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The Fifth Poll of Christmas: Christmas Movies 
6th-Dec-2010 04:31 pm
Homer Xmas

Poll #1653995 Christmas Movies

Which of the following Christmas movies of the last century do you like?

A Christmas Story
It's A Wonderful Life
Home Alone
Miracle on 34th Street
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
White Christmas
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The Bells of St. Mary
Jingle All the Way
The Santa Claus
The Ref
Another movie not on this list that I'll mention in a comment
None of the above

Which of the following Christmas movies of this century do you like?

Love Actually
The Grinch
The Polar Express
Bad Santa
The Family Stone
Joyeux Noel
The Nativity Story
Four Christmases
Fred Claus
Christmas With the Kranks
Eight Crazy Nights
Deck the Halls
Another movie not on this list that I'll mention in a comment
None of the above

The best Christmas movie EVER is:

7th-Dec-2010 12:45 am (UTC)
THANK YOU for including The Ref! That's my favorite Christmas movie, and a wonderful depiction of dysfunctional family life, and the concept of "having to get together for the holidays" rather than "wanting to get together for the holidays". :D
7th-Dec-2010 12:47 am (UTC)
It's one of my favourite movies too. I'm happy that I'm not alone in enjoying that movie so much.
7th-Dec-2010 12:52 am (UTC)
You forgot Die Hard!
7th-Dec-2010 12:58 am (UTC)
7th-Dec-2010 07:22 am (UTC)
7th-Dec-2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Die Hard, While You Were Sleeping...
7th-Dec-2010 01:07 am (UTC)
The Snowman (animation set to a beautiful soundtrack)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Grinch - animation not live action (it's unclear which you mean in the poll).
7th-Dec-2010 01:10 am (UTC)
I've just limited this one to movies. I'll do another one for TV Christmas specials like Rudolph or the Dr. Seuss cartoon version of the Grinch.
7th-Dec-2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Die Hard and Batman Returns are the best Christmas movies ever.
7th-Dec-2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Somehow you missed How the Grinch Stole Christmas on the first list. :-P

There are a lot here that I haven't seen (on both lists).
7th-Dec-2010 04:59 am (UTC)
I screwed up by referring to the movie as "The Grinch" instead of by it's correct title "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." By a weird coincidence, the title to that movie was the answer to a question on Jeopardy tonight and the contestant got the answer wrong by calling the movie "The Grinch" like I did. The movie came out in 2000 which would probably spawn a debate about which century it belongs in (until some anal retentive community member cited some scientific source for the proper definition of when a century ends.)

The TV special of the same name will no doubt be the answer in an upcoming poll when I ask about people's favourite Christmas TV specials.
7th-Dec-2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Ooh, if I knew it came out in 2000, I would have had to correct you on that, too. Silly LJ not letting you edit polls.

*end teasing* :-)
7th-Dec-2010 10:53 am (UTC)
The Ref is one of my most favorite Christmas movies also.

You didn't mention A Christmas Carol. There are several versions, and we always loved the version that was, I think, from the 1950s or thereabouts, but now we love the newer Patrick Stewart version from (I think) 1999.

ETA: I haven't seen most of the movies you mentioned in the second poll.

Edited at 2010-12-07 10:54 am (UTC)
7th-Dec-2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
I've seen all of three of these.
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7th-Dec-2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
We'll see. I've made it to six so far...
9th-Dec-2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I absolutely detest Home Alone! That Caulkin kid makes me itch!

The 1950's Christmas Carol is with Alister Simms and is probably the best. Dark and brooding. It was part of my childhood. In NYC it was on every night for a week before Christmas.
George C Scott did a good Scrooge for a made for TV production.
And surprisingly good is the musical Scrooge with Albert Finney.
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