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The Colors of Your Favorite Christmas Movies

The Colors of Your Favorite Christmas Movies


Ah the holidays. A time for friends, family, and traditions. In my family, we watch westerns on Christmas. Don't ask me why. I know friends that look forward to their annual A Christmas Story marathon on TBS. And then there are others that prefer to have John McClane over for a little mayhem around the holidays.

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Whatever your preference, it's that wonderful time of year when you get to revisit your favorite movies with the people that you love. Join us as we take a look at some of the popular holiday films and their colors.

Elf (2003)

A delightful little film, Elf hearkens back to the old Christmas special claymations in just about every way, right down to the retro color scheme.

Elf

A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Rich and luscious, the colors of A Muppet Christmas Carol make you feel like you're in the middle of a vivid illustration from a Victorian novel.

Muppet_Christmas

Gremlins (1984)

'80s to the core, the colors of Gremlins are almost as fun as the mischievous little aliens themselves.

Gremlins

Die Hard (1988)

With its steely blues and warm hues, the colors of Die Hard manages to make an explosive action movie feel like the holidays.

Die_Hard

Home Alone (1990)

Even though you may outgrow the antics, Home Alone remains a nostalgically delicious and surprisingly heartwarming film that still manages to bring a tear to my eye.

Home_Alone

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Tim Burton & Henry Selick's claymation masterpiece is equal parts macabre and holiday spirit, and the vivid colors capture them both beautifully.

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Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Hey Vern, remember one of the silliest heroes to ever grace the screen?

Ernest_Christmas

Scrooged (1988)

Bill Murray turns Dickens on his head in a hilarious way and the dark colors help hammer home the surrealism.

Scrooged

A Christmas Story (1983)

I'm not sure any other film better captures the essence of what it means to be a kid at Christmas.

A_Christmas_Story

Christmas Vacation (1989)

Somehow the Griswolds manage to take family disasters and make them so darn fun.

Christmas_Vacation

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

This animated Peanuts short has been a longtime Christmas favorite and the transfer from page to screen loses none of the comic vibrance.

Peanuts_Christmas

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

The late, great Satoshi Kon made some amazing animated dramas and thrillers, but somewhere in the middle of all that he released this delightfully funny gem. Tokyo Godfathers is quirky and a little bizarre, but as a holiday film it will make your heart smile.

Tokyo_Godfathers

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Yeah okay, this is not the most colorful film ever made, but is it technically Christmas without It's a Wonderful Life?

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from Colorland!


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Sesora79

What a nice blog. Hope I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ^^

elizaswan

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

MuseOfMusic

I hate to agree to disagree, but Die Hard is not a Christmas movie, and neither is Gremlins, really. What you could have placed there in those slots instead, are The Grinch and Miracle on 34th Street. (Yes, they actually made that film in color, too) Anyway, the rest of this is decent. Take care, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.
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sprouticus

To each their own. :) I wanted to include some films outside the norm and articles like these popped up often when I researched this post:

http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/why-gremlins-christmas-classic-140500255.html
http://news.moviefone.com/2013/12/23/die-hard-greatest-christmas-movie-ever/

MuseOfMusic wrote:
I hate to agree to disagree, but Die Hard is not a Christmas movie, and neither is Gremlins, really. What you could have placed there in those slots instead, are The Grinch and Miracle on 34th Street. (Yes, they actually made that film in color, too) Anyway, the rest of this is decent. Take care, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.

MuseOfMusic

Aw good, you read this. To be quite honest, I was never a "die hard" fan. It really doesn't matter to me what is posted, I just hate seeing the spirit of Christmas, taken out of things, like action films. But some men (and women) like them........ Whatever you want to post, is your choice. Now can you please have someone take care of my settings problem? I have it posted in the bugs forum thread. It's been up for over a week. Take care.

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