Film Gecko Poll & Giveaway: What Do You Watch to Cheer Up?

Whenever I need to escape for a while or go to a happy place, I turn to my favorite movies and TV shows. I love the old classics like ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ ‘My Three Sons,’ and ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ and any romantic comedy starring Doris Day, Meg Ryan, or Andie MacDowell is a sure bet.

Elf, Will Ferrell, James CaanI recently wrote about some of my favorites at Healthy Women’s Midlife Matters blog, written by my friend and fellow blogger Sheryl Kraft. Check it out, and find out why laughter really IS good medicine.

I asked my Film Gecko readers and friends what cheers THEM up, and I love all the responses they sent back. To celebrate, I’m giving away the ‘Elf Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ on DVD — stuffed with ginormous fun and just in time for the holidays!

‘Elf’ is a smart, funny comedy starring Will Ferrell as a human who’s adopted by elves, but who returns to the human world to find his father (James Caan). Directed by Jon Favreau, the PG-rated movie also stars Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Peter Dinklage, and Ed Asner as Santa Claus.

Housed in a cool tin, the set includes a 2-disc DVD with loads of special features; 5 x 7 magnetic ‘Elf’ picture frame with 4 x 6 magnet; ‘Elf’ gift tags; 5-track ‘Elf’ soundtrack featuring holiday classics; and an awesome 14″ plush ‘Elf’ holiday stocking.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Tell me which feel-good movies or TV shows YOU watch to cheer yourself up.

After the jump, check out what my friends and readers watch…

 

Lars and the Real Girl

Sheryl Kraft, Healthy Women: “My three all-time favorite movies, which I love because they not only make me think – deeply – but also make me laugh and take me to another place altogether, are ‘Big,’ ‘Being There,’ and ‘Lars and the Real Girl.’

Casey Barber, Good.Food.Stories.: “When Harry Met Sally” has always been one of my absolute favorite films, and I’m taking my friends visiting from L.A. to Cafe Luxembourg tomorrow night —  JUST BECAUSE that’s where Harry and Sally go on their double date with Jess and Marie. (Sally orders the grilled radicchio.) Yes, we will likely quote the entire movie throughout the dinner.” Other movies that take Casey to a happy place: ‘Almost Famous,’ ‘High Fidelity,’ and ‘Singles’ (“Yes, I like music movies.”)

Rachel Dickinson, The Haiku Diaries: “Frasier,’ early episodes of ‘The Waltons,’ ”Mr. and Mrs. Bridge’ and ‘The Quiet Man.’

Kristen Gough, My Kids Eat Squid: Her top three:

1. ‘Nacho Libre.’ “Quoted a line from that movie taking my daughter to school today; it’s just silly and fun. You can’t help but smile while watching. Anytime we have toast, we giggle…”

2. ‘I was a Male War Bride.’ “This is Cary Grant at his best, and I used to watch this with my mom while eating licorice. I don’t know if I like this more because of my memories or because of Grant’s crazy antics.”

3. ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (the Keira Knightley version): “Why? Because I’m a sucker for a good romantic movie, and at 90 minutes, it’s a lot better quick fix than the BBC version. But if I have time, I’ll pop in the Lawrence Olivier version (nothing better!).”

Ruth Pennebaker, The Fabulous Geezersisters and author of the upcoming book, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough‘: Favorites include ‘Postcards From the Edge,’ ‘Wag the Dog,’ ‘The Late Show,’ ‘Starting Over,’ ‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Manhattan’ (“even if I’ve since fallen out of love with Woody Allen”). She adds, “One hilarious movie that usually seems to be overlooked is ‘The Ref,’ with Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey and Denis Leary.  Highly recommended.”

 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Keith McDuffee, CliqueClack.com: “I’m a pretty happy guy, believe it or not. I can’t think of a time lately that I’ve needed to be cheered up. If I had to pick something off the top of my head that’s just feel good and brings back good memories, it’d be ‘Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.’

Gwen Moran, GwenMoran.com: “‘Glee’!!”

Melanie McMinn, The Frugal Kiwi: “When I get depressed about U.S. world policy and the state of the world, I watch HBO’s ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ — the whole miniseries. Billions of dollars, thousands of man years and something extraordinary happened. My faves are the episodes about the engineers who built the Lunar Module and how they were building something completely new and untested out of materials that had yet to be invented. Also the one where the astronauts are taught to love geology. I adore being reminded that without thousands and thousands of “little people” and their dedication over the years, we never would have gotten to the moon or learned what we did when we got there.”

Melanie adds, “For a completely light pick-me-up, I love ‘Sione’s Wedding’ (aka ‘Samoan Wedding’ in the U.S.). It’s about a group of 20-something guy screw-ups who have to bring proper girlfriends to their friend’s wedding due to their history of creating wedding disasters. A hilarious bit of Kiwiana that would give anyone a giggle.”

Barbara Benham, BarbaraBenham.blogspot.com: “Cooking shows, old and new. ‘Charlie Rose’ and ‘Tavis Smiley.’ Movies, old, missed, foreign.”

 

Gilmore Girls

Mike Moody, TV Death Ray. “‘Gilmore Girls,’ and I’m not ashamed to say it. It’s one of the smartest, funniest, and warmest shows of the past ten years, and it always makes me feel like I’m living in a fantasy world where everyone is witty and charming and articulate and likes to rock out to the Shins. Plus the Lorelais are pretty easy on the eyes.”

Jennifer Margulis, Mothering: “My husband and I eat carrot cake and watch Jon Stewart when we need a pick-me-up. He’s so funny and smart and insightful. He makes us laugh, and we feel like we’re learning something at the same time so we’re not wasting our time with mindless TV. Plus, I think he’s adorable, so watching his show satisfies my boy-crush.”

Christine Gross-Loh, Origami Mommy: “I watched ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ and other such movies over and over when stuck in a bad relationship with someone in my twenties. They weren’t my usual fare (I tended to prefer dark, serious, foreign films!),  but they were light and cheered me up when I really needed it.”

Kristin Ohlson, KristinOhlson.com: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ (the TV series).

Brette Sember, Martha and Me: “Mine is ridiculous. I like to watch ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ – with the sound off! It’s a stupid movie, but it was filmed at Turtle Bay on Oahu where we stayed, so I like to sit and watch it so I can re-live being there.”

Kerry Dexter, MusicRoad.blogspot.com: ‘Touched by An Angel.’ Some stories work better for me than others. which, over a nine-year run on television,would naturally be the case. Still, I find ideas to  to think about, things to learn, a message of hope, and new perspectives on how God’s grace could work in my life. A good many episodes hold up well in reruns even when I remember the story line. Fairly powerful stuff for a TV show which is also quite entertaining and well acted. In addition, lead actor Roma Downey is from Derry, in Northern Ireland, a place where I’ve spent a good bit of time and have family and friends. It’s good to hear her speak in the Derry accent (Ireland has regional accents just as the U.S. does). That cheers me up as much as the story lines.”

Alisa Bowman, Project Happily Ever After: and author of the upcoming book, ‘Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters’: “Periodically as I’ve been chasing this book dream — working to get the deal, working to grow the blog, working to get publicity — I’ve gotten burned out and discouraged. Whenever that has happened, I’ve rented and watched the stereotypical flick that involves a protagonist who faces hardship and overcomes. ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ and ‘Cinderella Man,’ about the down and out boxer who lived during the Great Depression and makes a comeback. In fact, I loved that one more than any of the others. I made the mistake of thinking ‘Million Dollar Baby’ would be inspirational. It was a good catharsis, but didn’t leave me feeling as if I could take on the world.”

Kris Bordessa, Honolulu on the Cheap: “Call me a sap, but ‘Pretty Woman.’ Love to see the underdog come out on top, even if she is a hooker. Love to see her down-to-earth nature make him wake up to real life and what’s important. Love it.”

Claudine M. Jalajas, Belle Jewelry Designs: “You know what movie I watch when I need a lift? ‘Saving Grace.’ I tend to like Irish flicks for some reason. ‘Waking Ned Devine’ (omigod) and ‘Seducing Dr. Lewis,’ which is actually French Canadian. Set in the mountains of Quebec (my old stomping grounds), it’s about a small town that needs a factory to sustain their village. The only way the factory will come there is if they have a town doctor — therefore, ‘Seducing Dr. Lewis.’ It has subtitles.  Trust me … it’s funny.”

Bob Sassone, TV Squad: “Oh, that’s easy: porn. (This is a family site, Bob!) Just kidding! Actually, I put on DVDs of my favorite shows: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ ‘West Wing.’ It’s like comfort food.”

Your turn! Enter your favorite feel-good movies or TV shows in the comments below, and maybe the ‘Elf Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ DVD will be speeding your way soon.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Claudine M Jalajas, Alisa Bowman. Alisa Bowman said: What do you watch when you need a pick me up? Suggestions here and a giveaway, too: http://bit.ly/bkxtR0 #wsbr […]

  2. Lori Lowe Avatar

    If I’m really down, I watch the first Grease with Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. It makes me sing and dance, and you can’t be depressed when you’re singing and dancing. Life is Beautiful is my favorite movie, but while it’s ultimately uplifting, it’s still rather sad and not entirely helpful to cheer you up.

  3. Alexandra Avatar

    I don’t watch movies or TV shows when I feel depressed. I go outside for a walk in nature and that cheers me up. But, I do know what you are talking about. My second daughter watched the original Star Wars with R2D2 and CPO. Sometimes I watched with her. Those robots always made us both smile.

  4. Shannon Baas Avatar
    Shannon Baas

    The classic show Little house on the prairie

  5. MyKidsEatSquid Avatar

    What a fun post. And a chance to win an Elf DVD–that would be a pick-me-up.

  6. Melanie Avatar

    Great list! Another good pick-me-up series- Northern Exposure. I was watching that one last week.

  7. Jill L Avatar
    Jill L

    The Waltons show is always good for making me feel better.

  8. Melanie Haiken Avatar

    When I saw your question on Twitter, I was going to post “When Harry Met Sally” but then I see it’s already listed, as are many of my faves. I’m not a big rewatcher of movies, but rom-coms like “About a Boy” and “Sweet Home Alabama” always cheer me up.

  9. judy stock Avatar

    When I need a pick-me-up I turn to any Sandra Bullock movie but most especially “While You Were Sleeping.” Or anything Julia Roberts like “Pretty Woman.” Great stuff there!

  10. Elizabeth Hanes Avatar
    Elizabeth Hanes

    I love to watch “What about Bob?,” the Bill Murray movie. Also, most Johnny Depp flicks will do the trick. Or any Cary Grant movie.

  11. Marilyn Wons Avatar
    Marilyn Wons

    The Feel Good Movies I watch to cheer myself up are the Wizard of Oz and Holiday Inn!

  12. april yedinak Avatar
    april yedinak

    I love to watch old musicals from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Anything with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby. White Christmas and Meet me in St. Louis are two favs.
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

  13. Casey Avatar

    Good one, TV Death Ray – I ADORE Gilmore Girls. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that the writers of Parenthood are Lorelai fans too, because they keep throwing incredibly Gilmore-esque situations at Lauren Graham. Hooking up with your daughter’s teacher? Always on coffee runs?

  14. Jennifer Margulis Avatar

    This is a fabulous post. The best part is I haven’t seen (or even heard of) many of these movies. So I can’t wait to rent them!

    On the movie front, my kids and I love watching “Shrek.” Such a feel good movie but so well done and not trite at all.

  15. Connie Bryant Avatar
    Connie Bryant

    I like a lot of the movies from the 80’s to cheer me up. I love “The Blues Brothers”, “The Goonies”,”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Dirty Dancing” and “Say Anything” to name a few. Thank you for a cool giveaway! 🙂

  16. Merr Avatar

    I love this post! I’ve picked up some great ideas. One of the movies I love for the uplift factor is Lean on Me. Also: Grease!

  17. Stephanie V. Avatar
    Stephanie V.

    dirty dancing – works every time!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  18. Leona P Avatar
    Leona P

    I like two and a half men

  19. Steph Auteri Avatar

    I already own Elf, so this totally isn’t a contest entry, but I thought it would be fun to jump on in!

    TV show that always makes me giddy: So You Think You Can Dance. I know. It’s embarrassing. But I really get into seeing other people dance… maybe because I can’t?

    Movies that always make me smile: Fame (basically, I love musicals), The Neverending Story (also my favorite childhood book), The Whole Nine Yards, Sideways, The Goonies, Shaun of the Dead, Dead Poets Society, Empire Records

  20. Sheryl Avatar
    Sheryl

    What a wonderful compilation. I’m so excited to see some of these – and I would not have known about them if I hadn’t read this post. Thanks, Jane!

  21. Monique Rizzo Avatar
    Monique Rizzo

    The feel good movie I always go back to is Bird Cage.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  22. Susan Avatar

    Amen to Gwen’s Glee! I also recently discovered the sitcom Accidentally On Purpose via Netflix last week. So good! I watched the entire first season within a week (the episodes are very short and there are only two discs).

  23. Adrienne Gordon Avatar
    Adrienne Gordon

    the middle makes me laugh

  24. Cynthia C Avatar
    Cynthia C

    I watch any of the Monty Python movies or Mel Brooks movies to make me laugh out loud.

  25. Dan M Avatar
    Dan M

    I go with Monty Python movies or this film called Yellowbeard.Silly stuff makes me feel better.

  26. Ellie W Avatar
    Ellie W

    If I’m down or just needing a dose of comfort I watch the Andy Griffith Show.

  27. David Hollingsworth Avatar
    David Hollingsworth

    For a good laugh, I love to watch Modern Family, it is one of the best shows on TV. It gives you a sense of family, togetherness, with all of its quirks along the way.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

  28. Richard Phillips Avatar
    Richard Phillips

    I’m a guy. and a fan of Wil Ferrel, so it’s pretty obvious- OLD SCHOOL! “You’re my boy Blue!”

    Richard
    taesa68@yahoo.com

  29. brandlyn Avatar
    brandlyn

    I love The Golden Girls or I love Lucy, especially if i had a bad day at work or something, these shows always put me in a better mood.

  30. Michael Avatar
    Michael

    any good comedy works

  31. Theresa H Avatar
    Theresa H

    I always watch Fools Rush In to give myself a pick me up!

  32. Stephanie - Wasabimon Avatar

    My favorite movie of all time is either “Stranger than Fiction” or “Finding Forrester.” Such great films, they always make me feel better when I’m sad.

  33. Barry Avatar
    Barry

    I would have to say E.T. I love that movie so very much

  34. Amber Avatar
    Amber

    Food Network never fails to cheer me up! I also love anything with Kate Hudson….like How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days or Bride Wars!

  35. Denise B. Avatar
    Denise B.

    I love “It’s A Wonderful Life”.

  36. DeeAnn S Avatar
    DeeAnn S

    My feel good movie is An Affair to Remember.

  37. Alex B Avatar
    Alex B

    “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” make me smile.

  38. Melanie B Avatar

    I love So I Married An Axe Murderer and my fave shows like 30 Rock. For Christmas I totally love Elf and The Grinch

  39. sarah henry Avatar

    What a wonderful idea for a post — and a great community service. I like many of the suggestions here & will add others to my list. Something silly that makes me laugh — like Flight of the Conchords or Arrested Development — often does the job, though I’m not immune to getting absorbed by a period drama (hello Pride & Prejudice) or a romcom. I absolutely adored 500 Days of Summer, for instance.

  40. pat roberts Avatar
    pat roberts

    A double dose of “Adams Family” and “The Munsters” works every time

  41. Crystal F Avatar
    Crystal F

    If I need a lift I like to watch America’s Funniest Videos or the JackA$$ movies. thank you!!

  42. elizabeth p Avatar
    elizabeth p

    I love to watch the show “Reba” on dvd,& I love the Legally Blonde movies.

  43. cindy berg Avatar
    cindy berg

    i always like to watch cold case

  44. angie Avatar
    angie

    For feel good watching, I go back to my childhood and watch Golden Girls, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Star Wars Trilogy.

  45. Susan C Avatar

    I love 80s comedies-Sixteen Candles, Twins, Three Men and a Baby. They take me back to when my life was simpler:)
    smchester at gmail dot com

  46. Elizabeth N. Avatar
    Elizabeth N.

    Gilmore Girls, Friends, Finding Nemo, Everybody Loves Raymond!

  47. Lundon Bond Avatar
    Lundon Bond

    Cheers, someone in bar has always had a worse day than you and they make you laugh the entire time.

  48. Jacob LaFountaine Avatar
    Jacob LaFountaine

    Happy Gilmore is my go to movie when I need a laugh

  49. Nancy Meyer Avatar
    Nancy Meyer

    To cheer up, I like to watch Disney movies and goofy comedies like Zoolander, Mars Attacks!, and Young Frankenstein. I also like to watch my SNL “Best Of” DVDs!

  50. David Seim Avatar
    David Seim

    gotta love will farrell…

  51. paul haddock Avatar
    paul haddock

    Still watch Tool Time on DVD

  52. paul haddock Avatar
    paul haddock

    Will’s best movie ever

  53. beth shepherd Avatar
    beth shepherd

    I love The Notebook
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  54. Vicki Avatar
    Vicki

    Toy Story always works for me! Thanks!

  55. ky2here Avatar
    ky2here

    Serial Mom always cracks me up.

  56. charline Avatar
    charline

    Sanford and son always cheers me up.

    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  57. Sonja Carrington Avatar
    Sonja Carrington

    To cheer me up, I enjoy watching I love Lucy and Jerry Springer! Then my favorite movies to watch are Elf- he’s hillllarious!!!, Willow, and The Great Outdoors!!

  58. April H Avatar
    April H

    Hands down…The Office. That show makes me laugh every single time! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  59. Mike R. Avatar
    Mike R.

    When I want to cheer myself up I watch a pretty old movie; National Lampoon’s Animal House. It’s still extremely funny.

    mycosyco2007 (at) yahoo *dot* com

  60. Tammy Darling Avatar

    I like watching old sitcoms like I Love Lucy!

  61. Daniel M Avatar
    Daniel M

    groundhog day!

  62. Jill Myrick Avatar
    Jill Myrick

    One show that can always make me laugh is “Mike & Molly”.
    To me it’s the best new show of the year.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  63. Jen Harriman Avatar
    Jen Harriman

    I love Elf. My favorite shows to watch right now that usually always cheer me up are Big Bang Theory and How I met Your Mother 🙂

  64. Dave Avatar
    Dave

    LA Story. Very funny and one of my favorite Steve Martin films. Thank you for the chance to win.

  65. Rebecca Peters Avatar
    Rebecca Peters

    I always get a laugh out of The Office.. but a movie a I love is.. Where the Heart is..

  66. Valeen N Avatar
    Valeen N

    I love to pull out old DVDs of Lost in Space. Remember that old one? Talk about a guilty pleasure!

  67. Angela Winesburg Avatar
    Angela Winesburg

    I love The Hangover and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, tv shows; old Simpson episodes and South Park, thanks!

  68. Melissa B. Avatar
    Melissa B.

    My favorite feel good movie is The Matchmaker. It’s always great when the girl gets the good guy.

  69. Shilo Beedy Avatar

    I love Lucy always makes me laugh

  70. Ed Nemmers Avatar
    Ed Nemmers

    I like the films “Saturday Night Fever” and “Tootsie”!

  71. Courtney bussell Avatar
    Courtney bussell

    Movies like lion king and alladin! Makes me feel like a kid again

  72. Chrysa Avatar

    The movie “Big” always cheers me up.

  73. katie s. Avatar
    katie s.

    Its a super cheezy movie, but I love Simply Irresistable with Sarah Michelle Gellar as a witch chef. Its wierd, but I always end up crying for some reason (happy cry, not sad cry).

  74. Erin E Avatar
    Erin E

    My favorite Feel Good Movie is Sixteen Candles. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  75. Derk Thomas Avatar
    Derk Thomas

    Blazing Saddles a classic.

  76. Paula Hafner Avatar
    Paula Hafner

    16 Candles, Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vactaction, and Grease are my favorites to watch.

  77. Vanessa Carta Avatar
    Vanessa Carta

    I catch The Big Bang Theory, it always makes me laugh!

    vmhspamatyahoodotcom

  78. Rick Burwell Avatar
    Rick Burwell

    I like to watch episodes of “My Name Is Earl” and also “It’s Always Sunnier In Philadelphia “

  79. gordon Avatar
    gordon

    I like watching old Star Trek reruns–they give me hope for the future!

  80. Darcy B Avatar
    Darcy B

    to cheer myself up I watch “Love Actually” when I’m blue and I need a good cry I watch “Simon Birch”–I love that movie but I cry my eyes out!!

  81. Danielle Avatar
    Danielle

    The Breakfast Club and Ferris Buellers Day Off (uh, i can quote it, my nickname is ferris… i may be obsessed if you cant tell from my email address…) are my total feel good movies!

  82. amy h Avatar
    amy h

    The Office always cheers me up and makes me laugh when I’m down. 🙂

  83. virginia vorse Avatar
    virginia vorse

    Becker!!

  84. John Ferris Avatar
    John Ferris

    Toy Story and Shrek.

  85. Tracey Byram Avatar
    Tracey Byram

    I watch Rudy or Forrest Gump to cheer myself.

  86. Jim W. Avatar
    Jim W.

    This is Spinal Tap always lifts my spirits

  87. susan Avatar
    susan

    The Notebook is a great movie! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  88. Kerrie Mayans Avatar
    Kerrie Mayans

    I like to watch sleepless in seattle.

  89. Amanda S. Avatar
    Amanda S.

    The Karate Kid (new one) is a current favorite at our house!

  90. Heather Wheeler Avatar
    Heather Wheeler

    At Christmas, there’s nothing better than A Christmas Story
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  91. Kellie Conklin Avatar
    Kellie Conklin

    I love watching Nancy Drew to cheer myself up! Its one of my favorites! Thanks for the giveaway, Elf is a great movie!

  92. Nicole Greene Avatar
    Nicole Greene

    My favorite feel good movies: Old School and The Hangover! I love me some ELF though 🙂

  93. Heather Avatar
    Heather

    Mine would have to be We are Giants!

  94. loni Avatar
    loni

    I love watching The Proposal for a few laughs!

  95. Danica Avatar
    Danica

    When I want to watch a movie to cheer me up, I pop in “The Wedding Singer.” It is one of my all time favorite movies.

  96. Chrystal J. Avatar
    Chrystal J.

    Movies that I love to watch to cheer me up include: Pride & Prejudice (2005 version), Napoleon Dynamite, and A Christmas Story (during Christmas).

    My favorite television shows to watch that cheer me up include: The Office (US Version), Arrested Development (Buster & Tobias make me life every time they speak), and Extras.

  97. laurie Avatar
    laurie

    The Golden Girls!

  98. Mike Avatar
    Mike

    I love watching comedies to pick me up. Scrubs is my all-time favorite

  99. CAndie L Avatar
    CAndie L

    Good Will Hunting is a great feel good movie. Thanks

  100. Christina S Avatar
    Christina S

    The WEDDING SINGER, I love this movie.

  101. Joanne Schultz Avatar
    Joanne Schultz

    I like Groundhog Day to cheer me up!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. carol y l Avatar
    carol y l

    When I need a break from life I love to watch You’ve Got Mail! I love the story and I love the scenery, too. I cry when she sees herself when growing up dancing with her Mom. It reminds me of my daughter who I lost.
    Elf is my husband’s favorite, though. He loves to watch when he is hit by the car! I don’t know why, but it cracks him up. Crazy!
    We also enjoy watching A Christmas Story over and over when they play it for 24 hours straight. Brings back old memories of how simple life used to be.

  103. tina page Avatar
    tina page

    I have been watching Pushing Daisies lately for a pickup. It is whimsical and quirky.

    trixie420247@yahoo.com

  104. Deb K Avatar

    I love Two and Half Men~That show cracks me up 🙂

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

  105. Catherine Z Avatar
    Catherine Z

    It’s a Wonderful Life always cheers me up, as do so many other classic holiday films. (of course, Elf never fails in the laughs department!)

  106. ShellieAndBrutus Avatar
    ShellieAndBrutus

    I love Field of Dreams. I can watch it over and over.

  107. Brittany Jerding Avatar
    Brittany Jerding

    Balto would be my favorite. Haha, Thanks!

  108. Sarah Avatar
    Sarah

    Reruns of the Mary Tyler Moore show

  109. Michelle Tucker Avatar
    Michelle Tucker

    For some reason I really like watching Men In Black. I could watch it over and over. It makes me laugh every time.

  110. Terri L Avatar
    Terri L

    I watch the Grinch Who Stole Christmas

  111. Justine Avatar
    Justine

    I watch Napoleon Dynamite or Cops, seriously that show is the best comedy ever!!!

  112. Heather Avatar
    Heather

    When I’m down, Mystery Men always gets me laughing again. Such an under-appreciated movie!

    threefishblue at gmail dot com

  113. AEKZ2 Avatar
    AEKZ2

    Modern Family always makes me laugh.

  114. kelley c Avatar
    kelley c

    I love Elf. Anything funny will cheer me up. I love Harold and Kumar. 🙂

    pandahugger(at)gmail(dot)com

  115. R Hicks Avatar
    R Hicks

    One of my favorite feel good shows is american idol

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  116. kathy pease Avatar
    kathy pease

    i love theres something about mary 🙂

  117. Rosey Avatar
    Rosey

    Good Will Hunting is a feel good movie that I love.
    The Notebook is an outstanding love story movie that I love.
    The Titanic still rates high with me for being a moving story.

  118. Eric Breunig Avatar
    Eric Breunig

    It’s a wonderful life.

  119. Berry Avatar
    Berry

    I think Pushing Daisies is one of the most magical, fun shows ever. It always puts me in a good mood.

  120. meme Avatar
    meme

    I love Facing The Giants it always lifts my spirits. Great movie

  121. brian e. Avatar
    brian e.

    Thanks for the giveaway…SNL, The Daily Show, Letterman, And The Colbert Report all contribute to my tenuous grasp of sanity.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  122. janet mahurin Avatar
    janet mahurin

    I like kate plus eight on tlc

  123. hbomb Avatar
    hbomb

    Tommy boy always cracks me up and puts me in a good mood!
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  124. Arlene A Avatar
    Arlene A

    I always watch Uncle Buck when I need uplifting, it’s my favorite comedy movie of all time

  125. Sand Avatar
    Sand

    Grease 2, Fast Forward or Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

  126. Veronica Garrett Avatar
    Veronica Garrett

    The Sound Of Music and It’s A Wonderful Life are my favorite feel good movies.

  127. Ani Avatar
    Ani

    Elf cracks me up every time! For tv shows, Parenthood is my new favorite feel good show.

  128. Dawn Horns Avatar
    Dawn Horns

    Caddy Shack always cheers me up.

  129. Gianna Avatar
    Gianna

    50 First Dates.

  130. Jane Boursaw Avatar

    Congratulations to Kellie Conklin, winner of the Elf Collector’s Set!

    Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Stay tuned for more great giveaways from Film Gecko.

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