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    Default Christmas Films and Required Watching (TV)

    Come on, what are the best ones?

    I think the absolute best for me is Elf. Just a classic in so many ways.

    It's a Wonderful Life gets a shout too.

    As for television episodes, I HAVE to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Carol episode, it's so lovely. I also enjoy the Royle Family. It will be even harder to watch them this year, however, after Caroline's passing.


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    this cinematographic masterpiece

    also i watch the entire lotr extended trilogy with one of my brothers
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    I never got behind this trend in Poland where everybody watches Home Alone every year. I mean, it's an okay movie, but not one Id go out of my way to rewatch even once. But other Poles... there were actual riots when the tv station that airs the movie every year announced around three years ago that they wouldn't do that this time. People actually took to the streets and the station actually reversed their decision.

    My favorite Christmas movie has to be Love, actually, because of how smart it is and how every time I watch it I get something new out of it. But I also have a real soft spot for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation since it's my dad's favorite Christmas flick and it's the thing that aired in my house every Christmas, so I guess I'm as nostalgic for it like most Poles are nostalgic for Home Alone

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    Die Hard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Fury View Post
    As for television episodes, I HAVE to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Carol episode, it's so lovely.
    Yeah, that one is a big favourite of mine too.

    Muppets Christmas Carol is one I watch every year. I even pause the movie to watch one of the cut songs on YouTube.

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    Elf and Love Actually are nowhere near the best Christmas films. Love Actually isn't even a good film to start with!

    The Muppet Christmas Carol is always good. Ditto the obvious stuff like It's A Wonderful Life.

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    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is a classic also.
    Also Home Alone was always my favourite as a kid.

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    I only watched It's A Wonderful Life for the first time a few years ago and it's a beautiful film.

    Elf is must along with Die Hard!

    Also, I have fond memories of Muppet's Christmas Carol. I went to the cinema with my friend Becky in November 2014 to watch this for the first time. When I got back home that evening I found out I was going to be a father

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    I hated it's a wonderful life
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    I hate It's a Wonderful Life too, Mirage. xD

    I looove Doctor Who Christmas Carol, though. Best Doctor Who Christmas.

    My must watches are Christmas Vacation, The Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, and the classics like Rudolph, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Year Without a Santa Claus, etc. BUT NEVER FROSTY!!!

    I also have a feeling White Christmas from Black Mirror will become a holiday tradition as well.
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    Christmas vacation is the only one I have to watch every year. It was a tradition in my parents house to watch it on Thanksgiving while decorating the tree.

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    I watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman every year when I was growing up. I put Rudolph on for the kids just yesterday. They liked it but only sat through... 15 minutes of it.

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    Though it's not a must watch, anyone else remeber seeing the band Kiss make a Christmas movie in full make up. It's good for the lol once, but it is cringe worthy.

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