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Old 03-11-2012, 19:00
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i cant think of any good family christmas movies over the past few years that actually succeed and where good

classic christmas movies such as home alone, the santa clause,miracle on 34th street all cant be compare to the likes of deck the halls ect


too late this year but should film companys next year try and release a big Christmas movie?
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:08
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yes, as long as its not a remake or a no effort sequal just to cash in on the name (looking at you home alone 5!)
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:14
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yes, as long as its not a remake or a no effort sequal just to cash in on the name (looking at you home alone 5!)
the santa clause 2 and 3 2 was ok nothing compared to orignal though but 3 was made for toddler it was that cheesy
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:18
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National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is the best family xmas movie of all time imo. It has a bit of everything for everyone and just seems to capture that magical feeling xmas had when you were a kid. Can't wait to watch it this year.

But in answer to the thread, yes we are long overdue a good big cinema released xmas movie. What was the last successful one does anyone know?
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:19
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the santa clause 2 and 3 2 was ok nothing compared to orignal though but 3 was made for toddler it was that cheesy
tim allen + cheese = not suprised!

i do have a soft spot for christmas with the kranks, although thats just because i like jamie lee curtis

another sequal i havent even attempted, christmas vacation 2!
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:19
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Yes, I love Christmas Movies. Miracle on 34th street is my favourite.
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:33
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I'm not sure what else they could do. The ones where Christmas has been the main theme have all been a let down for me in recent years but a couple that I like where Christmas was a backdrop are 'Love Actually' and 'Trapped in Paradise'.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:16
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I've really enjoyed the Christmas films they've had lately, but I'm easily please when it comes to Christmas. I love Christmas with the Kranks, Deck the Halls, Fred Clause and Elf. I love Nativity too, so glad there's a sequal
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:22
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I can't believe they've made a sequel to "A Christmas Story". A true classic. Why do they do this? It's obviously gonna bomb, so what is the point?
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:03
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The Polar Express and Jingle All The Way are two of my favourite yuletide movies.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:29
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Arthur Christmas is a more recent Christmas film that's really good.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:36
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The Polar Express
^ This.

I've always loved this movie, yet strangely enough I dont actually own it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:38
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Arthur Christmas is a more recent Christmas film that's really good.
Ditto.

Plus there's other great ones like Polar express.
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Old 04-11-2012, 16:30
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i cant think of any good family christmas movies over the past few years that actually succeed and where good

classic christmas movies such as home alone, the santa clause,miracle on 34th street all cant be compare to the likes of deck the halls ect


too late this year but should film companys next year try and release a big Christmas movie?
Elf is a great Christmas film and relatively recent (2003). Nativity (2009) is pretty good too. Home Alone 1 and 2 are both classics, imo, and are probably the best of the genre, but The Santa Clause never did anything for me. As for Deck The Halls, my kids love it and watch it every year lol.
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:07
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Every Christmas I like to watch Home Alone 1 and 2, Elf, The Snowman and Jingle All The Way. Perfect films for family fun, some brilliant comedy or just for pure cheese. I can't wait for Christmas in 8 weeks time or so...!
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Old 04-11-2012, 20:12
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I can't believe they've made a sequel to "A Christmas Story". A true classic. Why do they do this? It's obviously gonna bomb, so what is the point?
The sequel trailer looked pretty bad. It's not going to bomb because it's going straight to home video and cable (it's already available to buy at Amazon). It will easily make a profit even if it's bad because I doubt it cost much to produce.

During the holiday season in the US there are TONS of new made-for-TV christmas films airing on various cable channels. Naturally you've got your bad ones but there's always a few gems mixed in it. It's impossible to keep track of these TV films because so many are produced each year. I think it's safe to say that most never make it across the pond. And vice versa.

On the other hand, good theatrical Christmas films are pretty rare. I can't really name too many recent ones that I liked but I do recommend "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" (LINK).
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Old 04-11-2012, 20:46
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What about elf?
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Old 04-11-2012, 21:46
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I agree with those saying Arthur Christmas (2011).
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Old 05-11-2012, 17:56
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What about the nightmare before Christmas?
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Old 05-11-2012, 17:57
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Oh and has anyone seen the disney Santa paws movie??? If you have you wil understand the ???!
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Old 05-11-2012, 17:58
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Gremlins is the best Christmas film.
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Old 05-11-2012, 22:14
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Elf is pretty good. It is always on Channel on a Sunday about 10 days before christmas.
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Old 05-11-2012, 23:00
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Here are some suggestions for new christmas films.

Elf and Safety - Health and safety officers threaten to cancel Christmas due to the health risks. Its up to a team of thrifty elves to save the festive season, with the help of the token sexy blonde busty lawyer.

Melinda Claus - Santa splits up with his wife in a midlife crises and shacks up with a dumb busty blonde. When Santa becomes ill after a night out proving he can still keep up with the young ones, its up to Melinda to save Christmas - but Santa's ex wife is not going to make it easy for her, and neither will the Easter Bunny who is jealous of the attention Christmas gets over Easter. In the end the 2 ladies realize they have lots in common and work together, and the Easter Bunny falls in love with Santa's ex and they are all happy ever after.
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Old 05-11-2012, 23:47
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Ernest Saves Christmas!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:22
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Gremlins is the best Christmas film.
Been a long time since I've seen Gremlins, is it a Christmas film, or just set at Christmas?
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