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(Starpulse)   Five Christmas movies to avoid like the plague. Jim Carrey's Grinch is at the wrong end of the list   (starpulse.com) divider line 121
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2010-12-20 03:00:14 PM
Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Scrooged
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street
 
2010-12-20 03:01:04 PM
And the article is correct. The Christmas Shoes is the most thoroughly depressing song in the world
 
2010-12-20 03:36:34 PM
Runners-up: Any Christmas movie starring Tim Allen.
 
2010-12-20 03:38:33 PM
ArkAngel: Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Scrooged
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street


I go back and forth about whether Nightmare Before Christmas counts as a Christmas movie, but other than that, pretty much This.
 
2010-12-20 03:39:18 PM
A few years, ago I was forced to watch an abomination titled Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus starring Steve Gutenberg and Crystal Bernard. Should be on this list.
 
2010-12-20 03:40:19 PM
FTA: My one problem with this movie is that if you're going to watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," why not watch the original classic? My roommate feels the same way about "A Christmas Carol." In her mind, the only version that exists is "A Muppet Christmas Carol," and rightly so, because it's awesome.

Ya, why not watch the "original classic" that was the 42nd remake of a movie from 1910?
 
2010-12-20 03:44:30 PM
I'd rather put both my eyes out with a Red Ryder BB gun than watch any of those films.
 
2010-12-20 03:44:43 PM
ArkAngel: Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Scrooged
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street


What? No Die Hard?
 
2010-12-20 03:45:43 PM
My list!

1. Miracle on 34th Street (Original, Black and White)
2. A Christmas Carol (Also known as Scrooge, staring Alastair Sim, black and white)
3. White Christmas
4. Frosty the Snowman/Rudolph/The NIght Before Christmas (I consider them the same thing since CBS always showed them together
5. Mickey's Christmas Carol
6. Muppet Christmas TV special (Still have it on tape, I don't care if it's TV).
7. A Christmas Story
 
2010-12-20 03:45:47 PM
I'll just leave this here:

www.crackpotpress.com
 
2010-12-20 03:48:51 PM
My favorite Christmas films don't normally make the best-of lists.

The Twelve Inches of Christmas

Santa Claus is Cumming

Anal Elves 7

Hoes! Hoes! Hoes!
 
2010-12-20 03:50:00 PM
"a running time laughable minutes" ?

Gene Hackman?
 
2010-12-20 03:53:06 PM
Trading Places is the best Christmas movie of all time.

/YEAH!
 
2010-12-20 03:54:15 PM
hstein3: Runners-up: Any Christmas movie starring Tim Allen.

and anything on lifetime. and deck the halls.
 
2010-12-20 03:55:50 PM
No love for Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas?

(In no particular order.)
Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas
Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street (Original)
Elf
A Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim version)
Scrooged
Muppet Christmas Carol
A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
 
2010-12-20 03:56:03 PM
Might as well throw out my "worst" as well...The Polar Express. Unfortunately, my kid loves it, so I'm usually trapped in for one viewing.
 
2010-12-20 03:57:52 PM
0. Home for the Holidays

Walked out of the theater about 30 mins in. Gawd Awful.
 
2010-12-20 03:58:51 PM
+ Trading Places

And I'm going to add 'Just Friends' cuz I'm lame like that and thought it was pretty damn funny.
 
2010-12-20 03:58:55 PM
They're all made in the last 15 years? That sounds about right.
 
2010-12-20 04:01:31 PM
gunther_bumpass: "a running time laughable minutes" ?

Gene Hackman?


This.

And, when discussing the best of Christmas, everyone always leaves out Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol and the Garfield Christmas special. I, however, do not.
 
2010-12-20 04:01:55 PM
Oh, and how could I forget?? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!

/shiatter was full
 
2010-12-20 04:02:59 PM
beanerut: + Trading Places

And I'm going to add 'Just Friends' cuz I'm lame like that and thought it was pretty damn funny.


Just Friends is a guilty pleasure of mine.
 
2010-12-20 04:04:17 PM
Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.
 
2010-12-20 04:06:15 PM
Courtney Cox-Zucker: ArkAngel: Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Scrooged
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street

What? No Die Hard?


or Die Hard 2?

/kidding, but it does take place during Christmas
 
2010-12-20 04:06:26 PM
"Come to the coast, we'll have a few laughs!"

/*That's* the best Christmas film!
 
2010-12-20 04:06:48 PM
The best version of A Christmas Carol.

i104.photobucket.com
 
2010-12-20 04:07:07 PM
I'm sure being a little kid was involved with its placement in my mind but no Home Alone on these top xmas lists? Emmett Otter's jugband is boring as hell for me, it just has the jim henson novelty. :P

i also caught up on some nostalgia the past few nights. watched he-man and she-ra's christmas special, the rugrats christmas and chanukah episodes, and some ren and stimpy yacksmas.
 
2010-12-20 04:07:29 PM
rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.


they are on, I see them and A Christmas Story (thats the one with the bb gun right?) every year. I'd search your cable providers guide to find them. The rudolph one is almost always on christmas eve
 
2010-12-20 04:12:01 PM
I second Emmett Otter and Home Alone.
 
2010-12-20 04:13:25 PM
rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.


Rudolph's Shiny New Year?
Are you also thinking of The Year Without a Santa Claus?
There was also "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jack Frost."

Haven't seen most of those on TV in years, but I think channels like ABC Family occasionally run specials of that ilk.

I also love "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the one with the cartoon mice and the clock.
 
2010-12-20 04:15:48 PM
Chelle82: rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year?
Are you also thinking of The Year Without a Santa Claus?
There was also "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jack Frost."


BTW, the Jack Frost I'm referring to is this one: Link (new window), not the one from the article.
 
2010-12-20 04:15:52 PM
Chelle82: rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year?
Are you also thinking of The Year Without a Santa Claus?
There was also "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jack Frost."

Haven't seen most of those on TV in years, but I think channels like ABC Family occasionally run specials of that ilk.

I also love "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the one with the cartoon mice and the clock.


Jack Frost!! That was it...I knew I was missing one, yes those. Ok, according to you fine folks I am just not looking hard enough. That's good - I seriously thought they simply stopped showing them and I was considering buying them.
 
2010-12-20 04:16:30 PM
This is the all-time worst Christmas movie:

images.starpulse.com

Along with the third-rate animation and having an insipid story that has almost nothing to do with the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer song, it has the following additional deficiencies:

1. It has Eric Idle in it playing a fox with an American accent. You only find out it's him doing the voice if you watch the end credits.
2. It has Bob Newhart playing what is apparently a mentally-challenged polar bear. You only find out it's him doing the voice if you watch the end credits.
3. It has the worst Paul McCartney song ever written ("Wonderful Christmas Time").
4. It has Richard Simmons in it playing an incompetent elf (why would Santa keep one of those around anyway?).

And the final nail in the coffin:

5. It has Whoopi Goldberg in it as the world's dumbest villainess.

Rankin-Bass did it right the first time; there was no need to make this rancid cartoon. I think it made about twelve dollars when it was originally released in theaters (they opened it in the early fall probably hoping that it would be forgotten when Christmas actually rolled around).
 
2010-12-20 04:17:52 PM
Chelle82: rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year?
Are you also thinking of The Year Without a Santa Claus?
There was also "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jack Frost."

Haven't seen most of those on TV in years, but I think channels like ABC Family occasionally run specials of that ilk.

I also love "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the one with the cartoon mice and the clock.


ABC family is a good spot for all the movies you guys have mentioned (generally).

/Also youtube
//notice the watermark on the right? :)
///even a miracle needs a hand...
 
2010-12-20 04:19:25 PM
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Burgermeister Meisterburger rules)
A Christmas Story

That's it for me.
 
2010-12-20 04:21:38 PM
rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.



I thought you were talking about A Claymation Christmas Celebration (new window)

California Raisins are still cool.
 
2010-12-20 04:22:05 PM
Best holiday movie ever:
www.aquariumdrunkard.com


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
I'm not hungry, I'm HUUUNG-GRRREEEEEEE!
 
2010-12-20 04:23:02 PM
I used to like A Christmas Story...then some dumb ass decided to air it every Christmas for 48 hours straight. Now I hate it!!!
 
2010-12-20 04:24:00 PM
Jim from Saint Paul: Chelle82: rogue_L_chick: Ok, I'm overposting, but I love Xmas movies and I thought of this after I hit zee button :D

Soooo, what on earth has happened to the claymation Rudolph movies they used to show every year? From the 60's or 70's, I guess? You know...they had one with a Yeti, and the Frosty one...I haven't seen those in years.

Rudolph's Shiny New Year?
Are you also thinking of The Year Without a Santa Claus?
There was also "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Jack Frost."

Haven't seen most of those on TV in years, but I think channels like ABC Family occasionally run specials of that ilk.

I also love "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the one with the cartoon mice and the clock.

ABC family is a good spot for all the movies you guys have mentioned (generally).

/Also youtube
//notice the watermark on the right? :)
///even a miracle needs a hand...


Ha, yes, I did catch that one on ABC Family I think last Christmas Eve. And I own The Year Without a Santa Claus. I broke down and watched Mr. Magoo on Youtube this year.

/LA!LA! LALALALALA
 
2010-12-20 04:24:33 PM
Don't care what anyone says, I liked the Jim Carrey Grinch. It was fun, stupid, and essentially harmless. Doesn't ruin my enjoyment of the original classic one bit.
 
2010-12-20 04:24:43 PM
Courtney Cox-Zucker: ArkAngel: Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Scrooged
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street

What? No Die Hard?


Definitely a christmas movie.

abadeducation.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-12-20 04:29:24 PM
cetacei: The best version of A Christmas Carol.

I like the Disney version. No, not the Jim Carey version, but the Disney animated versions starring Scrooge McDuck.

For some reason, I always loved the part where Scrooge was hanging over a coffin with hellfire bellowing out (new window).
 
2010-12-20 04:34:33 PM
I am suprised at the lack of "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street". Those two are played ad naseum every year, yet I've never actually seen them. I'm sure they're great, but for some reason I never watched them. I think I'm the only one, though.
 
2010-12-20 04:37:00 PM
No Gremlins?
 
2010-12-20 04:37:26 PM
Arxane: cetacei: The best version of A Christmas Carol.

I like the Disney version. No, not the Jim Carey version, but the Disney animated versions starring Scrooge McDuck.

For some reason, I always loved the part where Scrooge was hanging over a coffin with hellfire bellowing out (new window).


As I mentioned earlier, totally top 5 for me as well. Part 1
 
2010-12-20 04:38:05 PM
Trapped in Paradise and The Family Stone
 
2010-12-20 04:38:37 PM
ArkAngel: Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol Bad Santa
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Scrooged The original Grinch cartoon
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street


Fixed
 
2010-12-20 04:40:41 PM
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Ernest Saves Christmas... Such a good movie.

/Also, thank you for mentioning the claymation movie, I haven't seen that in many a years.
//Here we come a-waddling
///Here we come a-waffling
////Here we come a-wallowing
 
2010-12-20 04:42:16 PM
Courtney Cox-Zucker: ArkAngel: Best Christmas movies:

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Scrooged
4. Christmas Vacation
5. Elf
6. A Christmas Story
7. Miracle on 34th Street

What? No Die Hard?


It's Die Hard 2, my friend. But you were on the right track.
 
2010-12-20 04:43:43 PM
Article list is missing A Christmas Story, Elf.
 
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