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Recommend a good Christmas movie which someone else may not have seen before?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Gimpymoo, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. dowie


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    OK Boomer :D

    Scrooged is from the 80s, like before some current members were even born. Elf is over 15 years old too.
  2. aardvark


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    i was going to say that!

    how about: rare exports
  3. Chojin

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    Bernard and the Genie

    Not seen it on TV in about 20 years
  4. goldy6660


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    The new Klaus film on Netflix looks fantastic.
  5. Gimpymoo


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    That looks awesome. Just the kind of gem I was looking for.

    Thank you.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
  6. iamdjdz


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    Christmas under wraps.

    It was on in June for some reason on some obscure channel and I ended up watching it.. very predictable but also quite fun.
  7. Muban


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    Is it a Christmas movie if it's just set at Christmastime? If so:
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    The Ice Harvest - I'm a sucker for John Cusack films
  8. krooton


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    We watched Knight Before Christmas on Netflix yesterday, typical christmas romcom with some chuckles and a pleasing-on-the-eye Hudgens.
  9. Arthur Hucksake


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  10. jellybeard999


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    I love Olive, The Other Reindeer


    Few seem to have heard of it/seen it. It's pretty short (45mins), but has a good voice cast and a good mix of kid/adult jokes.
  11. pecnarf

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  12. Gimpymoo


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    You are right, never heard of it, looks great Christmas viewing :D

  13. Bluecube

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    Because it’s so old and in black and white, this is generally true. I bought the colourised version on Blu-ray and it’s easier to watch than the black and white one. Whatever one you see will be superb. From the time when films had plots and dialogue...
  14. sideways14a

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    A good one to get your brats sat down with to watch at christmas is Threads.
    In fact dont save it for christmas - watch it anytime.

    Such a bright and breezy outlook the film has, especially around the middle where things get really bright and breezy.
  15. EYEREX

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    Will put the kettle on if anyone wants to watch a few Hallmark movies "my Plex server" :D

  16. Ninco!


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    Those were the days, watched this as part of an English class as a young teen (the teacher was a loose cannon - she is/was a legend). Would come in on Monday with black eye/bruises from protesting (anti fox hunting/anti nuclear). Not one student bawled/complained having watched the film. The film sticks though.

    I'll never forget one Christmas (no lie) Watership Down. I think as it was animated a slight misjudgment - To be fair, not a peep from the audience. :D

    National Lampoons, Christmas Vacation :)
  17. cheesyboy


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    Not obscure, but on the subject of Christmas Movies, I noticed Amazon Prime has Groundhog Day in the Xmas movies category: pretty sure it's set at the end of winter, so February or something :D

    I guess it does have snow...
  18. wolfie138


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    Reindeer Games
  19. Fluke?


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    Blimey totally forgot about this one. Top film!
  20. Robert


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    Which krampus?