Join 3,557 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Coming home for Christmas film?
December 13, 2012 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Can you help me identify the following film from my mother's description. It's so I can buy it for her partner's Christmas present. She said 'P loves that corny film about someone trying to get home for christmas'. What film is she thinking of?
posted by plonkee to Media & Arts (15 answers total)
 
Planes, Trains and Automobiles maybe?

Any more details at all would be really helpful - there are a lot of movies like this.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 11:30 AM on December 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


Could it be Trains, Planes and Automobiles?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:30 AM on December 13, 2012


Just checked, and that's actually about someone trying to get home for Thanksgiving, but otherwise it could be it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:31 AM on December 13, 2012


Wow, that could be a lot of things!

It could be The Homecoming, which spawned The Waltons TV series. It could be considered "corny" not because it's funny but because it's sentimental and old-fashioned.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles comes to mind, but that's about Thanksgiving.
posted by The Deej at 11:31 AM on December 13, 2012


Is it an old movie? Miracle on 34th Street was the first thing that popped into my head.
posted by blithecatpie at 11:32 AM on December 13, 2012


Home Alone? I'm sure you've seen it, but it's all about the parents trying to get back home after they realise they've left their kid Kevin behind at home (alone) over the Christmas break.
posted by Scottie_Bob at 11:33 AM on December 13, 2012


I'll Be Home for Christmas ?
posted by The Deej at 11:34 AM on December 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Whoops! Read that as "trying to get a home for Christmas".

Now I'm thinking Home Alone, as well.
posted by blithecatpie at 11:38 AM on December 13, 2012


Plains Trains and Automobiles or Home Alone is the answer.
posted by empath at 11:43 AM on December 13, 2012


Betcha money it's Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
posted by BurntHombre at 11:56 AM on December 13, 2012


Die Hard?
posted by Rock Steady at 11:59 AM on December 13, 2012 [7 favorites]


There's also I'll be Home for Christmas, starring one of the kids from Home Improvement. It is a Disney movie and definitely meets the "corny" criteria.
posted by Sabby at 12:44 PM on December 13, 2012


I don't know if this is the one you're thinking of but it's a splendid holiday movie nonetheless: Home For The Holidays.
posted by Lynsey at 2:33 PM on December 13, 2012


Probably not The Sure Thing, although it's about trying to get somewhere for Christmas.
posted by Lexica at 6:47 PM on December 13, 2012


What's that one, where the guy has to get home from college for Christmas, and he can have the car, (amazing mustang?) or it gets sold. Does not have a car. Involves a scene where he says he has organs for life saving donations in an insulated lunch box, so needs the ticket(s) for the Greyhound ? Also involves a scene where he is superglued into a santa suit and left for dead in the desert.
posted by titanium_geek at 12:56 AM on December 15, 2012


« Older Is it worth my time/energy to ...   |  Where can I purchase more sock... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.