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Can The Shining be considered a Christmas movie?

Discussion in 'TV Shows, Movies, and Music' started by Kramerica, Dec 24, 2016.

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Can you consider The Shining to be a Christmas movie?

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  2. No

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  1. Kramerica

    Kramerica Well-Known Member

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    Simple question. Help end a debate between me and my friends. The Shining- Can it be considered a Christmas movie?
     
  2. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member

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  3. disney4life2008

    disney4life2008 Well-Known Member

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    Yessss!!! As a horror movie enthusiast, absolutely. I prefer horror movies during Christmas than Halloween. And the shining is a perfect example.
     
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    Dead2009 Well-Known Member

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    No, not really. IMO any movie that takes place DURING Christmas but doesnt make the theme around Christmas, shouldnt be considered a holiday movie.
     
  5. Minthorne

    Minthorne Well-Known Member

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    It's a festivus movie.
     
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  6. ElreTigo

    ElreTigo Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember if there is even a reference to Christmas in the movie or the novel. The family moves in to the hotel to look after the place in late fall before the snows arrive, but how long into winter do they last before all heck breaks loose & they have to bail?
     
  7. Kramerica

    Kramerica Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I don't think it makes a reference to the date. But it's been snowing quite a while by the point Jack loses it.
     
  8. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    Nah.
    Gremlins and Die Hard, but not The Shining.
     
  9. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Active Member

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    No, Jack goes nuts after being cooped up in a hotel and starts hallucinating, tries to kill his family. Sure it is snowing but that is about it.
     

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