What movie is a tradition in your household during the Holidays?

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  1. vmartinezwilson profile image75
    vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years ago

    I have two movies I always watch during X-mas time.  I watch Nightmare Before Christmas on Christmas Eve and Hogfather on Christmas Day while we open presents.

    What is your holiday movie tradition?

    1. manlypoetryman profile image82
      manlypoetrymanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Charlie Brown and It's A Wonderful Life

    2. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this




    3. profile image0
      Daniella Lopezposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

      1. vmartinezwilson profile image75
        vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Ah yes!  I forgot about that one.  Though it is short, we always watch that one too and catch the other movie with it, Horton Hears a Who. lol

    4. FatFreddysCat profile image93
      FatFreddysCatposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (aka "The Simpsons Christmas Special"), "Rudolph," "Frosty," and of course, Charlie Brown.

  2. Peter Hoggan profile image68
    Peter Hogganposted 12 years ago

    It's A Wonderful Life and The Wizard of Oz

    1. Debby Bruck profile image67
      Debby Bruckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If this was a poll, these two might be winners, plus Miracle on 34th Street

      1. Debby Bruck profile image67
        Debby Bruckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        And if you have kids, maybe "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

  3. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 12 years ago

    Back in Wales(when my mother was alive sad) the movie was always 'Wizard of Oz' - not sure why it was always on at Christmas!

    I also love the Jason and the Argonauts which was always shown around the same time to!

  4. calpol25 profile image60
    calpol25posted 12 years ago

    Labrynth & The Muppet Christmas Carol

    1. Purple Turtle profile image61
      Purple Turtleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am with you on The Muppet Christmas Carol. I have watched it every year around Christmas since I was a child and now I get to watch it with my twins.

    2. vmartinezwilson profile image75
      vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love Labrynth, but my daughter can't hang with anything that resembles something scary so that and Legend are out for now.  She also doesn't care for muppets, except for Fraggle Rock, which makes me sad since I grew up on The Muppet Christmas Carol  and every other concoction they came up with.

  5. Marlin 55 profile image69
    Marlin 55posted 12 years ago

    I have a few: It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Story, National Lampoons Christmas, Charlie Browns Christmas, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Caroltmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas--the animated one.

  6. morozov924 profile image64
    morozov924posted 12 years ago

    Watching "Lethal Weapon", "Batman Returns", "Bad Santa", "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Mail Order Bride", and "Silent Night, Deadly Night 2".

    Merry Christmas!

  7. morozov924 profile image64
    morozov924posted 12 years ago

    Watching "Lethal Weapon", "Batman Returns", "Bad Santa", "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Mail Order Bride", and "Silent Night, Deadly Night 2".

    Merry Christmas!

  8. gryphin423 profile image59
    gryphin423posted 12 years ago

    Holiday movies to be watched definitely include Miracle on 34th Street, Santa Clause, Sound of Music, Christmas Story, Meet Me in St Louis, The Family Stone, and some others if they are on like Elf, Home For The Holidays, How The Grinch Stole Christmas ;-)

  9. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    Rudolph - with the grandkids. I always watch A Christmas Carol, with George C. Scott. We always get together with friends and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. On Christmas Eve, we usually watch A Christmas Story - "You'll shoot your eye out!" lol

  10. Hollie Thomas profile image60
    Hollie Thomasposted 12 years ago

    For me it's a Wonderful Life and the Sound of Music (my age is showing here) For me and the kids it's Practical Magic, (I know this movie does not have a Christmas theme but we love it)Stuart Little and the first Toy Story.

  11. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I have none. wink

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image75
      vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What?  Not even Die Hard?  I'm weeping a little inside right now. tongue

  12. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    If I had one it would be: 'A Christmas Story, 1983,Peter Billingsley,Jean Shepherd, Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    I wish to congratulate all of the above posters for not one of us picking Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. big_smile

  14. ThePracticalMommy profile image88
    ThePracticalMommyposted 12 years ago

    One movie? To compromise, we watch more than one. In my house growing up, there were 5 kids... Our list includes: A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Home Alone, Prancer, A Christmas Carol, Elf,The Santa Clause, Scrooged, and for whatever reason unbeknownst to me, Shrek. wink

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image75
      vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I said one movie and instantly couldn't boil it down to one myself smile

  15. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 12 years ago

    Holiday Inn.

    1. justateacher profile image84
      justateacherposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Holiday Inn was a favorite of mine when I was a kid, as well as It's a Wonderful Life and Penny Serenade. (Penny Serenade is hard to find, but very well worth the effort! Cary Grant stars.)

  16. tillsontitan profile image82
    tillsontitanposted 12 years ago

    We watch every Christmas movie that comes on including White Christmas, The Bishop's Wife, Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life up to Christmas Story, Polar Express and on and on.

  17. Kris Heeter profile image69
    Kris Heeterposted 12 years ago

    I love the Grinch and Charlie Brown Christmas - always try to catch those on TV if I can!

  18. maddartist profile image68
    maddartistposted 12 years ago

    My roommates and I watch Nightmare Before Christmas! It was my tradition and I pulled them into it smile

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image75
      vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great tradition to have.  It was the only way I could get my daughter to even deal with Halloween at all.

  19. Smokes Angel profile image60
    Smokes Angelposted 12 years ago

    Love the Christmas Story

  20. parentsreview profile image68
    parentsreviewposted 12 years ago

    In our house, it's not really a tradition, but we always wind up watching Christmas Story.  It's just so funny we can't ever pass it up.  All the time, my wife and I say, "NOT A FINGER!"

  21. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 12 years ago

    For me: It's a Wonderful Life is always a favorite, and a tradition.  But, other family members: A Christmas Story and Chevy Chase in the Grizwald's Christmas Vacation.

    My sister and I used to watch an old movie every year called White Christmas. 

    I love the traditional movies at Christmas.

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image75
      vmartinezwilsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      White Christmas, what a great movie.  Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney...what a great combination of singing, dancing, acting and style.  I don't watch it every year, but I just may this year.  It's been a while.

  22. WriteAngled profile image73
    WriteAngledposted 12 years ago

    None, I do not watch television at Christmas. When others put it on, I get out a book to read instead.

  23. EZFITNESS profile image60
    EZFITNESSposted 12 years ago

    MAY I ASK WHY ???

  24. Rising Caren profile image78
    Rising Carenposted 12 years ago

    We don't watch movies during christmas, but the Polar Express has become a holiday favorite for pre-xmas watching.

  25. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 12 years ago

    The Grinch (with Jim Carrey), Polar Express and The Nightmare Before Christmas (good for Halloween, too).

  26. uxie profile image61
    uxieposted 12 years ago

    It has to be IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which is definitely a Christmas institution in every household, although bizarrely the movie is always on a Christmas Day when everybody (those fortunate to have company) is too busy anyway doing Christmassy things; visiing, eating, drinking....
    My other favourite but little seen is THE REF' (also called 'HOSTILE HOSTAGES') and is a wonderful antidote to normal saccharine Christmas fare and is very very funny with a great comic performance by Dennis Leary.
    My lifelong love of movies was engendered by my parents while watching old movies at home on Sundays and at Christmas and I now bemoan the complete lack of old movies on anytime..........where are the MARX BROS, ABBOTT AND COSTELLO, NELSON EDDY AND JEANETTE MACDONALD,LAUREL AND HARDY SEASONS?
    Now unfortunately Christmas it seems is typified by the HARRY POTTER franchise, what is Christmas about that?

  27. Esmeowl12 profile image68
    Esmeowl12posted 12 years ago

    Whew. We have a lot! Scrooged, Christmas Vacation, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (cartoon and live), Jingle All the Way, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph, A Christmas Story, Elf and our newest favorite "Deck the Halls" with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. Hilarious!

  28. ajaodegaard profile image59
    ajaodegaardposted 12 years ago

    Elf is on constant play after Thanksgiving. I also always make time for A Charlie Brown Christmas

  29. Max Dalton profile image82
    Max Daltonposted 12 years ago

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Love it.


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