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Telegraph [UK, by Editorial

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/13/2012 5:56:11 AM

For a happy Christmas, give us The Great Escape, It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Christmas, people moan--it’s nothing but repeats. Same old presents, same old food, same old carols. And as for the telly--well, the only surprise is that as many as 12 of the 632 films being shown over the festive season are fresh offerings, rather than reheated leftovers.[Snip]It’s a time for the reassuring and familiar--whether that be the Queen delivering her Christmas message or an uncle who’s had too much brandy butter quibbling over the rules of charades.

Sounds good to me! I´ll watch them on Youtube on my schedule, revelling in the bliss of no commercial interruptions and no 60" flat screen dominating everything. The only TV we have now is a battery-operated 7" HDTV for emergencies.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/13/2012 8:45:33 AM     (No. 9063092)

People are starting to forget that traditions can hold families together in a way that other things can´t always. And in my family/circle of friends, we start out the holiday season watching Its a Wonderful Life. Can´t beat the classics.

And for starting new traditions, I like Christmas Vacation, the first 2 Home Alone movies, and Merry Madagascar. The penguins crack me up!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/13/2012 9:29:09 AM     (No. 9063192)

The Bishop´s Wife. A truly great little gem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lilacs, 12/13/2012 9:34:29 AM     (No. 9063204)

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, we always watch The Christmas Story. "You´ll shoot your eye out!"
Still so funny! A sweet beginning to the sacred season.

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