Home Alone (1990)
When being cooped up in the house with the family starts to drive you insane, watch Home Alone. Kevin McAllister, eight, is forced to defend his home from two bumbling thieves, and his actions will make you laugh. If the film leaves you wanting more, Home Alone 2 and Home Alone 3 are available.
The Polar Express (2004)
Reading The Polar Express as a youngster, the images virtually leapt off the pages — but the graphics in the movie adaptation are a whole other level of magnificence. Cuddle up with your small relatives, nieces, or siblings for the Christmas Eve story of a boy travelling a magical train to the North Pole.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
The epic story of three ghosts who teach the most grumpy, bah humbug Scrooge the true meaning of Christmas is the ideal holiday classic for reminding you of what’s most important in life. Disney’s version of Charles Dickens’ classic is a gorgeously animated 3-D film starring Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge – the must-see Christmas film.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The live-action reworking of the Dr. Seuss famous Christmas story became an immediate holiday standard. Jim Carrey, the king of roles where a bad person learns to love Christmas, starred in it, and it put the tune “Where Are You Christmas” on your radar of best Christmas songs, just behind “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
The Santa Clause (1994)
It’s simply not Christmas without Santa Claus. After Santa falls from the roof, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) becomes the new Santa Claus, and he and his kid get to experience the enchantment of the North Pole. The only problem is that no one believes him to be Santa, not even Scott. This entertaining and heartwarming film has spawned two sequels.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Leave it to Disney and Tim Burton to make a film that celebrates not one, but two holidays. The Nightmare Before Christmas follows Jack Skellington, the pumpkin ruler of Halloween Town, who discovers Christmas Town and decides he wants to take over Christmas. When you’re tired of hearing “Holly Jolly Christmas,” rent this.
The jokes never grow old (just look at this hilarious reminder of why Elf is the finest Christmas movie ever!).