Non traditional Holiday movies I'll be watching this week

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  1. Nelson Au

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    Here's another one of these threads focused on Holiday themed films. But I'm thinking of non traditional films in the Sci-Fi and action genre. I'll likely be working on the computer or sketching and I plan to have a few DVD's playing in the home office. I'm thinking I'll watch the George Pal version of The Time Machine and Die Hard to start. Both are taking place during the Holidays. What would you play if you were in my shoes.

    Nelson

    PS-Pushing the theme, Airport because it's during a snow storm and The Great Escape because they sing Christmas Carols at one point.
     
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    Lethal Weapon
     
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    Gremlins! Best Santa story ever!
     
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    Die Hard would be the first choice. It just puts me in a Christmas kind of mood.
     
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    ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969), the Christmas 007 flick (I just had my annual viewing this evening). I watched the yuletide slasher classic, BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) last week.

    I'll probably also be watching two Christmas-set noir films sometime this week:

    BEWARE MY LOVELY (1952)
    THE LADY IN THE LAKE (1946)


    Two films that, while not centered around Christmas, both conclude at Christmas (and are well worth anyone's time):

    NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
    THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967)
     
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    Just watched Black Christmas last night. It's true what they say: it is the granddaddy of slasher films. Plus, it's ironically directed by the man behind perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Story.

    After that, watched the MST3K version of Mitchell - John Saxon gets a lot of presents in that one, so it must be Christmastime.
     
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    Great titles, thanks for the suggestions. I did later remember On Her Majesty's... so that will be played! I also have Lethal Weapon, how could I forget that. The other titles are not in my library, but this is a great start.
     
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    Serendipity.
     
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    Cast Away
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