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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Dec 02, 2015 06:30AM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10790 comments Mod
25.4 - Delicious Dee's task: Christmas Movie Bonanza

It can’t be a coincidence that the start of the Winter challenge is also the start of ABC Family’s 25 days of Christmas movies...(right?)

For this task you will read 2 books, both books must be by single authors (no anthologies etc) and both authors must be new to you.

**Note: Books with the genre childrens or kids may not be used for this task.**

1. Click the Random.org Integer Generator to draw 2 numbers from 1 to 25.

2. Click on the ABC Family link and find the days of the 25 Days that correspond to the 2 random numbers that you drew.

3. Read a book where one word in the title of the book, corresponds with a one word in a movie title/subtitle on your chosen day. The word chosen must be AT LEAST 4 letters. Words in the movie and the title, MUST match exactly. The word MUST be found in the book's title, book subtitles may not be used.

For example, one of my random numbers is 2, which corresponds to 2 December and I picked the movie The Christmas Shoes and chose to read The Christmas Shoes (which actually works for both 4+ letter words in the title).

Several of the movies are shown on more than 1 day. If you end up with 2 days where the same movie is shown twice, you MUST select 2 different movies. Some of the movies have the same words in their titles. Your book titles MUST contain 2 different words.

Required: In your post, state the 2 numbers/days you drew, the movie titles chosen and that both authors are new to you.


message 2: by Dee (last edited Dec 01, 2015 07:53PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Movie list with dates
Tuesday, Dec. 1

The Preacher’s Wife, 7 a.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 11 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 1 p.m.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, 2:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 3:30 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 7 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (live action), 9 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Clause, midnight
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 1 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

The Christmas Shoes, 7 a.m.
The Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 9 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 11 a.m.
A Miser Brothers Christmas, 12:30 p.m.
Jack Frost, (animated), 1:30 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 2:30 p.m.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Snow, midnight

Thursday, Dec. 3

Christmas in Boston, 7 a.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 9 a.m.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 11 a.m.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, 1:45 p.m.
Jack Frost, (live action), 4 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6 p.m.
Fred Claus, 8:15 p.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze, midnight

Friday, Dec. 4

Meet the Santas, 7 a.m.
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, 9 a.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 11 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12 p.m.
Jack Frost, (live action) 2 p.m.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas, 4 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 6 p.m.
Fred Claus, 7 p.m.
Elf, 9:30 p.m.
Prancer, 11:50 p

Saturday, Dec. 5

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 8 a.m.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas, 10 a.m.
Prancer, 12:15 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 3 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 4 p.m.
The Polar Express, 5 p.m.
Elf, 7:15 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 9:30 p.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6

A Very Brady Christmas, 7 a.m.
The Holiday Heist, 9 a.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 11 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 12 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 12:30 p.m.
The Polar Express, 2:30 p.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 4:45 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6:30 p.m.
Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadow Hunters, 9:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 10 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 7

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 9 a.m.
Three Days, 11 a.m.
Love Actually, 1 p.m.
Fred Claus, 4 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.
The Mistle-Tones, midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Fred Claus, 7 a.m.
Secret Santa, 11 a.m.
The Mistle-Tones, 1 p.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas, 3 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 4 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 6 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6:30 p.m.
The Polar Express, 8:45 p.m.
Snowglobe, midnight

Wednesday, Dec. 9

12 Dates of Christmas, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy Book II, 9 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas, 11 a.m.
Prancer, 12:10 p.m.
Snowglobe, 2:20 p.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 4:30 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 6:30 p.m.
Elf, 8:45 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, midnight
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 1 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey, 11 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 11:30 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 2 p.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 2:30 p.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 4 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 4:30 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 5:30 p.m.
Elf, 6:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8:45 p.m.
Christmas Maybe, midnight

Friday, Dec. 11

Desperately Seeking Santa, 7 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 9 a.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, 11 a.m.
The Family Man, 1 p.m.
Fred Claus, 4 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:45 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, (live action) 9 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, midnight
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 1 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Jack Frost (animated), 7 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 8 a.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 9:45 a.m.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock, 11:30 a.m.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 12:15 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Clause, 1:20 p.m.
Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town, 2:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 3:30 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6 p.m.
Elf, 9 p.m.
Fred Claus, 11:15 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, 7 a.m.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas, 8:45 a.m.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock, 10:25 a.m.
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, 11:05 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12:10 p.m.
Elf, 2:15 p.m.
Toy Story, 4:30 p.m.
Toy Story 2, 6:45 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 9 p.m.
Toy Story 3, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 14

Mr. St. Nick, 7 a.m.
Twas The Night Before Christmas, 9 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 11 a.m.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 11:30 a.m.
Toy Story, 2 p.m.
Toy Story 2, 4 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 6 p.m.
Toy Story 3, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Snow, midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 7 a.m.
Desperately Seeking Santa, 11 a.m.
Santa Baby, 1 p.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, 3 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 5 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 6 p.m.
Elf, 8:15 p.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 10:30 p.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze, midnight

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Three Days, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 9 a.m.
The Family Man, 11 a.m.
Christmas in Boston, 2 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 4 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 5 p.m.
Elf, 6 p.m.
The Polar Express, 8:15 p.m.
Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey, 10:30 p.m.
Desperately Seeking Santa, midnight

Thursday, Dec. 17

The Family Man, 7 a.m.
Love Actually, 10:15 a.m.
The Preacher’s Wife, 1:30 p.m.
Snow, 4:15 p.m.
The Polar Express, 6:30 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 8:45 p.m.
Holidaze, midnig

Friday, Dec. 18

The Preacher’s Wife, 7 a.m.
Christmas Cupid, 9:45 a.m.
The Mistle-Tones, 12 p.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze, 2 p.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 4:15 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing, 6:30 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, 7:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 7:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 9:45 p.m.
Three Days, midnight

Saturday, Dec. 19

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 9:30 p.m.
Jack Frost, (live action), 10:30 a.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 12:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 2:30 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 3:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 4:05 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 5:15 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. 7:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 9:45 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, midnight

Sunday, Dec. 20

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 p.m.
Jack Frost (live action), 8 a.m.
Prancer, 10 a.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 12:45 p.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 3 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 4:45 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 7 p.m.
Elf, 9:15 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 11:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 21

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, 9 a.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 11:15 a.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 1 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 2 p.m.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 2:30 p.m.
Snowglobe, 4:30 p.m.
Elf, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Jack Frost (live action), midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, 7 a.m.
12 Dates of Christmas, 8 a.m.
Holidaze, 10 a.m.
Christmas Cupid, 12 p.m.
Jack Frost (live action), 2:15 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Clause, 4:30 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, 5:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause, 6:30 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 8:45 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, midnight

Wednesday, Dec. 23

The Mistle-Tones, 7 a.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs, 9 a.m.
Santa Baby, 11 a.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, 1 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 3:15 p.m.
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 4:15 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, 6:30 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, 7 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 7:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 9:45 p.m.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, midnight

Thursday, Dec. 24

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, 7 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy, 9 a.m.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 11 a.m.
Prancer, 1 a.m.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, 3:15 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing, 5 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing Naughty vs. Nice, 5:30 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 6 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 6:30 p.m.
Elf, 8:45 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, midnight

Friday, Dec. 25

Prancer, 7 a.m.
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, 11 a.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, 11:30 a.m.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, 12:30 p.m.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, 2:15 p.m.
Toy Story That Time Forgot, 4:30 p.m.
Elf, 5 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 7:15 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, midnight
The Year Without a Santa Claus, 1 a.m.


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Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments mine


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Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments mine


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Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10790 comments Mod
This thread is now open!


message 6: by Camilla (last edited Dec 01, 2015 11:07PM) (new)

Camilla | 519 comments I have a question about the subtitle issue. The task states that "Words in the movie and the title, MUST match exactly. Subtitles may not be used." I get it that we can't use the subtitle of the book, but does this apply also to the subtitles of the movies? I got days 3 and 14, and there are movies with subtitles on those days, e.g. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. Am I allowed to use the word "escape" to find a suitable book?


message 7: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2437 comments Would Murder of a Small-TOWN Honey work to match with Santa Clause is Comin’ to TOWN? Or does the fact that it's hyphenated mean I can't use it?


message 8: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Camilla question - let me talk to the mods

Trish - no it won't work because it's a hyphenated word - sorry


message 9: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2437 comments Dee wrote: "Camilla question - let me talk to the mods

Trish - no it won't work because it's a hyphenated word - sorry"


Righty ho. Worth checking, then!


message 10: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments very fun task


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments JennRenee wrote: "very fun task"

Thx ;)


message 12: by LouLouReads (new)

LouLouReads | 237 comments Two quick questions--firstly, if a book is written by one author, but a translator and a person writing an afterword are included, does that still count as a single author?

Also, I just want to check that I know how to format my post with all the requirements:

1. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Number rolled: 15.
Title of film: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Shared word: TOWN

2. Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

Number rolled: 24
Title of film: Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Word: ALONE

REQUIRED: Both authors are new to me.


message 13: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 519 comments I just realised I'm not sure whether I understand the task correctly (my question is inspired by LouLou's post above): are we allowed to choose both books from the movies shown on the same day (i.e. using only one of the random numbers), or do we have to choose one book from the movie titles of one day and the second book from the movie titles of the second day? I can't find the answer to this clearly in the task description. I hope my question made some sense...


message 14: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Loulou - yes that rights - translators/afterwords don't count (not part of the original text)


message 15: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Camilla - you have to use both days - so you pick 2 days - you have to use BOTH of those days/movie titles for those days - does that make sense


message 16: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 519 comments Yes it does, thanks for the clarification Dee.


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Nice task Dee :) Just to clarify, we can't use book subtitles or the movie subtitles?


message 18: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Can use movie subtitles; not book subtitles


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) ok thanks :)


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2965 comments So I rolled a 19 and chose Holiday in Handcuffs and I wanted to read "Home for the Holidays" is that still okay? The only difference is the s at the end of Holiday


message 21: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Sorry words have to match exactly


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2965 comments well that puts a damper in my plans


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2965 comments I found an alternate book


message 24: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Yay!


message 25: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Dec 26, 2015 01:52PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2965 comments On a same day, I chose National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and going to read The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson The book is so new that my library didn't have a copy nor did any of the other libraries. They have to order it.


message 26: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 1091 comments 4th - Meet the Santas

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Abby Clements

10th - Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey

The Long Song by Andrea Levy


message 27: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7515 comments Look good as long as both authors are new to you


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