The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by Cynema De Bergerac
Originally Posted by Iroquois
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To be fair, you have to have a fairly high IQ to understand MovieForums.com.
Bro, this is MovieForums. The average user is 45 years old and doesn't give a damn about keeping up with memes or anything - why else do you think your attempts at sh*tposts don't go anywhere (apart from the fact that they suck anyway)?
Great, now the Shoutbox is going to get locked.
Originally Posted by Sedai
I love popping into the Shoutbox to read all of Iro's little laughs and giggles and bits of good cheer in regards to Christmas.

I am filled with the spirit of the season!
You're full of something, all right.
Originally Posted by doubledenim
So lets forget the movie. A Christmas movie is?

-Set in the month of December?
-Anything that occurs in the presence of red and green decorations?
-Are these the same qualifiers for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa movies?
Yeah, my criteria would've been that most (if not all) of the movie takes place during the Christmas period and explicitly acknowledges Christmas itself through the appropriate signifiers to one extent or another.
Originally Posted by Chypmunk

Requiescat in pace Pete
Definitely bummed about this. Buzzcocks are great. I even got to see them twice. Been wearing my shirt all day in memoriam.
Nowadays, I think people just like to treat the stirring up of "is Die Hard a Christmas movie" debate as its own Christmas tradition to the point where it's as trite and boring as any other Christmas tradition so, though I'd say "yes" to the question I still get annoyed at how smugly insistent so many of the people who agree with me on that tend to be. It's like being a Twilight hater all over again.
Originally Posted by Swan
Originally Posted by The Rodent
Anyway, with the recent arguments and that online poll declaring Die Hard as not being a Christmas movie...

... and yes, I do class it as a Christmas movie...

... but what about Gremlins?
Man, you think there was conflict about the horror movie countdown about what constitutes horror or not. Imagine if there was a Christmas movie countdown.
Nah, it would be simpler by virtue of the Christmas period being an objectively-determined criteria rather than the sheer subjectivity of what one person or another would think counts as horror. Hell, I saw someone on Twitter argue that Prometheus is a Christmas movie because it takes place in mid-December and Idris Elba's character is seen setting up a Christmas tree onboard the ship so it's not as strict a criteria as you'd think.
Originally Posted by Sedai
Fair point.

Meanwhile, I did not care for Love, Actually.
I thought it was pretty funny when it first came out (almost entirely because of Bill Nighy) but I like it less and less with each passing year. Even catching fragments of it on TV the other night did it no favours.
Yeah, it's a pretty idiosyncratic comedy that's rooted in a hyper-specific brand of Americana. Definitely not as widely accessible as the likes of, say, Love, Actually.