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Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« on: December 01, 2009, 01:19:34 AM »
It is once again time for my annual 25 Days of Christmas Marathon. Every year between Dec. 1st and Dec. 25th I am sure to watch at least 1 Christmas Movie or 1 Christmas episode per day. This year I think I will concentrate more on TV episodes then Movie. But I still plan on watching some of both.

Christmas Movies/Specials:
  • An Angel for Christmas
  • Black Christmas
  • Black Xmas
  • A Very Brady Christmas
  • The Christmas Tree
  • A Christmas Without Snow
  • Frosty's Winter Wonderland
  • 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Movie)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TV Special)
  • It's A Wonderful Life
  • Jack Frost (TV Special)
  • Jingle All The Way
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • Scrooge (1935)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night

Christmas TV Eps.
  • 21 Jump Street: Christmas in Saigon
  • The Addams Family: Christmas with the Addams Family
  • ALF: Oh, Tannerbaum
  • All in the Family: Christmas with the Bunkers
  • Arrested Development: In God We Trust
  • Arrested Development: Afternoon Delight
  • Batman: The Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker
  • Bewitched: A Vision of Sugar Plums
  • Blue Collar TV: Christmas
  • The Bob Newhart Show: His Busiest Season
  • Bones: The Man in the Fallout Shelter
  • Bones: The Santa in the Slush
  • The Brady Bunch: The Voice of Christmas
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends
  • The Dead Zone: A Very Dead Zone Christmas
  • Dharma and Greg: Haus Arrest
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Alan Brady Show Presents
  • Diff'rent Strokes: Retrospective (parts 1 & 2)
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.: Doogie the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Due South: The Gift of the Wheelman
  • Dukes of Hazzard: The Great Santa Claus Chase
  • The Ellen Show: Ellen's First Christmas
  • ER: The Gift
  • ER: A Miracle Happens Here
  • ER: Homeless for the Holidays
  • ER: Do You See What I See
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: The Ball
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: All I Want for Christmas
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: The Toaster
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: The Christmas Picture
  • Frasier: Miracle on 3rd or 4th Street
  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Deck the Halls
  • Friends: The One with Phoebe's Dad
  • Friends: The One Where Rachel Quits
  • Friends: The One With the Girl from Poughkeepsie
  • Friends: The One with the Inappropriate Sister
  • Friends: The One with the Routine
  • Friends: The One with the Holiday Armadillo
  • Friends: The One with the Ross's Step Forward
  • Friends: The One with Christmas in Tulsa
  • Ghost Whisperer: Holiday Spirits
  • Gilligan's Island: Bird's Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk
  • Grey's Anatomy: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
  • The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Will the Real Santa
  • Highway to Heaven: Another Song for Christmas
  • Home Improvement: Yule Better Watch Out
  • I Love Lucy: Christmas Show
  • The Jack Benny Show: Christmas Shopping
  • JAG: Jaggle Bells
  • The Jeff Foxworthy Show: He's Making a List, Checking it Twice
  • Joey: Joey and the Plot Twist
  • The King of Queens: Noel Coward
  • Knight Rider: Silent Knight
  • Lois and Clark: Season's Greedings
  • Lois and Clark: Home is Where the Hurt Is
  • Lois and Clark: Twas the Night Before Myxmas
  • M*A*S*H: Dear Dad
  • M*A*S*H: Dear Sis
  • M*A*S*H: Death Takes a Holiday
  • M*A*S*H: 'Twas The Day After Christmas
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid II
  • Millennium: Midnight of the Century
  • Monk: Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
  • Monk: Mr. Monk Meets His Dad
  • Mork & Mindy: Mork's First Christmas
  • Murphy Brown: Murphy's Pony
  • Night Court: Santa Goes Downtown
  • NYPD Blue: From Hare to Eternity
  • Picket Fences: Pageantry
  • Picket Fences: High Tidings
  • Reba: Cookies for Santa
  • Roseanne: Santa Claus
  • Roseanne: It's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
  • Roswell: A Roswell Christmas Carol
  • Sabrina: A Girl and her Cat
  • Sabrina: Sabrina Claus
  • Sabrina: Christmas Amnesia
  • Sabrina: Sabrina Nipping At Your Nose
  • Sabrina: Sabrina's Perfect Christmas
  • Scrubs: My Own Personal Jesus
  • The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
  • Sliders: Seasons Greedings
  • Smallville: Lexmas
  • Smallville: Gemini
  • Sports Night: The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee
  • Square Pegs: A Child's Christmas in Weemawee
  • Step by Step: A Christmas Story
  • Step by Step: I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • Supernatural: A Very Supernatural Christmas
  • Tales from the Crypt: And All Through the House
  • Three's Company: Three's Christmas
  • Titus: Houseboat
  • Tru Calling: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...Again
  • Beverly Hillbillies: Home for Christmas
  • Twilight Zone: Night of the Meek
  • Veronica Mars: An Echoll's Family Christmas
  • Veronica Mars: One Angry Veronica
  • Wonder Woman: The Deadly Toys
  • X-Files: Christmas Carol
  • X-Files: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
  • Xena: Solstice Carols

As always... if there is anything above you would like to see me watch let me know and I will do my best to get to it.  :thumbup:
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 01:32:49 PM »

The X-Files: Season 6 - How The Ghosts Stole Christmas
Mulder convinces Scully to put aside her gift wrapping on the night before Christmas to help him stake out a reputed haunted house.

My Thoughts:
Not only is this one of my favorite Christmas episodes to watch each year... it is one of my favorite episodes of X-Files. This episode has 2 big named guest stars in Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin. How The Ghosts Stole Christmas takes place in (and some outside) a haunted house the entire episode only has the 4 actors in it. And I think they all did a great job.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 0
Christmas Episodes: 1
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 04:14:57 PM »

I Love Lucy: Season 6 - Christmas Show
The Ricardos and the Mertzes spend Christmas Eve decorating a tree and remembering moments that led up to the birth of Little Ricky.

My Thoughts:
Next I thought I would go with a Blast from the Past and watch the only Christmas episode of I Love Lucy. I thought it was cute how Lucy and Ricky explained to Little Ricky why Santa don't come till after he goes to bed and better yet the how Santa comes down the Chimney with no stairs. I think it was a good mixture of Christmas scenes and scenes from Lucy pregnancy and birth of Little Ricky. While I may have preferred a strictly Christmas episode, I did enjoy how they did it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 0
Christmas Episodes: 2
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 10:40:00 PM »

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season 2 - Will the Real Santa...
The distinction between who's naughty and who's nice becomes blurred as Nancy works to restore the honor of a gentleman who is accused of burglary -- and who claims to be Santa Claus.

My Thoughts:
Now this one is a real trip down memory lane! I used to love this show when I was no more then a little tyke. This is one of the episodes that Pamela Sue Martin played Nancy Drew (Janet Louise Johnson [AKA Janet Julian] took over shortly after). And she happens to be my favorite Nancy Drew to date. This is a good episode. It is strong on the holiday spirit... at the same time has a good mystery. Actually it has 2 mysteries. One being the Christmas Burglar and the other being the two men that are following Griffin throughout the entire episode. After having this set for a couple years now... this episode is becoming a regular addition to my Christmas Marathon.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 0
Christmas Episodes: 3
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 05:22:06 PM »

Bones: Season 1 - Man in the Fallout Shelter
The team is quarantined and must remain in the lab over Christmas when the examination of a corpse trips the building's biohazard system.

My Thoughts:
This is an excellent episode. Bones has a great cast that has wonderful chemistry together. I think this was a very good way to do a Christmas episode for this series. The story was well done... I really liked the hologram Christmas Tree Angela made... as well as all the gifts they made for each other. Not to mention the case they were working on... they even made it good for the season. Definitely one I would recommend.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 0
Christmas Episodes: 4
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 03:52:21 PM »

A Very Brady Christmas
Mike and Carol Brady decide to spend their savings on bringing their kids and relatives in for the holidays, but the kids are having their own problems: Greg (now a doctor) has to make the trip alone since his wife Nora is spending the holidays with her family; Peter is embarrassed to bring his girlfriend home since she is his boss; Bobby is hiding the fact that he dropped out of business grad school to race cars; Marcia's husband, Wally, has been laid off from his job at Tyler Toys; Jan and stuffy husband Phillip are separating; and Cindy is tired of the fact that mom and dad can't respect her as a grown woman. Just another day in the life of the Bradys.

My Thoughts:
For some reason I like the Brady Bunch reunion movies more then I do the actual series. This one in particular. For some reason this movie gets me in the mood for Christmas. Something that has been difficult for me the past several years. Seeing a large family celebrating Christmas of my childhood Holidays where I was the youngest child of a large family. It was fun to see most of the cast back after all the years that past. The reunion movies in this complete series set is the main reason I bought the complete series set... instead of the individual seasons. Since that is the only way to get them.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 1
Christmas Episodes: 4
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009, 11:04:25 PM »

Bones: Season 3 - The Santa in the Slush
It's up to Bones to save Christmas when the body of a shopping mall Santa named Kris Kringle seems to be the real McCoy.

My Thoughts:
Another very good episode of Bones. There was a lock of good jokes on how this guy appears to be the real Santa and Christmas. But I think my favorite part of this one is when Caroline would help Brennen get the trailer for her father's Christmas only if she kissed Booth for at least 5 seconds under the mistletoe. When this scene happens... Brennen said it is like kissing her brother... and Caroline says "You must really like your brother."  :laugh:

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 1
Christmas Episodes: 5
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009, 08:11:57 PM »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 3 - Amends
As the Christmas Holiday approaches, Angel is tormented by his past victims, including Jenny Calendar, who want him to kill Buffy.

My Thoughts:
This is the one and only Christmas episode of Buffy. And then it really is just a backdrop... not really part of the storyline that much. Though it is a good episode... flashbacks from the old days shows us some Angelus. Who gets a visit from Jenny Calendar... or so he thinks.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 1
Christmas Episodes: 6
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009, 09:30:16 PM »

The Dead Zone: Season 4 - A Very Dead Zone Christmas
When female psychic Alex Sinclair (Jeniffer Finnigan) pays Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall) a surprise Chrsitmas visit, the two work together to solve the mystery of one very lost and confused Santa.

My Thoughts:
I liked how they did this Christmas episode.Though it does run a little shorter then a normal episode... clocking in at 40min.This one had 2 side stories... the lost and confused Santa... as well as the orphaned brothers. And of course... being a Christmas episode it had to have happy endings for both storylines.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 1
Christmas Episodes: 7
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 01:14:00 PM »

Santa's Slay
It turns out that Santa Claus is not really the sweet old fellow that we all know and love. In fact, he's a devil and the only thing that's kept his bad side in check was a bet he lost with an angel. After 1,000 years of playing nice, the bet is up and Santa is about to open up a can of holiday whoop-ass! The only glimmer of hope comes from an old man with a secret, his grandson and his girlfriend. Brace yourself for one really bad Santa, bent on spreading holiday fear!

My Thoughts:
I watched this Christmas Comedy Horror on FEARnet On-Demand first thing this morning. It is one that while not the most intelligent thing in the world does have something about it that is entertaining at the same time. Not a movie I would call good... but definitely mindless fun. This is one of those odd situations that I wholeheartedly know is a bad movie... but I still enjoyed it for some masochistic reason. I got a kick out of seeing Robert Culp as the angel that transformed himself into an old man to win a bet to make this Christmas demon into the Santa everyone in the world known and loved for the past 1000 years. I also liked the teen's girlfriend in this played by Emile de Raven. And I definitely got a kick out of the opening scene where we see Fran Dreschler get killed off. While I can't (and would never) recommend this movie to someone else... it is one I am tempted to add to my collection to watch during the Holiday season.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 2
Christmas Episodes: 7
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 07:10:34 PM »

Ben 10: Season 3 - Merry Christmas
Ben, Grandpa Max, and Gwen come upon a bizarre Christmas theme park run by an evil entity who thinks Grandpa Max is Santa Claus and proceeds to trap him. What will this lead to? And can Ben save the day one more time?

My Thoughts:
Brittany wanted me to watch one of her Christmas episodes with her. So when I told her to go pick something out... this is what she came back with. It is a pretty good cartoon Christmas episode. Even if it does take place in the middle of the summer.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


Totals:
Christmas Movies: 2
Christmas Episodes: 8
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2009, 04:42:44 PM »
I don't know about anyone else here... but I am having more trouble getting into the spirit of the Holiday this year then I have had in a very long time now. It just don't seem like I have it in me this year.
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2009, 05:18:31 PM »

Supernatural: Season 3 - A Very Supernatural Christmas
What comes down the chimney? Santa Claus. What goes up the chimney? Screaming, clawing victims of the Anti Claus, a pagan god with an unjolly thirst for blood. Scary Christmas, Sam and Dean.

My Thoughts:
This is a Christmas episode that I definitely see making it into my marathon every year. I enjoyed it very much.  I liked how they had flashbacks to show what Christmas was like for Sam & Dean as kids.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Totals:
Christmas Movies: 2
Christmas Episodes: 9
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Re: Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2009, 10:35:52 AM »
Im a big Supernatural fan and really enjoyed that episode myself :)

I see you have Black Xmas to watch, I watched it recently... Uhh, well...  :suicide:

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 03:37:33 PM »
Im a big Supernatural fan and really enjoyed that episode myself :)

I see you have Black Xmas to watch, I watched it recently... Uhh, well...  :suicide:

Which version are you doing the :suicide: for?  :laugh: