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#1 damster

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:22 AM

When I was a child growing up in England, Wizard of Oz would play each year on Christmas Day (no VcRs then!)

I'm not sure my 3 year old will 'get' Wizard of Oz just yet so looking for inspiration!

#2 CountryFeral

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

Oh..........

I don't think your 3 year old would enjoy our Christmas favourite 'Bad Santa' with Billy Bob Thornton either!

Although apparently this year because we will be with DP's family we will be watching that other Christmas classic - Die Hard!

#3 galba

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:36 AM


The Polar Express is a winner in our house!


#4 password123

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

Always National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.


#5 Bunsen the feral

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 21/12/2012, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh..........

I don't think your 3 year old would enjoy our Christmas favourite 'Bad Santa' with Billy Bob Thornton either!

Although apparently this year because we will be with DP's family we will be watching that other Christmas classic - Die Hard!


Countrymel you need to wear one of these!

Edited by Bunsen, 21 December 2012 - 10:47 AM.


#6 Justaduck

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Christmas Vacation for me too biggrin.gif

Haven't seen Jingle All the Way since I was little!!

#7 IsolaBella

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

For the adults it is love actually on Christmas Eve.

It is probably because the airports at beginning and end resonate with us..my brothers wife lived in a different country when they met, I lived interstate to my DH. My dad would travel is most of the year...... So airports feature in our lives.


We watch it when we are all together (  like last year in Switzerland) or when we are all apart like this year.



#8 Futureself

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

Well, I watch Lord of the Rings which, obviously, isn't suited to your purposes. Nor is it  Xmas movie.
I also watch A Muppets Christmas Carol  which may be more your little one's style?
ETA Another Love actually annual viewer here too. DH hates it though so I'm planning on watching it today!

Edited by futureself, 21 December 2012 - 10:51 AM.


#9 (feral)epg

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

We don't generally - but this year we are going to a screening of a muppet christmas carol at the rooftop cinema.  I'm very excited.


#10 CountryFeral

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE (Bunsen @ 21/12/2012, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Countrymel you need to wear one of these!


Tempting.... but I'll be in Brisbane expiring in the heat!  Think I'll stick with my festive mu mu instead!

#11 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

National Lampoon's Christmas, and Elf.

#12 little lion

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 21/12/2012, 10:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh..........

I don't think your 3 year old would enjoy our Christmas favourite 'Bad Santa' with Billy Bob Thornton


Glad to know we are not the only family enjoying low brow humour for the holidays!

#13 désir d'amour

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

It USED to be Muppet Xmas Carol, but they've stopped screening it on the TV, and DH hasn't remembered in time to buy me a copy, for the 7th year in a row Tounge1.gif

#14 Maple Leaf

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

The Grinch. The old fashioned cartoon version. Just love it. original.gif

#15 Rangeman

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

The Santa Clause - I will never get sick of it.

#16 cameo

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

National Lampoons, absolute comedy classic!

#17 MintyBiscuit

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

We often watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, and this year we're going to start the tradition of A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas ph34r.gif

When we were little we used to watch A Christmas Carol. I think it was generally the Muppets version, but I vaguely remember a disney version as well. I think when DS is old enough we'll go with A Muppet Christmas Carol

#18 Lokum

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 21/12/2012, 11:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For the adults it is love actually on Christmas Eve.

It is probably because the airports at beginning and end resonate with us..


Same. Now when I'm waiting for someone at an airport I always watch the farewells and reunions, and usually find at least one to get teary about. So embarrassing.

I do like Diehard though... and for the kids, Christmas on 34th Street.


#19 Super Cat

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

Polar Express. We watch it every Christmas eve with the kids, then the kids go to bed while DH and I drink wine and watch the Christmas Carols.

#20 Ferelsmegz

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Love actually!

#21 little lion

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

Home Alone is pretty good too.

#22 Girlo

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

Rudolph the red nose reindeer - the "animation" one from the 60s.

An absolute classic and good for young kids!

#23 cardcarryingferal

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Another annual Love Actually watcher here.

ETA. I also re-watch as many Christmas-themed cooking shows as I can in the week or so before Christmas. Makes me feel so festive! I think I'll put on a Nigella Christmas special now while I wrap presents..

Edited by cardamom, 21 December 2012 - 02:24 PM.


#24 erindiv

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation of course biggrin.gif

I hate all the other National Lampoon movies, but I can never get enough of Christmas Vacation.

Love Actually makes me cringe. I am partial to a bit of Santa Clause and Santa Clause 2.

#25 Busydays

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

I love A Mom for Christmas, and my DH loves Family Man. We have been watching a Christmas movie each night for the past 2 weeks original.gif love it!




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