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post #1 of 25
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Do you have any Christmas Shows that you just have to see to make the holidays complete?

I have 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas ( this was my Dad's favorite also and we watched it several times every year when I was little)
A Charlie Brown's Christmas (again a family tradition)
The Wizard of Oz ( this was the first movie I ever saw, Christmas Day 1963my parents bought their first ever TV that year and that was what was on the only channel we could get.)

I don't think a Christmas has ever gone by when I haven't seen all three. And I still get teary eyed when the witch kidnaps the little dog Toto
When the Grinch's heart grows 10X's it size
And all the peanuts gang sings Hark The Herald Angels Sing..
post #2 of 25
There was one I used to watch every year when I was younger. I absolutely loved it. It was called The Christmas Box. I'm not sure if it's still on anymore though.
post #3 of 25
My husband and I have a tradition of watching Badder Santa every year.

http://www.amazon.com/Badder-Santa-U.../dp/B00020HAB0
post #4 of 25
Oh yes!!!

#1 is just my favorite movie period, White Christmas
#2 A Charlie Brown Christmas, which I just bought on DVD
#3 The Muppets Christmas Carol or Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol (or both!)
#4 A Family Circle Christmas, was taped from the TV when I was a kid
#5 A For Better or for Worse Christmas, was also taped off the TV when I was a kid

I love Christmas movies! I'm going to ask my Mom to get me one of the Christmas packs with a bunch of the classics in it like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Clause is Coming to Town. I can't wait!
post #5 of 25
A Christmas Story. We watch it at least once every holiday season.
Others, um, I cant think of any, I might later!
post #6 of 25
A Christmas Carol, the b&w one with Alistair Sims, oh I love that one!

Raymond Briggs "The Snowman", animated, no words, just music, another one I really love.

Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart.

These are great to put on while decorating the tree.
post #7 of 25
I just watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas last night...I love that. As a kid, we watched 'em all...Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch...you name it, we watched it!
post #8 of 25
"It's a Wonderful Life", definitely! And the original "Miracle of 42nd Street" (hard to find on tv anymore).

When I was little I LOVED "Nester, the Long Eared Donkey". Haven't seen it in years, then finally I caught it last year and taped it. Anyone remember that one?

Oh, and there was one that was on when I was a kid. I don't remember the name, but it was the same animation as Rudolph, and it was about nun's running an orphanage and one of the orphans was blind. The Christmas snow fell on his eyes and he got his eyesight back. That always made me cry.

I never liked the Grinch (but I watched it again last night too!). I used to cry about how mean the Grinch treated poor Max.

Oh, I've got a ton! I should just tape them all this year!
post #9 of 25
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon version)
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
Rudolph
Frosty
Bad Santa
The Santa Clause (all of them)
Yogi Bear's Christmas
Flintstone's Christmas

awww i LOVE Christmas movies,....my list of favs is huge!
post #10 of 25
NO, I am a scrooge
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
I just watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas last night...I love that. As a kid, we watched 'em all...Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch...you name it, we watched it!
I love every single one of them!
post #12 of 25
Rudolph
Rudolph
Rudolph
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
NO, I am a scrooge
I must be too because I don't look forward to any Christmas type show. I don't mind "Frosty the Snowman" but I don't anticipate watching it. Once was enough, hehe
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
NO, I am a scrooge
Then you must watch Badder Santa.
post #15 of 25
Christmas isn't Christmas without The Snowman jean-ji mentioned.
post #16 of 25
My absolute favorite is "The Year with a Santa Claus" I love the Heat Miser.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
My absolute favorite is "The Year with a Santa Claus" I love the Heat Miser.
It gets my vote too!

I'm Mr. Green Christmas
I'm Mr. Sun
I'm Mr. Heat Blister
I'm Mr. 101

They call me Heat Miser
Whatever I touch
starts to melt in my clutch
I'm too much

(He's Mr. Green Christmas
He's Mr. Sun
He's Mr. Heat Blister
He's Mr. 101)
They call me Heat Miser
Whatever I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch
(He's too much)
Thank you

I never want to know a day
that's under 60 degrees
I'd rather have it 80,90,100 degrees!
Oh, some like it hot
but I like it really hot!

(He's Mr. Green Christmas
He's Mr. Sun)
SING IT!
(He's Mr. Heat Blister
He's Mr. 101)
They call me Heat Miser
Whatever I touch
starts to melt in my clutch
I'm too much!
(Too much)
post #18 of 25
Some of my favorites:
The original Miracle on 34th Street - in back and white
Holiday Inn (the first time I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas was sung)
Its a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
Love Actually
A Charlie Brown Christmas
post #19 of 25
I also just remembered a Hallmark special from years ago that they don't run any more - The Snow Goose (the book was written by Paul Gallico, a wonderful writer who has some amazing cat poetry and my favorite cat book, "Jenny, or The Abandoned". If you can ever find that book, buy it and a box of tissues and read it!)
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
I just watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas last night...I love that. As a kid, we watched 'em all...Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch...you name it, we watched it!
I have already watched the Grinch, and Charlie Brown and Rudolph the movie, we also watch Shrek the halls,
post #21 of 25
Without a doubt The Christmas Story
post #22 of 25
OMG A Christmas Story. I can watch it over and over. My SO hasn't seen it all the way through and so far he doesn't see the humor in it. Kinda disappointed in him but he'll learn to love it because it our roommate and I's favorite.
post #23 of 25
I always watch the Christmas episodes of Are You Being Served? and from Keeping Up Appearances; and also the Too Many Christmas Trees episode from the Avengers.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I must be too because I don't look forward to any Christmas type show. I don't mind "Frosty the Snowman" but I don't anticipate watching it. Once was enough, hehe

Me, too. I only like the British comedy ones I mentioned. I find the other types too sad.
post #25 of 25
No doubt about it, hands down, my favorite is the original cartoon version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". We have a family tradition of watching it together after dinner on Thanksgiving day as our official kick off to the holiday season. We've seen it so many times we've got it memorized and we even shout out when the commercial breaks used to come. I prefer the original version (which we have on tape) to the "remastered" version that was on TV the other night...the remastered version cuts out some of the cute bits and scenes (like the presentation of progressively smaller waiters with the strawberry for Cindy Lou Who).

I like most of the other old ones, too, but the Grinch is my favorite.
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