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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:54 pm 
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Hi, what films do you have to watch every Christmas?

What are the greatest Christmas films of all time? looking for recommendations especially non-English language films.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:17 pm 
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There are some Norwegian films I'd recommend for Christmas time, like Bent Hamer's "Hjem til jul", Gunnar Vikene's "Himmelfall" and Arild Østin Ommundsen's "Mongoland". Starting December 1st, I'll try to post (and repost) these and more films like an advent calendar.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:04 pm 
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I've seen all three of those probably thanks to you :)

Good to hear you'll be posting christmas films, i'll look forward to it.


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Solan og Ludvig - Jul i Flåklypa [Louis & Luca and the snow machine] (2013) Rasmus A. Sivertsen
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Christmas is approaching, and what Lambert wants most of all is snow. But when Theodore invents the worlds most powerful snow gun, and it ends up in the hands of newspaper editor Freeman Bloat, who most of all in the whole world wants to set a new snow record, Sonny and Lambert have to straighten things out. On their own. Because Theodore Rimspoke has vanished, and outside, the blizzard is getting worse.

Because messing with nature - thats dangerous stuff...
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Desember [December] (2009) Hilmar Oddsson
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"December" is a present-day tale set in Reykjavik during the holiday season. Jonni (Tomas Lemarquis) returns to Iceland to spend Christmas with his family and to record an album with his old (one-hit-wonder) band. He soon finds out that circumstances in his family have changed dramatically and his friends have moved on. We follow Jonni as he deals with this blunt new reality.

Winner of an Icelandic Edda Award for Supporting Actress of the Year Guðrún Gísladóttir

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Niko - lentäjän poika [Niko & the Way to the Stars] (2008) Kari Juusonen, Michael Hegner
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"Niko & The Way to the Stars" is an adventure tale about a young reindeer boy Rusty's quest to find and save his absent father, whom he believes to be a member of the world famous Santa's Elite Flying Forces.

One day Rusty is rehearsing flying out side home valley with his best friend and mentor, an old flying squirrel Julius, and with his potential girl friend Willow. They are discovered by a gang of wolves. Rusty leads his friends to escape back down to home herd, but unfortunately Black Wolf follows them secretly. It leads to the unfortunately death of Willow's father, leader of the home herd. Reindeer herd has to escape from their no more safe Valley.

Rusty blames him self for the accident. He sets out next night to Lappish winter wilderness to find a new home with his flying hero dad, whom he actually has never met. Julius decides to help his friend, even nobody knows where Santa lives. Soon their way crosses the wolf gang, and Rusty finds out Black Wolf has a evil plan to eat and destroy the flying Forces, and replace Santa and the flyers with his gang.

With extra help from a wild blonde weasel girl Wilma, Rusty tries to warn the flyers before the wolves attack. Yet the final fight is not the one with wolves, but inside Rusty's heart when he has to find his own place between two different worlds.

Winner of two Finnish Jussi Awards in 2009
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Fukssvansen [Chop Chop] (2001) Niels Arden Oplev

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»Chop Chop« is a comedy about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, love when it's least expected, and landing the biggest fish of all ... Dennis and Carl are brothers who live on a small farm in the country. None too bright Dennis wants a girlfriend for Christmas. Carl makes sure that Dennis gets just that when he meets Rita at the local pub. She is on the run from her husband and she doesn't turn down the chance to hide away at Carl and Dennis'. One festive evening, aided and abetted by Carl, Dennis and Rita, Finn who also lives at the farmhouse takes a few to many of his homemade acid toffees. And suddenly Carl and Dennis find themselves with a major problem, a girl to manage and inquisitive neighbours ...

Winner of two Danish Robert Awards in 2002
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Svinalängorna [Beyond] (2010) Pernilla August

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A morning just before christmas, Leena, 34, receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has faught all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

Winner of two Swedish Guldbagge Awards in 2011
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Hjem til jul [Home for Christmas] (2010) Bent Hamer

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Adapted from a series of short stories by Norwegian author Levi Henriksen, Bent Hamer's "Home for Christmas" weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home on a Christmas Eve, beneath the colors of the Northern Lights.

The plot unfolds during a few afternoon hours on Christmas Eve. The individual stories, which at times intertwine, are set in the small town Skogli. The characters in the stories cover a great range in age and life situations, representing both reconciliation with their own lives and strong frustration. Some show the will to understand and do something about their lives, while others have given up. Deeply tragic and melancholy aspects are mixed with humour and rather frivolous solutions.
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Duggholufólkið [No Network] (2007) Ari Kristinsson
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Kalli, a young boy who is brought up by a single mother in the suburbs of Reykjavik, thrives in the world of imaginary characters, in a world where he gets most of his life experiences through screens: movies, television shows, and computers. When he is sent to spend Christmas with his father and his father's new family, far up north at a remote and isolated farm, the story takes him out of that world and puts him in one where he has to fight "real life" challenges.
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