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#1 Scanner420  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 1:51 am

Hey one and all! Scanner here with a little 'Pick Em' game fer ya!

I have 16 Christmas Movies listed here. (thanks Wiki) The pairings were done randomly. All you have to do is pick your faves of the bunch with a reason if you like! I'll stop each round after fifteen-to-twenty responses (I'll stop at an odd number to avoid a tie) and the highest total makes it to the next round! I figured we could get the best of the best by Christmas Day.


Let's get this started!


Round 1

Christmas Vacation
vs
Miracle on 34th Street. (pick your favorite version)

Home Alone
vs
A Christmas Carol (pick your favorite version w/ the exception of Scrooged)

A Christmas Story
vs
Elf

Nightmare Before Christmas
vs
The Grinch

Bad Santa
vs
The Santa Clause

The Polar Express
vs
Scrooged

Deck the Halls
vs
It's a Wonderful Life

Jingle All the Way
vs
White Christmas


BTW- If your fave isn't listed...sorry! I tried avoiding sequels and dupes. (w/ the exception of Scrooged cause it's an awesome version by itself.) If ya'd like to add one you'd like to see on the list for next year put it with the responses and I'll try to stretch it to 32 if I can get enough movies listed.

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 2:43 am

Round 1 Christmas Vacation--makes my house look good! HOme Alone--Makes me feel like a good mom! A Christmas Story-- the soap scene The Grinch--needs no explanation The Santa Clause=Tim Allen at his best Scrooged-- OMG still have to be careful not to eat or drink during some scenes Deck the Halls-- I know those neighbors Jingle all the Way--ARNOLD You need to add Unaccompanied Minors, it's another good one, fairly new so it might not be as well known. And personally I watch Gremlins as a Christmas movie.
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 2:57 am

Miracle on 34th Street the older version Home Alone A Christmas Story The Grinch The Santa Clause Scrooged It's a Wonderful Life White Christmas

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 3:03 am

My votes: -Christmas Vacation -Home Alone -A Christmas Story -Nightmare Before Christmas -The Santa Clause -The Polar Express (We watch this everyday...ha!) -Deck the Halls -Jingle All the Way This is fun. Can't wait to see the outcome...Thanks!
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 11:12 am

My picks would have to be: Christmas Vacation... my husband and I just love laughing at Eddie. lol Home Alone Elf Nightmare Before Christmas The Santa Clause Scrooged Deck the halls Jingle All the Way (I don't care for this or White Christmas, but if I have to choose :)
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 11:14 am

-Christmas Vacation -Home Alone -A Christmas Story -Nightmare Before Christmas -The Santa Clause -The Polar Express -Deck the Halls -Jingle All the Way I just copied and pasted 4gr8grls post, we had the same picks!
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 11:22 am

Christmas Vacation Home Alone A Christmas Story The Grinch The Santa Clause The Polar Express Deck the Halls Jingle All the Way

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 11:24 am

Christmas Vacation
vs
Miracle on 34th Street. Original with Maureen O'hara.
My Mom and I always watch this on Thanksgiving.
It was hard to decide because I really enjoy Christmas Vacation

Home Alone
vs
A Christmas Carol With George C. Scott

A Christmas Story
vs
Elf
I like them both, but I Love when Ralphie looks out the window on Christmas morning and everything is blanketed in snow! Thats what a White Christmas should look like.:yup:
"Not a Finger!"

Nightmare Before Christmas
vs
The Grinch
I've never seen Nightmare Before Christmas. I really like the Grinchs doggie!

Bad Santa
vs
The Santa Clause
I Love the Santa Clause it is soo cute and fun. The North Pole is great and I like how Scott and Charlies relationship evolves.

"Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing."

The Polar Express
vs
Scrooged
Once again I like them both, but Scrooged is a Christmas movie that my Dad will even watch and it cracks us all up.

Deck the Halls
vs
It's a Wonderful Life
I like It's a Wonderful Life and even my husband does. It just makes me sad at a few parts.

Jingle All the Way
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White Christmas
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 12:10 pm

Round 1 Christmas Vacation - this is so bad, but I've never actually seen miracle on 34th street, but I know the story Home Alone - I was deciding between this and the muppets or mickey christmas carol :) it was close A Christmas Story- Elf is nice, but this one is hilarious and according to my husband (and TBS)...a new classic we must watch every year The Grinch- I like the nightmare before chrsitmas more for halloween The Santa Clause- I like the family story; I try to save bad santa for when you're burnt out on christmas or mad cause you just saw xmas decorations right after labor day :) it's so cynical. Scrooged- My kids like polar express, but I think it's just ok. Scrooged is the best. I love the ghost of christmas past, especially when she kicks him. It's a Wonderful Life- Never seen either actually...I think I need to catch up on my classics. I just figure it's a wonderful life is on every year so I can always catch it later. But I love Family Man with Nicholas Cage which is the same basic story. White Christmas- I love jingle all the way, because every parent feels like that looking for specific toys for thier kids, but I love white christmas too, so I'm giving the edge to the only movie made before the 70's that I've seen. :) Other christmas movies: Christmas with the Kranks The Nativity Story Prancer Gremlins (I can't go through a christmas season w/o thinking of this movie) cartoons should be included too: Frosty Rudolph Charlie Brown Christmas The year w/o a santa clause santa claus is coming to town

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 12:15 pm

My picks: Round 1 Christmas Vacation Home Alone Elf The Grinch The Santa Clause The Polar Express Deck the Halls Jingle All the Way

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 12:43 pm

Round 1

Christmas Vacation
vs
Miracle on 34th Street. (original)

Home Alone
vs
A Christmas Carol (any of them)
A Christmas Story
vs
Elf

Nightmare Before Christmas
vs
The Grinch

Bad Santa
vs
The Santa Clause

The Polar Express
vs
Scrooged

Deck the Halls
vs
It's a Wonderful Life

Jingle All the Way
vs
White Christmas
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 1:15 pm

Let's get this started!


Round 1

Christmas Vacation
vs
Miracle on 34th Street. (pick your favorite version)

Home Alone
vs
A Christmas Carol (pick your favorite version w/ the exception of Scrooged)

A Christmas Story
vs
Elf

Nightmare Before Christmas
vs
The Grinch

Bad Santa
vs
The Santa Clause

The Polar Express
vs
Scrooged


Deck the Halls
vs
It's a Wonderful Life

Jingle All the Way
vs
White Christmas

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 1:25 pm

I'm too torn between A Christmas Story and Elf to get any further. They are 2 of my all time holiday favs!

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 9:35 pm

C'Mon People! I thought I'd get at least 20 responses by now! I'm saving mine in case a tiebreaker is needed.

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 9:48 pm

Christmas Vacation Home Alone A Christmas Story Nightmare Before Christmas The Santa Clause The Polar Express It's a Wonderful Life Jingle All the Way

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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 10:07 pm

My lazy picks.....just went through and erased one of each group,lmao.


Round 1

Christmas Vacation

Home Alone

Elf

The Grinch (My all time favorite!!)

The Santa Clause

The Polar Express

Deck the Halls (never seen it but wonderful life bores me,lol)

Jingle All the Way





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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 10:16 pm

Christmas Vacation Home Alone Elf The Grinch The Santa Clause The Polar Express Deck the Halls Jingle All the Way thanks dmmiller for typing this for me lol
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Posted Dec 12, 2008 - 10:30 pm

I'd vote but I have not seen most of these movies! Sorry not a movie person. What's worse is of the ones I have seen I only like two. The rest I detest greatly.... As far as missing movies goes... Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus should be on the list. O! and the Muppet X-mas movies. The one where all the Muppets get together and the Sesame Street one where Bert trades his paper clips for a soap dish for Ernies rubber duckie and Ernie trades in his rubber duckie for a box for berts paper clips.

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Posted Dec 13, 2008 - 4:15 am

Miracle on 34th Street. both versions A Christmas Carol the original A Christmas Story vs neiher Elf The Grinch The Santa Clause The Polar Express Deck the Halls Jingle All the Way

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Posted Dec 13, 2008 - 6:33 am

miracle on 34th Street Elf The Polar Express Deck The Halls

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Posted Dec 13, 2008 - 2:39 pm

Thanks for the replies ladies and gents. I'll tally it up when I can.......right now, we just got a call about a death in my DW's family. I will finish this, probably tomorrow sometime. But right now, I need to be there for my wife. Thaks for the replies. :beer:

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Posted Dec 13, 2008 - 3:48 pm

Sorry to hear that scanner.. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family :(

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Posted Dec 14, 2008 - 10:50 am

Round 1

Christmas Vacation Love the prayer scene "I pledge allegiance, & Play Ball!"
vs
Miracle on 34th Street. (pick your favorite version)

Home Alone My kids just laugh the whole time!
vs
A Christmas Carol (pick your favorite version w/ the exception of Scrooged)

A Christmas Story My all time favorite, mmm The dad reminds me of my dad.
vs
Elf

Nightmare Before Christmas
vs
The Grinch I like the north pole atmosphere

Bad Santa
vs
The Santa Clause I just didn't like "Bad Santa" at all!

The Polar Express
vs
Scrooged Polar Expres had good animation, but the story moves very slow.

Deck the Halls
vs
It's a Wonderful Life Love this classic!

Jingle All the Way The store scenes remind me of me on Black Friday!:tongue1:
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White Christmas



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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 2:28 am

Mods..please close. TY :beer:

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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 2:39 am

Round one's done folks! Here's how it panned out!

Christmas Vacation survived a last minute surge from Miracle on 43th Street and advances!
AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Home Alone traps A Christmas Carol! Gets the submission and advances!
AChristmas Story lives to verse another chapter after beating Elf by a 2:1 margin.
The Nightmare Before Christmas....didn't live up to it's expectations and was Squashed by The Grinch!
Polar Express narrowly beat Scrooged!
Deck the Halls outshone It's a Wonderful Life!
Ahhhnold! Powered Jingle all the Way past White Christmas!
And In a complete lopsided decimation, The Santa Clause moves on after sending Bad Santa back to the North Pole!

And here's how round two plays out!


Christmas Vacation
vs
Home Alone

A Christmas Story
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The Grinch

The Santa Clause
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The Polar Express

Deck the Halls
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Jingle All the Way

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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 2:53 am

Christmas Vacation A Christmas Story The Santa Clause Jingle All the Way
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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 3:23 am

Home Alone The Grinch The Santa Clause Jingle all the Way

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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 3:44 am

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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 3:46 am

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Posted Dec 16, 2008 - 3:53 am

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