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One Special Night This is an amazing movie. The chemistry between Julie Andrews and James Garner is wonderful. It's one of those unheralded little movie gems.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

This speech by Linus about the meaning of Christmas, never fails to bring a tear to my eyes.

My two favourite Christmsas movies (White Christmas and the Alistair Sim version of A Chrismas Carol) were already nominated. However, I also love these two.

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"A Christmas Carol" (1951)

(Starring Alastair Sim...only the greatest of all the Scrooges!)

I can't believe no one nominated it yet! ...Or did they?

I was going to nominate that movie, but I'm still waiting.

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Have you seen the Muppets version? It's definitely the most true to Dickens, while still being the most hilarious. Moral of the story: Muppets make everything better.

I watched it a couple of nights ago, and seriously thought about changing my nomination. I love it, and Muppets definately made my evening better. ;)

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I change my nomination

Plains, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) - John Candy, Steve Martin

as suggested in a game thread by Lea, who didn't nominate :puppyeyes:

Holiday Inn (1942) - Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby

as suggested by Steel2Velvet, who changed this nomination :puppyeyes:

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Story

Bad Santa

Black Christmas

Die Hard

Elf

Gremlins

Holiday Inn

Home Alone

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It's A Wonderful Life

Jingle All the Way

March Of The Wooden Soldiers- Laurel & Hardy

Miracle On 34th Street

Muppet Christmas Carol, The

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Nightmare Before Christmas, The

One Special Night

Plains, Trains, & Automobiles

Prancer

Santa Buddies

Santa Clause

Scrooged

Trading Places

White Christmas

Vote Away Now !!!

*anyone is welcome to vote, regardless of nominating or not. :)

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1. White Christmas

2. A Christmas Carol

3. One Special Night

4. A Charlie Brown Christmas

5. A Christmas Story

6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

7. The Muppet Christmas Carol

8. Scrooged

9. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

10. Miracle on 34th Street

I love Planes, Trains & Automobiles, but it isn't a Christmas movie. It's a movie about trying to get home for Thanksgiving.

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I love Planes, Trains & Automobiles, but it isn't a Christmas movie. It's a movie about trying to get home for Thanksgiving.

I guess I messed that one up, but it's for Holiday Season Movies, which Thanksgiving is connected to.

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1. White Christmas

2. Miracle On 34th Street

3. It's A Wonderful Life

4. A Christmas Story

5. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

6. Home Alone

7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

8. March Of The Wooden Soldiers

9. Scrooged

10. The Muppet Christmas Carol

I love these films, and I guarantee I will see, each of them this holiday season. March of the Wooden Soldiers, Scrooged, and Home Alone I haven't seen for years.

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1. Elf

2. It's A Wonderful Life

3. Planes, Trains, And Automobiles

4. Die Hard

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol

6. Jingle All The Way

7. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

8. A Christmas Story

9. A Charlie Brown Christmas

10. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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1. The Muppet Christmas Carol

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

3. Die Hard

4. Elf

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

6. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

7. A Christmas Story

8. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

9. It's A Wonderful Life

10. Santa Clause

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1. A Christmas Carol

2. Scrooged

3. Miracle On 34th Street

4. Prancer

5. Holiday Inn

6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

8. White Christmas

9. Santa Clause

10. Nightmare Before Christmas

Though I love the movie a lot, never felt It's A Wonderful Life belongs in the Christmas movie genre - even though there is conveniently a Christmas tree at the end. But George could have tried to commit suicide in summer for that matter and the remainder would have played out the same, whereas the rest of the nominations needed holidays to work.

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1. A Christmas Carol

2. Miracle On 34th Street

3. A Christmas Story

4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7. Bad Santa

8. It's A Wonderful Life

9. Home Alone

10 Scrooged

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1. A Christmas Story

2. A Christmas Carol

3. Scrooged

4. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

5. Bad Santa

6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

7. Miracle on 34th Street

8. Jingle All The Way

9. A Charlie Brown Christmas

10. Home Alone

Honorable Mention: White Christmas, Elf, Trading Places

(I couldn't put Trading Places in my Top Ten because it's not actually a Christmas movie; it just happens to take place at Christmas time, but I truly LOVE this movie!)

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon:

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1. A Christmas Story :grin: :grin: :grin:

2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

3. A Charlie Brown Christmas

4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

5. The Santa Clause

6. Scrooged

7. Elf

8. Bad Santa

9. A Christmas Carol

10. Gremlins

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1. A Christmas Carol

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

4. It's A Wonderful Life

5. Home Alone

6. Die Hard

7. Bad Santa

8. Trading Places

9. Miracle On 34th Street

10. White Christmas

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1-Miracle On 34th Street

2-A Christmas Story

3-National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

4-Scrooged

5-It's A Wonderful Life

6-Trading Places

7-Plains, Trains, & Automobiles

8-Muppet Christmas Carol, The

9-Gremlins

10-A Charlie Brown Christmas (TY Vince Guaraldi)

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1. White Christmas

2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

3. Elf

4. Scrooged

5. March Of The Wooden Soldiers

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas

7. Holiday Inn

8. Bad Santa

9. Miracle On 34th Street

10. A Christmas Story

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1) Elf

2) A Christmas Story

3) Christmas Vacation

4) How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5) A Charlie Brown Christmas

6) Miracle On 34th Street

7) Trading Places

8) It's A Wonderful Life

9) Plains, Trains, & Automobiles

10) Scrooged

I think Elf was pretty much the perfect modern Christmas movie. Will Ferrell's best work, with a cast of very funny people being very funny. Bob Newhart, Amy Sedaris, the guy from Tenacious D, the little person who shows up all over the place, James Caan, Ed Asner, Andy Richter and Howard Stern cast member Artie Lange all show up and are somehow perfect in their roles. If they were to make a sequel, it would be the Christmas equivalent of Oceans 12, but I think they have the sense to leave it alone.

The Zooey/Redbone version of Baby, It's Cold Outside has become the one we hear on most Christmas playlists, which shows the heart and soul that went into the film, along with the excellent decision not only to cast Zooey Deschanel as the girl, but to let her sing.

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1. Plains, Trains, & Automobiles

2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

3. Home Alone

4. Die Hard

5. Bad Santa

6.How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7. Prancer

8. A Christmas Caro

9. March Of The Wooden Soldiers- Laurel & Hardy

10.Miracle On 34th Street

I have seen the older classic Christmas movies so many times I prefer the newer one's these days ;)

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