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Christmas Films

Postby graeme » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:21 pm

To kick things off please take a snowy stroll down wikipedia way...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_film

Post which christmas films you think we should show.
Post any christmas films that you have.
When we are all done posting Mr Crowe & Co. can do some selecting and scheduling.

Santa only comes once a year but when he does he fills your stockings, Ho Ho Ho.
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Postby Gandhi » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:51 pm

Die Hard 1 and 2

Bad Santa

The Snowman - Iron Brew version

Slap Shot

The Dear Hunter -coz of the wintery scenes at the start and the fact that me and my family like to play russian roulette at Christams dinner...oooh the memories.
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Postby thehemulen » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:18 pm

i vote Brazil by Terry Gilliam - that takes place at Christmas. i think its interesting to explore the distinction between Xmas films and films that merely take place during Xmas (e.g. Die Hard, Gremlins...)
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Postby dan » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:20 pm

i like the idea of films which just happen to be set around christmas like die hard. Personally i hate gramlins, but i'm not sure why.

what about 'The Message', it's amazing becasue you never see the star of the show...
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we could show it on christmas day?
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Postby ravanwin » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:54 am

i did die hard / home alone double bill a few years ago.

i also believe i hate the gremlins.

i vote:

elf / leprechan double bill (i think one leprechan took place around xmas...)
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Postby dan » Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:26 am

leprechaun is fucking amazing.
Leprechaun 2's quote from the press is: 'Better than the first'
Surely a sign of genius.
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Postby Gandhi » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:05 am

definately Elf!

The Mighty Ducks...not sure its about christmas but there's snow and ice..that'll do

Scrooged- the Bill Murray version!

The Santa Clause
- Tim Allen's the man!

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang- please!!!!!! its set at Christmas peeps, and....its fookin hilarious

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation- Chevy Chevy Chevy

The Grinch-Jim Carey woohoo

A Charlie Brown Christmas


Ernest Saves Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas
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Postby Gandhi » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:05 am

The Long Kiss Goodnight
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Postby Gandhi » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:07 am

Schindlers List?
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Postby Martin » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:09 pm

Oh dear god. This list has reminded me how much I hate christmas films.

Humbug I say! Humbug!
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Postby laura » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:19 pm

It's a Wonderful Life - the ultimate feelgood movie!!
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Postby Newington Bandit » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:59 pm

Le pere Noel est une ordure (Father Christmas is an asshole), massive French cult movie from 1982.

If I can find a copy with English subtitles, that is.....
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Postby graeme » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:18 pm

Newington Bandit, couldn't you do a running translation for us?
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Postby dan » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:19 am

Nightmare on Elm St 1-3
Halloween
The Fog
Carrie
Friday 13th 1-8
Omen 1-3
Don't look Now
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Postby blacksheep » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:36 pm

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
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Postby laura » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:42 pm

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Postby pockets » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:46 am

only got one id like to see


muppets christmas carol
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Postby Gandhi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:52 am

thats a classic! I hope it gets selected
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Postby swithun » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:25 am

I'm with Martin on the whole Christmas film thing. The idea of Film Night is to show stuff that has artistic merit and/or films that are worth seeing but hard to find, plus the odd bit of fun crap to keep people on their toes.

Having a whole month of (fun?) crap is going a bit far in my opinion. But it seems that the masses have spoken and if that's what you want, then that's what you'll get.

I can't decide between any of the above suggestions. You have to be able to get hold of the films, which will narrow the list down a bit. Who ever gets a film of theirs chosen should help out in the kitchen or stick around to tidy up afterwards.
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Postby Gandhi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:28 am

ok
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Postby swithun » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:13 pm

Ghandy - do you want to pick the Christmas films? The Mondays in December are 3, 10, 17 and 24. If you plan double bills, it is best to start at 8, rather than 9pm.

I'll PM some trade secrets if you are up for it.
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Postby dan » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:22 pm

hellraiser
friday the 13th part 8 jason takes manhatten.
please don't show shitey christmas films that will make people want to kill themselves!!!
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Postby Martin » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:31 pm

Does there really have to be an entire month of christmas films? Do you not think forest should oppose the stretching of a simple winter feast into a lengthening orgy of trite, strained, insincere crap?
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Postby Martin » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:37 pm

Though I can think of one Christmas film that we really should show: <a><i>Joyeux Noël</i></a>.
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Postby Gandhi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:37 pm

miserable buggers. :roll:
Its Christmaaaaaasssss. I propose we only play smaltzy christmas films, and listen to Slade's greatest hits. In between songs and films we should have a cosy fireplace projected onto the wall with crackiling noises playing. We should put decorations up, and drink Egnogg (whatever the hell that is!). I'll also look in to hiring a reindeer. :D
I shall dress up as Santa and shout the words HO HO HO to passing ladies.
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Postby Martin » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:38 pm

That link again: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyeux_Noel

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Postby Gandhi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:40 pm

I really want to watch that film, heard good things about it, nice one...have you got a copy?
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Postby Martin » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:45 pm

I bought it on DVD for my dad last year, could ask him to post it back up here for us for a bit. Or there's the nudge-nudge-wink-wink*cough*bittorrent*cough* route.
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Postby Gandhi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:57 pm

I think you need some lemsip.
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Postby beev » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:33 pm

Martin wrote:Does there really have to be an entire month of christmas films? Do you not think forest should oppose the stretching of a simple winter feast into a lengthening orgy of trite, strained, insincere crap?

I would agree with this. But Bad Santa is a treat!

Martin, you should be able to activate your html usage on your profile page. But you shouldn't need to put tags. Just type a web address and it will automatically be linked.
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Postby dan » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:36 pm

just show The Message over and over again.
Anything else is a cop out and will damage all of us
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Postby swithun » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:51 pm

Bad Santa is good enough to show at any time of the year.

Bad Santa wrote:Yeah baby, Yeah baby, you not gonna shit right for a week!


December 2007 will go down in history as the month that the Forest let people choose films. And this mistake will never be made again.
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Postby billy_liar » Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:20 am

Jingle All The Way!
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:25 pm

Also we should be showing,

'Dinner For One' on New Year's Eve.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_for_one

James: The same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?
Miss Sophie: The same procedure as every year, James!

'It is a curiosity that this sketch has become a tradition in Germany, where up to half the population may see it every year, but it is almost totally unknown in Britain. It is also shown on New Year’s Eve in many other mainland European countries, particularly Scandinavia, and also screens on SBS in Australia. In Norway, however, it is shown every year on the eve of December 23. It is known as far away as South Africa. In Sweden, the show was put on hold for a period for six years, deemed "unsuitable" because of butler James' heavy drinking. However, the TV network then caved in to the popular demand to have it back.

Although the sketch is most popular in non-English speaking countries, it is typically shown in the original English without dubbing or subtitles. Curiously, the film remains practically unknown to the English speaking world (except for Australia). It has never been broadcast on TV in Britain.

Since the mid-1980s, German television channels have been available to British analogue satellite viewers, meaning that the new year screenings of Dinner for One could be seen in the UK by those few people who had access to German TV schedules. The replacement of analogue services by digital has seen a decline in viewers of traditional satellite television, but those who still own a receiver can tune in.'
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Postby emilymm » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:17 pm

The Grinch-Jim Carey woohoo

A Charlie Brown Christmas

schindler's list

Nightmare Before Christmas

and my NUMBER ONE PIC Less than Zero. is all about snow word.

200 cigerettes of straight to hell on new years
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Postby ravanwin » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:59 pm

if I weren't boycotting ang lee (remember The Hulk!) I'd say;

The Ice Storm.
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