Top 20 Theatrical Christmas Movies from 1980-2014

Top 20 Theatrical Christmas Movies from 1980-2014

98
20. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1998)

06
19. Deck the Halls (2006)

04

18. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

1998

17. Jack Frost (1998)

05

16. Just Friends (2005)

96

15. Jingle All The Way (1996)

94

14. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

2006

13. Last Holiday (2006)

2004

12. The Polar Express (2004)

1994

11. The Santa Clause (1994)

08

10. Four Christmases (2008)

07
9. Fred Claus (2007)

84
8. Gremlins (1984)

95
7. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

00

6. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

90

5. Home Alone (1990)

89

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

2000

3. The Family Man (2000)

03

2. Elf (2003)

83

1. A Christmas Story (1983)

Top 15 Vacation/Travel/Trip Movies

Top 15 Vacation/Travel/Trip Movies

15.

Blue Lagoon

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14.

The Wizard of Oz

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13.

. Home Alone

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12.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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http://www.listal.com

11.Due Date

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10.. Identity thief

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http://www.salon.com

9.

Castaway

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8.

We’re the Millers

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http://www.filmblerg.com

7.

What About Bob?

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http://www.allmovie.com

6.

. Up

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5.

The Hangover
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4.

Thelma and Louise

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http://www.damesmercury.com

3.

 National Lampoon’s Vacation

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2.

 Bridesmaids
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1.

 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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http://www.hwdyk.com

You’re the One that I Want

1978 Musical Highlights
As Saturday Night Fever becomes a cultural phenomenon, the soundtrack hits #1 on the Billboard Charts.
By request, Ted Nugent autographs his name into a fan’s arm with a bowie knife in Philadelphia.
Steve Martin performs the original “King Tut” on Saturday Night Live; also that night, The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on the show.
The film adaptation of the musical Grease opens in theaters and is a box office hit.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a much-hyped musical film starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees performing the music of The Beatles, opens in theaters
Def Leppard’s permanent drummer Rick Allen joins the band at the age of 15.
Kenny Rogers continues his highly successful solo career with the single (and album) “The Gambler” and will go on to star in no less than 5 movies based around the song.
My favorite song from 1978 comes from the movie, Grease.
”Summer Nights” is the name of the song. I distinctly remember going to see the movie with my mom. It was at Fairlane Mall in Dearborn, MI. I remember walking to our car in the parking lot, and telling my mom that I wanted to be Sandy when I grew up. She asked if I meant the Sandy at the beginning of the movie or at the end of the movie. I said both!

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Some little known facts that I found out about the movie(huffingtonpost.com):
-Before John Travolta landed the role of Danny Zuko, Henry Winkler was being considered for the part.
-Most of the cast were well beyond their high school years. Olivia Newton-John was 29. John Travolta was 23, Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) was 26, and Stockard Channing (Rizzo) was the oldest in the group at 33. The youngest members of the cast were Eddie Deezen (Eugene) and Dinah Manoff (Marty), who were both 19.

-The hickeys that are seen on Rizzo’s neck during a scene at the diner were real! According to Channing they were planted on her off-camera by her love interest in the film, Jeff Conaway.

-Filming of the scene where the rivals assemble at the bridge for the car race made several cast members and extras ill. The water on the ground was apparently stagnant and filled with trash.

-Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into those skin-tight pants for the carnival finale after her zipper broke.

-Originally, there was talk of Lucy Arnaz playing the part of Rizzo.

-The scene at Frenchy’s house was taped the day that Elvis died. Rizzo sings a line about Elvis in the song.

-Jeff Conaway stated in an episode of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008) that while filming the scene/song “Greased Lightning” he was dropped by his fellow cast members and injured his back leading to his addiction to prescription painkillers.

-Jeff Conaway (6′ 1½”) had to walk slightly stooped so that John Travolta (6′ 2″) would appear taller.

-Susan Dey was considered for the roll of Sandy.

Top 10 Homemade Character (movie/tv) costumes

Top 10 Character (tv/movie) Homemade Costumes
“Have fun stormin’ da castle.” From The Princess Bride: Valerie and Miracle Max

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From insurance commercials: Flo and Mayhem

9.mayham

From 101 Dalmatians: Cruella Devil

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From The Exorcist: Regan

7.reagan

From Saturday Night Live’s skit “Celebrity Jeopardy”: Sean Connery

6.snl

“Ell-ee-it” From E.T. the Extra Terrestrial: Elliott

5.et

From Little Shop of Horrors: Seymour Krelborn

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“Hey, Hey, Hey.” From Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: Dumb Donald, Fat Albert, Rudy, and Mushmouth

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From The Office: Dwight Schrute

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From Superman: Clark Kent/Superman

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Here I go Again

1976
From: Popculturemadness.com

Paul Simon (Grammy for Album of the Year)

Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tennille (Grammy for Record of the Year)

New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Boston, Kansas, Bay City Rollers, Nazareth, Eddie Rabbitt, Ted Nugent, Heart, John Travolta, George Benson, Peter Frampton and Thin Lizzie.

There were two surprises I found out about music in 1976. Terry Bradshaw had a song out: “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry.” (A remake, of course) And, The Heyettes had a song called “The Fonz Song.”
1976-Our country’s bicentennial! I remember decorating my purple flower basket, banana seat Schwinn bicycle with red, white and blue streamers for a parade.
My favorite song from this year is Abba’s “Dancing Queen.”

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My first memory of the song comes from a record that I had. It was called Minipops. It came out in 1982, so I was twelve. It was a lot of great pop songs sung by kids. There was an Abba medley which included “Dancing Queen.” I learned a lot of songs from this album. My next-door neighbor (who was like my sister) and I learned all the songs by memory. We each had our part. One was the lead singer, and one was the backup singer. Being three years older, I think I generally took on the lead singer roll. However, Rhonda and I were quite competitive when it came to singing.

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I found a website called Minipopkids.com. There were many versions that followed this original one. And, they are still available to buy.
My next major memory of this song comes from 2011. It was March 12 (my youngest daughter’s 7th birthday). We went to see the musical Mamma Mia! It was in Springfield, IL and we went with my BFF, Jane. Jane had seen this musical at least two times before and had drug me to see the film version that came out in 2008. I can’t remember how Joely got interested in this movie, but I know it was on her Christmas list one year, and she got it from her grandma. There is no way to count how many times she has viewed the movie. But, she has all the songs and dialogue memorized.

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