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  • Lesser known Christmas films?
  • Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    I’m trying to pull together a list of lesser known Christmas films.
    They can be on a Christmas theme e.g. Polar Express or just traditionally shown at Christmas e.g. Wizard of Oz.

    Any gems out there?

    Ta

    Premier Icon ton
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    Precious Bane. or pru sarn if you are a reader.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Bad Santa

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    Die Hard

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    Planes trains and automobiles. Not overtly christmassy but feelgood for sure.

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    Rise of the guardians

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    Gremlins

    Premier Icon pandhandj
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    A Christmas Story.

    Premier Icon benv
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    There are only two Christmas films and both are already mentioned above.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    I thought Bad Santa was hilarious 10 years ago. How does it stack up in 2019?

    EDIT: Bloody hell, it came out 16 years ago!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Home Alone.

    Gremlins. (Or is it Gremlins 2? I forget, been a while.)

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Oh, also from the other thread, The Shining.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    For me it’s the original Jason and the Argonauts (with the Ray Harryhausen stop-frame animations) – it used to be on every Christmas Eve afternoon when I was growing up in the 70s

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    Sneakers. I’ve no idea why- there’s some snow scenes, I suppose, but it is pure Christmas to me.

    Premier Icon drlex
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    The long kiss goodnight
    Trading Places

    Fond of watching Die Hard on Christmas Eve, and even Die Hard 2 .

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    The Poseidon Adventure

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    Watched Office Christmas Party last night, not as bad as it sounds, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Anniston and TJ Miller as main characters, plus lots of US comics as support. To be honest it wasn’t even that Christmassy.

    Rare Exports is fun too.

    Premier Icon muddy_bum
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    After watching Muppet Christmas Carol we always dig out Muppet Treasure Island

    Premier Icon senor j
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    You can’t beat a bit of Bridge over the River Kwai on a quiet,late December afternoon.
    Or Where Eagles Dare. 😃

    Premier Icon 136stu
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    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

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    Lethal Weapon.

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    The cruel sea
    The Great escape

    Premier Icon pondo
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    The Holiday (according to Mrs Pondo).

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Thanks all, that’s quite a list tone getting on with.

    Premier Icon The Flying Ox
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    The Christmas Toy and Labyrinth are usually on at our house at some point.

    I always associate the original Star Wars trilogy with Christmas, were they on a lot in the 80s?

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    The Night Before

    It’s brilliant and hardly known

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    Nightmare Before Christmas

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    Fargo

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    The man in the Santa Claus suit 1979 includes Fred Astaire
    The original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street. Not really lesser known, but I’d happily watch it again and again.

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    Another one for trading places.

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    The Lion In Winter

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    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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    At this time last year a channel appeared somewhere in the depths of the Virgin TV guide called “Xmas 24” or something similar.

    There are certainly some lesser known films on there. I for the life of me can’t fathom who watches it. 24 hours of soft focus American drivel featuring that actor you can’t quite place (did they have a bit part in Airwolf?)

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    Planes trains and automobiles. Not overtly christmassy but feelgood for sure.

    Great film, but only feel good if you stop it about fifteen minutes before the end. It’s **** heartbreaking if not.

    I’d vote for the original Clash of the Titans or any other Ray Harryhausen film. Always remind me of Christmas for some reason.

    Premier Icon belfastflyer
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    Lesser known? Try –

    Mixed nuts
    Go
    Hostile hostages
    Lethal weapon
    Kiss kiss, bang bang
    Batman returns
    Black christmas

    Premier Icon oldagedpredator
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    The Christmas Martian

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    The Poseidon Adventure

    I watched that as a kid and got proper stressed by the though of capsizing and being trapped in a ship.

    It was then eclipsed by that scene in pearl harbour where the hand are scrabbling at the hole.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Channel 5 and it’s family of channels on Freeview  are obsessed with Xmas and have obscure “heartwarming”  Xmas films on all the time from late October

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    JAWS

    JAWS 2

    JAWS 3 (for the giggles)

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