Top Ten Christmas Movies

Ah, another Christmas movie list!  But how we love movies at this time of year, right?

10. Die Hard

It’s Christmas in L.A., but not all is quiet on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building. Bruce Willis goes there to mend thing with his wife, but has to match wits with terrorists. This action pic has many imitators (and sequels), but this is the definitive holiday action classic.

Die Hard

9. Elf

Will Ferrell’s outing as one of Santa’s helpers is funny and charming.

8. Love Actually

An ensemble movie following the lives of eight different couples in loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Love Actually7. Home Alone

An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind at Christmas while his family flies to France must defend his home against burglars.

6. Scrooged

A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

5. Trading Places

The “nature-nurture” theory gets tested in this hit comedy with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.

Trading Places

4. A Christmas Story

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift.

3. Christmas Vacation

The 1980s classic written by the brilliant John Hughes. Nothing like the holidays at the Griswalds.

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Boris Karloff as the voice of The Grinch who hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.Grinch

1. It’s a Wonderful Life

We all want a guardian angel to set us right, don’t we? The holiday classic to define all holiday classics

WLMany older classics like Miracle on 34th Street may be on your lists, but this is mine.

Have some Yuletide cheer!

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