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

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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 (eight months ago) link

The Prince of Egypt

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

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

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:10 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

clemenza, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:33 (eight months ago) link

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

Chris L, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:35 (eight months ago) link

Blast of Silence

Chris L, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:36 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

oh lol is that what's going on there

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:16 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

jmm, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:17 (eight months ago) link

Black Christmas
Gift Wrapped
Meet Me in St. Louis

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:17 (eight months ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:18 (eight months ago) link

Love Actually (kindly do not @ me)

well ok but

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

Carol
Tangerine
A Christmas Tale (Desplechin)

Dan S, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:26 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

things you were shockingly old when you learned etc

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:48 (eight months ago) link

Yeah we use winterval usually

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

any good movies about Yom Kippur?

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

bah xpost

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

xpost Atonement, iirc?

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

Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2

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

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

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:51 (eight months ago) link

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

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:55 (eight months ago) link

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

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

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

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

The Passion of the Christ

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

you and your pond

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

The Last Waltz

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:20 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

you got me, i looked it up

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:14 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Boogie Nights
Radio Days

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 7 November 2019 18:42 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:13 (eight months ago) link

lol 1999

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:13 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Prometheus

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:02 (eight months ago) link

3 Godfathers

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:23 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

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well I’m sold

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

if that's eligible I nominate it

Dan S, Saturday, 9 November 2019 02:20 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

29th Street

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 10 November 2019 15:31 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) 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 (eight months ago) link

Amazing.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:32 (eight months ago) link

First, Hallmark Channel deprives the gays of Golden Girls for four months of the year, and then they force a poor Canadian studio to reshoot an entire movie to remove the gay couple in it. (Kidding, no idea if this was Hallmark-related, but it felt right.)

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:33 (eight months ago) link

The Thin Man has the best Christmas morning scene

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:26 (eight months ago) link

And that would be correct. But I thought you weren't participating in this poll?

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:50 (eight months ago) link

i am commenting

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:01 (eight months ago) link

I have already secured image making services so I expect more than commentary

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:12 (eight months ago) link

I watched It Happened On Fifth Avenue (1947). Rich and poor people switch roles in a New York mansion at Christmastime. Has its moments but could be better -- I'm not nominating it. Best part is Victor Moore as a homeless drunk who likes to cosplay as a rich man. For people who like innuendo in code-era Hollywood films, there's a scene where a woman is describing where she met her boyfriend that is taken to mean where her baby was conceived -- "and (Victor Moore) was there too!". Made into two Bollywood movies; the 70s one is on youtube and looks wild.

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:33 (eight months ago) link

Compliments of the Season (1930)
The Christmas Party (1931)
A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933)
Little Women (1933, and other versions I can't be bothered to look up)
The Night Before Christmas (1933)
Babes in Toyland (1934)
Jack Frost (1934)
La Grande Illusion (1937)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Serendipity (2001)
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Far From Heaven (2002)
Christmas Holiday (1944)
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Making Christmas Crackers (1910)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 23:54 (eight months ago) link

The '30s arguably had Christmas on lockdown more than any other decade.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:56 (eight months ago) link

Meanwhile, I can't stop laughing.

16-year-old Lindsay Dearborn (Brooke Nevin) is "Too Cool for Christmas," and wants no part of the family celebration being planned by her two male homosexual parents (Adam Harrington and Barclay Hope) and her kid sister Alexa (Jodelle Ferland. Nope, Lindsay is gonna spend the holidays skiing with her best buds, and that's the way it is. Her disdain for the Yuletide season comes to surface at the mall, where she disses a department store Santa Claus (played by George Hamilton) for his tacky beard and out-of-date clothing. Surprisingly, Santa agrees with Lindsay and asks her to help him undergo a complete "fashion makeover" so that he can win back the affections of Mrs. Claus (played by Donna Mills) Out of sympathy for the old guy, Lindsay does what he asks, then is informed that he's the genuine, bonafide, not-a-phony Santa Claus--and further, that he needs her help to deliver all his presents on Christmas Eve. Agreeing on the condition that she'll be back in town in time to go skiing, Lindsay embarks upon the thrill ride of her life--and in the course of the long winter's night, she learns a few lessons about the true meaning of Christmas. An alternate version of the film, which exchanges the homosexual couple for a straight one, was named A Very Cool Christmas and appeared on the Lifetime channel in December 2004.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:04 (eight months ago) link

thanksgiving:
House of Yes
The Daytrippers
*(dis)honorable mention to Eli Roth’s ‘Thanksgiving’ short from Grindhouse

xmas:
The Holly and the Ivy
White Reindeer
Christmas Evil
Grumpy Old Men

hannukah:
The Hebrew Hammer
For Your Consideration

nye
Snowpiercer
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Ocean’s 11 (1962)

perhaps too incidental? I dunno, what do you think?
Inside aka À l'intérieur (2007) – takes place on Christmas Eve
LA Confidential – the whole “Bloody Christmas” affair
Go (1999) – takes place during Christmastime
Nobody’s Fool (1994) – plot hinges on a Thanksgiving get-together
An American Tail – begins w/ a Hannukah context

Legacy of Banality (Pillbox), Thursday, 14 November 2019 21:11 (eight months ago) link

The Christmas Chronicles (surprised to like this so much)

lxy, Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:39 (eight months ago) link

not necessarily because i like them

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Klaus (2019)
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
White Christmas (Curtiz, 1954)
Babes in Toyland (1961)
Arthur Christmas
Christmas on Mars
Saving Christmas
Dekalog 3 but maybe this is more of a tv episode? idk

wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 22 November 2019 07:10 (seven months ago) link

As I completely spaced out my Thursday-centric due dates, I am extending nomination period for at least another 12 to 24 hours.

(Gonna save the Dekalog ep for next year's poll.)

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 22 November 2019 13:06 (seven months ago) link

Also, I do believe it's Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, which slots alphabetically right after King of Kings

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 22 November 2019 13:06 (seven months ago) link

8 Women

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 24 November 2019 04:10 (seven months ago) link

currently watching the recently resurfaced 1978 Canadian noir Silent Partner w/ Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer, and fuck yes this qualifies

Simon H., Sunday, 24 November 2019 05:36 (seven months ago) link

OK, nominations are closed, with 175 entries. Firing up the campaigning/voting thread imminently.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:21 (seven months ago) link

exclude everything where ppl said "I am not recommending this"

insecurity bear (sic), Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:42 (seven months ago) link

Did anyone say that explicitly?

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:49 (seven months ago) link

(I probably did exclude in any case.)

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:49 (seven months ago) link

id have unironically nominated carreys grinch

we're no angels

deems of internment (darraghmac), Monday, 25 November 2019 01:07 (seven months ago) link


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