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Christmas movies

This year, I'm on top of things. Usually, around mid-December I start looking through the DVR list, wanting to tape my favorite Christmas programs. Doh! Now, why in the world would any silly person think that they would air the Christmas programs around Christmas? Well, that silly person would be wrong.

So this year I started checking out the DVR in November.Now I just need to find a few others to set them to record:
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • It's A Wonderful Life
  • The Year Without A Santa Claus (source of Heat Miser and Freeze Miser and their fabulous song:

    which I remember very well from my childhood)
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (gotta love a young, red-haired Kris Kringle)
  • Die Hard? Do they air Die Hard at Christmas time? Because I love me some Alan Rickman with the smart ass remarks.
  • I might even be willing to watch Home Alone, as I first saw it on a flight from London to L.A. on Christmas Day in 1991 -- in the company of some very festive and friendly fellow passengers with whom I shared a great holiday camaraderie for the 12 hours of the flight -- and it therefore brings back good memories.
Now if only someone still aired Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol and The Little Drummer Boy (which I loved as a child without noticing anything religious about it, but which has since pretty much disappeared).

We already own The Nightmare Before Christmas on DVD, so there's no need to hunt that one down. :)


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Dec. 1st, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Which is the one with the little penguin? The penguin was one of my favorites!
Dec. 1st, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Topper the penguin and it also had the best named character ever: Burghermeister Meisterburgher.
Dec. 1st, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, I don't remember a little penguin. All it brings to mind is Chilly Willy, the old cartoon penguin who cried ice cubes.

Dec. 1st, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Last year they had a box set of DVDs (The Original Christmas Classics) which has: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy, Frosty Returns, and Cricket on the Hearth. Doing a quick search, I find that you can buy it online for $20.

I love it because I can watch them all through the holiday season!
Dec. 1st, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
I might just have to buy that!
Dec. 1st, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Aww, what about White Christmas? That's my favorite. Dude, and I totally remember Mister Magoo's!

PS - Thanks for the present!
Dec. 1st, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
This is going to sound totally crazy, but ... I've *never* seen White Christmas.

And you're welcome for the little present. :)
Dec. 1st, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
OMG. You have to see it! It is my favorite! I love Danny Kaye, and Bing's voice always leaves me so warm and fuzzy. I always cry at the end, too, because it is so sweet.
Dec. 2nd, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Die Hard is a Christmas movie? I might have to get that one... LOL.
Dec. 2nd, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Die Hard is most definitely a Christmas movie. The main character (Bruce Willis's character) is flying to L.A. to spend Christmas with his estranged wife ... who happens to work in a building that gets taken hostage by terrorists. So there's Christmas stuff here and there.
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