Are you watching holiday movies now?

United States
December 2, 2008 1:57pm CST
Which holiday movies are you sure to watch this season? Which have you seen already this season? We just went out and bought the first 2 Home Alone movies because the rental store was out of them. We watched one over the weekend, but have not watched the second yet. Friday the school is putting on a movie night and showing the Polar Express. I'll be taking the kids. Santa will be there as well handing out gifts, I wonder what they will be. We'll probably also watch the Grinch, both the cartoon and the live action versions. Hubby and I usually watch the Adam Sandler movie 8 Crazy Nights every year too.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi, katsmeow. I just watched the Grinch last night. It was fun. I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" several times this time of year. It is one of those movies that never seems to get old. My husband adores "The Christmas Story" (1983) so we watch that several times each year too. Actually, you can pretty much say that I never miss an opportunity to watch a Christmas movie once December rolls around.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I've seen the Christmas story, but don't think I can sit through it again, and I've never seen it's a wonderful life. I like the more modern movies, but that's just me. I'm young, lol.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Thanks for the best response, kats.
• United States
2 Dec 08
im noy known to watch a movie twice..but this is an exception....that new movie "this christmas" with chris brown in it...i will be watching that tonight for the 2nd time.it was such a great movie.
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• United States
3 Dec 08
Yeah, that movie was off the chain. I liked it too the first time I saw it. Haven't seen it in a while but it was a trip.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
I love to watch The Holiday of Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. I feel so much in love whenever i watch it... :)
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
2 Dec 08
My daughter and I enjoy spending the weekends watching the holiday movies on Family Channel and Lifetime. Last weekend we watched Home Alone 3 and 4. I didn't even realize they had that many. We also taped Dennis The Menace Christmas and will probably watch that one next weekend. I love watching holiday movies this time of year:)
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I didn't realize there was a 4th Home Alone. I don't always like watching the specials on TV because I hate commercials. If I see something on TV that I want to see I'll rent it instead so I don't get commercial interruptions! Plus the TV cuts some of it out to save time too :(
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I know, i hate commercials. Whenever possible, I will dvr a movie so I can watch it in less time. Yep there is a Home Alone 4. It was good too! I was surprised I had never heard of it either. It had the same crook as in the first one with the boy named Kevin like the first one.
• United States
3 Dec 08
Oh you know, I may have heard about it, or seen part of it or something, I just can't remember that well. I'll have to look into renting it or something.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I will definately watch "It's a Wonderful Life". Maybe "Gremlins". I haven't seen "Polar Express" yet so I'll probably make it a point to see it this year.
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• United States
3 Dec 08
Polar Express is one of our favorites!! We used to own it, but the kids make a point of destroying every DVD we have, they make great toys apparently, lol.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
4 Dec 08
My oldest girl thinks that they do too.
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Home Alone movies are classics. My family loves those. We have both of them. We will definitely watch Christmas Vacation and the Grinch cartoon too. I miss those old time Christmas classics like Charlie Brown and Frosty. I think my favorite was Rudolph, narrated by Burl Ives. I guess I'm really showing my age now
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• United States
3 Dec 08
Frosty and Rudolph are classics, still being shown now adays. Although I do wish they'd update them a bit, you know. They can do so much more now with computer generations and such, that I think they can do a far better job, so I wish they'd try. They redid the Grinch and they was an awesome movie. So why not Frosty and Rudolph and some of those others?
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I agree they should do some re-makes. I'd be glued to the TV for a new animated Rudolf movie LOL
@BriMarie (25)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I will probably watch the Santa Clause I,II, and III (I own all of them). I will probably also watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey. I also really love the movie Love Actually which isn't really a Christmas movie, but it's centered around the holidays. I would also like to suggest The Family Stone (Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker), it's a really good comedy with a lot of big names that I really enjoy and centers around everyone coming home for Christmas.
• United States
2 Dec 08
I did not enjoy the Family Stone, and I've never seen Love Actually. I prefer the classic Christmas movies, and the ones that the whole family can watch. I forget, is The Holiday a Christmas movie? I think it is centered around Christmas. You'd probably like that if you haven't seen it yet.
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• Canada
3 Dec 08
Yes, The Holiday is centered around Christmas. We own this one, and it's a favourite for myself and my daughter.
• United States
16 Dec 08
Yes, we've been watching Christmas movies in our house. We just watch the ones on ABC Family and on Lifetime. There have been a lot of good ones on this year. We always watch It's a Wonderful Life because that's my favorite movie. We haven't watched it yet this year but we will probably watch it this weekend. I've already told my husband that it's time to watch it soon because Christmas will be here next week. Wow, this month has really flown by...this whole year has really flown by.
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• United States
16 Dec 08
Yes it sure has. I can't believe Christmas is like a week away. I'm excited though.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I watched Santa Claus 2 with Tim Allen with my son the other night and last night after my son went to bed the baby and I sat down and watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
I like the Santa Claus movies too. We saw the first on TV while hubby was out buying the Home Alone movies, then we started to watch the 2nd, but turned it off for Home Alone. We may end up buying all 3.
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
[i]Hello katsmeow, We haven't watch any holiday movies this month. Holidays seems dull this year because of the economic crisis. I guess we should enjoy what we have today and let tomorrow take care of itself. I have not seen the Adam Sandler movie 8 Crazy Nights, I'll try to check it out this week and rent some holiday movies to bring it the festive mood. I haven't check out the movies coming this month and so I don't have any idea what are the coming holiday movies. I guess it's better to check the cinema or the video shop. Regards.[/i]
@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Dec 08
I don't imagine we'll get any movies special for the season at all. We don't have TV but we do watch the occassional DVD via the computer. Perhaps I'll see if we can swap a few with neighbours over the school holiday though, just to give us a bit of a change whilst the weather is bad.
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I have only watched one holiday movie so far. Shreks christmas, but Im sure I will watch plenty more when it gets closer.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I am watching a lot of the Christmas shows on the Lifetime Channel and on the Hallmark Channel.. These are what my husband refers to as girly movies, so I watch them alone.. We also watch Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase every Christmas, but again, we also watch it at least once in the summer, it is my favorite.
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@anniepa (27242)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I saw one holiday movie, "Three Days" this year that I'd never seen before even though it's an older movie, 2002 or somewhere around there if I remember correctly. I always watch "The Christmas Shoes" at least once and there are a few others I'll recognize when I see them on the TV listings. Believe it or not, I still haven't seen "Christmas Story" so I've put it on my "Must Do" list for this year. Of course, I usually catch "It's a Wonderful Life". "Noel" was recommended to me by a friend so I have that scheduled to record on my DVR for next week one day. Annie
• United States
3 Dec 08
yes i have started watching the christmas shows , as a mater of fact we are going to watch the rodolph cartoon tonight and keep my tv on lifetime on sundays beccaus that is all that is on and i love them o and halmark has some good ones to
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
2 Dec 08
We started watching last night. The 1st one we watched was Shrek the Halls. My daughter really likes it. It came out last year. I wasn't impressed, but the kids liked it. Then we watched the Dr Seuss classic the Grinch with Boris Karloff narrating. Even my hubby came in the room for that one.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
The other night my daughter and I watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the newest version with Jim Carrey). Usually around the holidays we always watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Special as well as A Christmas Story.
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@Anne18 (11036)
2 Dec 08
Not at the mo, but I'm sure as soon as the christmas box comes out on thursday when we shall put the tree up etc they will want the films on. We only have cartoon ones that they like to watch, like Beauty and The Beast christmas one
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@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I love watching Christmas and holiday movies between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It drives my son nuts. I am a big fan of the made for tv movies on Lifetime and Hallmark channels. Of course I have to see my old favorites too. Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooge (the musical version with Albert Finney), It's a Wonderful Life, and yes even Polar Express!!! I just love holiday movies!!!
• United States
3 Dec 08
I'm with you. There are some Lifetime movies that are great. I had to go searching around this morning just to come up with some of the titles. The one I really like is "Borrowed Hearts" it has Roma Downy, where she's a single mother who agrees to move in with her boss for a week because he told some business partners that he was married and had a child. It's really cute. Another one that I like is the movie "A Christmas List". I don't know if it will be on this season or not, but it's about a woman who puts her Christmas wishlist in Santa's mailbox at the department store and everything comess true. It's really cute. If you can find it, I definitely recommend it!
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I've been watching all the seasonal movies on the Hallmark Channel on television. We will probably watch the Grinch again sometime during the season. My daughter's kids have that movie. I have a Christmas movie with Tim Allen, The Santa Clause. I tried to get the kids to watch it Thanksgiving, but they had other things to do. I love that movie! Some of the movies I've seen this season I've seen before, but the good ones never lose their appeal to me.
• United States
3 Dec 08
I like the Santa Claus movies. Some of them never get old, and this time a year all you can find on TV is holiday movies! I love it. It helps get in the spirit.