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  Reply # 2144274 12-Dec-2018 16:04
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Brumfondl:

 

And Die Hard is the best Xmas movie...

 

 

My favourite ever is probably Love Actually.I do really like Die Hard though. I watched all 5 last xmas. Great fun. My kids are too young yet.

 

I know.

 

 

Die Hard or Die Hard 2...

 

Both are set at Christmas.sealed


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  Reply # 2144315 12-Dec-2018 16:24
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did anyone mention - Wizzard, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2144350 12-Dec-2018 16:36
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

networkn:

 

Brumfondl:

 

And Die Hard is the best Xmas movie...

 

 

My favourite ever is probably Love Actually.I do really like Die Hard though. I watched all 5 last xmas. Great fun. My kids are too young yet.

 

I know.

 

 

Die Hard or Die Hard 2...

 

Both are set at Christmas.sealed

 

 

I enjoyed both.


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  Reply # 2144354 12-Dec-2018 16:40
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+1 for Die Hard as my favourite Christmas movie.

 

Also have to add a couple of Christmas songs:

 

Snoopy's Christmas.  I know it gets a lot of hate these days, but I still love it.  When I was a kid growing up in Auckland, Christmas was signalled by the first playing of Snoopy's Christmas by Merv Smith on 1ZB.  I don't listen to the radio anymore, so I settle for playing Snoopy on Spotify when we put up and decorate the tree.  We also had a full Snoopy album by the Royal Guardsmen which I can't find anymore, and built out the Snoopy-as-WW1-ace story (including when he ran for president!)

 

What are we gonna get 'er indoors - Dennis Waterman and George Cole. This one because it reminds me of my dad, who was a big fan of Minder.


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  Reply # 2144355 12-Dec-2018 16:40
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The scope of this discussion has already been extended once...

 

Best Christmas sitcom episode. "A Bundyful Life", Married... With Children, season 4, episodes 11-12.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJI7VxbjuOw




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  Reply # 2144388 12-Dec-2018 16:45
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I am happy to include more things in the title. Anything that brings some positive focus to the community is a good thing. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2144411 12-Dec-2018 17:34
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Let It Snow, especially the Ella Fitzgerald or Diana Krall versions.

 

Movie wise it has to be Home Alone.

 

 

 

As a side note, I have to say that moving to NZ killed Christmas for me. It's such a non-event here and everything just feels wrong. It's also irritating because everything shuts for so long that you can't get any work done!






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  Reply # 2144420 12-Dec-2018 18:03
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I hate Christmas songs with a passion, we get them rammed down our ears every time we go near a shop.

 

Call me the grinch if you like.

 

I am a fan of parodies myself and also Kevin Bloody Wilson who made some excellent Christmas themed songs.

 

NSFW

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk6qxpquLTU&index=11&list=PL-B95lsgxIEKujJmHjbANLrbFXXEkxb1I

 

NSFW

 

Christmas movies - Die Hard / the Holiday ( I am a fan of Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz )

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2144421 12-Dec-2018 18:07
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SATTV:

 

NSFW

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk6qxpquLTU&index=11&list=PL-B95lsgxIEKujJmHjbANLrbFXXEkxb1I

 

NSFW

 

 

NSFW, but fine to pipe through the alarm speaker for several years before my mother worked what was in my playlist. The neighbours didn't seem to mind.


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  Reply # 2144455 12-Dec-2018 19:34
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I was scrolling through Apple Music mindlessly in bed the other night and stumbled on a Christmas album by Seth MacFarlane, of all people.  Funny thing though, it's GREAT!  He's got a superb voice for singing swing and jazz and is accompanied by a full jazz orchestra (probably the Family Guy orchestra).  I'll be playing this on Christmas Day in the background, always looking for anything that can replace the traditional Christmas music.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Swing-Seth-Macfarlane/dp/B00NBNS94M

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2144504 12-Dec-2018 20:44
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Scrooged and Die Hard are two of my favourites.


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  Reply # 2144690 13-Dec-2018 10:31
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I usually cue up the Hogfather 2-part adaptation.

 

IT'S A SWORD. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE

 

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  Reply # 2144694 13-Dec-2018 10:39
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Polar Express

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2144723 13-Dec-2018 11:36
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Not too fussed on the music, usually my wife takes care of that. 

 

The classic Xmas movie in our house is Home Alone 1 & 2, I never get tired of them. Our kids are too young to enjoy them just yet. Love Actually is obviously a classic. 

 

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  Reply # 2144725 13-Dec-2018 11:45
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My absolute favourites from the music side of things are as follows: 

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town  - Bruce Springsteen's tuneless version

 

Do They Know It's Christmas  - Band Aid (original version)

 

Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen?

 

Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

 

 

 

 





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