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Bloggerville's Favorite Holiday Movies: Results (mostly)

No, I did not forget about the movie post.

The run away winner, with 20 votes, was:

"I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle! "

Yes, A Christmas Story. We all saw that coming.

In second place, with eight votes was It's A Wonderful LIfe, which I've never seen so I can't comment on.

Now, for third place, we seem to have a four-way tie. With six points each, we have:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Dr. Suess version)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Miracle on 34th Street
Nightmare Before Christmas

It's up to you guys to determine the third place winner, so we can have an official top three movies. You have the rest of the day to cast your vote between those four flicks. Choose wisely, choose carefully, and remember how much I love Tim Burton.


Out of those four? No question. The Grinch hands down. Boris Karloff rules!

Hard to pick, but I'd have to go with the Grinch. Watching it has been a Christmas tradition since I was a little girl.

I love Nat'l Lampoon too, just because it reminds me of my ex & his family & how thankful I am that they are ex-family.

Now I know why I keep coming back here. I finally know someone else who has never seen It's A Wonderful Life. Not that I'm a crusader against it or anything, I just never felt I could dedicate the next 2 hours of my life to a movie that was going to be on again so soon. And then the holiday season ended. So it never happened.

Christmas Vacation gotta win.
"Shitter's full!" Randy Quaid at his finest.

Out of those? Wow, that's hard. I've never seen Christmas Vacation and really have no urge too, so that cuts it down a little. Nightmare Before Christmas is awesome, but not quite in the same league with the other two. Now between those two... that's a toughie. The Grinch is a classic but if it's the Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood - I would have to pick that one. Black and white of course. I just love the part where all the postal employees fill the courtroom with mail for Santa.

It's a toss up between the grinch and nightmare. The grinch has been a family tradition for years (until Jim Carey ruined it and now the cartoon isn't played on TV anymore), but nightmare has become my and my husband's tradition... I'm stuck.

Sorry Michele, it's got to be Grinch. Carol has more ammo on me:)

I am sticking with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Tough choice between the Grinch and Nightmare, though I thoroughly enjoyed Miracle too. (The original w/ Natalie Wood, not that crap version with Mara Wilson; there's a reason why she's been pigeonholed in the cutesy-poo department.)

I'll have to go with Nightmare on this one, mostly because I think it'd be a great stage musical.

welll nightmare IS the better of the four.....and posibly of the top three....

speaking of which, can this affect the top two? because if it can, I'll engage in Democrat Voting Practices and vote early, often, and with the dead and deranged.

But, if not them it's just gotta be the Grinch--and Nightmare can be relegated to a Halloween listing....

am I confused enough yet?

Gotta go with the grinch!

grinchy claus was wreaked--but not by jim carey.

that idiot cunningham almost succeeded in giving the world a green jim carey as the grinch because he didn't understand that the character was bigger than jim carey will ever be.

carey knew that. In several interviews he talked about odd additions to the text--things added to make it clear to the audience that jim carey was playing the grinch

he did not like it.

if you can ignore those additions--and ignore the odd mutation of the story, it's not a bad movie

just some senseless rambling....as if my last post wasn't enough

Nightmare Before Christmas!

I'm a sucker for strange movies -and that one is one of my favorites. Thanks for making me feel like less of a freak about it...

I gotta go for Nightmare. I love that movie, Christmas, Halloween, or any other time of year, for that matter.

I'm going with Grinch since it seems to be Grinch and Nightmare.

Well, if those four are my only choices, gotta go with Nat Lamp's Christmas Vacation. The Grinch and 34th Street are both excellent films (well, in the Grinch's case animated short is more accurate), but NLCV is just plain old funnier and more entertaining, and that's half the battle.

I thought Nightmare Before Christmas was a big disappointment. It was imaginative and clever, but not extraordinarily so, and the songs were just plain old dull.

Actually, my favorite holiday film is the 1950 B&W Alistair Sim version of A Christmas Carol. Sim gives one of the greatest performances in the history of film (I really think this...!), and it has a who's who of British cinema at the time backing him up...plus it has that moody, gorgeously oppressive black and white photography. Guess you could say I like it.

I'll cast my vote for "Christmas Vacation"... I'll bet more families are like the "Griswald's" than the "Cosby's"...

My family is just like the "Everybody Love Raymond" family but my mom doesn't think so...

The Grinch. Nobody can compare with Karloff.

i love the Grinch, but i have to go with Nightmare, most definitely.

Nightmare, fo' shizzle!

Can I vote more than once, Michele?

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, definately.

"Burn dust. Eat my rubber." Fine family entertainment.


Now how would I know if you used, say a fake email address, Troy?

fo shizzle indeed.

You mean, aside from the IP (which I don't spoof), Michele?

Jus' tryin' to cut down on the spam, is all... the IP never changes, courtesy of my DSL ISP. So I know I can't fool you (not that I'd try); but the other readers, now, if they're wondering how Nightmare won so handily... hmmmmm...

Can we make a deal?

Love Nightmare, but gotta go with Dr. Seuss. It's the Grinch for moi.