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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2011, 01:04:07 PM »
Santa Lucia is the day on which Christmas starts as far as I'm concerned, it's the day the Christmas music begins to be played, the day the tree and other decorations go up, and the day that (starting this year, based on a suggestion last year from Onil) the day Ann and I each eat a chocolate eyeball that have sat on their own special plate for a bit. :)


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2011, 01:10:19 PM »
 :o Wow, that Saint Lucy story was fucked up! Eye gouging, eyeballs on plates, Luci Fulci would LOVE it!

I get the idea this is one Christmas celebrationGary and Erin from Hor-Riff-ic Productions like a lot.



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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2011, 01:24:08 PM »
I like significant numbers and Santa Lucia is 12 days before Christmas, all the decorations come down 12 days after. :)

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2011, 01:30:15 PM »
I like significant numbers and Santa Lucia is 12 days before Christmas, all the decorations come down 12 days after. :)

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"On the first day of Christmas and my true love gave to me eyeballs on a plate."

Doesn't have the same lyricism, does it?"


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2011, 01:30:41 PM »
Santa Lucia is the day on which Christmas starts as far as I'm concerned, it's the day the Christmas music begins to be played,

It's September 3rd?

(I'll note that I saw Easter candy in the grocery store last week. The Charlie Brown Christmas Special was waaaay ahead of its time.))


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2011, 03:22:15 PM »
I am APPALLED at the lack of love for Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas from anyone but me.

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2011, 03:51:55 PM »
I am APPALLED at the lack of love for Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas from anyone but me.

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED.

You may proceed with Kwanza.

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Before my time, plus they never showed it up here in Canada.  CBC DID, however, show Fraggle Rock.  Also, I loved the Sesame Street Christmas Special, particularly Ernie and Bert recreating "the Gift of the Magi."

I'll have to watch it sometime.  I love Jim Henson and the Nightmare was pretty cool.


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2011, 03:52:30 PM »
Isn't there anyone who knows all about


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Lights, please: Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy, who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. While initially relishing time by himself, he is later greeted by two would-be burglars played by Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci. Kevin eventually manages to outwit them with a series of booby traps. The film also features Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Devin Ratray, Roberts Blossom, and John Candy. As of 2009, Home Alone was the highest grossing comedy of all time.

Culkin was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, becoming the youngest actor ever to be nominated for the award at the age of 11. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

The McCallister family prepares to spend Christmas with Peter and Frank's brother Rob in Paris, gathering at Peter and Kate's home in a suburb of Chicago the night before their flight. Eight-year-old Kevin, their youngest son, finds himself the subject of ridicule from his siblings and cousins. After getting into an argument with his older brother Buzz, he is sent to the third floor bedroom of the house, where he wishes his family would disappear. During the night, a power outage resets the alarm clocks and causes the family to oversleep. In the confusion and rush to reach the airport on time, Kevin is left behind and the family does not realize it until they are already airborne. Once in Paris, his mother and father desperately try to book a flight home.

Meanwhile, Kevin wakes up to find the house empty and is overjoyed to find that his wish came true. He takes Buzz's life savings, practices shooting with Buzz's BB gun, jumps on the bed, watches a gangster film, and eats a large amount of junk food. However, he finds himself scared by the appearance of the Chicago Police Department called by his parents to check on him, his next door neighbor "Old Man" Marley, who was rumored to have murdered his family many years earlier, and the appearance of The Wet Bandits, Harry Lyme and Marv Merchants, who are breaking into other vacant houses on the block.

On Christmas Eve, Kevin overhears Harry and Marv discussing plans for breaking into his house that night. After conversing with a Santa Claus impersonator and watching a local choir perform in a church, he comes across Marley. The two of them talk, and he learns that Marley is in fact a very nice man and the rumors about him are not true. He tells Kevin he is watching the choir because his granddaughter is in it, and he never gets to see her because he and his son have not spoken in years after a big argument they had. Kevin advises him to reconcile with his son.

After leaving the church, Kevin heads home and sets up various booby traps inside the house. Harry and Marv break in. After the two spring every trap in the house, Kevin flees to the second floor of the house and dials 911. They chase him out of the house and he flees to the vacant neighboring home. The Wet Bandits catch him when he runs to the top of the stairs and hang him on a coat hook on the door. Marley has sneaked up behind them and knocks them out with a snow shovel and takes Kevin home. Shortly after, they are arrested.

Kevin wakes up the next morning and is disappointed to see that his family is still gone. He then hears Kate enter the house, calling for him. He goes downstairs and the two of them meet and reconcile. Immediately after, the rest of the McCallisters, having traveled directly from Paris to Chicago, arrive. Kevin keeps silent about his encounter with Harry and Marv, although Peter finds Harry's missing gold tooth and wonders what it is. Kevin and Buzz have a moment of reconciliation. He then goes over to the window and sees Marley greeting his son and his family. As he is hugging his granddaughter, he looks up to see Kevin. He waves at him and Kevin waves back, smiling. He watches as Marley heads inside with his family. However, Buzz interrupts him by calling out, "Kevin! What did you do to my room?" He immediately runs there and the film ends.

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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2011, 03:55:34 PM »
Damn, Home Alone reminds me that I forgot to put anyone from Planes Trains & Automobiles on my list. I loved that movie.
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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2011, 03:59:13 PM »
Damn, Home Alone reminds me that I forgot to put anyone from Planes Trains & Automobiles on my list. I loved that movie.

Oh, goddammit. That's another space out on my part! Oh well, par for the LOC.
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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2011, 04:14:27 PM »
Okay I'm suddenly unsure about the next one, a number of you had a character listed that I assume was meant to be the MSTed character from a film that shares his name, however there have been a number of films with the same name and the character is also just a anthropomorphic personification for the effects of a cold snap in the weather. So, if you had this on your list could you quickly let me know which one you meant? :)


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2011, 04:15:16 PM »
Huh.  Now that I think about it, I don't think of it as a Christmas movie.  It's just a funny movie.  I could watch it any time of the year.  

*edit* Planes and Trains and Das Autos, I mean.
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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #57 on: December 21, 2011, 04:29:44 PM »
Well it's about two men heading home for the holidays. If Home Alone is a Christmas movie, so is Planes Trains & Automobiles.
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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2011, 04:36:45 PM »
I am APPALLED at the lack of love for Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas from anyone but me.

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED.

You may proceed with Kwanza.

--The Management

I would have included him if it hadn't been so long since I last saw it that I completely forgot about it's existence.

As for Droppo, I intentionally left him off my list because, quite frankly, I loath that episode and Droppo in particular. I did however intend to include either Lupita or Pitch from Santa Clause, but after switching between the two multiple times I accidentally left both off.


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Re: LOC 55: The Top 51 Winter Holiday Characters
« Reply #59 on: December 21, 2011, 05:59:22 PM »
I am APPALLED at the lack of love for Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas from anyone but me.

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELED.

You may proceed with Kwanza.

--The Management
Hey, I just found out that is on Netflix Instant! Awesome! I always wanted to check that out.