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New favorite holiday movie?

After dinner tonight, I want to watch a movie about the holiday (Thanksgiving or Christmas). Something that makes me feel good or bad, I don’t care. What should I watch that I likely haven’t seen before as a man in my late 50’s?

by Anonymousreply 40December 5, 2021 8:09 PM

Massacre on Walton's Mountain.

by Anonymousreply 1November 25, 2021 12:23 PM

THE DAY OF THE LOCUST. A great film in its own right and it really captures all my feelings about the annual holiday season.

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by Anonymousreply 2November 25, 2021 12:32 PM

I like my Christmas movies schmaltz free. Like The Ref (1994) with Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey.

Or 'White Reindeer'

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by Anonymousreply 3November 25, 2021 12:33 PM

Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton is pretty hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 4November 25, 2021 12:36 PM

These ones give me that fall/winter feeling -

The Ice Storm One True Thing Crimes and Misdemeanors The Holiday Baby Boom Rudy Zack and Miri Make a Porno (underrated!) Little Women (the 1994 version) Crossing Delancey

by Anonymousreply 5November 25, 2021 12:40 PM

Sorry (sigh)

The Ice Storm

One True Thing

Crimes and Misdemeanors

The Holiday

Baby Boom


Zack and Miri Make a Porno (underrated!)

Little Women (the 1994 version)

Crossing Delancey

by Anonymousreply 6November 25, 2021 12:42 PM

I discovered "Remember The Night" a few years ago on TCM and loved it. Barbara Stanwyck is a shoplifter and Fred MacMurray is a cop. An unusual feel good Christmas movie.

I also recommend Tangerine, an extraordinary comedy about a feisty, motormouth trans escort who pounds the streets of Hollywood on Christmas Eve to track down the pimp who broke her heart. Filmed entirely on an iPhone 5.

by Anonymousreply 7November 25, 2021 12:46 PM

Thanks for the suggestions- I had forgotten The Ice Storm and Tangerine was great. I’ll check out the rest for Holiday feels.

by Anonymousreply 8November 26, 2021 2:39 AM


The Long Kiss Goodnight



National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Black Christmas (1974)

Batman Returns

Plane, Trains and Automobiles

A Diva's Christmas Carol

The Bishop's Wife

Bad Santa

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Silent Night, Deadly Night

A Christmas Story

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by Anonymousreply 10November 26, 2021 7:29 AM

The 1994 version of Little Women was mentioned above; The 2019 version is wonderful also, in my opinion, and is very Christmassy/wintery. It’s a beautiful thing to see in the dark time of the year, imo. 🤷🏻‍♂️

(i may be biased because my son played laurie in the musical in high school. i ran lines and sang all the songs ad nauseum.)

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by Anonymousreply 11November 26, 2021 7:40 AM

Meet Me In St.Louis.

by Anonymousreply 12November 28, 2021 7:55 PM

Rudolph and Frosty's Tag Team XXXmas

by Anonymousreply 13November 28, 2021 8:00 PM

A CHRISTMAS TALE. Arnaud Desplechin, director. With Catherine Deneuve.

by Anonymousreply 14November 28, 2021 8:19 PM
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by Anonymousreply 15November 28, 2021 8:31 PM

…….remember the night

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by Anonymousreply 16November 28, 2021 8:41 PM

As someone who dislikes the holidays, my choices tend to skew to the darker side.

BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) - One of my absolute favorites. Way ahead of its time; still holds up beautifully.

IN BRUGES (2008) - Has become an annual tradition for me. Brutal, foul-mouthed -- and hysterically funny.

P2 (2007) - A female office worker is trapped in an underground parking garage by a psycho security guard on Christmas Eve.

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS (2011) - Pretty funny stoner comedy; a must-see in 3D.

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016) - A babysitter and her adolescent charge are targets of an apparent home invasion on Christmas Eve. Very twisted.

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (2017) - Just your typical Christmas-themed Zombie Apocalypse Musical.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 28, 2021 8:53 PM

Bachelor Mother

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by Anonymousreply 18November 28, 2021 9:37 PM

Never Say Goodbye

(Errol Flynn in a Santa Clause costume!)

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by Anonymousreply 19November 28, 2021 9:37 PM

The Man Who Came to Dinner

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by Anonymousreply 20November 28, 2021 9:41 PM

The Man Who Invented Christmas

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by Anonymousreply 21November 28, 2021 9:41 PM

I loved LAST CHRISTMAS with Emilia Clarke from GOT. Very sweet aside from Emma Thompson’s hammy performance.

by Anonymousreply 22November 28, 2021 9:43 PM

Carol takes place around Christmas and New Year's. If you're into lesbians!

by Anonymousreply 23November 28, 2021 9:45 PM

The Holiday

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by Anonymousreply 25November 28, 2021 9:47 PM

Krampus (2015).

DL fave Toni Collette is in it, and it's hilarious.

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by Anonymousreply 26November 29, 2021 12:25 AM

The Christmas List starring the wonderful scientologist Mimi Rogers. It even has a cameo with Marla Maples.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 29, 2021 12:37 AM

My favorites include the original Christmas In Connecticut and The Ref. They never fail to entertain.

by Anonymousreply 28November 29, 2021 2:35 AM

Oh Hole-y Night: Dawson's 60 Load Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 29November 29, 2021 2:43 AM

Here you go, OP. And it's online at YouTube. For free. You're welcome!

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by Anonymousreply 30November 29, 2021 12:04 PM

Heres an unusual suggestion. I just saw Phone Call from a Stranger with Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill and Bette Davis. Four strangers meet on a fateful flight that crashes. It has the requisite Christmas movie spirit. I saw it on YouTube.

by Anonymousreply 31November 29, 2021 2:22 PM

even if not directly referencing a particular holiday, it's that time of year for...

The Ice Storm, Hannah and Her Sisters

The Ref, Scrooged, L.A. Confidential, Metropolitan, The Grand Budapest Hotel

by Anonymousreply 32November 29, 2021 2:46 PM

If anyone needs something to watch tonight, I give you The Advent Calendar. It's a Belgian horror/Christmas movie that just came out.

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by Anonymousreply 33December 4, 2021 11:17 PM

Do you really have to ask, OP?

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by Anonymousreply 34December 4, 2021 11:37 PM

Another vote for Metropolitan. The trailer is a little twee, it's 1990.

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by Anonymousreply 35December 4, 2021 11:42 PM

Another vote for "The Man Who Invented Christmas". Wonderful.

Also try "A Christmas Without Snow" . Made for TV movie. Michael Learned plays a divorced woman who moves to a new city and joins a choir as they begin preparing for their yearly concert of "The Messiah" for Christmas.

Another Made for TV movie is "Home for the Holidays" starring Sally Field, Jessica Walter, Eleanor Parker and Jill Haworth playing sisters who are reunited at their old home at the request of their father (Walter Brennan).. Suspicion focuses on Julie Harris who plays the stepmother. Can you guess the murderer as people begin dying?

by Anonymousreply 36December 4, 2021 11:47 PM

If not already mentioned, this should be a bigger classic than it seems to be. A charming, gentle movie.

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by Anonymousreply 37December 4, 2021 11:50 PM


[quote] Barbara Stanwyck is a shoplifter and Fred MacMurray is a cop.

You are half right. MacMurray plays the prosecuting attorney.

by Anonymousreply 38December 4, 2021 11:50 PM

Another Stanwyck favorite holiday movie. She initially seems cast against type as a slightly mousy widow, but gets some requisite telling off scenes. And the bulk of the film takes place during Christmas and New Years.

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by Anonymousreply 39December 5, 2021 5:29 PM

It Happened on 5th Avenue.

Definitely a feel-good movie, and it includes the holiday period.

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