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What will you be watching/recommending this Christmas?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by JohnS, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. JohnS

    JohnS Well-Known Member

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    It's Christmas time!!

    What TV DVD Christmas episodes will you be watching?

    or which ones do you recommened/really like?

    Here is what I LOVE watching on Christmas

    MST3K Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    Futurama "Xmas Story" and "A Tale of Two Santas"

    Seinfeld "The Strike"(Festivous)

    Merry Christmas Mr. Bean- FANTATSIC! but the DVD version sucks for not having the turkey weighing sequence

    Robot Chicken Christmas Special

    Family Guy Freaking Christmas Special

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

    Smallville "Lexmas"

    American Dad! "The Best Christmas Story Never"

    Just Shoot Me! "Jesus, It's Christmas"

    The Office "Christmas Party" and "A Benihana Christmas part 1 & 2"

    Are You Being Served? "Christmas Crackers" and "Father Christmas Affair"

    Newsradio "Xmas Story" and "Christmas"

    Friends

    "The One With Phoebe's Dad"
    "The One Where Rachel Quits"
    "The One With The Routine"
    "The One With The Holiday Armadillo"
    "The One With The Creepy Holiday Card"
    "The One With Christmas In Tulsa"

    South Park

    "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!"
    " A Very Crappy Christmas"
    "Red Sleigh Down"
    "It's Christmas in Canada"
    "Woodland Critter Christmas"

    Three's Company "Three's Christmas"

    There's also tons of stuff I have that's not on DVD, that I watch.
     
  2. Regulus

    Regulus Well-Known Member

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    I have already viewed two Movies, The Santa Clause & The Polar Express

    Here are the shows I'll be watching through the Holiday Season.

    The Homecoming (Pilot for The Waltons)
    How the Grinch stole Christmas (Both the Animated one and the Movie)
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    The Little Drummer Boy(A TV Station in Detroit REFUSES to televise this Special![​IMG])
    The Movies The Santa Clause 2, Miracle on 34th Street, Its a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, Home Alone 1,2 & 3, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Jingle all the way, A Christmas Story, Elf, 12 Dogs of Christmas & Gremlins.

    Most of the movies and specials will be played at the same time the Networks are playing their versions. [​IMG] (I love to show my friends how many minutes of the movie are still playing on the Networks after my versions are over (Usually 60-90 Minutes) These, of course are how many
    [​IMG]COMMERCIALS[​IMG] a viewer has to watch if they are watching the Network Version!)[​IMG]
    Last but not least I'll watch some Christmas-Themed Episodes of several TV Shows including Little House on the Prairie, Knight Rider, Touched by an Angel, Highway to Heaven & Walker, Texas Ranger, among others. [​IMG]

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  3. Rodrick

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    i always liked the xmas episode from 7th heaven.
     
  4. TravisR

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    I'm sure I'll watch somewhat less feel good Christmas movies like Die Hard, Black Christmas (1974) and Black Christmas (2006). [​IMG]

    EDIT: I just watched Eyes Wide Shut the other night and that's a Christmas movie.
     
  5. JohnS

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    I like the Three's Company Christmas episode called Three's Christmas
    where we find out Chrissy's real name [​IMG]

    I wish more Just Shoot Me seasons were on DVD, cause the one called
    How the Finch Stole Christmas is great
     
  6. Robert13

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    I will be watching Christmas episodes from I Love Lucy, Hazel, Hart to Hart and Cagney & Lacey.

    I also have the new dvd of the Munsters' Scary Little Christmas which I will watch during the holidays. [​IMG]
     
  7. Firebee

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    I'll definitely be watching ``A Christmas Story'' with my sister and her family...will probably take out my copies of ``Santa Clause 2'' and ``Santa Clause 3'' since ``The Santa Clause'' is one of our Christmas favorites.
     
  8. DavidJ

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    For me, "It's a Wonderful Life" is a given. I will also watch (and listen) to a few Jack Benny Christmas shows like I do every year. I am planning to watch "The Polar Express" and I will most likely watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the Charlie Brown special. I'm sure I will catch some other movies and shows as well. For example, after reading this thread I may catch a few Friends episodes.
     
  9. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    One recent Christmas tradition for me is screening the following during one afternoon or evening in December (preferably on Christmas Eve), in this order:

    1. Classic Cartoon: SEASIN'S GREETINKS (1933, Popeye)
    2. SCROOGE (1951, Alastair Sim)
    3. TV Episode: THE AVENGERS - "Too Many Christmas Trees" (1965)
    4. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969)

    --The neat thing is, the AVENGERS episode carries on the Dickens theme from SCROOGE, and prominently features SCROOGE castmembers Mervyn Johns ("Bob Cratchit") and Patrick MacNee ("Young Jacob Marley", and also hosts the film, depending on which video edition of the 1951 film you're watching), and has a jokey reference to GOLDFINGER, while the James Bond epic ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE carries on the Christmas theme (at the film's center, in Blofeld's lair) and features AVENGERS co-star Diana Rigg.

    I'll also be watching the usual holiday stuff--

    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
    MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
    REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940, on DVD-R)
    A HOLIDAY AFFAIR (1949, ditto)
    THE BISHOP'S WIFE
    O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE (for "The Gift of the Magi")
    A CHRISTMAS STORY
    HOME ALONE
    THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS (1966)
    A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
    RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS

    As well as the unconventional Christmas flicks--

    DIE HARD
    THE ICE HARVEST
    BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)
    THREE GODFATHERS (1936)
    THE LADY IN THE LAKE
    BEWARE MY LOVELY (on DVD-R)

    Plus there are some cool films that have their final scenes occur on Christmas, ergo, they're Christmas flicks, too--

    CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944)
    NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)
    THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967)

    For TV episodes, there's--

    WALT DISNEY: ONE NIGHT IN WONDERLAND (this hour-long promo for ALICE IN WONDERLAND, sort of a dry run for the later DISNEYLAND series, is a Christmas party, sponsored by Coca-Cola (see an uncredited Vera Miles, in a Santa Claus suit and presenting a tray of Cokes to the viewers at home, at the very beginning of the program!); it's on Disc 2 of ALICE IN WONDERLAND: SE)

    ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: "Santa Claus and the 10th Avenue Kid"

    THE HONEYMOONERS: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

    THE TWILIGHT ZONE: "The Night of the Meek"

    THE ADDAMS FAMILY: "Christmas with the Addams Family"

    STINGRAY: "A Christmas to Remember" (1964)

    THUNDERBIRDS: "Give or Take a Million"

    VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA: "Long Live the King"

    LOST IN SPACE: "Return from Outer Space"

    THE WILD WILD WEST: "The Night of the Whirring Death" (not really a Christmas episode, but it plays like one, and is the closest thing to a yuletide adventure the series ever had)

    WKRP: "Jennifer's Home for Christmas" (Season 2, DVD-R) & "Bah, Humbug" (Season 3, DVD-R)

    SCTV: "SCTV Staff Christmas Party" (Season 4) & "Christmas" (Season 5)

    MR. BEAN: "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean"

    MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"

    MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: "Santa Claus" (on DVD-R)

    URUSEI YATSURA: "Pitter-Patter Christmas Eve"

    RANMA 1/2 (OAV): "Tendo Family Christmas Scramble"

    THE SIMPSONS: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
     
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    I never really get into the spirit of Christmas until I watch " A Charlie Brown Christmas." Then I'm like Scrooge at the end of "A Christmas Carol": suddenly, the thought of long lines and figuring out what to get everyone stops being horrific.

    Then I watch "Die Hard," my favorite Christmas movie...
     
  12. Jeff-Wooten

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    As far as movies, I always have to watch Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street (BW version), and Mickey's Christmas Carol (from the WDT: Mickey Mouse in Color, Vol. 2).

    Also, "The Race" from Seinfeld S6. (My fave ep ever and props to actually not replacing the "Superman" theme music on the dvd).

    I've been thinking of doing some theme nights this year.

    B&W Christmas (Beverly Hillbillies/Petticoat Junction, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Honeymooners, Bewitched, I Love Lucy, Twilight Zone, and yes, that great Avengers ep "Too Many Christmas Trees")

    Superheroes (Wonder Woman S2 and S3, 2 eps of Batman: The Animated Series, and "Comfort and Joy" from Justice League S2.)

    A 1970s Christmas (Mary Tyler Moore, Odd Couple, Jeffersons)

    And I'll probably do an all-nighter with King of Queens eps. I think they did Christmas eps each season except 4 and 9.

    And at some point, I'll put in the Sonny & Cher Christmas Shows and Charlie Brown Christmas.
     
  13. Tina_H_V

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    Here is what I plan on watching Christmas Eve upon returning home
    from work:

    The Sopranos: ...To Save Us All From Satan's Power (S3)

    The Boondocks: A Huey Freeman Christmas (S1)

    That Girl: Christmas and The Hard Luck Kid (S1); 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, You're Under Arrest (S2)

    The Nanny: The Christmas Show (S1)

    Living Single: Living Kringle (S1)

    The White Shadow: A Christmas Present (S2)

    And, new for this year... [​IMG]

    Sanford and Son: Ebenezer Sanford (S5)

    Three's Company: Three's Christmas (S2)

    The Flintstones: Christmas Flintstone (S5)

    And, as a special bonus:

    Amos 'N' Andy: Andy Plays Santa Claus (VHS tape; however, Alvin Childress' monologue--he played Amos in the television edition--puts THIS one in play!!! [​IMG] )

    I am looking forward to having a very, Merry Christmas this year. The past three Xmasses have been the best!!! May this help to make it the past four two weeks from now!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  14. Regulus

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    I've already watched the following CHRISTmas Movies:
    Miracle on 34th Street (1946 Origional)
    The Polar Express
    The Santa Clause
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2
    The Homecoming

    Here's what I'll be watching on the Days leading up to CHRISTmas
    Tonight: The Santa Clause 2
    Saturday: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    Sunday: Home Alone 3
    Monday:Elf
    Tuesday:A Christmas Story
    Wednesday:The 12 Dogs of Christmas
    Thursday:Jingle all the way
    Friday:How the Grinch stole Christmas (Both Versions)[​IMG]
    Sunday:It's a Wonderful Life

    MerryCHRISTmas to each and everyone! [​IMG]

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  15. Qui-Gon John

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    Deck the Halls - already watched
    Miracle on 34th Street (Newer Version)
    The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3
    Home Alone 1 & 2
    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    Elf
    Jingle all the way
    How the Grinch stole Christmas (cartoon)
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Santa Clause is Coming to Town
    Year Without a Santa Claus
    Little Drummer Boy
    Muppet's Christmas Carol (perhaps my favorite version of the story)
    Surviving Christmas
    Christmas With The Kranks
    The Family Man
    Scrooged
     
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    My list is almost identical to this one and includes:

    Rich Little's A Christmas Carol (a guilty pleasure of mine)
    Ernest Saves Christmas (flame suit on [​IMG])
    Polar Express
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Brian Setzer Orchestra Live - Christmas Extravaganza!
    The Manhattan Transfer: The Christmas Concert
     
  17. Don Giro

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    I watched "Deck the Halls" last night. I won't be watching it again, but I watched "Deck the Halls" last night.
     
  18. Qui-Gon John

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    Huh?!?!?

    Not sure what you mean, especially telling us twice you watched it last night. I take it you didn't like it. I thought it was good. Kinda a mix of Christmas with the Kranks and Christmas Vacation. However, I agree it wasn't quite up to par with either of those. Still, I love watching Broderick and DeVito, so that saves it, IMHO.
     
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    For our festivus party, I broke out the Star Wars Holiday Special. After 30 minutes, I had to stop it to prevent my party from completely dying. So I don't recommend this TV special. Better off with PeeWee Herman's Christmas Special.
     
  20. Don Giro

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    I liked it a lot better than "Christmas with the Kranks," which I found unbearable and couldn't even finish watching (and I'm one of those guys who'll watch almost ANYTHING, given enough time). I"d much rather watch "Love Actually."
     

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