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Old 12-03-2012, 03:14 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:51 PM
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It's a classic Christmas movie, and honestly, I like it; Jimmy Stewart is at his best, Donna Reed is great, it has a heart-warming ending and a story that any man can relate to at times.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:04 PM
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No question it was a great movie of its time. But it's not something I want to watch every year of my life.
Actually, it wasn't considered a great movie in its day - it kinda bombed. It was many years later, thanks to the advent of television, that it began to gain an audience.

This is true of many films from the pre tv era.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:13 PM
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Actually, it wasn't considered a great movie in its day - it kinda bombed. It was many years later, thanks to the advent of television, that it began to gain an audience.

This is true of many films from the pre tv era.
lol - that's true of many movies in a pre-internet era - and I now hear of movies making big hits in a social media scene - I watch them and figure ... "huh?" Yep - I'm getting old, but some of this crap that makes a big hit these days really is poor in terms of acting... imo of course.
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Ranked as one of the 100 greatest movies of all times... but when you've seen it so often that you know all the actor's lines...what is the point of airing each year? I refuse to watch it aymore.
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Well, you know me. I thought it was a philosophical question, not some movie that came out recently or long time ago. BTW, I'm in Europe, having a great time going from cities to cities in Germany enjoying the different Christmas markets, not worrying if I should buy a new BMW or keep the old one.
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Ranked as one of the 100 greatest movies of all times... but when you've seen it so often that you know all the actor's lines...what is the point of airing each year? I refuse to watch it aymore.
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Relax Matt, it's a classic american film that, like Miracle on 34th st, the Wizard Of Oz and Mr Smith Goes To Washington ... (and many others), get introduced to new generations of viewers every year.

I dont have a problem with it. My advice, if it bothers you so, is watch something else on the 499 plus channels and multiple internet streams available these days

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Ranked as one of the 100 greatest movies of all times... but when you've seen it so often that you know all the actor's lines...what is the point of airing each year? I refuse to watch it aymore.
You got to be kidding. You are under no obligation to watch it. God only knows how many teenagers are going to see it for the first time this year. I saw it when I was 19 IIRC. Liked it. Liked it a lot for the next 5 or 6 viewings.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:07 AM
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My wife loves Christmas movies - I like most of the Christmas movies she puts on (Who doesn't love Home Alone and National Lampoons?)

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We watch lampoon every Christmas!


I'm not sure if I've seen it's a wonderful life or not....
Not sure if its my kind of movie, will have to find out when it's on/ set DVR.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 AM
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No Vampires?No Zombies .No one under 30 will like it.Great movie,saw it with my grandfather 1st time 35 years ago.Hokie,corny,that says it has meaning these days.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:48 AM
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Someone mentioned Home Alone and National Lampoons. Hmmm. Nope we never watch those. For Christmas movies, I'd probably go for Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Bad Santa and Arthur Christmas.
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Someone mentioned Home Alone and National Lampoons. Hmmm. Nope we never watch those. For Christmas movies, I'd probably go for Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Bad Santa and Arthur Christmas.
Bad Santa is a funny movie for those with a dark sense of humor. Good stuff.
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Bad Santa is a funny movie for those with a dark sense of humor. Good stuff.
I tried to watch bad Santa the other night.... My fiencee made me turn it off. Sigh...
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Anyone saw The Polar Express? It's one of my favorite Xmas movies, an animation movie with Tom Hanks. Very different from the rest of them cookie cutter made in Hollywood. It's a little strange and a bit creepy with that type of animation that they are using, and the little boy looks like he suffers from a emotional deficit.. LOL .. but after you forget all that, its a really cool movie. Oh, and my sig quote is from there, BTW...
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"It's a wonderful life" has some very valuable lessons built into it, which bear repeating again and again. The highlights I can think of are:
  • Having a social conscience and lots of friends can help in hard times
  • Old man Potter's wisdom of economics: Buy when everyone is selling. Sell when everyone is buying.
  • Think beyond yourself
  • You have a bigger impact on the world than you can possibly imagine.
What's not to love about those messages?

I love old movies. They didn't have shaky/monkey cam or zooming in and out. They had a calmer pace, were more subtle. They're like a whisper compared to today's movies, which scream at you visually. I don't like being screamed at. I appreciate the whisper.
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Someone mentioned Home Alone and National Lampoons. Hmmm. Nope we never watch those. For Christmas movies, I'd probably go for Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Bad Santa and Arthur Christmas.
My wife looks for Lethal Weapon I and Die Hard I and II automatically when Christmas rolls around now. I LOVE IT!
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Relax Matt, it's a classic american film that, like Miracle on 34th st, the Wizard Of Oz and Mr Smith Goes To Washington ... (and many others), get introduced to new generations of viewers every year.

I dont have a problem with it. My advice, if it bothers you so, is watch something else on the 499 plus channels and multiple internet streams available these days
Yup. Its a classic, its tradition. I love it.
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It's a classic Christmas movie, and honestly, I like it; Jimmy Stewart is at his best, Donna Reed is great, it has a heart-warming ending and a story that any man can relate to at times.
Agree 100%. Watching it now with me nieces. We have been watching the movie together for years. They just finished their first semester of college. It's nice that they still like to do this with their old uncle.
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