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A Christmas Story (1983)

This is arguably the best Christmas movie. It’s heart-warming, hilarious, and is just as relevant today, even though the movie is set in the early 1940s and came out in the early 80s. Join Ralphie Parker on his misadventures at

Die Hard (1988)

Bruce Willis plays action hero John McClane. He’s just a regular guy at his estranged wife’s business party in Los Angeles when a group of terrorists (spoiler: thieves) take over the Nakatomi building where the party is being held on

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

When I was growing up, How the Grinch Stole Christmas came on TV every year. It was a magical 30 minutes of story, song, and heart. Based on the Dr. Suess book, the Grinch is a hateful curmudgeon who lives

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Chuck and his merry group of misfits sure know how to party. Except that the Christmas season has arrived and Charlie is depressed. Nothing is going the way he would like. After visiting Lucy’s doctor office/stand, she tells him to

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,

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