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Holiday Club 2017

It's time to organize the Holiday Movie Club for 2017! [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 2, 2017 - 8 comments

Holiday Movie Club 2016

With November fast approaching, let's plan for the 2016 Holiday Movie Club! [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 27, 2016 - 24 comments

Holiday Movie Club 2015

Last year (2014) we had the wildly successful Holiday Movie Club. For 2015, Thanksgiving is 26 NOV. We had a couple movies a week, which I think was a good pace. The obvious dates are (American) Thanksgiving, a day the weekend after (American) Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 2, 2015 - 23 comments

Movie: Trading Places

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Driected by John Landis, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott, and Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 1, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Batman Returns

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City over Christmas, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. Directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken and Michael Gough. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 31, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: A Christmas Story

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s. Directed by Bob Clark, written by Jean Shepherd (and adapted from his novels/memoirs and radio show) and starring Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, and Peter Billingsley. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 25, 2014 - 11 comments

Movie: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Chuck Jones' animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book, narrated by Boris Karloff [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 24, 2014 - 11 comments

Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 24, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Hogfather

It's Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened. Adapted from the novel by Terry Pratchett and directed by Vadim Jean, starring Michelle Dockery, Marc Warren, and David Jason and the vocal talents of Ian Richardson. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 22, 2014 - 15 comments

Movie: White Christmas

and Holiday Inn. In White Christmas, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and Danny Kaye put on a show to save the General's Inn. In Holiday Inn, Bing Crosby opens an inn that only puts on shows on holidays. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Dec 18, 2014 - 26 comments

Movie: Scrooge

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale (1970). Directed by Ronald Neame, starring Albert Finney and more. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 15, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Miracle on 34th Street

A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Directed by Les Mayfield, starring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, James Remar, Mara Wilson and Robert Prosky. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 11, 2014 - 8 comments

Movie: Miracle on 34th Street

When a nice old man named Kris starts working at Macy's as a department-store Santa, he ends up claiming to be Santa Claus. Facing institutionalization, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Directed by George Seaton, starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart and a young Natalie Wood. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 8, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Die Hard

A hardworking NYPD officer arrives in LA to attend his recently-separated wife's corporate Christmas party, and has to deal with a bunch of party crashers. Directed by John McTiernan, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson and Paul Gleason, William Atherton, James Shigeta. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 4, 2014 - 34 comments

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is a heart-warming tale about Jack, who feels he is stuck in a rut of routine and repetition. In a flash of inspiration, he decides to spread Christmas joy and cheer to all the world, enlisting his friends and neighbors to help. Written by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Sellick, and starring the vocal talents of Danny Elfman (and a score by him), Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, and many more, it's sure to be a fun Christmas classic for the whole family! [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 1, 2014 - 23 comments

Movie: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

A high-strung marketing executive must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy, written and directed by John Hughes. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 27, 2014 - 13 comments

Holiday Movie Club

American Thanksgiving this year is Thursday, NOV 27th. Christmas is DEC 25th. This suggests 28 days for a "Holiday Movie Club" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 21, 2014 - 33 comments

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