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  1. Rachel
    December 23, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

    Because you mentioned The Family Stone, and because my cousin and I just spoke of that movie this morning, BUT mostly because it sorta-kinda resonates on a similar frequency as the movie we were ACTUALLY discussing, which is the movie I came here to talk about…..

    If you have not, you must watch “About Time” – mostly British actors, but also with Rachel McAdams. Amazing movie. Don’t get me started.

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  2. Kathie
    December 23, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

    Practical Magic and The Big Chill are two of my favorites.

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  3. Dianne E Averill
    December 23, 2019 @ 4:37 pm

    I always choose Sam Elliot. I add to your movie list my favorite, “Don Juan DeMarco.” Sappy as it is.

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  4. Leah
    December 23, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

    So, so, SO many favorites! But the one that comes to mind first today is Auntie Mame, with Rosalind Russell. It’s fanTAStic!

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  5. beckyupahill
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

    People Will Talk, with Cary Grant and Jeanne Crain, 1951. It’s different and redemptive. It has a surprise or two. Happy ending. It has Cary Grant,….oh I said that.

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    • Tina
      December 23, 2019 @ 6:06 pm

      Cary Grant always bears repeating!

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  6. Rachael
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

    Galaxy Quest!!

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  7. Teresa
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

    Serendipity with John Cusack
    Love the way the universe gives us a hand.

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  8. Laura Bianchi
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

    “the life of pi”, it’s one of those movies I watch everytime I come across it, no matter what scene it is, also “little big man” with dustin hoffman, I saw this over 40 years ago as a teen and had an awakening that history books don’t tell the whole story, and of course “Forrest Gump”

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  9. Laura Bianchi
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

    “the life of pi” beautiful to look at, I even watch it with the sound off, “little big man” with Dustin Hoffman, I saw this as a teen 40 years ago, it had such an impact that it’s always the movie that always come to mind whenever I’m asked this question, and of course “Forrest Gump”

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  10. Phyllis
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

    Not holiday movies, but these are some favorites: Bagdad Cafe, Enchanted April, Harold and Maude, Amelie

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  11. Brittany R.
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:22 pm

    You and I would make great couch potato buddies! So many of your faves are mine too, so I will list others I really enjoy for various reasons that you may as well.
    Baby Boom, Steel Magnolias, Pretty in Pink, The Odd Couple, Pillow Talk (Doris Day), On Moonlight Bay, Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley), Once Around (though I haven’t seen it in ages), The Other Sister, The Boys Next Door

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  12. elaine
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:24 pm

    No Coen Brothers??? Burn After Reading (Brad Pitt to boot), Hotel Budapest (even get that Christmasy spirit with all the snow!

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  13. Brittany R.
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:31 pm

    Oh, and The Boys Next Door-Tony Goldwyn version. It’s hilarious!

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  14. Crystal
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:35 pm

    In no particular order, some being rotten tomatoes worthy, some oscar worthy, Blood Diamond! The Departed! (omg) Dances with Wolves, The first two minutes of Top Gun, Body Heat, The Holiday, Love Actually, Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Revenge (a very under appreciated Kevin Costner movie) and Bull Durham because who could forget the “slow, deep kisses that last 3 days” line? I could go on, but I’m too lazy. Some of my favorites are on your favorites list…. I love movies! trashy, suspense, comedy, romance, romantic comedy, romantic suspense…. basically romance in general, but also quite love murder and mayhem. I’d love to watch paint dry with Sam Elliot, I’d love to paint a room with Idris Elba and I’d love to have Sam Heughan doing anything, anywhere as long as I could watch. Are you an Outlander Fan? Books AND series? And speaking of series, Yellowstone!!!! and The Last Kingdom, all starring some of my imaginary boyfriends! Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy the gifts of natural excellence I’ve just gifted you

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  15. Tammy Scott
    December 23, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

    Doc Hollywood with Michael J. Fox. Me being a southerner and it being filmed in Micanopy, Fl it certainly resonated. You’ll laugh til you pee!

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  16. Tina
    December 23, 2019 @ 6:04 pm

    Now that I see you watch old movies and can be trusted with other old movies, I HIGHLY recommend three wonderful old movies: My Man Godfrey with Carole Lombard and William Powell (which I watched the first time from a hospital bed the morning before I had my triplets!), Midnight with Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche and The Uninvited with Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey which scared the wits out of me as a kid but didn’t bother my kids at all. Oh! And An Apartment for Peggy, and A Big Hand for the Little Lady, which you think is one movie but turns out to be another one entirely. My mother practically forced me to watch old movies and I fell in love with them.

    If you get tired of old movies (although why would you?) if it’s on I will always watch The Princess Bride (and can quote essentially the whole movie). For a rolicking good time I recommend Stardust.

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  17. Amy Norris
    December 23, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

    Man in the Moon- great movie from when Reese Witherspoon was about 12.

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  18. Laura Bianchi
    December 23, 2019 @ 6:45 pm

    I forgot a classic, ” whatever happened to baby jane” with bette davis and joan Crawford, more suited to Halloween

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  19. Dodi M
    December 23, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Conner
    White Nights with Gregory Hines and Mikal Barishnakov

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  20. Gwen
    December 23, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    Thomas Crown Affair…the one with Rene Russo. Sense and Sensability with Emma Thompson. So I Married an Axe Murderer. 🙂

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