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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.130.85.94
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 07:50 pm:   

I need a list of Christmas films for next year that aren't you're typical saccharine family friendly pukefests that usually clog up the airwaves...

Any suggestions?

I'll kick start the list with

Die hard
Gremlins
Christmas evil (aka you'd better watch out)
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 08:01 pm:   

I've mentioned these before, but...

The Lady In The Lake (1947)
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Black Christmas (1974 & 2006)
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.181.83.45
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 08:18 pm:   

Brazil...
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.31.121
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 10:46 pm:   

"... typical saccharine family friendly pukefests that usually clog up the airwaves..."

Such as?
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.18.116
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 01:10 am:   

Ramsey I assume Weber means It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, that sort of thing.

I'd recommend The Last Winter. Also that amazing Finnish film from a couple of years ago that managed to be Lovecraftian and lovable at the same time.

Can I insert an opportunistic plug for the dark Yuletide e-book anthology Ain't No Sanity Clause, edited by Theresa Derwin? Things have learnt to type that ought to scrawl.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.137.70
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 01:37 am:   

Actually I do have a soft spot for It's a Wonderful Life - It manages to be emotional without being overly saccharine to go with it, and it's so well directed and acted that it's difficult to find a legitimate complaint about it. Also, remembering that the basic story is about a man on the brink of suicide, there's an inherent darkness that people tend to forget.

I was thinking of any film with Santa as a lovable old Elf who solves everyone's problems by giving them material gifts, anything animated with Santa in, anything about cutesy snowmen or animals at Christmas, etc
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.137.70
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 01:37 am:   

Was the finnish film Rare Exports? I meant to tape that the other night but forgot.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.18.116
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 01:51 am:   

Yes.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
Username: Gary_fry

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.29.47.214
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 06:50 am:   

"... typical saccharine family friendly pukefests that usually clog up the airwaves..."

LOVE, ACTUALLY.

I can't watch IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE without thinking, "Life's shit, mate. Get over it." Sorry.
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.147.137.70
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 08:52 am:   

Perfect example Gary.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.24.18.237
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:30 pm:   

My dream Yuletide viewing: a day of German industrial elfin safety films from the seventies.
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David_lees (David_lees)
Username: David_lees

Registered: 12-2011
Posted From: 2.96.196.29
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 05:50 pm:   

Batman Returns? That was set at Christmas.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 07:54 pm:   

I don't know how well this will go down with any of you but I really love The Nightmare Before Christmas.
*ducks in case she's said the wrong thing *
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Weber (Weber_gregston)
Username: Weber_gregston

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.168.207.71
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 08:44 pm:   

I love it too Caroline...
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.24.209
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:04 pm:   

Nightmare Before Christmas is brilliant - I love the songs, especially "What's This?" (presuming that's the title).
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 92.8.23.59
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 12:11 pm:   

We're Nightmare folk too.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 92.232.244.38
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 04:26 pm:   


In fact, I quite fancy watching Nightmare Before Christmas later, now that I've mentioned it ...
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.42.49.91
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 12:53 pm:   

Van Helsing got us all Christmassy.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 217.42.49.91
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 12:54 pm:   

Winter's Bone, too.

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