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Aibu to love the christmas movies...

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londonrach Sat 14-Nov-15 18:08:59

.....ok they cheesy, you know whats going to happen, bad acting (i know) but they are one of the highlights of christmas. In an uncertain time the fact that everything turns out perfect makes me all gooey. Am i the only one (apart from dh who have just opened the cava...).

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 14-Nov-15 18:11:43

The Cheesier the better, channel 5 is a good source and moviemix, we don't have sky

millefeuille1 Sat 14-Nov-15 18:12:03

Love them too. Favourites are The Holiday and Love Actually. We watch these every year.

londonrach Sat 14-Nov-15 18:16:15 just finished on five. Cant wait for the christmas film season...

Aibuaddict Sat 14-Nov-15 18:51:02

Love them. DH tried to get me to watch Miracle on 34th rather than one of the recent made for TV type movies. Not sure if he really knows me at all sometimes. Complaining about the ridiculous premise and bad acting is all part of the enjoyment.

Enjoy another month and a half of it OP. YADNBU

Smokeyrobinson Sat 14-Nov-15 19:15:47

YANBU - I love 'em. The cornier and more unbelievable the better I say!

BreakfastAtStephanies Sat 14-Nov-15 19:17:59

Aaah . . . you gotta love Elf. We do !

BolshierAryaStark Sat 14-Nov-15 19:21:36

Love Elf & Christmas just cannot start until I've watched Home Alone.

BrandNewAndImproved Sat 14-Nov-15 19:22:08

And me!

I've been watching a couple today since me and the dc have been having a sofa day because of the rain. They make me feel all nice and warm.

Bombaybunty Sat 14-Nov-15 19:23:12

I absolutely hate them. DH is obsessed, he's unwell at the moment and seems to be dominating the TV.
Today's festive offering was "Scrooged".
Complete bollocks.

HackerFucker22 Sat 14-Nov-15 19:30:35

Elf and Home Alone for me too.

Also like Love Actually (saw it when it came out and felt all warm and fuzzy afterwards)

Haven't seen a lot of the "classics" though. I just don't have the time around the festive period and it seems pointless to watch them at a different time if year?

londonrach Sat 14-Nov-15 19:30:33

Hands bombay the cava and chocolate (and lemsip of her dh) in hope of the christmas feeling... Brand new..yes nice and warm better way of describing them than what i put! The closer the christmas the better the movies.... (Considers booking off week before christmas for the afternoon movie..)

londonrach Sat 14-Nov-15 19:32:26

Breakfast..loved elf...nothing gets him got to love him..

awfullyproper Sat 14-Nov-15 19:36:46

I'm getting into the ultra-cheesy Christmas 24 channel. DH is appalled.

Brummiegirl15 Sat 14-Nov-15 21:20:52

My maternity leave starts 18th December and I can't wait start to eat choccies and watch Christmas films!

MargaretCabbage Sat 14-Nov-15 21:34:22

I love Christmas 24 so much. I've started recording them on Sky+ to watch when baby DS is napping. blush

I love how they all have the same storylines. A single parent with a child who wishes they could find love or mean workaholic who discovers the meaning of Christmas and changes their ways. The best is if both storylines are combined and the single parent and workaholic fall in love.

VillageFete Sat 14-Nov-15 22:12:47

They are my ultimate guilty pleasure.

You HAVE to watch "The Christmas secret" it's on channel 5 tomorrow. It's bloody brilliant. You're welcome wink

ijustwannadance Sat 14-Nov-15 22:19:44

I'm currently watching a film I recorded off xmas 24. Cheesy as hell with a very young Mark Ruffalo in. grin

scarlets Sat 14-Nov-15 22:21:37

I find the made-for-tv ones too twee on the whole. Can't stand the "cute" kids, and the third rate actors often disappoint. I did see one enjoyable one - Tyne Daly (Marybeth Lacey from Cagney and Lacey) was an uptight wealthy mother who hosted her son's girlfriend for Christmas.

ijustwannadance Sat 14-Nov-15 23:06:35

About 1/3 of all made for tv movies seem to have Dean Cain in them too.

honeyroar Sat 14-Nov-15 23:09:15

I love them too, and Xmas music. I think it's because you don't see/hear them for 10/11 months of the year so they don't get boring.

Pipestheghost Sat 14-Nov-15 23:09:32

We have to watch polar express at the beginning of December, us home alone and elf. We also love miracle on 34th St

DontStopBelievin Sat 14-Nov-15 23:14:30

I lurve Christmas films, and my absolute favourite has to be Elf. LOVE it! Closely followed by Santa Who?
Growing up my favourite was The Snowman and still love it to this day.
Home Alone also brilliant but I wouldn't class it as a Christmas movie as such! smile
As for Christmas music I absolutely love the whole lot. Give it another couple of weeks and I'll be belting it out... grin

londonrach Sun 15-Nov-15 08:33:36

Thanks you village. Ill enjoy that one today. X

Xenadog Sun 15-Nov-15 08:59:06

I love Christmas movies too. I watched The Christmas Card the other day. I'd recorded it last year then never got round to watching it. Someone on here recommended it so I watched it when I saw it was on Christmas 24 or some similar channel. All I can say is thanks for the recommendation as it was just lovely and I wish I'd watched it last year.

Favourites are The Holiday, The muppets Christmas Carol, Elf, Love Actually and obviously It's a Wonderful Life.

I feel like I just want to stay in all day, wear PJs, drink hot chocolate and watch films. A pity I've got shopping to do, marking and planning and dinner to cook sigh.

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