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What are your favorite Christmas movies that aren't really Christmas movies?

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I think any movie that has Christmas themes should qualify.  What are your favorite non Christmas Christmas movies?

two of my favorites are

 

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Does Bad Santa count--haven't seen it in years, but yeah, Billy Bob... :munchies:

 

Any of the old Christmas movies with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray would work, too....

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I probably lose man points, but "Love Actually" has become the ONLY Christmas I watch during the holidays!  I think it's brilliant.

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4 minutes ago, Stryder1978 said:

I probably lose man points, but "Love Actually" has become the ONLY Christmas I watch during the holidays!  I think it's brilliant.

😊 It's one of my favorites of any genre!

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"Bad Santa", "Die Hard", and "Trading Places" definitely come to mind. There's another one that I can't quite remember the name...hmmmm.

"The Ref"! That's what I was trying to think of...Dennis Leary, Kevin Spacey, and Judy Davis.

"Gremlins" and "Better Off Dead" are two good ones from the 1980s.

Some older goodies are "Remember the Night", with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray hooking up four years before their classic team-up in "Double Indemnity"; and John Ford's gem "3 Godfathers".

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I should've included the first Bridget Jones' Diary (reindeer jumper) and the first Harry Potter (Sorcerer's Stone); I have always loved the Christmas scene!

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3 hours ago, paul carruthers said:

Does Bad Santa count--haven't seen it in years, but yeah, Billy Bob... :munchies:

 

 

i would say Bad Santa is a Christmas movie because it has a happy ending.

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2 hours ago, Virginia said:

Love Actually and Die Hard

 

yes Die Hard would be a Christmas movie that isn't really a Christmas movie.

 

Or what about the original Poseiden Adventure? Don't they have to climb up a Christmas tree to get out of the dining hall?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Strider said:

"Bad Santa", "Die Hard", and "Trading Places" definitely come to mind. There's another one that I can't quite remember the name...hmmmm.

"The Ref"! That's what I was trying to think of...Dennis Leary, Kevin Spacey, and Judy Davis.

"Gremlins" and "Better Off Dead" are two good ones from the 1980s.

Some older goodies are "Remember the Night", with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray hooking up four years before their classic team-up in "Double Indemnity"; and John Ford's gem "3 Godfathers".

I love Trading Places. there is some Christmas in that move too.

Anyone ever see Diner?  I love the scene where Kevin Bacon strips down to his underware in the winter to sit in for the stolen baby Jesus in the nativity.

That would be a Christmas movie that isn't really a Christmas movie example too. Diner is probably also a Football movie and a rock and roll movie too.

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Strider said:

John Ford's gem "3 Godfathers".

I recently found that at our recycle store for a buck. It is a gem.

From the 1972 'Tales From The Crypt' with the escaped maniac dressed as Santa. 😄 With sexy Joan Collins.

 

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Here in Blighty xmas wouldn't be the same without a showing of "The Great Escape".

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Eddie Murphy & Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places.

trading-places.jpg

 

 

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20 hours ago, hummingbird69 said:

 Plains trains And Automobiles 

A classic favorite. :)

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1 hour ago, redrum said:

A classic favorite. :)

Such a good movie. John Candy gives the performance of a lifetime and proves he wasn't just a fat guy.  

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9 hours ago, hummingbird69 said:

Such a good movie. John Candy gives the performance of a lifetime and proves he wasn't just a fat guy.  

He was just as good in 'Uncle Buck.' ^_^

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Should have been last night - the Friday before Christmas.  I miss Dave...

 

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38 minutes ago, ebk said:

Should have been last night - the Friday before Christmas.  I miss Dave...

 

Hear! Hear! She does it on "The View" now but it's not quite the same.

 

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Yeah... The View.  Whatever... :)

 

And I see that I posted this in the incorrect thread - should have been in the Christmas Songs thread.  I may re-post it there.  I may not... 

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18 hours ago, ebk said:

Should have been last night - the Friday before Christmas.  I miss Dave...

 

W O W - what a performance!!! Thanks for posting. The View version is very good, too, but definitely not the same

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