Fayve’s Top Christmas Movies of All-Time

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Christmas movies come in all shapes and sizes, and have so for generations. Some follow the classic stories of Santa at the North Pole or Frosty in the wintry hills. Others, true to the American way, feature Bruce Willis in L.A. and Macauley Culkin booby-trapping a basement.

This week, the Fayve Team decided to put together a list of the Top Christmas Movies of All-Time.

So take a look at our list, and check it twice if you please.

We’re pretty sure these tried-and-true American Fayves are a worthy way for you to watch for any occasion this December.

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It’s a Wonderful Life
Only after it lapsed into the public domain in 1973 and became a Christmas time TVperennial did it don the mantle of a holiday classic.
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Home Alone
Oh, Macaulay Culkin… how you stole our hearts with that charming presence. This film was a game-changer for Christmas movies, and become one of the most successful films ever at the time of its release.

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In a class of it’s own for holiday flicks for its dry and quirky delivery, it is deservedly one of the most frequently syndicated Christmas movies.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Joe Pecsi has been a great modern-day scrooge, but Chuck Jones’ animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book is still the most notorious Christmas foil.
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Believe it or not, we almost never got to know Charlie Brown. Network execs said he was a “loser” who couldn’t attract an audience. Hmmm….
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Perhaps the surest bet to put you in the Christmas spirit, the timeless story has had successful remakes for good reason.
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Until Die Hard came along, Bruce Willis was merely that wisecracking guy on Moonlighting. After Die Hard, he was one of the most sought-after leading men in Hollywood. We’re reminded every Christmas exactly why.
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White Christmas may not be the best Bing Crosby musical on the market, but it’s certainly one of the most heartwarming.

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Li’s Donuts distribution model

Li’s Donuts on 41st is a product I very much enjoy.  I go for his apple fritters about once a week or so, and have been doing so since I started school here.  The interesting thing is, for the first several months, anytime I wanted the apple fritter, I’d go the Chevron station three blocks down from Li’s shop.  I had no idea where the donuts were coming from, so I asked, and they directed me to Li’s on 45th

 

I once asked Li where else he distributes, and he said just that store.  He’s a 24/7 operation, which is why it’s crazy to me why he doesn’t use more gas stations or explore means of catering.  His donuts are great, and I can almost guarantee I would have never stepped foot in his shop had they not been in that gas station.  I think Li should have a distribution to other gas stations (I can’t imagine anyone would have a problem with that) and also a sticker on the case, directing people there in the future.

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Future of TV — a paradigm shift

The market of TV and consumer entertainment is one that I found fascinating, because I don’t believe the current model can possibly stay on track the way it is.  The day’s where appointment TV exists are a thing of the past – consumers now have the option for DVR, On-Demand shows, most networks have TV shows available online, and with Hulu and other content providers offering shows to subscribers as soon as the next day. 

Frankly, what continues to make Comcast and other cable and satellite providers is their live sports offerings.  Even if shows were available online or in other locations, sports and other live events is something that would constrain a consumers options for content.  But even now, NFL Sunday Ticket is something that anyone with a PS3 can purchase, with or without a cable subscription.  HBO is also positioning itself to break away from exclusive deals with cable companies with HBO Go.  I think this is a model that will continue to become more of the norm as we evolve.  Devices are killing traditional TV, and I’m not sure cable providers will be able to overcome this, especially with things like HBO Go and ESPN Mobile.

I believe those that hold the keys to the devices being sold are the ones that, if they position themselves right, will own the leadership role in television moving forward.  The key players here would obviously be Apple, Microsoft and Google.  They will need to build the appropriate business development channels with content providers to start owning this. 

In the future, I think the company that gets the IPTV’s in the most living rooms that can compliment their other TVs are the ones that win this battle.   I believe that it is clear that someone like Apple will start building a real Apple TV (not the puck that they sold to hobbyist the past five years, but something like a 42-inch TV.)  I saw speculation that this may be a TV that would go in a room like a kitchen that Apple could sell as a device that shows family pictures, and whatnot.  The problem Apple faces with TV’s is, the lifespan for most TV’s is about 7 years, so anyone who just bought a new Samsung or LG isn’t about to get the Apple TV, even if they are Apple enthusiasts.  This is why a TV that isn’t a TV may be Apple’s gateway, because right now, they’re not in the sphere.  I think Microsoft actually may be in the best position, because of their gaming console, Xbox, which is 70 million homes.  Much of Xbox usage actually involves no gaming, and in fact, apps like Hulu, Netflix and others are used to watch via the Xbox.  Both these two companies have unique advantages for competing — it will be interesting to see which one finds a way to capitalize.

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The market of TV and consumer entertainment is one that I found fascinating, because I don’t believe the current model can possibly stay on track the way it is.  The day’s where appointment TV exists are a thing of the past – consumers now have the option for DVR, On-Demand shows, most networks have TV shows available online, and with Hulu and other content providers offering shows to subscribers as soon as the next day.

 

Frankly, what continues to make Comcast and other cable and satellite providers is their live sports offerings.  Even if shows were available online or in other locations, sports and other live events is something that would constrain a consumers options for content.  But even now, NFL Sunday Ticket is something that anyone with a PS3 can purchase, with or without a cable subscription.  HBO is also positioning itself to break away from exclusive deals with cable companies with HBO Go.  I think this is a model that will continue to become more of the norm as we evolve.  Devices are killing traditional TV, and I’m not sure cable providers will be able to overcome this, especially with things like HBO Go and ESPN Mobile.

 

I believe those that hold the keys to the devices being sold are the ones that, if they position themselves right, will own the leadership role in television moving forward.  The key players here would obviously be Apple, Microsoft and Google.  They will need to build the appropriate business development channels with content providers to start owning this.

 

In the future, I think the company that gets the IPTV’s in the most living rooms that can compliment their other TVs are the ones that win this battle.   I believe that it is clear that someone like Apple will start building a real Apple TV (not the puck that they sold to hobbyist the past five years, but something like a 42-inch TV.)  I saw speculation that this may be a TV that would go in a room like a kitchen that Apple could sell as a device that shows family pictures, and whatnot.  The problem Apple faces with TV’s is, the lifespan for most TV’s is about 7 years, so anyone who just bought a new Samsung or LG isn’t about to get the Apple TV, even if they are Apple enthusiasts.  This is why a TV that isn’t a TV may be Apple’s gateway, because right now, they’re not in the sphere.  I think Microsoft actually may be in the best position, because of their gaming console, Xbox, which is 70 million homes.  Much of Xbox usage actually involves no gaming, and in fact, apps like Hulu, Netflix and others are used to watch via the Xbox.

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