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   Posted 11/28/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
The Christmas movies have started on television.  It's fun for the kiddies and grown up alike.  So...what's your fav...maybe an old classic that you watch every year even though you can lip sync to it?  Mine, with out a doubt, is A Christmas Story and although I have seen it a million times, I always catch something I missed last time around.
Just as a side bar, the commericals are in full force too and even though it's a bit different every year, I LOVE the one that says 'Give her the gift you know she won't return...." Pan to the front yard and there's an $80,000 BMW sitting there wrapped in a big red bow.  Oh...I just laugh and laugh because if I ever got a BMW for Christmas I'd drop dead on the sidewalk and never be able to drive it....
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   Posted 11/28/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   

My favorite movie this time of year is Miracle on 34th Street.  I loved Natalie Wood, as a small child, in it.  It brings back a lot of memories of my childhood Christmases that were wonderful.

A BMW for Christmas?  I wouldn't need to take it back because the bank would reposses it!  smhair


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   Posted 11/28/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I love the music, dancing, acting......everything! The set at the end is so pretty.
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   Posted 11/28/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite is Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!!  I think we've all felt the feelings of Clark Griswold in that movie.  This year and last year, for that matter, my family can relate to the "Jelly of the Month Club" instead of the Christmas bonus, sinario.
As for the commericals.. the one that's for "" really tweeks me... she sings... "ho ho ho.. the big big O.. blah blah.. silver things and DIAMOND RINGS & lots of things you NEED." ... Need?? NEED??? Who the heck NEEDS  a diamond ring????  Unless you're a glass cutter.. I can't imagine NEEDING a diamond ring!! 
But pay no attention to me.. I'm a real Bah Humbug when it comes to Christmas.  I think the only thing you "need" at Christmas is a stress-free family gathering and we all know that's almost impossible.
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   Posted 11/28/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I love "A Christmas Story" and I also love "Christmas Vacation" but my favorite might be "Charlie Brown's Christmas".  It has a sweet message and it is only 30 minutes long!  I can pay attention for that long!
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   Posted 11/28/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hehe............koffee klutz.  Is that when you spill your koffee on your lap before you drink it?
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   Posted 11/28/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I love you, but as I tell Chutz, I can't make it just one movie. Three actually! wink
When I was a girl there were two movies that my sister and I had to watch, 'The Bells of St. Mary's' and 'White Christmas'. I always wished for a nun like Ingrid Bergman, mine were a bit more, hmm,  physical. devil   'White Christmas' I love the music and the dancing, 'Count your Blessings' and especially, 'Sisters'. My younger sister and I still do that song when we are all together for Christmas Eve. Special request from our mother.
The third movie, ''Christmas Vacation', the first two I watch by myself, no one else is interested in them. 'CV', my DH and I watch that about a wk before Christmas.  We have seen it since it came out in theatres and this yr it is 20 yrs. One of our strange traditions. Cousin Eddie reminds us of my DH's brother. 'Nuff said!! The first time I watched it I noticed 'Cousin Eddie' was wearing a dickie under his white sweater. Don't know why but I laughed hysterically for about 10 min, couldn't get it under control. Missed whatever happened after that scene. Weird things set me off, and I laugh till I'm crying.
I haven't watched any yet, but I have them all on dvd and I'm getting ready. They bring back fun memories of childhood or second childhood, as the case may be.
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 11/28/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
My absolute favorite Christmas move is IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE."  yeah

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   Posted 11/28/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always loved Jim Carrey's "Grinch" movie. My grandkids love it and it was my grandaughter Skeeter's
fav. Since she has passed on every year the movie disappears and reappears in wierd spots.
This year I think Jim Carrey outdid himself in "The Christmas Carol". It was 3-d and really good. The
animation was excellent and it felt like you were flying over the rooftops.

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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
For me it's not Christmas without watching Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland dance "The Nutcracker." I grew up on it, I saw them live when I was small, I bought the VHS, I bought the DVD and now I always watch it over Christmas.

As for commercials.... I can't think of one off the top of my head. I usually like the Ocean Spray Cranberries ads, the Thanksgiving one was funny, so am guessing the Christmas one will be as well.

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   Posted 11/29/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
We have a family tradition that started when I was a child, we get out every Christmas movie we have the wkend after Thanksgiving, "Home Alone" 1 & 2, "Santa Claus" and a few others I can't remember and watch them all. I really don't have a favorite, but my son's favorite is the "Shrek Christmas"

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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all...

I'm not a huge movie fan but I do have one movie that I love to watch and only because we taped it years ago. It's called "A Wish for Wings that Worked" and came out in 1991, staring Opus the Penguin and Bill and cat. It is not only a riot for kids and adults but does teach a lesson in there somewhere too. It also came out on DVD in '07.

The other oldie that I resurrect is another that we taped years ago. It is a lecture by Leo Buscaglia. He was a wonderful lecturer and professor who taught about love, talked about what Christmas is all about and his wonderful Italian mama and papa. I used to make my children listen to it each year. He talked about how Christmas isn't about how much money you spend on presents but about the feelings that are associated with the gift. The gift, any gift should show love or why bother....that's the theme of it.

I best get to searching and find my copies of these two. I will likely see them alone I enjoy them anyway.

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