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Postby cyharding » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:15 am

Since the holidays are upon us, I thought that I would create a thread about our favorite holiday movies and specials.

I'll start with something that I remember watching, but I don't know what the title is or who made as my memory is fuzzy. It's an animated story that I think was made in Europe (there is no dialogue as well) and it was shown on the local PBS station (I think it was a kid's show hosted by James Earl Jones). To the best of my memory, the plot goes like this: A young boy who is the son of a rich and prominent man in the city they live in dresses up in a Santa suit (it looks baggy on him) and gives the presents his dad was going to give to his friends to the city's homeless. The dad is furious and forces the boy to go to each of friends to explain what happen and to apologize. However, the dad's friends are pleased and give the kid gifts such as medals and the like for his charity. If anyone could tell anything about this. I would appreciate it.
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Postby Kazuki_Fuse » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:14 am

Aside from the typical yearly viewing's of Home Alone, Elf, The Grinch, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, there are two that I always view back to back on Christmas Eve:

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Postby Princess Asuka » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:18 am

My favorite are Santa Claus is coming to town, A Garfield Christmas, the Sailor Moon S movie (it feels Christmasy), the Spongebob Christmas specials, and that's about it. Frosty the Snowman feels to not Christmasy for me.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:41 pm

I've made a point to watch Tokyo Godfathers the past 2 Winters; this year I'll probably watch it sometime before or after Christmas. Something about it just gets me in the spirit.
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Postby Atropos » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:51 pm

I usually get with my buddies and watch Die Hard. Followed up by a "Trapped in the Closet" marathon, of course....

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Postby delispin25 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:27 pm

My favorites are:
Gremlins
Night of the Hunter (although it doesn't become Christmas until the 4th quarter)
Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street (the original)

Don't know any Christmas specials except for a few comics series that had Christmas issues.
My favorite would have to be the Dead World one, where a bunch of zombies dress up as Santa and his elves to deliver "presents" to all the kids. Grim shit.

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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:57 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas was an important part of my childhood.

Nowadays, I'm a bigger fan of A Huey Freeman Christmas.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:03 am

In my house every year it's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
I usually attempt to avoid it because I know how it goes - but as it is almost always on TV in Christmas I somehow end up seeing parts of it, or, if I don't have anything else on (help) all of it
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:38 am

The deflating turkey gave me nightmares when I was a kid.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:18 am

I was thinking about exactly that part the other day. It frightened me for a moment.
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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:50 pm

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Darn, I was about to mention it.

Anyway... My addition to the list would have to be How the Grinch Stole Christmas!(1966) It was the first animated Christmas special I saw in English, so nostalgia is a major factor. Also, gotta love the VA of Tony The Tiger.
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Postby Princess Asuka » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:28 am

Watched A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight, it's my mom's favorite special.

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Postby Fireball » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:22 am

I usually always watch a good western on Christmas. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or Once Upon a Time in the West. I'm planning on Do You Remember Love? this year though and our yearly EGF Gundam stream of course.
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Postby Dataprime » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:43 am

What, no Star Wars Holiday Special?
you all disappoint me.. :|

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