GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes

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by That's not a growth » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:29 pm

I was trying to think of what I wanted to watch over the festive period, and wanted some inspiration. Then I thought it would be interesting to see how divisive the forum opinion is on what they consider their staples of what to watch this time of year.

How It Works

A. Categories

You can vote in four categories:

Favourites

1) Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

2) Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

Least Favourites

3) Least Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

4) Least Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

B. Voting

You can vote for up to 10 Films and TV show Episodes, in each of the categories. So 40 choices. Or 20, if you think it'll be funny to make your lists match.

Your choices are to be numbered 1 - 10, in terms of preference. With number 1 being your highest scoring choice, and 10 the least.

You don't have to pick 10 in each category if you can't or don't want to.

C. Scoring

Choices are given a score of 10 - 1, ascending against their position. Top score being 10 points against a position 1, bottom score being 1 point against position 10.

D. Eligibility

The Film or Episode doesn't necessarily have to be set during Christmas, or be about Christmas. It just has to be something you associate very strongly with this time of year.

E. Results

I'm going to tally things up and close the voting on Sunday 13th of December 12:00, and will look to release the results that evening - life permitting.

My intention would be to show the winners in each, but also the most divisive.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Vermilion » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:59 pm

Do we just post our lists here?

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by That's not a growth » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:26 pm

Yeah, just in the thread so everyone can ridicule your choices.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:28 pm

Good idea for a thread but this is going to take some serious thinking!

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:50 pm

A work in progress:

Favourite films:

Santa Claus: The Movie
The Great Escape
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave
Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Elf
Die Hard

Favourite TV show episodes:

Peep Show - Seasonal Beatings
Father Ted - A Christmassy Ted
Mr. Bean - Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean
Morecambe and Wise - The one with Andre Previn
The Royle Family - The Golden Egg Cup

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Moggy » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Yeah, just in the thread so everyone can ridicule your choices.


:lol:

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by more heat than light » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:17 pm

Best Christmas Film:

It's A Wonderful Life
Home Alone
Scrooged
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Least Favourite Christmas Film:

Die Hard (not a Christmas film)

Best Christmas TV:

The One With The Holiday Armadillo
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo

Least Favourite Christmas TV:

Her Majesty The Queens Christmas Message (1952-2019)
Mrs Brown's Boys

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Ironhide » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:19 pm

more heat than light wrote:Least Favourite Christmas Film: Die Hard

Because it's not a Christmas film.


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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Vermilion » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:42 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Yeah, just in the thread so everyone can ridicule your choices.


:lol:

Will begin compiling my list.

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Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

Home Alone 1 & 2
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
Elf
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
Gremlins

Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

Bottom - Holy
The Fast Show Christmas Special
Merry Christmas Mr Bean


Least Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Grinch (Jim Carrey)
Love Actually
Bad Santa

Will add more when i think of them.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Squinty » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:09 pm

OrangeRKN and his seasonal beatings pick :wub:

It was a joke Mark. A Christmas joke.

I'll have to think about this. The Office Christmas Special will definitely be on it. That double parter is just magical.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:35 pm

I always watch the new year's episode too for the full experience 8-)

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Jenuall » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:43 pm

Yeah the Peep Show Christmas special is definitely going in my list, an absolute classic!

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Tomous » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:43 pm

Home Alone will always be my favourite.

Elf and Muppets Christmas Carol not far behind.

How badly has Love Actually aged? On the surface, a sweet Christmas film about love but when you actually consider the relationships in the stories...most are either toxic or ridiculous or both.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by RichardUK » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:35 am

Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

Home Alone 1 & 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Santa Clause
Miracle on 34th Street
Deck the Halls
Click & Collect

Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

The Vicar Of Dibley – The Christmas Lunch Incident
The Royle Family (All Christmas Specials)
The League Of Gentlemen - Yule Never Leave
Me Bean - Merry Christmas Mr Bean
Him & Her - Christmas Special
Keeping Up Appearances - Sea Fever
Two Doors Down - Christmas Special
Her Majesty The Queens Christmas Message (1952-2019)


I will add more when I think of them

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by Ironhide » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:26 pm

Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

Home Alone
Gremlins
Mickey's Christmas Carol
The Snowman


Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

Peep Show - Seasonal Beatings
The Simpsons - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Bottom - Holy

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by Memento Mori » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

Die Hard
Elf
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Jingle all the Way
Bad Santa
The version of Christmas Carol where Ross Kemp plays Eddie Scrooge
The Nightmare before Christmas (Only for the song, "What's this?")
The Snowman



Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

A Very Sunny Christmas
Blackadder Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz (Frasier)
A Tale of Two Santas (Futurama)


Least Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

Love Actually

Least Favourite Christmas TV Show Episode

It seems like every episode of Mrs Brown's Boys is a Christmas special so the whole show.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Godzilla » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:23 pm

Best film

Die Hard

Best TV Show

Bottom

Least favourite film

Love Actually

Least favourite TV show

Noel's Christmas Family Accidents

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Jenuall » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:55 pm

Work in progress list, still struggling to think of things that I know should be on here!

Favourite Christmas Films (Feature and Shorts)

Die Hard
The Snowman
Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs)
The Holiday
Home Alone 1
Home Alone 2
Arthur Christmas


Favourite Christmas TV Show Episodes
Peep Show - Seasonal Beatings
Community - Comparative Religion
Community - Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas
Community - Regional Holiday Music
Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol
West Wing - In Excelsis Deo
Frasier - Miracle on Third or Fourth Street
Knowing Me, Knowing Yule - With Alan Partridge

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by That's not a growth » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:37 am

I've been giving this a think, and since my memory is crap thought I'd look for something to remind me what gets shown on TV around the Christmas period and found this: https://ukchristmastv.weebly.com/

Perhaps it might help others too.

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PostRe: GRcade's Favourite Christmas Films and TV Episodes
by Curls » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:07 am

Wait there...WAIT there....HARRY POTTER?


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