26 thoughts on “Christmas Movie Recommendations”

  1. We watched Miracle and Holiday Inn a few days ago, before leaving home. Saving White Christmas for later. A Christmas Story was on our flight. Watch it but don’t shoot your eye out.

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  2. I don’t know if this is off topic but it seems they can’t make a decent remake of some movies. The magic of the first movie is lost.

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  3. There’s a movie called The Two Popes that I have not yet watched but plan on. Great cast and I’ve read at least one in-depth review that was very favorable. You can find it on Netflicks.

    I am personally most impressed with Benedict. More than any other pope of modern, or perhaps even older times, he seems to embody the ideas of Christianity, especially as put forth by Paul in Acts. I am thoroughly amazed that he reconciled the Catholics and the Orthodox. Christianity should be one religion with perhaps sects that see different parts differently but show deference to ALL Christians. Sadly that is not the case.

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  4. Devereaux:
    There’s a movie called The Two Popes that I have not yet watched but plan on. Great cast and I’ve read at least one in-depth review that was very favorable. You can find it on Netflicks.

    I am personally most impressed with Benedict. More than any other pope of modern, or perhaps even older times, he seems to embody the ideas of Christianity, especially as put forth by Paul in Acts. I am thoroughly amazed that he reconciled the Catholics and the Orthodox. Christianity should be one religion with perhaps sects that see different parts differently but show deference to ALL Christians. Sadly that is not the case.

    I will carefully read the reviews of  The Two Popes.   I doubt if it will answer my questions about what really caused Benedict XVI to step down.   If it has anything on that, I will definitely watch.

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  5. I have a movie recommendation for y’all: Joyeux Noël.

    Joyeux Noël  is in French, with some scenes where the dialog is in German or English, as appropriate.  It has subtitles, which I think are available in all three languages plus others.

    It is a war movie.  It tells a story from Christmas of 1914, about an incident from the first year of the war, when there were a couple of places along the trenches where soldiers on both sides assumed that the Christmas ceasefire allowed them to celebrate Christmas together.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424205/

    (After the incident, higher-up officers on both sides went nuts.)

    It was a time early enough in the war that the brutality had not descended to the depths and horrors from later as the war dragged on.   This is an adult movie, but not violent.  There is a tastefully-done sex scene, but it is of a married couple, celebrating what may be their last time together as the war is clearly intensifying and the officer is not likely to return home.   It is poignant and thought-provoking.

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  6. MJBubba:

    Devereaux:
    There’s a movie called The Two Popes that I have not yet watched but plan on. Great cast and I’ve read at least one in-depth review that was very favorable. You can find it on Netflicks.

    I am personally most impressed with Benedict. More than any other pope of modern, or perhaps even older times, he seems to embody the ideas of Christianity, especially as put forth by Paul in Acts. I am thoroughly amazed that he reconciled the Catholics and the Orthodox. Christianity should be one religion with perhaps sects that see different parts differently but show deference to ALL Christians. Sadly that is not the case.

    I will carefully read the reviews of  The Two Popes.   I doubt if it will answer my questions about what really caused Benedict XVI to step down.   If it has anything on that, I will definitely watch.

    I saw the preview the other day on Netflix and from what I could tell, it states that Ben’s departure was to make room for Francis to make the church more modern. I get the hunch this is a pro-Francis propaganda flick meant to make his turning the Church away from Christ as some sort of good thing.

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  7. MJBubba:

    Robert A. McReynolds:
    I get the hunch this is a pro-Francis propaganda flick

    That is what I was suspecting.   I am still in wait-and-see mode, but I won’t go unless the reviewers at LifeSiteNews say it is worth while.

    It is. I watched it this afternoon. Still, although they tried to portray Francis as such a good guy, I was left somewhat unconvinced. B, however, made a point that he no longer felt the presence of God. That would be good reason to give up the papacy. Francis might take note.

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  8. Devereaux:
    B, however, made a point that he no longer felt the presence of God.

    I expect that, if that is the case, it was not through any failing of Benedict XVI, but due to living in the Vatican.

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  9. drlorentz:

    TKC 1101:
    It is not Christmas until Hans Gruber falls off Nakatomi Tower

    Yippie kay yay, motherf…

    I think the Yippie kay yay yeay started in a movie Bruce Willis was in where he played Tom Mix and someone who I don’t remember played Wyatt Earp. It was some kind of mystery movie.

    We should start a thread with just great movie take-away lines.

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