Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:49 pm

Agreed with Polar Express. That movie is just straight up creepy to me.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:50 pm

Also I forgot to mention the MST3K Santa Claus vs. the Martians as one of the best Christmas movies.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:23 am

^I always liked the second 'Santa Claus' MST3K better, with the devil and all.
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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:01 pm

Calamity Panfan wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Also I forgot to mention the MST3K Santa Claus vs. the Martians as one of the best Christmas movies.
Did you have a Patrick Swayze Christmas this year?

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Random User » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:07 am

The best and worst Christmas movie at the same time is easily Jingle All the Way.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by steeze » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Best Christmas movies for me:
Die Hard
Bad Santa
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Ugh...Elf
Home Alone 1-2


A Christmas story and Jingle All the Way are right in the center between bad and good.

The big question:
Is the first Harry Potter considered a Christmas movie? It was first released a month before Christmas and there are scenes during which they celebrate the holiday. This seems to be a trademark in most of the movies. What do you think? I think that it certainly has a holiday feel.



Bad Christmas movies
Anything that was made with claymation.
Tim Allen (all of it)
Jack Frost
Love Actually
Krampus
The Holiday
The list goes on roughly like that until finally, we arrive at...
A Charlie Brown Christmas- I don't know why I hate this movie so much. It's just a primal dislike of that entire cartoon from top to bottom. Probably because it was force fed to my eyeballs every Christmas for ten years.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:08 pm

^Sorcerer's Stone is only a Christmas movie if it's also a Christmas book. It's neither. It takes place over the entirety of the school year, & in fact very little of the action happens at Christmastime.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Deku Tree » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:58 pm

Favorites:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Love the original, and the 2000 version has grown on me over repeated viewings with my kiddo)
Most versions of A Christmas Carol
Elf

Dislikes:
A Christmas Story
The Polar Express

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:51 am

^ Polar Express really seems weird to me for some reason, maybe it's the relatively early CGI Tom Hanks or something, but I have avoided it and will continue to do so.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:55 am

CGI Zemeckis is the most uncanny valley-ass stuff so avoiding it makes sense.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:15 am

i think it was one of the first cgi movies to use extensive mocap? probably has something to do with it
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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by smol Kat » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:46 pm

Blackadder's Christmas Carol is one of my all-time faves. One of these years I'll watch Holiday Inn. Ooh! I saw Gremlins for the first time this year. Pretty rad.

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Re: Best and Worst Christmas Movies...?

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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:57 pm

^'Holiday Inn' is pretty good. 'Abraham' was a bit of a product of the times, but hey, isn't everything?
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