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Of the several on the list, two were acceptable (It's a Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol); several were schmaltzy bollocks (e.g. Miracle on 34th St) and one is the most offensive misogynist pile of bollocks that ever bore the name of Christmas Movie, even if it DOES have Alan Rickman in it (Love Actually).

So here's a PROPER Christmas movie poll.

Film one also has Alan Rickman in it, but unlike Stalking and Deceit Love Actually he doesn't break Emma Thompson's heart in it. He does dance to Ode to Joy though :) It's also got the fantastic Coke Can shot.
Film two has cousin Di in it, and has Louis Armstrong on the soundtrack.
Film three has Joan Collins being killed by a murderous Santa and Peter Cushing's heartbreaking performance as Zombie Mr Grimsdyke (those of you who haven't seen the film are laughing; those of you who have are nodding sagely with a tear in your eye)

Vote, my pretties!

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14

Which is the Best Christmas Movie?

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Die Hard
6 (42.9%)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2 (14.3%)

Tales From The Crypt
1 (7.1%)

I have no soul and wish to choose something else
5 (35.7%)

Ticky box?

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Ticky Box.
7 (100.0%)

Twitter votes:
Die Hard 1
TftC 0

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Nightmare before Christmas.

Given you won't let Miss H get rid of her Mr Oogiy Boogie puppet you can't deny liking it. After that, probably Die Hard.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Of those, Tales From The Crypt is clearly the best (and yes, Love Actually is one of the vilest films I've ever seen). However, I'd point out some other options:

Bad Santa -- if only because of the increasing annoyance on Holly's mum's face while she watched Holly's dad laugh at things she does not approve of.
Batman Returns -- obvious reasons
Gremlins -- ditto
LA Confidential
Pandora's Box -- the final scene where she's murdered by Jack The Ripper is on Xmas eve.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
I hadn't thought of LA Confidential. Good call. Was going to add Poseidon Adventure, but I think that's New Year instead. Also The Hudsucker Proxy. And there's a Christmas party in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
I love Bad Santa. :) It is my second favorite Christmas movie.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 07:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Trading Places

(And I really must get around to seeing Rare Exports)

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
hollymath: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
I want to see Rare Exports too.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anisiriusmagus
Die Hard just edges Tales From The Crypt. I would have voted for both if I could. ;-)

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