πŸŽ„ 🦌 So What Are YOUR Top 3 Favourite Festive Movies? (STEEM Prizes Available πŸ˜‰)πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

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A Jolly Ol' Contest

What's up Steemians?

Complete and utter legend Nicky Havey here writing another awesome post about a fun contest that anyone can get involved with - as long as you have a STEEM account that is!

I am of course talking about the @yourtop3 monthly contest where the STEEM community is challenged to write about their Top 3 favourite things about a specific topic. This month, the topic is:

πŸŽ„Festive MoviesπŸŽ„

Well, it couldn't be anything else could it?! So here's the deal:

How It Works πŸ”Ž

  1. You write a STEEM post with a minimum of 250 words telling us about your Top 3 favourite Festive Movies and why you like them - use #yourtop3 as the first tag

  2. When the post pays out after 7 days, you keep the SP earned but send over the liquid STEEM amount to @yourtop3 (check screenshot below for more info) - this is your entry fee to the contest

  3. All nominations from all entries are entered in to a dpoll for the STEEM Community to decide and prizes are dished out to the top 3 finishers.

The liquid post payout is what's in the square brackets from your post payout, which you can see from your steemitwallet

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How Big Are The Prizes? πŸ’°

That depends on the post payout and how many of you STEEM beasts enter but we've been averaging between $10-$37 SBD prizes per month and since we launched in April, we've given out over $130 SBD which is pretty awesome! Thanks to our previous months sponsorship from @curie and @appreciator which has helped bolster the prizes!

If you put more effort in to your post, it's more likely (but not guaranteed) to get picked up by a big curation guild such as curie, curangel, ocd, appreciator, c-squared and others so you really have nothing to lose by entering.

With more initiatives planned for 2020, we're really excited to help as many steemians stay active and engaged on the platform with this fun contest and onboarding new members as we will make use of our Twitter profile - give us a follow if you'd be so kind πŸ˜€

Still not sure though? Join the Discord and our friendly little angels will welcome you in and answer any questions! πŸ‘Ό

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Nicky's Top 3 Festive Movies πŸŽ„πŸŽ¬

Ok then, now you know how it works and are licking your lips in anticipation, it's time to share with you my Top 3 festive movies. Will you agree? Let's find out!

Please Note: Myself and the other 3 panel members (@plantstoplanks, @foxyspirit and @cheese4ead) will write a post of our top 3 but we are forbidden from entering the contest. These are purely for entertainment purposes and to contribute our liquid post payout to the contest prize pool to make it bigger so YOU can potentially win more if you enter. How's that for a slice of fried gold?

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Home Alone

Come on! What an absolute classic of a Christmas film! If you've not seen this because you were too drunk at Christmas time and missed it then here's a little bit of the plot. Macaulay Culkin stars as the 8 year old boy (Kevin McCallister) who somehow gets left behind from a big family Christmas trip away to France. He is literally left... home... alone. However, there's pesky burglars in the neighbourhood looking to scoop up some treasures from the house and it's up to Macaulay Culkin to save his home from these fiends. A must watch!

Why I like it? Well, it's got something for everyone. Great sense of adventure, ingenuity to come up with ways to outfox the burglars and some really funny moments for both kids and adults watching it! I can't believe the film is 1h 45m long as it feels like it's over in an instant. I remember watching it for the first time in the 1990s (as an 8 year old myself at the time) with the family and it's one of those that just stuck with me and captured my imagination.

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In fact, it captured my imagination so much, my parents ended up getting me the Home Alone game on the SNES! It was a bit of a darker game though as you run around as a pixelated Kevin with cannons and weapons to protect yourself against the baddies as the burglars keep spawning and the hotel staff want to strangle you! Funny stuff in a way!

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A Muppet's Christmas Carol

Moving on to nomination number 2 then.

I hopped in to our Top 3 Discord chat earlier tonight to see what was going on there before I got to work on this post and, to my heartbreak, A Christmas Carol was getting shunned by the masses! Well, not on my watch!

This is the classic "A Christmas Carol" written by the legend Charles Dickens originally in 1843 but re-imagined in an all-star cast featuring the Muppets and Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.

The story revolves around Ebenezer who starts off as a greedy, tight fisted man with more money than he needs and not giving to the community that he lives in. Well, that all changes by the end of the movie as he gets some visitors through the night in the form of various different ghosts - Christmas past, present and future. These entities show him a few life changing things that turn him in to a fun loving and generous person at the end who was unrecognisable at the start of the movie.

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There are several variations of A Christmas Carol and I saw the animated one from 2009 most recently which definitely was a lot darker than I thought it would be so I prefer the more light-hearted, furry, friendly and "funny skits" version that we have with the Muppets because, well, I'm a softie! 😜 Again, probably to do with the family fun aspect of it and when I first cast eyes on this film as kid growing up in the 90s, I was hooked on the warm fuzzy feelings.

And you'll never guess what... I did have a computer game of the Muppets on the old Windows 95 PC. For some reason, I can still remember the theme tune that played as I opened up the game up on the computer - "Jim Henson's Muppets and all their names, are trademarks of course, and highly enforced". Can't remember the game, can only remember that. Great one Nicky, great...πŸ‘

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Die Hard

It's about time we injected some action in to this blog and who else does it better than Bruce Willis in Die Hard? Man I have the quadrilogy on DVD staring me right in the face as I write this so I think I know what I'll be doing over the Christmas holiday - Die Hard binge πŸ˜€

Bruce Willis' breakthrough movie sees him play police office John McClane who somehow ends up in a skyscraper during a heist organised by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Plenty of action, explosions, gun battles and great one liners, it certainly got my adrenaline pumping when I watched it but... and this is not even a joke...

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... I first heard of Die Hard when I had that trusty SNES as my parents got the game for me!

I couldn't understand what was going on with it because I was probably too young and there were a few complex things to do so I just gave up and went back to Mario Kart and Donkey Kong. Then when I found out there was an actual movie a few years later, well, I just had to watch it! Sadly we had already sold and moved on from the SNES at that point so I never got a chance to go back and play it and see what the actual game was like but I'm sure it was marvellous...maybe? πŸ€”

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Now It's Your Turn!

OK, that's enough of my waffling!

So what are YOUR Top 3 Favourite Festive Movies folks? Write a post about it, let us know and enter the contest!

The full information on how to enter can be found here!

Looking forward to the impending banter πŸ˜†

Take it easy

Nicky

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I wasn't bashing A Christmas Carol, but A Christmas Story. πŸ˜‚ I like the former, especially with Muppets. The latter makes ME want to shoot my eye out. 😜 Excellent choices Nicky! I'm sure these will (and have) pop up throughout the other entries!

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Hahaha I guess I should read things when I'm not tired. Just glad I wrote about the right topic 🀣 and don't watch A Christmas Story in that case, your eyes will come in handy for reading those awesome Top 3 posts!

It actually would have been pretty hilarious if you had written about the wrong topic. I would have laughed anyway. ;)

Hahaha! I know, I even had my top 3 favourite of that other topic I thought it was lined up as I made two remixes so would have been perfect! What a fool!

A Christmas Carol - the original version - is most certainly on my list. Home Alone? Meh! As for Die Hard? Nope. Just nope. But....

I'll be back!

Oh sorry, that's Arnie but in Terminator! LOL. Great choices @nickyhavey...

Uh oh we have a hater here πŸ˜‚ well, Arnie did do a Christmas movie didn't he? Can't remember what it's called though...

Certainly looking forward to seeing your picks Young Fiona. If Terminator isn't one of them I'll be shocked

Umm... Arnie's best movie: Kindergarten Cop. His best act: Governor. Let's leave it at that.

As for my picks, we shall see.....

That was it, Kindergarten Cop. I watched half of it once. Can't say I agree with any of the nonsense in your comment but that's the beauty of Top 3 πŸ˜€

we shall see

Yes we shall, Ginabot will be on the look out. Oh and absolutely no pressure of course πŸ˜‡

Can't say I agree with any of the nonsense in your comment but that's the beauty of Top 3 πŸ˜€

Of course you can't. And, yes it is.

:D

Hahaha, love it 😁

I do have a soft spot for Kindergarten Cop! Though my guilty pleasure for whatever reason is Conan the Barbarian. πŸ˜‚

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I was just commenting else-post about how it was just a matter of time before seeing Die Hard in the list! Thanks @nickyhavey! My day is now complete. :)

Haha thank you @wwwiebe! So glad your day is complete now! Can't have Xmas without Die Hard!

You see @fionasfavourites, Die Hard = Hell yeah! 😁

Hahahahahaha! It's gotta be a guy thing @wwwiebe and @nickyhavey ;)

You have your lists and I'll have mine .... :D

Haha "I'll show you yours if you show me mine".

Looking forward to that Fiona Special πŸ˜‡

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Thanks for these awesome suggestions for our contest this month! We've given you an upvote and logged your nominations, ready for the dpoll - keep an eye on our blog for the dpoll post!

Set your post payout to 50/50. You keep the SP and then transfer the STEEM and/or SBD (whichever is paid out at the time) to @yourtop3 with a link to your blog post entry in the transfer memo. This is the minimum entry fee, but you can add as much as you like to it! The more you add, the more you can win.There is no maximum entry fee.

Not sure how to find your post payout? Look in your Steem Wallet under Author Rewards to find the exact payout for your post. In the example below you would send the 0.014 SBD and 6.587 STEEM over to the @yourtop3 account as your entry fee. We’ll take it from there and convert all of the prize pool to SBD for easy prize distribution at the end of the month!

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LOL when I left Die hard out as one of my choices I knew it wouldn't be long before someone snapped it up LOL Yippee Ki-Yay MF

Hahaha! You know it man! Although it technically still is up for grabs as I can't enter the contest being one of the panelists so I wonder if any one can be inspired... perhaps hardcore Diehard fan @fionasfavourites will fit it in to her entry seeing as she can't stop harping on about it in the comments section haha!

Yippee Ki-yay mother f****rrrrrrrrrrrrs!

Awesome choices as always. I was wondering if anyone was going to nominate Die Hard. It will be interesting to see how many votes it gets.

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All I can say is Die hard was good. Good actors, good humor. Not stressful. Unlike home alone. OMG I would die of stress if I was forced to watch that again. And then they made more. Ya right.

I havent watched the other one so... no comment. But Die Hard was good.