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    Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  Paeter on December 6th 2013, 11:27 am

    I think we might have done this last year or previous to that, but I'm interested in getting suggestions for "christmas movies" I could play during my upcoming bake-a-thon that have strong geek appeal. By "christmas movie" I only require that there be evidence of christmas happening somewhere in the movie. Movies already on my list include:

    Batman Returns
    Iron Man 3
    Prometheus (remember that little Christmas tree they set up before the aliens started killing everybody?)
    Hellboy 2 (The prologue scene takes place around Christmas I think)
    and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

    Of course you could include about every Harry Potter movie, too.

    Any other suggestions?



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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  Rickster on December 6th 2013, 1:21 pm

    It's not a movie but on Lost a character looks at a calendar and says "Oh I didn't realize Christmas was almost here" or something like that

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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  BenAvery on December 6th 2013, 3:06 pm

    Paeter, we're currently doing a blog series on this AND we'll be doing an episode about this as well!

    Here's the blog series so far:

    http://strangersandaliens.com/category/christmas-2/strange-christmas-movies/

    It started as a blog post last year -- http://strangersandaliens.com/2012/12/unusual-sci-fifantasy-christmas-movies/ -- but we're expanding it into a daily (until the 24th) series this month!

    Our list so far is similar to yours:

    Prometheus
    Jaws the Revenge
    Gremlins
    Iron Man 3
    Batman Returns
    Star Trek Generations

    And tomorrow is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    Edward Scissorhands will be on the list.

    Coming up we've got Toy Story, Harry Potter, Hellboy 2 (yes, the opening scene is Christmas Eve, 1955), two Terry Gilliam movies, and more! (Sorry, I don't want to give it all away!)

    Some connections are a little tenuous. One will be a straight up cheat. And there's two that I'm still trying to decide if I dare go there . . .

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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  Paeter on December 9th 2013, 6:57 pm

    Gremlins, that's right! May have to see if I can track down a cheap DVD of that in time. (Granny going out the window made me nearly pee myself as a kid.) Ashamed I didn't mention "Scrooged", either. Thanks for the link!


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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  DNArington on December 10th 2013, 1:21 am

    I love the old The Grinch Who Stole Christmas movie. It is in a fantasy world and has a monster for a character. How much more geek appeal do you need? cyclops 

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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  Paeter on December 10th 2013, 1:23 pm

    Hook! Can't believe I forgot!


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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  BenAvery on December 12th 2013, 12:04 pm

    Here's our complete Strange Christmas List so far --

    Toy Story: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/toy-story-strange-christmas-movies-12-of-24/

    Psycho: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/psycho-strange-christmas-movies-11-of-24/

    Hellboy II: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/hellboy-ii-strange-christmas-movies-10-of-24/

    Edward Scissorhands: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/edward-scissorhands-strange-christmas-movies-9-of-24/

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/on-her-majestys-secret-service-strange-christmas-movies-8-of-24/

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/the-chronicles-of-narnia-the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-strange-christmas-movies-7-of-24/

    Star Trek: Generations: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/star-trek-generations-strange-christmas-movies-6-of-24/

    Batman Returns: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/batman-returns-strange-christmas-movies-5-of-24/

    Iron Man 3: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/iron-man-3-strange-christmas-movies-4-of-24/

    Gremlins: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/gremlins-strange-christmas-movies-3-of-24/

    Jaws: The Revenge: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/jaws-the-revenge-strange-christmas-movies-2-of-24/

    Prometheus: http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/prometheus-strange-christmas-movies-1-of-24/

    We're only half way there! Still to come:

    * A last man on earth, who may not be last!

    * A Japanese anime classic!

    * Two films from my favorite director, which are also two of my al time favorite movies! (Both are easily in my top twenty, one if in my top five!)

    * A young wizard!

    And more!

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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  tmorrill on December 12th 2013, 3:36 pm

    Die Hard.

    That is hands down one of my favorite movies of all time and I can make an argument for it being a fit in any genre.
    Action- Speaks for itself
    Mystery- Speaks for itself
    Romantic-Comedy- Dad flys across the country to spend Christmas with his family and ends up not being able to see them after whacky hyjinks with him cracking wise the entire time
    Sci-fi/fantasty- He jumps off the top of the building tied to a hose, and doesn't die. Also, there's a zombie at the end of the film.
    Western- Yippie ki yay, and so forth.
    Christmas movie- It's set during Christmas. "Ho ho ho, now I have a machine gun."

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    Re: Christmas Geek Movies

    Post  Godfixated on January 10th 2014, 2:04 am

    What about Die Hard?

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