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Old 17-10-2008, 20:36   #1
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Films you associate with christmas that baren't about christmas.

I always enjoy watching the following films more at christmas despite they not having anything christmasy about them:

2001 A Space Odyssey
Star Wars
Superman The Movie
The Searchers
Jaws
Edward Scissorhands
Marx Brothers Films

anyone else associate any non christmas films with christmas?
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Old 17-10-2008, 20:43   #2
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Old 17-10-2008, 21:00   #3
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Old 17-10-2008, 21:18   #4
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The Wizard of Oz, I guess because in the years before it was on video and then lavish dvd sets it was always something to look forward to on tv at Christmas (as a child I'd get upset if it wasn't on)!

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Old 17-10-2008, 22:36   #5
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Some of Jacques Demy's films - especially Donkey Skin & The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The first is a fairytale, so probably that has something to do with it seeeming like a good film for that time of year, and although the latter ends around Christmas, most of the film really has nothing to do with it. I usually hunt these two out as Christmas approaches...
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Old 17-10-2008, 23:46   #6
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Harvey. Always find it a joy to watch around Christmas for some reason.
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Old 18-10-2008, 00:06   #7
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Old 18-10-2008, 00:16   #8
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Love Trading Places. BBC always show this over xmas dont they.
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Old 18-10-2008, 07:25   #9
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LoTR

Due to their release dates, and they're long. Great for long winter nights.
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Gremlins is at the top of my list but it's got Xmas in it..

So I'll go for Ghostbusters.

Remember seeing them both at the cinema during the Christmas school holidays - we had snow and everything..

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Oh yeah, Ghostbusters. Seeing that Christmas Eve 1984 was just magic!
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Die Hard.
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Old 18-10-2008, 11:57   #13
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harry potter movies - they seem the ideal sort of post xmas lunch, pre xmas cheese dinenr snacks sort of movie.
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Die Hard.
I think this thread comes up every year, and I always come in just to say Die Hard. Also Lethal Weapon.
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Doesn't John Maclane go to LA to spend Christmas with his family?
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Jaws because it's always on telly around Xmas time, even though thematically it's about as far from Christmas as you can get.

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Die Hard is a Christmas film though. Just because it has a bodycount doesn't change that fact.
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Die Hard is a Christmas film though. Just because it has a bodycount doesn't change that fact.
Ah - maybe that's why I associate it with Christmas! Very poor!
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Jurrasic Park
Groundhog Day (snow)
The Great Escape (can't believe no one has said that yet)
Lord of the Rings movies, King Kong, Harry Potter
Alien3 (no clue why)
Empire Strikes Back (snow again.. )

Mainly associate them with that time of the year because that's when they were released or on TV. Either that or some BBC/ITV ident which was christmasy and at the start of these films on a good'ole VHS tape.
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The Great Escape (can't believe no one has said that yet)
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