These movies are not about Christmas by Egantx7

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

Tablesaw
It's the Saw of the Table!

Ryno23


Quiz Description

Answer these 12 questions about movies that really aren't about Christmas ... even though they take place right around Christmas. EXCEPT FOR #2, all of these answers are film titles.

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Questions:

After saving Istanbul from nuclear destruction, this 1999 film ends on Christmas (or very close to it), with the main character sharing a champagne toast with a woman, noting that he always wanted to spend Christmas in Turkey. The last line of the film has the hero quipping to his partner that he thought Christmas came only once a year (spoiler: he's not talking about the holiday this time).

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The World is Not Enough

As the credits start to roll on the films Die Hard and Die Hard 2 which Christmas carol, written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne and performed by Vaughn Monroe is playing.

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Let it Snow(! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!)

The action of this film begins when Dr. Bill Harford and his wife, Alice, attend a holiday party thrown by one of his wealthy patients. Before the film ends, Dr. Harford narrowly avoids bedding a prostitute infected with HIV, discovers a man renting out his daughter to business associates, and gets found out at a top secret orgy for the rich and powerful. Name this final film to be directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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Eyes Wide Shut

One scene in this film takes place at a masked Christmas ball. The title character and a woman he is pursuing are the only ones without masks, even though they had met earlier wearing masks, something they only realize while dancing when she says Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it, and he replies A kiss can be even deadlier. Identify this 1992 sequel which saw Max Schrek, played by Christopher Walken, hosting that ball (20 years later, these same two characters would share a dance at a masked ball, but at least she would be wearing a mask this time).

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Batman Returns

The climax of this film takes places on Christmas Day, not that the Godless Soviets who are playing host would care! The training montage in this film was supposedly inspired by the real training of wrestler Aleksandr Karelin. Identify this Cold War era sequel that introduced the world to Dolph Lundgren.

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Rocky IV

On the surface, this 1968 film seems like a warm one ... centered around a family reunion at a castle. In this case, however, the recently returned from exile Eleanor is not pleased with her husband's affair, and their three children John, Geoffrey, and Richard are constantly plotting against their father. Identify this film set at Christmas, 1183, with Henry II trying to deal with a family crisis, and the impending war with France that it may trigger.

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The Lion in Winter

Give the title of the film No holiday film is complete without the assassination of a priest (not really, folks), only to see the hitman miss and kill a young boy instead (you can practically hear the bells jingling in the background!). The hapless hitman, Ray, and his partner Ken are thus sent to the title city to lay low ... something Ray can't seem to do. Identify this film which sees Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in a seeming lose-lose situation in a city which Farrell's character, Ray, compares to Hell. (edited at 11:36 am, December 24, 2016 (EST))

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In Bruges

The Christmas carol "Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?", sung by Nina, was written for this film (sunshine and rain drops, in case you didn't know). Most of this film takes place in Switzerland at a place called Piz Gloria, an arch villain's lair fronting as an allergy clinic. Identify this film that sees our hero, played by George Lazenby, get married, only to see his wife murdered shortly after on the orders of Telly Savalas' character.

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (OHMSS)

Who would have guessed that cornering the market on frozen orange juice futures could be the cornerstone of such an enduring comedy? When two brothers make a bet over whether nurture or nature makes the man, they throw one of their more promising investment specialists into the gutter, while promoting a homeless con artist to a high position in their firm. Identify this film which sees Dan Aykroyd fall for a prostitute played by Jamie Lee Curtis, while teaming with Eddie Murphy to outwit brothers Mortimer and Randolph (who end up ruined, though are much later saved by Prince Hakeem in Coming to America).

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Trading Places

Chris Columbus sold the script to this film to Steven Spielberg along with the script to the later produced Goonies. Howie Madell provided one of the voices in this film. One character tells the story of her father breaking his neck and dying while trying to slide down the chimney in a Santa suit as how she learned there was no Santa, an overly dramatic story that was parodied in this film's sequel set in New York. Identify this film that opens in an unidentified Chinatown with a shop owner reluctant to sell one of his wares to a tired inventor/salesman as a Christmas gift for his son, Billy.

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Gremlins

This film opens in flashback to New Years Eve 1999 in Switzerland, but like a lot of Shane Black films, it is set around Christmas, as evidenced by the giant stuffed rabbit given as a gift, which the receiver doesn't like. A short video entitled All Hail the King is a sequel to this film where a reporter working for the Ten Rings tries to break actor Trevor Slattery out of prison to answer before the man he was impersonating in this film. Identify this film which sees a mid-air rescue of Air Force One personnel by a man in a really cool suit of armor.

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Iron Man 3

This dark comedy from 1994 sees a couple played by Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey in marriage counseling that is not going well. En route home, they are forced at gunpoint to bring with them an on-the-run jewel thief, who is punished by sitting through a miserable Christmas dinner while quietly keeping the family hostage. Identify this film, one of the first starring roles for Dennis Leary.

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