938 version), Holiday Affair (Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey), & Nightmare Before Christmas.

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    I like almost all mentioned, but especially... Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas

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    I try to watch this every year. I think it is very well done and as a bonus Dr. Bashir from Deep Space 9 plays the angel Gabriel.

    We just watched the Polar Express with the kids. I found the animation to be a little... distracting.

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    The Die Hards, the Home Alone movies with the kids, perhaps Love Actually with the fiancée. And I recently discovered a gem of an animated short film that I've watched about 10 times with my youngest. She doesn't tire of it and neither do I. I seldom find movies "cute", but this one is. Angelas' Christmas, I think the title is.
    And Bad Santa for a night with whisky.

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    I watch White Christmas every year for my Christmas fix.

    I also watch The Ref and Die Hard. Any other movies are targets of opportunity.

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    Angelas' Christmas

    I caught that on Netflix as well, very nice.

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    The Christmas Chronicles
    A Christmas Carol - 1951 Alistar Sims version
    A Christmas Carol - George C. Scott Version
    The Man Who Invented Christmas

    and of course the animated features: Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer, Frosty, etc. and my favorite Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus.

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    In no particular order:

    White Christmas
    A Christmas Carol (I prefer Basil Rathbone and Patrick Stewart)
    A Christmas Story
    Home Alone
    Christmas With the Kranks

    The cartoons:

    Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
    Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    The Grinch

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    Besides the classic Home Alone, I am surprised there isn't more love for Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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    I assiduously avoided "Elf" for years. The trailers and clips looked corny and sentimental. Someone on a news show recommended it, so we took a look, thinking to turn it off, but it is surprisingly good, sweet, sardonic, and funny. Re-read "A Christmas Carol." It's a whole new story in the original. Also, unrelated to Christmas, re-read Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein." The movies derive from it, but the novel is a different and much richer experience, a real tragic dramatic depth.

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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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    A Christmas Story is still my favorite, it's just not Christmas unit I hear Santa say "You'll shoot your eye out kid! Merry Christmas!"

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    A lot of great movies and shows have been mentioned. I've been intending to check out The Man Who Invented Christmas. And I really want to watch Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. I loved that one when I was a child, and haven't seen it in many years.

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    National lampoons and a christmas story always big favorites around my house

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    Local christmas parade couple years ago guy had a station wagon like the griswalds with the tree rootball and all strapped on it was pretty funny

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    Every Christmas season there are a few MUST watches:

    Home Alone

    The Rankin Bass Christmas specials (I have two DVD sets of them)

    Charlie Brown's Christmas Special

    Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle (Jeremy Brett version, a priceless gem jammed in a Christmas goose to steal... it's a goodie)

    The Santa Clause with Tim Allen, classic Christmas movie.

    Scrooge, the one starring Albert Finney, favorite of all time.

    And I ALWAYS ALWAYS watch Muppet's Christmas Carol the last thing Christmas Eve.

    I will add, I'm not a huge fan of A Christmas Story. It was okay, but after whatever channel started looping it 24hrs of Christmas day it's just gotten over played and I'm tired of it.

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    My wife and I have a stack of DVDs for Christmas that we set out to watch every year (starting shortly after Thanksgiving). Sometimes we get them all in, sometimes not; those that we don't, we prioritize for the next year. We also check out those that may hit our airwaves, but since we've killed cable, I've missed some of them.

    3 Hallmarks - The Christmas Card, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and Moonlight & Mistletoe.
    Must Watch - White Christmas, A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    The Classics - A Christmas Carol (various), Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott and one I found starring Henry Winkler.
    The Lesser Known - Trapped In Paradise
    The Animated - Rankin Bass series, A Charlie Brown Christmas

    No Netflix so I've been unable to catch The Christmas Chronicles; I'm hoping it becomes available either on an Amazon outlet or for sale after the holiday.

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