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