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Christmas movies - sort of

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jo10000 Fri 20-Oct-17 18:08:26

Who has movies they watch every Christmas that aren't really too Christmasy or classic but they get you in the mood?

For DH and me its:

Serendipity
The American President
You've Got Mail

What are yours?

DH also likes Its a Wonderful Life but he watches that alone because I hate it (waits for outcries...)

GinYummy Fri 20-Oct-17 19:31:44

Sleepless in seattle.

ladymariner Fri 20-Oct-17 19:39:14

The Sound of Music 🎶

ReaderofMinds Sat 21-Oct-17 18:18:52

Wizard of Oz

WaxOnFeckOff Sat 21-Oct-17 18:57:38

The Great Escape
Die Hard

FadedRed Sat 21-Oct-17 19:02:56

Christmas Carol - the one with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge
The Canterville Ghost - the one with Patrick Stewart as Sir Simon.
Detecting a theme here.....

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 21-Oct-17 19:06:26

Die hard
and those really cheesy tv Christmas films grin blush
There's a channel dedicated to them on freeview, It's called True Christmas and it's channel 62 grin

PodgeBod Sat 21-Oct-17 19:07:36

Every year I watch my Tim Burton box set so the nightmare before Christmas (but that is Christmassy obviously) peewee herman, corpse bride and beetlejuice on Christmas Eve.

MorrisZapp Sat 21-Oct-17 19:08:12

Harry Potter films and any kids films with a sense of magic and wonder.

Mary Poppins.

Steaksauce Sat 21-Oct-17 19:08:29

Bedknobs and broomsticks

MorrisZapp Sat 21-Oct-17 19:10:10

I once watched `Peep Show night' on channel 4 on Christmas eve.

Super Hans is basically Santa to me now.

MuddlingThroughLife Sat 21-Oct-17 19:10:20

Die hard and gremlins.

RumAppleGinger Sat 21-Oct-17 19:11:23

The Terminal. I love this film.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 21-Oct-17 19:12:26

Podge I love Tim burton films, And watch The Nightmare before Christmas every Christmas eve grin

How could I forget Gremlins shock It's one of my favs.
And yes to Harry Potter films they are my guilty pleasure, I love watching them.

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Sat 21-Oct-17 19:15:30

Jurassic world grin

Starts off at Christmas...then its never mentioned again

Sensitivesole Sat 21-Oct-17 19:17:52

Grinch , Home alone , and of course Harry Potter a good feel movie
all year round .

TheBadgersMadeMeDoIt Sat 21-Oct-17 20:55:45

Notting Hill.

And every year I take a day off to do the wrapping, install myself in the lounge and watch all three Lord Of The Rings back to back.

Bubblysqueak Sat 21-Oct-17 20:57:30

Mary poppins. It's just not Christmas until I've watched it.

thismeansnothing Sat 21-Oct-17 21:02:35

Big and The Holiday

Always watch these last week of November. Get me in the mood knowing the following weekend I can make way through the Christmas Christmas pile

onlyonaTuesday Sat 21-Oct-17 21:05:17

Die Hard
Love Actually
The Great Escape
Gremlins

SparkwoodAnd21 Sat 21-Oct-17 21:06:22

*PSA* Die Hard is on E4 RIGHT NOW!

SummerRoberts Sat 21-Oct-17 21:06:24

Ooooh Serendipity for me too!
I also watch Titanic and When Harry Met Sally around winter rather than summer too.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 21-Oct-17 22:25:48

Sparkwood I am watching it on E4 right now grin I also watched it on E4 on Tuesday grin

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 21-Oct-17 22:26:31

Oh and The Holiday.. I love that film!

jo10000 Sun 22-Oct-17 08:24:49

The Great Escape is definitely of the season, I remember watching that on boxing day lots. I used to love boxing day as a kid, nothing to do (nothing open) except watch the bbc afternoon movie in pjs and snack on leftovers! Tbh I still do this but the big film isn't such a thing as there are so many channels to choose from now.

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