EDIT (12/20/12): Winner!!

Congratulations to MJΒ on winning the $10 in Strandbucks! πŸ™‚ Please contact me via email at tymberdalton AT gmail.com and let me know what email address to send the code to!

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Okay, it’s time for another random contest. Today, you’re playing for a chance to win $10 in Strandbucks (usable at Siren-BookStrand).

And if you didn’t check back on the last contest to see if you won, make sure you do. I posted the winners and so far only one has contacted me. LOL

What is your favorite holiday movie/TV show, and why?

I personally have a three-way tie. (Okay, quit thinking dirty. I know some of you just snickered.) For TV it’s the Charlie Brown Christmas. The story, Vince Guaraldi’s music, all of it. For movies, A Christmas Story and American Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation tie for first. Did you know…there is a “sequel” to A Christmas Story out now? Also, did you know that a young Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) is Russ in Christmas Vacation? And now Old Navy has a couple of Christmas Vacation spoof commercials reuniting some of the original cast.

I can pretty much recite both these movies by heart, and have all three on DVD. They receive a lot of viewing throughout the year in our household and not just at Christmas time. The two movies make me laugh out loud, something I sometimes need more of in my life. I also collect the Hallmark ornaments for both movies.

So what is your favorite(s)? Tell me why. I’ll pick a random winner via random.org from all the commenters to receive $10 in Strandbucks. πŸ™‚ (Hey, it’s a better gift than a football, or a boxed cat! LOL)

Random contest time: Favorite holiday movie?
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64 thoughts on “Random contest time: Favorite holiday movie?

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm
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    Favorite Christmas movie? Hm. A Christmas Story! “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” But Miracle on 34th Street is close.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm
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    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation … Still laugh at that one. Home Alone close. A Christmas story is goo also

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm
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    I have two the first Home alone, the first one, it is one the kids and I shared we never laughed so hard. We still watch it every year. My second choice would have to be Jim Carey’s How the Grinch stole Christmas. Anything Jim Carey does cracks me up.
    Hope you have a great Christmas.
    Trinity

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm
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    Year with out a santa clausem. I love frost and heat miser

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm
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    love love love Christmas Vacation could watch it all the time. I did know that Old Navy is running commercials, I just know that all of them got old. LOL I am glad I don’t, also Russ is Leonard on Big Bang Theory I think. It reminds me of Christmas of childhood the cops always was there by the end of Christmas day, LOL

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm
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    I agree, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is one of my favorites also, it always makes me laugh. And maybe Love, Actually a close second…I’m a sucker for love stories like that πŸ™‚ (plus it has Colin firth, one of my all-time favorite actors!)

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm
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    A Christmas Story is probably #1 in our house. It’s just too funny πŸ™‚

    And I couldn’t begin to guess how many times The Nightmare Before Christmas plays in our home from Oct-Dec. The Hubs loves it. He even has the original soundtrack AND the ‘Revisited Soundtrack’. Nothing says Christmas cheer like listening to Korn singing ‘Kidnap the Sandy Claws’ LOL

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm
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    Favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life, I love the part where George finds his daughter’s rose petals in his watch pocket.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm
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    For me nothing says the holidays better than the movie “The Ref” starring Dennis Leary, Kevin Spacey, Christine Baranski and many other wonderful talented actors. I love it because it is about a robber and his bumbling sidekick who break into a house on Christmas Eve as the family is preparing for a huge dinner for family and he takes them hostage while ordering them to continue with their dinner. What is so wonderful you ask? It shows just how hysterically dysfunctional the family is, how they have coped but ultimately how they finally come back together again. I LOVE this movie and watch it every year. Trust me watch it and you will love it.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm
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    A boxed cat is Schrodinger’s you know.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm
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    The Santa Clause and Christmas Vacation but I also kind of love Jingle All the Way.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm
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    @Pogonip – LOL OMG, I hadn’t thought of it like that!! LOL ThinkGeek.com has a Schroedinger’s Cat decision maker on their website. LOL

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm
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    for me it has always been the black and white a christmas carol. i LOVED that movie

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm
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    Sequel? No, I didn’t know that! I think that movie’s just hilarious, though, especially the part when the “dog’s ear” is slammed in the door. And when the dad is fixing the furnace. And and and…

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm
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    My favorite is “A Christmas Story”…. I love that Dad and his crazy fishnet stocking lamp!

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm
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    Miracle on 34th Street for me.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm
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    I’ve always loved Scrooged, since I was a kid. I about cried one year when I realize someone had borrowed my copy of it without permission and I didn’t have it when it was time to wrap up presents for my kids. I just love this movie.

    Though I do have a favorite classic Christmas movie as well. I’m a sucker for It’s a Wonderful Life. I can pretty much forget whatever I’m doing if it comes on tv, including reading one of your books (happened last year).

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm
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    I have two — Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Story.

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm
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    My favorite movie isn’t really mine at all, but my 10 year old’s. Every year we watch Miser Brother’s Christmas together.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  • December 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm
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    I’m a big fan of A Christmas Story too. I love turning on the TBS marathon on Christmas Eve & laughing my head off, over & over again! I also love It’s A Wonderful Life because I’m a sap & I love the message of hope. My other favorite movie is Meet Me In St. Louis because I’m a big Judy Garland fan & I love the close knit family in the movie. Thanks for the contest!

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm
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    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Just to funny not to watch each year. haha

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm
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    I love the classics of course, but Polar Bear Express really teared me up!

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm
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    I would have to say Miracle on 34th Street!

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm
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    My son looked very much like Ralphie, so A Christmas Story is a family favorite. For many years, though, I watched every made for tv holiday movie that came on. These days, we play a dvd of a log-burning fireplace while the presents are opened.

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm
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    White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. I love the music.

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm
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    My favorite is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm
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    For TV it’s The Grinch (cartoon version) the whole way – love him πŸ™‚

    For movies, it’s really hard to choose – so many good ones! I adore Love Actually & watch it every year at Christmas time. But The Christmas Story & It’s a Wonderful Life are totally up there. All the others mentioned are also great. Geesh – I will just have to go with how many times I’ve watched it so the grand winner is Love Actually πŸ™‚

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm
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    I love the Family Stone…the crazy family dynamic is the best!

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm
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    Christmas Vacation..We go to a friends house for dinner & started as a tradition, watching it. It never gets boring!

  • December 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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    My favorite is always How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I love Suess and the original book. It always brings back wonderful memories and makes you feel young again.

    Gabrielle
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  • December 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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    “A Christmas Story” is definitely mine and my husband’s favorite Christmas movie. We usually watch it Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

  • December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm
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    My favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, it’s just he starts out so mean and then when his heart grows and all the Who’s come together even when Christmas was taken, it wasn’t about the presents but each other. The Grinch realizes that…and I love his poor little dog too!! Happy Holidays [email protected]

  • December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm
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    I just Love A Muppet Christmas Carol. Michael Caine just IS Scrooge! And Gonzo is my favourite Muppet. Great catchy songs (It’s the season to be jolly and joyous traa la la).