A Wonderful Movie


I don't think I have met one person who has seen this film outside of my family. But this is such a wonderful movie. I have the VHS copy and it is a tradition to watch it every year with my family.

I think my dad has prob worn out the tape because he will constantly rewind on the very good parts.

If you ever have the chance to watch it...take the time and do so!

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Turd Ferguson...enough said.

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Oh, I adore this film. That it is out on DVD for less than 10 bucks on amazon or ebay? Sign me up!!! I haven't seen this movie in at least 12 years.

I'm putting in a bid and buying it today.

For those who have not seen it, it is a great tale, and the ending is good without being all super-sappy.

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Oh thats what I plan to do as well, just in case out VHS copy finally decides to die on us! :)

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Turd Ferguson...enough said.

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Setting the story against the bleak backdrop of the Great Depression and showing Slade repossessing things that people couldn't afford to pay for was a stroke of genius. I remember hating Slade intensely as a child for taking the couple's stove, chair and radio and of course for ripping up that guy's book collection. As an adult, I can understand better why he did it, but I still can't help being angry at him for doing so.

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"House. My room. Can't walk. My medal. My father. Father, don't!"

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Agree! I have an old VHS copy of this movie too and it's a wonderful film to watch around the holidays. Nice spin on the original story. This movie has its own feel and spirit to it...I watch it every Christmas.

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I saw this back in..it says 79 but I could have sworn it was 78..anyway I saw it when it first aired and it stuck in my head all that time, I also haven't heard of anyone who knew or liked this uniqe version of the classic..indeed I have heard quite a few insults thrown at it over the years.
I only saw it aired once in all those years on WGN back in the early 90's and never thought it would get a DVD release...until six years ago when I saw it on amazon for $9.00 and I decided to get it. Wonderful retelling and I thought Winkler did a fantastic job in this, his redemption was totally believable and the scene where he offers the tickets to Jonathan (Tiny Tim) choked me up more than any telling of this story ever has. Excellent version and well worth watching.

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I have owned this over the last few decades in every version.I recorded off the TV, bought the VHS and now have the DVD. A genius is all I can say about Henry Winkler and the rest of the cast. I cry every time even after dozens of viewings. I have seen and own all the Christmas Carol versions from Patrick Stewart to Alastair Sim and Reginald Owen. The best is by far this Great Depression version. Way to go Fonz with some serious acting :)

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I agree. I first started watching it the year it was released and got to see it for many Christmas seasons while it ran on network television. I missed it a year or two when it stopped running on the networks but was able to get a VHS copy and started watching it again. It's one of my favorites. I only wish I could find it on DVD.




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I bought my DVD version several years ago. I adore this movie. It is the first one I watch of all my various "Christmas Carols."

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Just pulled out all my Christmas DVD's and this is always the first one I watch to kick off the season! I always enjoy reading posts from others who feel the same way.

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