It’s that time of the year again, time to disconnect from work, catch up with friends and family, sleep in, eat, probably eat a little more and watch the season’s most anticipated all time favorites;
Nearly all of Will Ferrell’s characters seem possessed by a sort of indefinable mania. In Jon Favreau’s charming yuletide yarn “Elf,” Ferrell dials down the vulgarity and it is believe to be his most poignant performances to date.
Home Alone is still the zippy, spirited holiday classic that made Macaulay Culkin a star. The inspiration for ’90s kids to create imaginary traps to stop intruders that never came. It’s somewhat comforting in its familiarity: even if you’ve seen the film dozens of times and can see the gags coming from a mile away.
3.The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is always argued more as a Halloween movie, rather than a Christmas movie, but we’re not sure we entirely agree: while you could undoubtedly make a case for either, it’s so infused with Christmas spirit, that it deserves a place as much as anything else here.
The place of birth for the ever so popular holiday tune “White Christmas”, Jim (Bing Crosby), Linda(Marjorie Reynolds) and Ted (Fred Astaire) falls in a messy love triangle, at the inn which has been turned into a holidays-only live entertainment venue.
The ever so popular family comedy based on the 1957 book by Dr.Seuss. It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. Nonetheless, The Grinch played by the witty Jim Carrey will stay a big part of the holiday season and for many more Christmases to come.
A film that manages to be both heart warming and terrifying. Michael Keaton plays rock star Jack Frost who favors his carrier over his family who is he’s killed in a car crash.A magic harmonica returns him to life as his son’s snowman as his somewhat of a second chance. As the saying goes, “snow dad’s better than no dad.”
It’s the busiest time of the year at a Budapest gift shop, and tensions are high between co-workers Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan). Little do they realize that they are also secret pen-pals who have fallen in love via pen and paper.
8.Love Actually (2003)
Set during the holiday season, Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British Prime Minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard.
10. The Holiday (2006)
This movie hits all the right feels during the festive season. Two women, (Cameron Diaz) from America and (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmas time after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.