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Added by PvtCaboose91 on 9 Nov 2011 05:50
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Christmastime Viewings: 2009

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People who added this item 1342 Average listal rating (902 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bad Santa (2003)
Umpteenth Viewing



"I'm an eating, drinking, shitting, fucking Santy Claus."

Thoughts: I love this movie. I've loved it since I first saw it over a year prior. I watched it this year because it's part of tradition, and because I wanted to pump out a new review of it.
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.6
Fred Claus (2007)
First Viewing


"I don't hate you, Nick. I just wish you'd never been born."

Thoughts: I only watched it for the sake of watching a Christmas movie -- I knew I was in for something bad or mediocre, and that's what I got. Its second half is reasonably entertaining, but as a whole it's still pretty substandard.

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People who added this item 4945 Average listal rating (3236 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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"Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you're about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't I'd say it's time you begun."

Thoughts: As with Bad Santa, I love this movie, and had done for a while before I sat down to watch it this year and review it. It's essential Christmas viewing. And Halloween viewing.
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.3
First Viewing


"Yuletide's a bitch, ain't it?"

Thoughts: This movie already stole enough of my time while I wrote my review. So just go read my review -- I ain't wasting anymore time on this shit.
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People who added this item 590 Average listal rating (365 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
First Viewing


"We just have to get through these four Christmases as quickly and painlessly as possible.""

Thoughts: I wish this movie was better than it turned out to be. I wish I didn't hate it. But it's just no good... Not funny enough, not entertaining enough, not bright enough. It doesn't even encapsulate the seasonal spirit.

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People who added this item 490 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.2
Second Viewing


"You're skipping Christmas! Isn't that against the law?"

Thoughts: I already knew this film was crap before I watched it again this year. I just endured this rubbish again so I could review it
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People who added this item 1297 Average listal rating (765 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
First Viewing


"If I could have my way, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled in his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart!"

Thoughts: Arg, I'm so torn about this movie. Rarely have I encountered such a visually succulent movie that's so boring to listen to. This is a movie that's better seen than heard... I wish it was a silent movie.

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People who added this item 2053 Average listal rating (1236 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Second Viewing


"All aboard!"

Thoughts: Last time I saw this movie, it was in a class at school, and I had no fun with it at all. But I wanted to go back and revisit it for the sake of the season and to see if I might have misjudged... Alas, I was right on the first time I watched this tosh.

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People who added this item 1926 Average listal rating (1215 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Elf (2003)
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"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

Thoughts: I laughed SO fucking hard during this movie, and dashed out to buy the DVD when I revisited it. It's a genuinely great Christmas movie, with plenty of seasonal spirit, laughs, heart, and unforced sentiment. I didn't think too much of the movie the first time round, but boy did I like it this time.

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People who added this item 3132 Average listal rating (1967 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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"One man's toxic sludge is another man's potpourri."

Thoughts: This film has its fun moments, but it's a bit meh... Just go read my review for more :)
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People who added this item 875 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
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"I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!"

Thoughts: I've never been crazy about this movie, and I tried to love it this year, but I'm still not feeling it. For that reason, I did not review it. I'll give it a few years and see if I warm up to it more.
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People who added this item 432 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
First Viewing


"Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don't you see? It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles."

Thoughts: I LOVED this movie. I'd heard so much about it, and heard that it's counted among the very best Christmas movies, so I just had to investigate this year.

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Thoughts: Oh my God, this movie was awful. I had hoped that it would recapture the Christmas Vacation spirit... But it's an epic fail.

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People who added this item 3917 Average listal rating (2454 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Love Actually (2003)
Third Viewing


"If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around."

Thoughts: I've always been fond of this movie due to its sheer charm, so I approached it in the critical mindset to crank out a review. Unfortunately, I was much too critical, and the review was overall mixed. This review was ultimately altered a year later, so go see my 2010 list for the link to my new, better review.
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People who added this item 1322 Average listal rating (892 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.5
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"This can't happen. It's just a doll. It's just a stupid little plastic doll."

Thoughts: I watched this movie more times as a kid than I care to count. Then I eventually started disliking it into my teenage years. I decided to go in once and for all, and decide my final stance on the movie.
Gee, what a bad idea
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Umpteenth Viewing



"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."

Thoughts: I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
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Whenever Christmas is upon me, I like to round up as many Christmas movies as I can, and watch them. The good ones get me in the Christmas spirit, and the bad ones allow me to let out end-of-the-year frustrations.
These are the Christmas-themed movies I watched in 2009.

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Posted: 6 years ago at Nov 14 6:32
Good to know I can continue to ignore Polar Express, & sounds like I can do the same for the animated/Jim Carrey Christmas Carol. Best choice for a quote from Christmas Vacation...such a fun Xmas movie.

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