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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

As crazy as this sounds, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this movie before. It’s a shame, because it is quite good. The story follows an old man named Kris Kringle who accidentally lands a job as Santa Claus on

Home Alone (1990)

This is the ultimate Christmas classic. In fact, it still so popular, Google just did a little throwback video advertisement called Home Alone Again. Written John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, the story is a nice and simple concept:

Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy the elf. He was raised by elves at the north pole, but upon discovering that he’s a human, he embarks on a journey to New York to find his real father. James Caan plays his

Jingle All The Way (1996)

This is what they call the mother of all guilty pleasures. No matter how bad it should be, you just can’t help but love it. It’s got Arnie as Howard, a shitty father trying to buy his son’s love with

Scrooged (1988)

Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a TV channel executive, in this “modern” retelling of A Christmas Carol. While the story is not unique, it adds enough 80s charm and moves at a fast pace to make it a very enjoyable

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Clark W. Griswold is back in this third installment of the Vacation series. This one is a bit different. Instead of going somewhere for a vacation, like Wally World or Europe, the Griswolds stay home for the holidays. Written by John Hughes,

The Santa Clause (1994)

Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin, a divorced businessman who has a strained relationship with this son, Charlie. The movie starts with Scott spending Christmas with Charlie by burning a turkey and then having dinner at a Denny’s. In the night,

The Snowman (1982)

In 1978, Raymond Briggs created the classic children’s book: The Snowman. It is a unique tale about a boy and his snowman friend told with pictures and no words. In 1982, the half-hour animated TV special became an instant holiday/winter classic.

12 Days of Tinsel and Holly

It’s that time of year again. Break out the nog, fire up the yule log, and try not to be naughty or you’ll get a big nugget of “coal” in your stocking. This year, a new tradition of Christmas movie

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

There’s a reason I was putting off reviewing this one. It’s a real stinker. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode for the first 10 minutes before Michael kills her. Then we’re on to the next part where a group

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