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Can You Match the Quote to the Christmas Movie?
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The best Christmas movies are known around the world by a single quote. We've all heard how angels get their wings and why Ralphie can't get a Red Ryder carbon-action, 200-shot range model air rifle for Christmas. We know mogwais can't be fed after midnight, and only Dad can teach everything about exterior illumination. The reason we know all these things is that they're immortalized in iconic quotes. In some cases, the quotes themselves are more popular than the movies.
Christmas movie quotes are famous for being funny, stupid, smart, hypocritical and embodying all the magic of the Christmas spirit. They bring us together and make us love the holidays even more. Deadly action flicks set during Christmas are known for their loving holiday lines. Evil characters like the Grinch are known for the most heartwarming lessons. Even through all the chaos and crime in "Home Alone," the one quote that sticks out represents everything about Christmas.
It's the perfect time of the season to gather around the warmth with friends and family and enjoy a classic Christmas movie. Are you a movie buff? Do you love the magic of Christmas? If so, take a look at these famous quotes and see if you can match them to the correct Christmas movie.
Do you know the movie in which "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings" is said?
This iconic Christmas story from 1946 was directed by Frank Capra and stars Jimmy Stewart in the lead role as George Bailey. His daughter, Zuzu Bailey, utters this classic line that's known all over the world. She learned it from her teacher.
"This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back." What movie is this from?
"Home Alone" has enough classic lines to fill this entire quiz, but this one may take the cake as most meaningful. Through all the fighting and anger and antics, this is the quote that makes this one of the best Christmas movies ever.
Warner Bros / Amblin Entertainment
"No matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight." Can you name the film?
A dad does his Christmas shopping in Chinatown and comes away with a mysterious creature called a mogwai. He's given instructions, but a movie wouldn't be a movie if he followed those instructions. This '80s flick is one of the best non-Christmas Christmas movies.
"You'll shoot your eye out, kid" is famously declared in what Christmas classic?
This phrase is uttered countless times and is even featured in a montage of concerned moms. Ralphie eventually gets the BB gun he wanted the, and he comes really, really close to actually shooting his eye out.
"Maybe Christmas, he thought ... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps ... means a little bit more!" Do you know this children's classic?
Dr. Seuss wrote this book way back in 1957 and the first film adaptation came in 1966. The Grinch has an epic change of heart in this film that criticizes the commercial and corporate aspects of Christmas. It's ranked as one of the greatest children's stories of all time.
"You taught me everything I know about exterior illumination." What movie is this from?
We first met the Griswolds when they were driving cross country to visit Walley World. Now they're planning the perfect Christmas vacation and, of course, everything is set to go horribly wrong. Chevy Chase reprises his role in this classic.
Entertainment Partners Ltd
In what timeless Christmas story does the main character go around saying "Bah, humbug"?
No list of Christmas movies is complete without mentioning this Dickens classic. There are so many quotes to chose from, but this one might be the most iconic. It's Ebenezer Scrooge's trademark line and it's defined him for close to two centuries.
Gordon Company / Silver Pictures
"Now I have a machine gun. HO-HO-HO." Have you seen this Christmas action flick?
This classic line is actually written on a sweatshirt in what appears to be the blood of the dead guy who's wearing it. Bruce Willis plays an NYC cop visiting his estranged wife in LA when he has to battle terrorists in this Christmas action flick.
New Line Cinema / Guy Walks Into a Bar Productions
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Do you know the movie?
Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel star in this 2003 comedy that was adapted from a book. Ferrell plays a normal kid who's accidentally raised by elves in the North Pole. When he reunites with his birth family, his world is turned upside down.
Castle Rock Entertainment/ Shangri-La Entertainment/ ImageMovers/ Playtone/ Golden Mean Productions
"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see." What movie is this from?
This 2004 computer-animated adventure film is adapted from the wildly popular children's book of the same name. Tom Hanks voices the train conductor, who takes a boy on a magical trip to the North Pole.
Walt Disney Pictures/ Hollywood Pictures/ Outlaw Productions
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight! And when I wake up, I'm getting a CAT scan." What movie is this?
Tim Allen plays an everyday dad who accidentally injures the real Santa Claus and has to fill in for him on Christmas Eve. He's horribly suited for the job and has to figure out how to hide the secret from everyone.
"With your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?" Can you name the film?
This 1964 TV movie is one of the most classic holiday films. Santa asks Rudolph to guide his sleigh, and Rudolph responds by saying it would be an honor. Rudolph goes from misfit to hero in this 47-minute short.
"We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big Eastern syndicate, you know." What movie is this?
"A Charlie Brown Christmas" was released in 1965 and this classic quote is said by Lucy. The cartoon film is based on the comic strip and features all the classic characters, making it a holiday television staple.
"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." Do you know this movie?
This black-and-white classic from 1947 has held up as one of the best Christmas movies of all time. The story follows a man who claims to be Santa and gets institutionalized for saying so. Luckily an ambitious lawyer believes him.
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." Can you name the movie?
This quote has been said in countless Christmas movies, including 1954's "White Christmas." The song was previously performed by Bing Crosby in the 1942 musical "Holiday Inn." The song was released the year before on Christmas Day and today is still one of the season's most popular.
"It's Christmas Eve! ... For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be!" Do you know the movie?
This 1988 Christmas classic features Bill Murray as a selfish TV executive in a modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." He actually fires an employee on Christmas Eve, and then he's visited by three Christmas ghosts.
Touchstone Pictures/ Skellington Productions/ Walt Disney Pictures
"Since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations." Do you know this film?
This Tim Burton classic is sometimes referred to as a Halloween movie since it's about the pumpkin king of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington. Skellington plans to kidnap Santa so he can control both Halloween and Christmas.
StudioCanal/ Working Title Films/ DNA Films
"I realized that Christmas is ... is the time to be with the people you love." What's the movie?
Eight couples run around London during Christmas in this romantic comedy from 2003. Through all the trials and tribulations of relationships come the holiday themes of friends, family and love in this winter classic.
Revolution Studios/ 1492 Pictures/ Columbia Pictures
"You're skipping Christmas! Isn't that against the law?" Can you name the film?
John Grisham took a break from writing legal thrillers to pen this book in 2001. A few years later it became a movie starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. They play a married couple that wants to take a cruise instead of celebrating a traditional Christmas.
"Ah. Fra-GEE-leh. It must be Italian!" What's the movie?
There are too many quotes from "A Christmas Story" to pick just one, and aside from Ralphie shooting his eye out with his Red Ryder BB gun, this line is the most memorable. The "fra-gee-leh" package in the movie is the iconic leg lamp.
"Put that cookie down. NOW!" Do you know the movie?
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad face off as dads searching for the perfect Christmas gift. Of course the gift is so popular there aren't any left, and the two will stop at nothing to get one. It's the perfect holiday movie about family.
Warner Bros. Pictures
"If you think I'm gonna eat the world's lousiest Christmas turkey by myself, you're crazy." Do you know this movie?
Danny Glover and Mel Gibson play crime-stopping partners in this LA crime flick set during Christmas. The partners overcome their differences throughout the movie, and Danny Glover ultimately invites Mel Gibson to Christmas dinner.
"I'm from the south side of the North Pole man." Do you know this movie?
We know a lot about Santa Claus, but we finally get to learn about his bitter older brother in this film. Vince Vaughn plays the title character and he's the polar opposite of his brother Nick. Rapper Ludacris plays a DJ from the south side of the North Pole in this 2007 film.
Columbia Pictures/ Aardman Animations/ Sony Pictures Animation
"Christmas is not a time for emotion!" What's the movie?
Arthur Christmas is Santa's son and he takes it upon himself to deliver a forgotten present in time for Christmas. Arthur's older brother and heir-apparent to the Santa throne, Steve, delivers this line to Arthur.
"You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it." Do you know this Christmas action classic?
Michael Keaton plays Batman in this 1992 action flick set during the holidays. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Catwoman, and the two superheroes share some flirtatious banter during this scene. Danny DeVito plays The Penguin.
"They knew Santa was to come that night, and they wanted everything to be just right." Can you name this film?
Frosty is one of the most popular holiday mascots, and in 1969 he came to life in a classic animated television short. The 25-minute film followed Frosty as he tried to battle an evil magician during Christmas time.
Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners III / Emshell Producers Group
"Christmas is just about my favorite time. Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt like it was my own personal holiday." Can you name this movie?
The Ernest character was created in the 1980s and was expected to only appear in commercials, but he eventually became a movie star. Ernest is a taxi cab driver who helps search for Santa's replacement in this 1988 comedy.
Dimension Films / Tryptich Pictures
"Does your daddy have a safe?" What's the movie?
Billy Bob Thornton portrays a small-time con artist in this 2003 Christmas comedy. He and his sidekick dress up us Santa and an elf and simply rob the department stores where they work. It's the quintessential anti-Christmas film.
"Everyone loves the sleigh." In what movie does Santa deliver this line?
If you ever wanted to see your favorite holiday mascot in action, this is the movie. Alec Baldwin plays Santa in this film that features the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and others fighting against the Boogeyman.
Columbia Pictures / Universal Pictures / Relativity Media / Waverly Films
"It's Christmas Eve and we're going to celebrate being young and being alive." What movie is this line from?
Two women struggling with relationships decide to swap places during Christmas in this film. Jack Black's character utters this classic line from the movie that stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.
"Changing from bad to good's as easy as taking your first step ... Put one foot in front of the other." Can you name the movie?
Mickey Rooney and Fred Astaire both voice characters in this 1970 animated TV film. The movie tells the story of a boy named Kris Kringle who just wants to deliver presents to the kids in town, but evil forces have other plans.
"Harry, I've reached the top." Can you name the movie?
Kevin McCallister has to battle Harry and Marv when they spot him roaming around New York City. The duo has changed names from the Wet Bandits to the Sticky Bandits, but it doesn't help them much against the 10-year-old.
New Line Cinema / Mandate Pictures / Kingsgate Films
"I shot Santa in the face! He's real! And I shot him in the face!" In what movie did this happen?
After Harold and Kumar went to White Castle and escaped from Guantanamo Bay, they celebrated this 3d Christmas. Harold shoots a shotgun into the air and it accidentally knocks Santa out of the sky. Harold calmly explains the ordeal later on.
"Yes, buy! In the Spirit of Christmas. The hard part's going to be stealing the money to pay for it." Have you seen this film?
This 1955 film starring Humphrey Bogart follows three prisoners who escape and hide out in a small town during the holidays. After being treated so well during Christmas dinner, the prisoners have a change of heart.
Banner Entertainment / Saratoga Entertainment
"They can't evict you on Christmas! Then you'd be ho-ho-homeless!" Do you know the movie?
"Go" definitely isn't your typical Christmas movie, but it's set during Christmas and the characters just want to find an epic Christmas party. Three different stories are told in this crime comedy set in Las Vegas.
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