Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Christmas Movies

Apparently, there are a lot more movies than I previously listed. Its now 430 am at work and honestly I am bored..The patients are asleep and I am done chatting..Just wondering what your thoughts are on these.. My thoughts on these will be in red. If no one reads this, its okay. I am bored.
Found this on the internet:

Bad Santa . may be the trashiest Christmas movie i have seen. It makes fun of a little boy and a little person...not cool..there was one funny line in this!
Bishop's Wife, The (1947) -- An angel helps an Episcopalian bishop rearrange his priorities. I have never seen this
A Christmas Carol (1951 and later versions) -- Charles Dickens' ghostly meditation on the holiday. A classic. I wish I had time to watch this every year
Christmas Child (2003) -- A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) -- Fibbing columnist must entertain war hero for the holidays.
A Christmas Story (1983) -- All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. Enough said. I could watch this the whole season. I love the kid in line behind Ralphie at the mall
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) -- With daughter away, parents decide to skip Christmas. YOu cant skip Christmas..Apparently this is a book. I didnt read it..I liked the movie
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) -- Furry green creature wants to ruin the holiday. The Soundtrack rocks. I love Whos
Deck the Halls (2006) -- Neighbours fight over who has the best Christmas lights.
Elf (2003) -- A human, raised at the North Pole, searches for his family in New York. There are so many one liners in this movie. I wont even start but I loved this movie
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) -- Everyman-type Ernest helps Santa. I actually forgot about these movies
The Family Stone (2005) -- Uptight woman wants acceptance from eccentric clan at Christmastime. Sara Jessica Parker was in this. I have no need to buy this movie. It wasnt what I expected at all
Holiday Inn (1942) -- Musicians prepare for a white Christmas at cosy lodge.
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) -- A college student finds it hard to get home for the holidays.There are 2 7th Heaven stars in this. I think I am the only who saw this. I really liked it
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) -- Classic tale, climaxing at Christmas, of a man who gets to see what his hometown would be like had he never lived. Just started watching this a few years ago but how can you not like it?
Jingle All the Way (1996) -- Dad, while searching for season's hot toy, finds season's true meaning. Never saw the whole thing
Joyeux Noël (2005) -- World War I trenches go silent during the "Christmas truce" of 1914.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947), remade (1973 & 1994) -- Macy's Santa, with help from the U.S.Postal Service, restores little girl's faith. Loved both of them, but I prefer the first
The Nativity Story (2006) -- The story of the first Christmas.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) -- As usual, Griswold family plans turn to disaster, this time at Christmas. How can you not watch this every single year and not laugh?
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) -- Inhabitants of Halloween land do a number on Christmas. Michael had me watch this last year and although its not your usual Christmas movie, I liked it
The Polar Express (2004) -- Magical train takes riders north. It has a few boo hoo moments but what a great movie..Saw it at IMAX last year with 200 preschoolers with colds
Prancer (1989) -- Girl nurses wounded reindeer. This is old..I remember it. I liked it
Preacher's Wife, The (1996) -- Remake of The Bishop's Wife. One of my favorites of old times. Whitney did a great soundtrack and I loved the story line
Remember the Night (1940) -- DA falls for Christmastime shoplifter.
Scrooged (1988) -- Dickens' holiday spirits visit cynical TV exec. Another classic. cant wait to watch this again except that one lady still gets on my nerves
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) -- Biopic for the fat man in the red suit. Loved it..Will watch the 3rd movie sometime this season..
The Santa Clause (1994) and sequels -- Santa's accidental killer takes over his job. Even better than the 1st because it had the cute kid in it and the chick from Friends
Surviving Christmas (2004) -- A young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him. Aflleck was in it and it wasnt as bad as reported. Will watch it again. Wont buy it
Trapped in Paradise (1994) -- Kindly town's hospitality melts Christmas burglars' hearts.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1914) -- A boy gets a ride in Santa's sleigh. I saw it but dont remember it
Unaccompanied Minors (2006) -- Board kids make up thier own holidays while stuck in an airport after Christmas.
We're No Angels (1955) -- A trio of escaped convicts helps a man and his wife avoid financial ruin and help their daughter find romance on Christmas Eve.
White Christmas (1954) -- As in Holiday Inn, musicians bring Irving Berlin's lyrics to Vermont lodge. I still havent seen it, but Valerie said it was good and she loves Christmas as well, so I guess I will watch it
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983) -- A church Christmas pageant touches the hearts of a family of jeuvenile deliquents. I saw this years ago. Remember the book? Many childhood memories here
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) -- Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas, by directing a Christmas play while shunning the hyper-comercialization of Christmas.
The Christmas Box"" (1995) -- Based on the bestselling book of the same name, a couple and their daughter move in with a widow and discover a box containg the answer to the first gift of Christmas. This was on last year and I watched it. I loved the book but this was even better. If you have on demand, it should be on again. JOhn Boy is in it. I think he directed it as well
The Christmas Secret (2000) -- Scientist tries to make reindeers fly.
Home for Christmas (1990) -- A thief befriends a young boy at Christmas.
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) Pilot episode of [[The Waltons]] where John Boy searches for his father on Christmas Eve.
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972) -- A widower, still grieving from his wife's death, refuses to allow a Christmas tree in the home, to the dismay of his young daughter.
Like Father, Like Santa (1998) -- Greedy business man travels to the North Pole to takeover Santa's workshop.
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) -- Santa's wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmas.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Claymation adaptation of the popular song where Rudolph, and Hermey the Misfit Elf, overcome rejection for their differences and help Santa Claus make his Christmas Eve trip. Yeah for Rudolph. Another classic
Stealing Christmas (2003) -- A criminal hides in a small town and takes a job as a Santa.
Santa Jr. (2002) -- Santa's son, mistaken for the 'Christmas Bandit,' is held under house arrest two days before Christmas.
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (1974) -- An animated account of young Virginia O'Hanlon's letter to the editor inquiring on the truth of Santa Claus.


Black Christmas (1974, remade 2006) -- A stranger terrorizes sorority girls during the holiday break.
Bush Christmas (1947, remade 1983) -- Aussie children quest for stolen horses at Christmas time.
Die Hard (1988) -- on Christmas Eve, terorists seize control of an LA skyscrapper. My hubby has been telling me this was a Christmas movie for a long time. Havent seen it nor do I plan on seeing it
Die Hard 2 (1990) -- Terrorists take over an airport at Christmas Eve.
The Family Man (2000) -- Flimsy remake of It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Loved this..The little girl was stinkin cute..Wonderful
Gremlins (1984) -- Bad things happen when Christmas gift gets wet. If Die hard is Christmas movie, then I guess this is as well
Holiday Affair (1949) -- Romance blooms between a young widow and a sales clerk at Christmastime.
Home Alone (1990) -- Accidentally abandoned kid defends home from holiday burglars. It just me, but this was really Christmasy. I loved it! I think I will be watching it by myself this year
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) -- The wrong plane takes kid to New York for Christmas as his family travels to another city.
Jack Frost (1996) -- Dead serial killer comes back as snowman.
Jack Frost (1998) -- Dad gets second chance as snowman. This was okay..It was a sweet movie
Lethal Weapon (1987) -- A young suicidal cop spends the holidays with a veteran officer and his family.
Love Actually (2003) -- Britons, including hottie prime minister, seek love as Christmas approaches. Didnt like it the first time, but now love it..Great soundtrack and the old man cracker me up
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) -- Hobbled New York wit makes Christmas Eve broadcast from Ohio.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) -- In one chapter, Missouri family has itself a merry little Christmas.
Rabbit Test (1978) -- Billy Crystal gets pregnant and spoofs the Nativity.
The Ref (1994) -- Burglar mediates bickering family at Christmastime.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) -- Cult film with self-explanatory title.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) -- Bickering store clerks pine for pen pals as holidays approach. This has to be the place from YOu've Got Mail, right?
Stalag 17 (1953) -- American POWs fight among themselves a few days before Christmas.

9 comments:

Cyndi said...

Hi Amy,I'm from memphis,I grew up with Jeff and Steven ,and thats how i found your blog.

Janene said...

Now that's a list of Christmas Movies! You must have been bored ~ geeze.

I will say that I've seen both Holiday Inn and White Christmas (I'm a pretty big fan of Bing Crosby at Christmas time). They were both good ~ but White Christmas is the one I grew up with and just LOVE! I have been bugging my parents to buy it for me. :)

And then there is Bad Santa...ugh. Funny parts ~ yes. Mostly way to raunchy and over the top ~ yes. The first time I tried to watch it I had to turn it off because Billy Bob grossed me out so much. I have seen the whole thing and am glad he has a change of heart...but ugh.

TNT has A Christmas Story on 24 hours a day on Christmas Day...so you shouldn't have any trouble catching that one this year!

Rhea said...

"The Nightmare before Christmas" is one of my favorite movies.

Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira said...

Okay... that's an extensive list... How long did it take you put it together??? have watched quite a few of those movies myself... but would never have been able to do this list in this lifetime.......

amy said...

dude, credit is given to google and the internet...i copied and pasted it...i didnt have that much time..

hahaha
amy

tiggerprr said...

A bit of movie trivia: Prancer, was filmed in LaPorte, Indiana which is where we spent several years of my daughter's younger childhood. The older lady, Marcia Porter, who played the teacher, was an employee of mine.

=)

Sparky Duck said...

Ok quick thoughs

Bad Santa is funny any time of year.

Love Actually is one of our favorites, it is the perfect amount of sappy.

A Cary Grant movie, how could it be bad, hence Bishops Wife makes the cut here.

White Christmas, Christmas Vacation and Miracle on 34th street (94 edition) are holiday Duck Family classics and necessities.

I hated all the Santa Clause movies.

now you can go on with your life :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

we were just watching prancer the other night; I was thinking I would want to see it again... thanks for all the hard work covering the movies

busy91 said...

Watch Christmas in Connecticut. It is a great film. Also there is a movie called "Beyond Christmas", it starts out around Christmas but goes on, so it can be watched all year. It is from 1940 so it is a wee bit dated but lovely none the less. (VHS ONLY)

Also there is a great family movie called "Blizzard", that is one of the best movies I discovered this year. It isn't old (2003 I think).

I love holiday movies, I'm working on watching them all, I didn't realize there were over 400. I've seen many of them though. I have a list on my blog, somewhere. LOL!

Enjoy watching them.

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