Jason Toon


quality posts: 19 Private Messages Jason Toon

Internet trivia's a tough business. The question that can't be Googled is also the question so obscure that almost nobody would have a chance at guessing it correctly. Unless the questions aren't questions at all. while image-driven search is still in its infancy, we're rolling out the Trivial Eye, a new weekly column of visual trivia. Every Wednesday! 8 pictures! No prizes! All fun! This week…

Christmas Movie Posters

Say what you will about Christmas movies - even the funny ones can turn schmaltzy at the drop of a penny in the poorbox. But nobody can deny that without Christmas movies, there would be a lot more infomercials on basic cable this time of year. We've carved slices of eight cinematic chestnuts this week. Can you guess what movie posters they're from?

Answers can be found by clicking here.  Please post your answers, or arguments, below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

klozitshoper


quality posts: 2 Private Messages klozitshoper

My mind is pristine - no knowledge. I did not recognize one NOT ONE of them.

Olphart


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Olphart

OK, so obscurity is profundity...at Woot. I see the "Christmas Story", "Christmas Carol" and "White Christmas" (maybe it's "Holiday Inn"- definitely one of those crooner movies though). The rest - well, good luck!

McGurk


quality posts: 5 Private Messages McGurk

1-White Christmas(?)
2-Santa Claus vs the Martians
3-Elf
4-Scrooged
5-Miracle on 34th Street(?)
6-A Christmas Story
7-Christmas Vacation
8-Jingle All the Way

kmckel


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kmckel

1 White Christmas
2?
3?
4 Scrooged (Bill Murray)
5 Miracle on 34th Street
6 A Christmas Story
7 Christmas Vacation (Chevy Chase)
8 ?

mndvs737


quality posts: 4 Private Messages mndvs737

OK - here goes:

1) White Christmas
2) Santa Claus vs the Martians
3) Elf
4) Scrooged
5) Miracle on 34th Street
6) A Christmas Story
7) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
8) I have absolutely no idea...gonna peek at the answer but not post...OK - I've heard of it but it's not high up on my list of Christmas classics.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to say Grace.

Grace - she died years ago!!!

kmckel


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kmckel

I agree with the rest of McGurk's answers, but, It appears the correct answer for #2 is Santa Clause Conquers the Martians.
Now THAT was obscure!

McGurk


quality posts: 5 Private Messages McGurk
kmckel wrote:I agree with the rest of McGurk's answers, but, It appears the correct answer for #2 is Santa Clause Conquers the Martians.
Now THAT was obscure!



Missed it...by THAT much! After I posted I saw that also. I only got that close due to MST3K, and it's cult acclaim due to how horribly awful it is.

posterrevolution


quality posts: 0 Private Messages posterrevolution

AGHHHHHH. A poster question and we missed it.

lebeaufsm


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lebeaufsm

1-White Christmas
2-?
3-Elf
4-Scrooged
5-Miracle on 34th Street (was just there for Thanksgiving...Macy's, NY, 34th St that is)
6-A Christmas Story
7-Christmas Vacation (my favorite)
8-Jingle All the Way

jpers36


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jpers36

I recognized all of these ... I'm starting to become concerned by my familiarity with weird corners of pop culture.

undertow976


quality posts: 6 Private Messages undertow976

I am only sure of #8 - A Very Penn State Christmas

PanamaJack


quality posts: 0 Private Messages PanamaJack

1. White Christmas
2. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
3. Elf
4. Scrooged
5. Miracle on 34th Street?
6. A Christmas Story
7. The Santa Clause
8. Jingle All The Way

UPDATE: Ah, #7 is Christmas Vacation. For some reason I envisioned Tim Allen's face being shocked.

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DaLemming


quality posts: 7 Private Messages DaLemming

Obscure? Back in the 70s SCQtM was on NY TV fairly often.

Then, of course, there was MST3k:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3yaR0qM7JE&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL65A3D037E9A2284D

Also revisited by Cinematic Titanic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44BV-5BTry0

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
jpers36 wrote:I recognized all of these ... I'm starting to become concerned by my familiarity with weird corners of pop culture.



No, that's a good thing!

I'm just hanging out, really.

nobgobblin69


quality posts: 3 Private Messages nobgobblin69
mndvs737 wrote:OK - here goes:

1) White Christmas
2) Santa Claus vs the Martians
3) Elf
4) Scrooged
5) Miracle on 34th Street
6) A Christmas Story
7) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
8) I have absolutely no idea...gonna peek at the answer but not post...OK - I've heard of it but it's not high up on my list of Christmas classics.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to say Grace.

Grace - she died years ago!!!



LOL My all time favorite!