Monday, December 15, 2014

We Describe the Movie...You Name It! (Holiday Edition)

Here are the rules to this quiz: Name each film below based on our vague description. All these movies either take place around Christmas or feature a key scene during the yuletide season. Be sure to include the question number with your response. Please don't answer more than three questions daily so others can play, too. There is one film that is the single best answer to each description. Most of these should be pretty easy. Happy holidays!

1. Man uses old injury to manipulate friend.

2. The U.S. Postal Service helps save the day.

3. Wanted: Cook, baby, husband.

4. A never-ending supply of sherry.

5. Hee haw.

6. That Girl meets Frank Capra.

7. John-Boy (looking for the movie!).

8. Singin' happy birthday to baby Jesus.

9. Nun plays tennis.

10. Woman kills husband on New Year's Eve.

11. Attorney and criminal fall in love.

12. An Egyptian mummy for a Christmas gift?

13. Drunken actor recounts A Christmas Carol to greedy family.

14. Almost the entire film takes place in a bank being robbed.

15. "Mommy's little piggy!"


  1. 1. White Christmas
    4. The Man Who Came to Dinner" (?)
    15. A Christmas Story

    1. Nice start, Becky! You're right on 1 and 15.

  2. #4: The Bishop's Wife

    #5: It's a Wonderful Life

    #11. Remember the Night

  3. 2. Miracle on 34th Street.
    6. It Happened One Christmas.
    7. The Christmas Secret.

  4. 3. Christmas in Connecticut
    8. The Bells of St. Msry's
    9. Come to the Stable

  5. 10. Repeat Performance
    12. The Man Who Came To Dinner

    1. Well played! Not a lot of people know about the intriguing REPEAT PERFORMANCE.

  6. Summary: 7, 13, and 14 remain to be answered.

  7. Oh dear...left with the tough ones! A wild guess :

    13. Beyond Christmas

    1. A good guess, but no. TCM "rediscovered" it a couple of years ago.

  8. Replies
    1. Another good guess, but this movie was made in the 1960s and almost all of it takes place in a bank run by a latter-day Scrooge.

  9. Replies
    1. That is right! A very good Hammer movie with Peter Cushing.

    2. I cannot tell a lie I resorted to searching google for this one. I had seen it a long , long time ago but I didn't recall that it was set over Christmas , I was actually searching for the name of an American film where a gang was holding a small town bank managers wife and child hostage which I thought might have taken place at Christmas ,I still can't find the name of that one.

    3. That plot sounds familiar...hopefully, someone will know the name of that movie. CASH ON DEMAND is part of an excellent Hammer boxed set that includes THESE ARE THE DAMNED.

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    1. Hoo! Hoo! Well done, David. That wraps up this quiz.

  11. Fine, interesting quiz, as always. Thanks.