Heading To The North POLL ... It's the ILX Holiday Movies Poll Nominations Thread (Voting Starts: Nov. 21)

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

https://res-2.cloudinary.com/dostuff-media/image/upload//c_fill,g_faces,f_auto,w_800/v1542815016/event-poster-10135953.jpg

Eligible are Holiday-themed movies + movies set during holidays only. We're saving TV specials and shows for next year, as decided by the majority here: Holiday Movies (and more?) POLL, Preliminary Question -- What To Include?

Don't worry about nominating Die Hard. Morbs already did it in the previous thread.

Nominations close: Thursday, Nov. 21 (one week before Thanksgiving in America) at EOD, or whenever I get up the next day.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:03 (one week ago) link

The Prince of Egypt

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:08 (one week ago) link

I suspect this will be overlooked: Bill Forsyth's Comfort and Joy.

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:10 (one week ago) link

Scrooged
Bad Santa
Gremlins

Pretty much the holiday film staples of the Lunch family.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:24 (one week ago) link

Fanny and Alexander
Going My Way
the one with the guardian angel

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:33 (one week ago) link

The Shop Around the Corner
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Eyes Wide Shut

Chris L, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:35 (one week ago) link

Blast of Silence

Chris L, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:36 (one week ago) link

A Bad Moms Christmas
Female Trouble
Lady in the Lake
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Christmas Perfection/The Perfect Christmas Village

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:50 (one week ago) link

Long Weekend
Les Vacances de M. Hulot
Eurotrip
Meatballs
The Kings Of Summer
Deliverance
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Y Tu Mamá También

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:02 (one week ago) link

I can't recommend Christmas Perfection enough btw, I chanced on it last year and was so mindblown I liveblogged it on Facebook

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:06 (one week ago) link

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

wait waht? I have seen this movie a bunch and can't recall any mention of the holidays

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:10 (one week ago) link

Troll “holiday means vacation” votes from the other side of the pond will not be counted

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:14 (one week ago) link

oh lol is that what's going on there

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:16 (one week ago) link

The Thin Man
Trading Places
Two Men in Manhattan
The Apartment
The Shop Around the Corner
Love Actually (kindly do not @ me)
The Ref
Holiday (1930 and 1938)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:17 (one week ago) link

A Tale of Winter
My Night at Maud's
Mon oncle Antoine

jmm, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:17 (one week ago) link

Black Christmas
Gift Wrapped
Meet Me in St. Louis

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:17 (one week ago) link

Hannah and Her Sisters
It's a Wonderful Life
Christmas Story
The Hudsucker Proxy

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:18 (one week ago) link

Love Actually (kindly do not @ me)

well ok but

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:23 (one week ago) link

Carol
Tangerine
A Christmas Tale (Desplechin)

Dan S, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:26 (one week ago) link

Elf
Nightmare Before Christmas
Meet Me in St Louis
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
It’s A Wonderful Life
Christmas Story

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:29 (one week ago) link

the other side of the pond

the pond???!!???!¡

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:32 (one week ago) link

I knew it rained a lot in your part of the country but I had no idea.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:34 (one week ago) link

Did we get a ruling on Psycho? Because if 'yea':

Psycho

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:35 (one week ago) link

Troll “holiday means vacation” votes from the other side of the pond will not be counted
as a british person who has spent half of his 40 years on earth associating with americans, can I just promise you here that I did not know that "holiday" literally just meant christmas and thanksgiving to you all and nothing else until this poll was set up

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:42 (one week ago) link

things you were shockingly old when you learned etc

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:48 (one week ago) link

Yeah we use winterval usually

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:49 (one week ago) link

Thanksgiving and xmas are just about the only substantive holidays some Americans get, hence the colloquialism.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:51 (one week ago) link

hey I get it, american poll, everyone else not welcome, no worries

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:54 (one week ago) link

(Camaraderie stalks out of the pub, a little tipsy, a little despondent, and notices while strolling down the road first one flake and then another until at last a magical whirlwind of snow blankets the scene and the true meaning of the holidays is revealed)

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:02 (one week ago) link

(Perhaps a talking candy cane is involved. I wouldn't rule it out.)

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:03 (one week ago) link

that snowflakes are taking over everything?

you can’t even say Merry Christmas Poll anymore

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:04 (one week ago) link

any good movies about Yom Kippur?

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:04 (one week ago) link

bah xpost

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:05 (one week ago) link

xpost Atonement, iirc?

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:06 (one week ago) link

you can’t even say Merry Christmas Poll anymore

Spoken like a true American.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:14 (one week ago) link

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:17 (one week ago) link

xpost Atonement, iirc?

― I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, November 5, 2019 3:06 PM (twelve minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Hunger, too

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:18 (one week ago) link

Scrooge (1970)
Batman Returns
Curse of the Cat People

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:21 (one week ago) link

"Peace on Earth" (1939)
available to watch here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ekaww

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:51 (one week ago) link

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Krampus (2015)
"Thanksgiving" (2007) yourtub link

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:55 (one week ago) link

Pastebin running nominations: https://pastebin.com/TTHE25dG

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:03 (one week ago) link

I will freely admit that the ending of Scrooged still consistently makes me cry buckets

Only Blob Can Judge Me (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:06 (one week ago) link

Mother’s Day
New Year’s Eve
Valentine’s Day

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:11 (one week ago) link

The Passion of the Christ

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:12 (one week ago) link

you and your pond

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:15 (one week ago) link

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
36.15 Pere Noel
Rare Exports
The Ref
A Very Harold & Kumr 3-D Christmas

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:15 (one week ago) link

Kumr is an app Kal Penn was developing at the White House iirc

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:16 (one week ago) link

Definitely voting in this to make sure Scrooged gets the highest possible placing.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:18 (one week ago) link

The Last Waltz

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:20 (one week ago) link

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Ernest Saves Christmas
Call Me by Your Name
The Grinch (2018)

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:20 (one week ago) link

Mon oncle Antoine

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 12:36 (one week ago) link

Thirding the hard-nomming for Scrooged. I was so 'ehh' about that movie for the longest time but at some point it clicked and then it clicked hard and now I kinda can't get through the season without watching it. I think 'asshole Bill Murray finding redemption via mystical means' might be my favorite microgenre.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 12:44 (one week ago) link

The Insect's Christmas (1913)

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 13:36 (one week ago) link

All added.

(And added joke nominee New Year's Eve too because, hey, it actually counts!)

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:06 (one week ago) link

Technical question: are TV movies acceptable or are they gonna fall under the purview of next year's poll of holiday specials?

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:15 (one week ago) link

The Christmas Tree aka When Wolves Cry

😎

Joe Kulak 😎 (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:31 (one week ago) link

If it's feature length, go ahead. Or if it's a short that was primarily first played in theaters.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:41 (one week ago) link

Okay then:

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The House Without a Christmas Tree

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:49 (one week ago) link

And unless I'm forgetting some obvious examples, those two 50-year-old entries might comprise the entire corpus of worthwhile feature-length made-for-TV xmas movies.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 14:55 (one week ago) link

Probably true.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 15:25 (one week ago) link

Someone paste in the whole Lifetime and Hallmark oeuvres.

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:00 (one week ago) link

AKA cinematic xanax

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:03 (one week ago) link

Edward Scissorhands

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 16:06 (one week ago) link

I keep trying to think of movies to add to the nomination list and it seems we've already covered most of the important ones, and there aren't even 100 nominations yet.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 November 2019 13:53 (six days ago) link

So, yeah, if you have specific Hallmark channel favorites, have at it

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 November 2019 13:54 (six days ago) link

Norte: The End of History

devvvine, Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:02 (six days ago) link

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 7 November 2019 17:40 (six days ago) link

Santa Claus (1959)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The Santa Clause
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Tokyo Godfathers
Santa Buddies

How about some Oscar winners?

Cavalcade (1933) starts and ends on New Year's
Ben-Hur (1959)
The Godfather Part II
Green Book

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 17:47 (six days ago) link

okay, a couple of corny ones i enjoyed:

The Holiday Calendar (the two leads are very cute)
Last Holiday (queen latifah!)

lxy, Thursday, 7 November 2019 17:51 (six days ago) link

Haven't seen them but know that they're appreciate in some quarters:

Jingle All the Way
Home for the Holidays

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 17:59 (six days ago) link

Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County
Blood Freak

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:01 (six days ago) link

I'm glad that Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever and The Godfather Part II are in the same genre.

jmm, Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:03 (six days ago) link

Krisha

Chris L, Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:07 (six days ago) link

xpost I don't know that I'd call 'films where Robert DeNiro portrays a younger iteration of the titular protagonist' a genre per se.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:08 (six days ago) link

you got me, i looked it up

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:14 (six days ago) link

I thought of the first Godfather--Michael and Kay walking along the street after seeing The Bells of St. Mary's--but it seemed like a stretch.

clemenza, Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:15 (six days ago) link

(they're walking past RCMH w/ Bells on the marquee -- I don't know if it's clear theyve just seen it)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:20 (six days ago) link

Boogie Nights
Radio Days

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:42 (six days ago) link

TV movies are TV specials imo

nobody should nominate anything that they don't endorse let alone haven't seen. all noms should be accompanied by at least 100 words making their case

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:57 (six days ago) link

oh: A Christmas Carol (19996 starring Patrick Stewart, the TNT movie

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:13 (six days ago) link

lol 1999

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:13 (six days ago) link

yeah the holidays in Godfather 2 are probably too incident to merit inclusion. i rescind the nomination.

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:16 (six days ago) link

Aw, I was looking forward to seeing just how high that landed on clemenza's ballot.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:47 (six days ago) link

nobody should nominate anything that they don't endorse let alone haven't seen. all noms should be accompanied by at least 100 words making their case

― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:57 AM (fifty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

well, I've seen Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:51 (six days ago) link

as long as all the questions left from Grumpy Cat’s Best Christmas Ever were resolved

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:55 (six days ago) link

Look, I know it isn't feature length but because it was a direct-to-video release it technically isn't a TV special, either, so I think it's only fair that this be included among the nominees for any poll of filmed holiday entertainment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6grWQ55VAI

Basically, I'm predisposed to foist this upon people at any and every opportunity because your life isn't complete until you've seen it (although you're likely to wish that your life was complete after you have seen it).

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:00 (six days ago) link

Prometheus

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:02 (six days ago) link

3 Godfathers

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:23 (six days ago) link

Aw, I was looking forward to seeing just how high that landed on clemenza's ballot.

That's the biggest reason I didn't nominate it--if I had, I wasn't going to vote for it anyway.

I think there's a stronger, albeit still iffy, argument for nominating Goodfellas. The post-heist bar scene is among the film's best, and there are three classic Christmas songs on the soundtrack (Ronettes, Darlene Love, Drifters). But I'll leave nomination up to someone else--I'd probably pass on voting for that too.

clemenza, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:58 (five days ago) link

another christmas scene in a non-christmas movie (that i'm not nominating)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnuqDV8usBM

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 8 November 2019 23:04 (five days ago) link

Tales From the Crypt (1972) or just the Joan Collins segment "And All Through the House" if you prefer.

wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 9 November 2019 01:25 (four days ago) link

Both of these films epitomize why we love 1980s action cinema, and both efficiently use their specific settings to accomplish their respective narrative goals. As for films that have the potential to become new classics, you can check out our 2017 movie premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what's on the horizon over the course of the next year!


well I’m sold

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 9 November 2019 01:49 (four days ago) link

I really loved Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, a Hallmark movie from 1958, I saw it on TV as a child and I think it formed me in some ways, but I haven't seen it since

Dan S, Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:16 (four days ago) link

if that's eligible I nominate it

Dan S, Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:20 (four days ago) link

Big Business (1929)
La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)
King of Kings (1927 and 1961)
The Unholy Three (1925 and 1930)

3 Godfathers

― wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:23 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

See also Hell's Heroes (1930).

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Saturday, 9 November 2019 04:24 (four days ago) link

29th Street

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 10 November 2019 15:31 (three days ago) link

I hereby nominate all of these

I refuse to believe that these are all different movies pic.twitter.com/OBU5EscJkj

— Henry (@realHenryB) November 12, 2019

(not really nominating them, pollrunners)

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:07 (yesterday) link

W H A T !!! pic.twitter.com/WowBSUkNm6

— trevb (@trrvvb) November 11, 2019

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:37 (yesterday) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.