The Ten Best Christmas Movies Relay Race

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Nostra from My Filmviews is bringing the holiday spirit this year and has created a Best Christmas Movie List relay.

Robin Write from Filmotomy  passed me the baton The Ten Best Christmas Movies Relay Race. Heres a look at the ten so far. You can see what I included at the bottom of the list.

RULES:

* The list has 10 Christmas movies (in random order) and when the baton is handed over to a new blogger, he or she has to remove one title of the list (with an explanation why) and add one new title.

* Once that is done a new blogger is contacted who will take the baton and run with it, doing the same (you can reinstate a title which has been previously removed).

* As Christmas is in three weeks I want to ask you to publish your entry as quickly as possible to make sure the list changes as much as possible before the 25th of December. Add the logo of this relay race to your post and also add links to those who came before you making it easy for everyone to find all the entries.

The bloggers so far: Marked MoviesKeith and the MoviesFlixchatterRambling FilmTwo Dollar Cinema, Dell on MoviesA Film a DayCinematic CornerOh So Geeky, MettelRay, On The Screen Reviews

Here are the current movies:

 

Elf

Love Actually

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Home Alone

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It’s a Wonderful Life

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

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A Christmas Story

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Scrooged

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Joyeux Noel

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A cease-fire should apply to our everyday lives at Christmas time – no arguing with family, no animosity with those work colleagues not on your Christmas card list, no pushing aside the sprouts. Rather that a World War I no man’s land confrontation, these three nations (French, British, German) in Joyeux Noël unite on Christmas Eve. Guns and politics are, for now, put aside for drinks and song. The war is not over, no, but it can wait. Merry Christmas.

I’m taking out:

Die Hard

 

Die Hard takes place at a Christmas Party, but not a Christmas themed movie per se. It is an action movie and not much more than that.

I’m putting in:

Christmas Vacation

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Released in 1989, Christmas Vacation remains a holiday classic. Clark Griswold cannot catch a break.  He is forced to tie the Christmas tree, roots and all to the top of his car. The bickering in-laws pay a visit along with his wife’s cousins who are living in an RV. Clarks 25,000 Christmas lights shut down power to the entire neighborhood. Expecting to use his bonus money for a swimming pool, Clark instead receives a membership to the Jelly of the Month Club. Aunt Bethany has a case of dementia and sings the Star Spangled Banner after a sewage gas explosion. All around good clean fun. Christmas Vacation will always be a classic that gets better with each viewing.

 

And I’m passing this holiday relay onto Al Robinson

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