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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #70 on: November 29, 2016, 05:45:37 pm »
I guess it doesn't exactly qualify as a holiday movie, but I really couldn't decide where else to put this, but Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be on TV tonight. Was it Friday of last week that "they" already showed the "real" How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Dr. Seuss cartoon, not the Jim Carey movie)?

I think I read somewhere that A Charlie Brown Christmas will be on TV next week.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2018, 07:33:52 pm »
I've started to watch the Christmas movies that Hallmark Network airs now. 

I've already managed to see a favorite of mine, "The 9 Lives of Christmas".





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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2018, 09:54:55 pm »
Looks cute! I guess my favorite would be "Love, Actually" and "Little Women" would be a close second.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #73 on: December 04, 2023, 11:19:45 pm »
At this very moment I'm watching Elf on AMC. I'm not impressed.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #74 on: December 05, 2023, 03:17:33 pm »
I don't think I've ever seen it, but a ton of people really seem to like it.


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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #75 on: December 05, 2023, 08:08:58 pm »
Can't stand Elf. 

My favorites: 
It's a Wonderful Life
Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory (Geraldine Paige original, not the Patty Duke remake)
Scrooged
House Without a Christmas Tree (Jason Robards and Mildred Natwick; definitely worth looking for.) 

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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #76 on: December 05, 2023, 08:26:47 pm »
Looking back on this thread, I see that many people have liked "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote. 

For years, all I had was a dusty VHS.  Later, I found a dvd.  But, later (not sure when), I found a dvd that was IN COLOR!

Apparently, it was originally filmed in color.  But it had always been played in B&W, so that was, and is, still,  cool. 

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Re: What is Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2023, 08:37:07 pm »
As for "A Christmas Carol", probably my favorite was Jefferson Mays's version, during the pandemic.  One could stream it (for a cost). 

"Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other? past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Tony Award? winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman's Guide?) plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed."

Yes, he plays all of the characters, and the visual and auditory effects are wonderful.  Will he ever bring it back? 



I have had the pleasure of seeing him in both the bizarre "I Am My Own Wife" and also the farcical "Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder".