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What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 25, 2005

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“I’d say the original ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’ I identify with the Grinch.”

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“I would have to say my favorite Christmas movie is ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.’ It’s just too funny. It makes me laugh even thinking about it.”

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“It’s a toss-up between ‘Scrooged’ and ‘Bad Santa,’ but if I had to choose, it would be ‘Scrooged.’ It’s a classic.”

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A Christmas Story.’ I just grew up watching it, and it cracks me up every time.”


Ember 9 years, 9 months ago

Holiday Inn, hands down.

Bing Crosby and his amazing voice paired with Fred Astaire and his dancing, and passable singing ability.

It's cute, chocked beyond full of amazing talent the likes of which is massively missing in today's cinema, and is a true classic.

Ember 9 years, 9 months ago

A close second would be White Christmas, which was Holiday Inn repackaged with Danny Kaye instead of Fred Astaire.

Either way, you have excellent singing, an either great dancing or a fantastically great comedic genius, another thing that is missing in today's world of comedy.

Sigmund 9 years, 9 months ago

Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life."

Irene 9 years, 9 months ago

Mr. Krueger's Christmas is a short starring Jimmy Stewart as a guy who lives in a basement with his cat. Since it's so short, I get to choose another: The Muppet Christmas Carol with Michael Caine as Scrooge.

Merry Christmas!

italianprincess 9 years, 9 months ago

I love the Christmas holidays so any Christmas movie is good for me. I watched one last night on the Lifetime Channel and it was really good.

Have a Very Merry Christmas Day everyone and may you all be safe as you get out there and travel.

bthom37 9 years, 9 months ago

Bart is correct, the answer was 'Scrooged'.

corporate_sleaze 9 years, 9 months ago

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killjoy 9 years, 9 months ago

  1. It's a Wonderful Life
  2. A Christmas Story
  3. Miracle on 34th street

james bush 9 years, 9 months ago

It's a Wonderful Life Miracle on 34th Street A Christmas Carol

james bush 9 years, 9 months ago

From the K C Star today----- ¢ It's a Wonderful Life Posted on Sun, Dec. 25, 2005 'It's a Wonderful Life' actress dies at 98LOS ANGELES - Argentina Brunetti, a character actress who played the worried wife of Mr. Martini in the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life," has died. She was 98. Brunetti died in her sleep Tuesday in Rome, said Ben Ohmart, whose Boalsburg, Pa.-based publishing house, BearManor Media, released Brunetti's autobiography. She had moved to Rome last year to live with her son, Mario, and his family, he said. Brunetti starred in dozens of films and television shows over a career spanning more than 50 years. She portrayed Dean Martin's mother in the 1953 comedy "The Caddy," in which Martin sings "That's Amore" to her, and performed with Desi Arnaz in the 1949 film "Holiday in Havana." Her TV credits include "Hopalong Cassidy," "The Untouchables," "Kojak" and "Everybody Loves Raymond." Off screen, Brunetti was a founding member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and wrote a weekly column for foreign language publications in Canada and Italy.

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BunE 9 years, 9 months ago

Badder Santa. (uncut DVD) MMMMMMMMfunny

Hands down the finest example of TRUE Christmas spirit. All the rest are pretenders.

I have a soft spot for its a wonderful life though.

oldfashiongirl 9 years, 9 months ago

May God bless us, each and all, and give us

Everlasting love and peace.

Reveal unto us the purpose you have for our lives.

Restore our childlike faith in you.

Yield not to temptation.

Challenge us to follow your teachings.

Have mercy on us when we sin.

Return to earth and take us to our heavenly home.

Instill in us love and concern for all people.

Show us how to honor you in all we do.

Take away our sins and make them white as snow.

Make us grateful and thankful for all you do for us.

Accept our praises for you, our heavenly Father, our Redeemer and Prince of Peace.

Seek we first thy kingdom and thy salvation and all these things will be added unto us.

About the question, I remember a black and white film called "Scrooge: A Christmas Carol" that featured the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas in the future. He had a change of heart and made sure his overworked employee had a good Christmas and Tiny Tim Cratchitt had a delectable goose for Christmas dinner. Love that film but haven't seen it in a few years.

God bless you all and keep you warm and safe and that you all have the best Christmas ever!! A prosperous New Year too.


shanefivedyes 9 years, 9 months ago

How does a person get their comment's removed with a question such as this????

corporate_sleaze 9 years, 9 months ago

Man! I offer a sincere, legitimate, tasteful compliment about how attractive one of the contributors look and it gets removed by site staff.

She looks attractive. What's wrong with that LJW staff?

Aileen Dingus 9 years, 9 months ago

The original Grinch, followed by White Christmas. ahhh... I have both on DVD and watch them year round.

pierced_daisy 9 years, 9 months ago

Maybe I missed it already..........

but did anyone say emmet otters jugband christmas yet??

Its a great muppet movie! Love it!

Linda Endicott 9 years, 9 months ago

"White Christmas", "Miracle on 34th St." (the original, with Edmund Gwynn), and now "Polar Express"...

Although "Elf" is a nice movie, too...gee, I can't pick just one.

hawkrew 9 years, 9 months ago

Christmas Vacation, followed closely by the grinch that stole christmas and a christmas carol.

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