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What is your favorite holiday movie?

Asked at Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Boulevard on December 9, 2010

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’”

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Christmas Vacation.’”

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Elf.’”

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.’”

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BorderRuffian 3 years, 4 months ago

"A Christmas Story" hands down. Every year, immediately after the Thanksgiving dishes are cleared, we all sit down and watch it again. There are so many lines that get remembered and re-used all year long ("but the bell rang," "they looked at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears"). While this was a ho-ho-hummer at the box offices, this remains as almost a cult classic.

Merry Christmas, and don't shoot your eye out!

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Bill Lee 3 years, 4 months ago

Since no one has mentioned it, put me down for Bing Crosby's "Holiday Inn."

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blue73harley 3 years, 4 months ago

Dead Snow.

"I told you we should have went to the beach!" (best line in a nazi zombie movie)

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 4 months ago

Badder Santa. That Billy Bob can sure put a week's worth into it can't he?

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sputum 3 years, 4 months ago

Anything starring of co-starring Capri Anderson.

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pace 3 years, 4 months ago

I love Christmas movies and songs. " Miracle on 34th Street (1947)". and " I saw Mama kissing Santa Claus."

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g_rock 3 years, 4 months ago

Meet me in St. Louis

and

While You Were Sleeping

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HollisBrown 3 years, 4 months ago

I can't think of the name of it, but it's some heartwarming movie starring Sean Penn, scored by Jackson Browne.

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sinkorswim 3 years, 4 months ago

I also like The Holiday, Santa Claus The Movie, and Love Actually...

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HollisBrown 3 years, 4 months ago

Gremlins! Best Christmas movie ever :)

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HollisBrown 3 years, 4 months ago

I'm not fond of George C. Scott as Scrooge. I keep wondering how many times the director yelled "Cut! Overacting! George, can you tone it down a bit?"

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zikzak 3 years, 4 months ago

Gremlins! Best Christmas movie ever :)

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zikzak 3 years, 4 months ago

Gremlins! Best Christmas movie ever :)

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riverdrifter 3 years, 4 months ago

OK, I like the newer version of A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott.

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Kontum1972 3 years, 4 months ago

Santa @ the mustang dude ranch.

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nonbeliverofprint 3 years, 4 months ago

Bing Crosby in White Christmas. Just love it.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 4 months ago

The Wild Bunch. Warren Oates, William Holden and Ernest Borgnine are such Christmassy guys...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 4 months ago

Well, I'm sure Charles Dickens would have wanted to see her nipples. - Frank Cross

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 4 months ago

Le Salaire de la peur (AKA, The Wages of Fear)

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amrose42683 3 years, 4 months ago

1) WHITE CHRISTMAS ... love, love, love that movie Others in no particular order include Christmas Vacation, Gremlins, It's A Wonderful Life, Santa Claus The Movie, and numerous others. I love Christmas:)

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jchristine2 3 years, 4 months ago

White Christmas....hands down!

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BABBOY 3 years, 4 months ago

Lame.

Another holiday question.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 4 months ago

Christmas Vacation by a looooooooooooong shot. Nothing even comes close.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 4 months ago

Hollis, No, even my summer kitchen has a gas cooktop, just the spousal unit doesn't like gas cooktops in the house. I think one time her grandma leaned over and set her moo moo on fire once.

But you can toast toast toasty on a gas hob.

Lawyers in Love is a horrible horrible song, let alone a horrible horrible album.

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somedude20 3 years, 4 months ago

Hey Hollis, were do all of the female reindeer go when Santa and the male reindeer leave for Christmas?

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somedude20 3 years, 4 months ago

Santa Claus The Movie with Dudley Moore Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) Surviving Christmas (2004) hard to find a good Affleck movie (would have been better had Tony Soprano wacked Affleck off in the first ten minutes Fred Claus (2007) Vince Vaughn's best role since he remade Psycho (hahaha) I do like 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' (1984)

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somedude20 3 years, 4 months ago

I rather enjoy Caligula, wine, women and song!

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 4 months ago

Lawyers are horrible, horrible, horrible people.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 4 months ago

I like most of the Christmas movies since I like Christmas. My favorite would have to be the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim. It's A Wonderful Life. Christmas Vacation. Scrooged. All good. Planes Trains and Automobiles is about Thanksgiving. I do like Full Metal Jacket, 1st half of the movie, but it doesn't make me fell all Christmasy. Glad T_O_B is back today from his shopping spree

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g_rock 3 years, 4 months ago

I'll trade my toaster for a car!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 4 months ago

g-rock, You think that is bad, one of my devil spawn broke the damn pop up toaster, so for toast with my bacon and eggs this morning, I had to toast my toast on the grill.
Thank god for propane, the gas of God. I tried toasting it over the hob, but these smooth cook tops just don't do that anymore.

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autie 3 years, 4 months ago

The apathy of the holiday season has set in with all of the mounds of guilt and false obligations to all the nothingness....so I don't care.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 4 months ago

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g_rock 3 years, 4 months ago

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (retro-classic!) or Christmas Story (just because it usually annoys everyone else...except my sister).

I own these in a box in storage that I may need to go dig out to watch while I'm bundled on the couch this cold and transportationally challenged weekend (my sled is in the shop and Rudolph is busy and can't fill in).

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Thinking_Out_Loud 3 years, 4 months ago

  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966, animated version narrated by Boris Karloff)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
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kernal 3 years, 4 months ago

The 1934 "Miracle on 34th St" and 1938 version of "A Christmas Carol".

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sinkorswim 3 years, 4 months ago

White Christmas, Elf, The Santa Claus...and most any holiday movie on FaLaLaLa Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel!

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trinity 3 years, 4 months ago

A Christmas Story. you'll shoot your eye out, kid! :) followed closely by Christmas Vacation. merry Christmas, merry Christmas, merry Christmas, kiss my a$$....

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 4 months ago

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 4 months ago

Full Metal Jacket (well they do celebrate Jesus' birthday in the movie)

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HollisBrown 3 years, 4 months ago

Okay. Honestly, it's a tie between "A Christmas Carol"(1951) with Alastair Sim, and "Scrooge"(1970) the musical starring Albert Finney.

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HollisBrown 3 years, 4 months ago

It's a tie between "In Cold Blood" and "Mother May I Sleep With Danger?".

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thuja 3 years, 4 months ago

Seventh! Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

"Wait a minute, where's your other hand?" "Between two pillows"

"Those aren't pillows!"

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ku_law 3 years, 4 months ago

First. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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