Rather enjoyed my first outing as a poser in Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses so I have made some more. Hopefully these should be a little trickier!

xmas movie rebuses 2

Deduce the three movies from the images.

N.B. All movies are Christmas themed or set at Christmas.


As image 2 has yet to be deduced, I have updated it in the spoiler tag below. Hopefully this should make the answer more apparent:

xmas movie rebuses 2b

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    $\begingroup$ Wow, already a new one? You posted the previous one about two hours ago. Just for your visibility, I suggest that you leave some time between posts :-). $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Dec 30 '16 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ The last one was my first question, and I enjoyed it so much I figured I'd have another pop! Thanks for the advice though, will bear it in mind! $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ Is there some significance to the four rectangles below the blank squares in the first picture? Having trouble placing what all of that is, exactly. $\endgroup$ – tilper Dec 30 '16 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Tipler, Yes, the whole image is a rather specific reference that is essential to figuring out that particular movie. I realise, with hindsight, this reference may not be all that well-known outside Britain. $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 16:02
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    $\begingroup$ That heart sure is awe-full. $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Jan 4 '17 at 14:55

Finally got one :)

The third one:

Ghost bust ERs Two = Ghostbusters II

Oh no... is the second one:

The most famous Christmas movie of all, It's a Wonderful Life? Awe = wonder, heart is a symbol of life, or a life in many video games, since awe fills the heart, it's a wonder-full life!

And the first one thanks to DooplissForce is:

A Christmas Carol the image depicts the set for the UK show Countdown, and the figure is in the role once filled by Carol Vorderman, hence, with the Santa hat is a Christmas Carol.

  • $\begingroup$ Fantastic! Was rather proud of that one, glad someone got there :) $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ Hah, nice job. I didn't consider a statuette or bust, when looking at it. $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Dec 30 '16 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ Hey, good job for the second one (+1). I think this should be it :-)! $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Jan 5 '17 at 8:12
  • $\begingroup$ Winner! As you got two of the three, I think I can award you the tick.. bounty is coming as soon as I can award.. good work :) $\endgroup$ – Arth Jan 5 '17 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ Cheers @Arth!!! $\endgroup$ – Neil W Jan 5 '17 at 10:31

Is the first one maybe:

A Christmas Carol? The board with the letters on it is from the British game show Countdown, and the letters in the rebus unscramble to Christmas. The hostess who (up until 2008) put the letters up on the board, and thus the figure to the right of the board in the rebus, is Carol Vorderman. Thus, A Christmas Carol.

  • $\begingroup$ Good work! That is correct, in hindsight I could have put more emphasis on the stick figure, but you got it :) $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 22:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Arth Thanks! I'm glad my love for British game shows has finally come in handy on this site ;) $\endgroup$ – DooplissForce Dec 31 '16 at 3:57
  • $\begingroup$ And you didn't assume it was Rachel Riley either ... i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/02/… $\endgroup$ – Lembik Jan 4 '17 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Lembik As much as I would love to see it, there's unfortunately no movie called A Christmas Rachel, haha $\endgroup$ – DooplissForce Jan 4 '17 at 17:07

Partial Answer

First one:

A Christmas Carol as Doopliss Force figured out

Second one:

Hearts of Christmas

Third one:

As Neil W found out: Ghostbusters II

  • $\begingroup$ +1 for trying.. but keep guessing! They are all movies. $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ I should maybe point out that none of these are correct.. sorry. $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ You do (with some important addition).. these clues, particularly the second two, have a much more cryptic feel to them! $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ Added a possible answer for number 1 to your answer, Mike. $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Dec 30 '16 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ Still none I'm afraid.. although the second and third answers you have for the first are feasible, they are on the wrong(ish) track. $\endgroup$ – Arth Dec 30 '16 at 15:42

Second could be

A Mighty Heart (Awe may be an expression of seeing something powerful) or Heartaches (Awe can be an expression for sadness/ache) or The Heart's Cry(Awe can be an expression of pain) or Heartbreaker(Awe is the expression of broken heart.. If we take it as if its breaking the heart).

I think all of these fit well.

  • $\begingroup$ You might want to explain the rebus as well. How do 'AWE' and the paint fit? $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Jan 4 '17 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ @IAmInPLS Done. Not sure if any of those is intended though. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Jan 4 '17 at 17:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but none of them are correct I'm afraid.. The paint is a very specific symbol. $\endgroup$ – Arth Jan 4 '17 at 17:58

Guess for #2:

Big Bad Love


Heart (love) is filled with awe. Filled with awe = awful = bad. And "AWE" is written in big letters. But I don't know if this movie is related to Christmas in any way at all.

  • $\begingroup$ No, this is not related to Christmas at all. $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Jan 4 '17 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ Was afraid of that.. Oh well. $\endgroup$ – tilper Jan 4 '17 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but that isn't right.. I wouldn't say awe translates as bad, but it does translate! $\endgroup$ – Arth Jan 5 '17 at 10:06

Ok, here's my guess for number 2, just going on the idea of what is going on with the rebus:

How The Grinch Stole Christmas.... his heart was too small and was filled with awe at how Christmas continued despite his plot...making his heart grow

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, but that is incorrect.. the rebus points to the title of the movie, there is no indication of plot (other than the separate condition that it be Christmas related). $\endgroup$ – Arth Jan 5 '17 at 10:05

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