Happy POLLidays! (Happy POLLidays!) It's the ILX Holiday Movies Poll Results Thread

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OK, actually we'll do 11 tonight, since there's a tie at #30. Again, in chronological order:

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30. MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
Eric Rohmer, France, 1969
(161 points, 3 votes) [TIE]

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 00:35 (one year ago) link

didn't vote for Cat People, mostly because it has been long enough since my last viewing that I can't recall its specific Christmas content.

It's set during the holidays; the revenant (?) Irina sings the French carol "Il est né, le divin Enfant" (never mind that she was Serbian in the previous movie).

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Friday, 20 December 2019 00:39 (one year ago) link

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30. KISS KISS BANG BANG
Shane Black, USA, 2005
(161 points, 3 votes) [TIE]

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 00:50 (one year ago) link

That's a wrap on day 1!

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 00:50 (one year ago) link

Xp yeah I remember seeing it the first time and being surprised that it’s not a horror movie at all, p much a straight up Christmas movie

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Friday, 20 December 2019 00:51 (one year ago) link

Thanks, Eric. Drinks for everyone?
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Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Friday, 20 December 2019 00:53 (one year ago) link

I've never seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang yet. What is wrong with me etc (because it looks good). But had no idea it was part of some holiday movies canon. so thanks thread!

calzino, Friday, 20 December 2019 01:04 (one year ago) link

Shamefully, I’ve never seen Maud. Didn’t think to vote for KKBB, but I like it.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Friday, 20 December 2019 01:48 (one year ago) link

Maud’s was my #1

Dan S, Friday, 20 December 2019 02:03 (one year ago) link

(oops, sorry, forgot to designate that #1 vote)

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 02:15 (one year ago) link

Ive has it in my ‘to watch’ pile for months and haven’t gotten around to it, I had no idea it had a holiday element!

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Friday, 20 December 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link

xp - on it, if you can get a mod to swap out the screencap.

Legacy of Banality (Pillbox), Friday, 20 December 2019 02:28 (one year ago) link

That’s ok, it’s not important

Dan S, Friday, 20 December 2019 02:44 (one year ago) link

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29. ELF
Jon Favreau, USA, 2003
(194 points, 4 votes)

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 14:31 (one year ago) link

Elf has a good number of very funny Will Ferrell moments but as a movie it is, tbh, kinda dumb and flimsy.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 December 2019 14:36 (one year ago) link

I actually haven't seen it. 2003 was the height of my "Will Ferrell isn't funny, people!" phase. I'll check it out with my future in-laws this weekend.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 14:45 (one year ago) link

If that's the point you're starting from, Elf of all Will Ferrell films is probably unlikely to sway you.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 December 2019 14:50 (one year ago) link

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang rules and is considerably more Christsmassy than several other placements. The world would be a better place if RDJ and Shane Black had just done a bunch more of those instead of getting dragged into the MCU.

Simon H., Friday, 20 December 2019 14:51 (one year ago) link

can't imagine wanting to revisit Elf

Simon H., Friday, 20 December 2019 14:52 (one year ago) link

Like a few seconds of this particular clip might be all I need from Elf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZnTC-epgcA

One of the movie's biggest problems is that it's just so weirdly/badly cast, pretty much across the board.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 December 2019 14:56 (one year ago) link

The idea that Elf is a classic Christmas film is a millennial conceit for people who didn't grow up with Tom Hanks's 'Big'

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:03 (one year ago) link

^ I like Elf okay, but this is pretty much otm.

Legacy of Banality (Pillbox), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:14 (one year ago) link

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28. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Jeremiah S. Chechik, USA, 1989
(200 points, 4 votes)

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:27 (one year ago) link

find the Lampoons too successfully loathsome to revisit tbh

Simon H., Friday, 20 December 2019 15:29 (one year ago) link

This one has enough goofball scenes to make it mildly amusing. My family and I use Aunt Bethany and Uncle Lewis jokes all the time.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:30 (one year ago) link

There's a ton of stuff I like and even love about this movie and yet, somehow, I am very much not in its corner.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:31 (one year ago) link

and Randy Quaid is...kinda terrific? I love his reaction to Brian Doyle-Murray's "And YOU'RE going to jail!"

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:32 (one year ago) link

As with Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, most people are shocked/appalled to learn that I've only seen this holiday classic once all the way through and only relatively recently, at that.

i was so hungry that i ate a hole cake entirely to myself (Old Lunch), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:36 (one year ago) link

shitter's full!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:37 (one year ago) link

Also: stopping by to say that A Christmas Tale is my favorite Desplechin.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:37 (one year ago) link

yeah i kind of want to be too cool for xmas vacation but i have to admit that i find it pretty funny, mostly due to really really good comedic performances rather than the actual scripted jokes.

alfred otm re: aunt bethany & uncle lewis are classic characters & very useful references in family joking situations

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:38 (one year ago) link

I just love riding in cars!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:39 (one year ago) link

Aunt Bethany is for sure an eleventh-hour save.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:39 (one year ago) link

A Christmas Tale is great and got my vote.

Simon H., Friday, 20 December 2019 15:40 (one year ago) link

Let's play ball!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:40 (one year ago) link

my appreciation for this is so entangled with nostalgia that it's probably not worth parsing, but I'm pretty sure this was the last instance of Chevy Chase being funny in a movie.

Legacy of Banality (Pillbox), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:41 (one year ago) link

Yes. His double takes are excellent.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:42 (one year ago) link

in my family when someone cant finish a thought, loses the thread or otherwise drifts off when talking, it is not unheard of for someone to yell "THE BLESSING!" at them

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:42 (one year ago) link

Example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKncYRJQRC8

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:42 (one year ago) link

in my family when someone cant finish a thought, loses the thread or otherwise drifts off when talking, it is not unheard of for someone to yell "THE BLESSING!" at them

― warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open)

mine too!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:43 (one year ago) link

Yes, this might be the all-time family-quoting movie.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:43 (one year ago) link

I can't ever get past finding Chevy Chase utterly repellent, even if Clark Griswold is supposed to be on many levels horrible.

temporarily embarrassed thousandaire (Eric H.), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:44 (one year ago) link

yeah his comedic style is predicated on him being a clueless dickhead, which he actually is in real life, so unless his sensibilities are channeled just so (Caddyshack, Fletch, og Vacation & NLCV, some early SNL), his persona just grates.

Legacy of Banality (Pillbox), Friday, 20 December 2019 15:49 (one year ago) link


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