Christmas Movies to Binge Before the Holiday

Christmas Movies to Binge Before the Holiday

If you’re still wrapping presents, or getting ready for your guests to come over – it’s the perfect time to put on your favorite holiday movies. There are some awesome Christmas movies available for your viewing pleasure this holiday season.

Christmas Comedy Movies

Bad Santa – In one of the darker comedic holiday movies, Billy Bob Thornton and Bernie Mac play con men who pose as Santa and Santa’s helper in order to rob department stores. Their plan works until an 8-year-old teaches them about the true spirit of Christmas. (Rated R)

Christmas with the Kranks – An empty-nest couple plan to go on vacation to escape the commercialism of the holidays. But when their daughter decides to come home at the last minute, the race is on to get ready for the holidays. This funny flick stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. (Rated PG)

Elf – This comedy starring Will Ferrell will keep you laughing! Ferrell stars as Buddy, an orphan who was stashed in Santa’s sack when he was a baby and was raised by elves at the North Pole. Buddy is now an adult and Santa has allowed him to go to New York City to search for his birth father. Buddy loves the culture of NYC and Buddy’s dad is on Santa’s naughty list. (Rated PG)

The Family Man – Nicholas Cage stars as a workaholic bachelor who is given the opportunity to see what his life would have been like had he married his college sweetheart. (Rated PG-13)

Four Christmases – Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn star as a couple who have to see all four sets of divorced parents on Christmas Day. As the trek goes on, they learn a lot about themselves and family. (Rated PG-13)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Jim Carrey shines in this remake of the classic Dr. Seuss book by the same name. The magical land of Whoville exists inside a snowflake. In Whoville resides the Grinch, a nasty creature that plots to steal Christmas away from the Whos. (Rated PG)

Hilarious Christmas Movies From the 90s

Home Alone – The McAllister family is heading to France for Christmas. Only when they are on the airplane do they realize they left their youngest son, Kevin, at home. Kevin has to fend for himself and thwart two burglars that are trying to get into his home. (Rated PG)

Home Alone 2 – Kevin from Home Alone is back and finds himself alone in New York City after he gets on the wrong airplane. Armed with plenty of cash and credit cards, he loves exploring the Big Apple. But when the two bumbling burglars from the first movie return to continue their burglarizing ways, Kevin must resort to his booby-trapping ways. (Rated PG)

I’ll Be Home for Christmas – A college student has a hard time getting home for Christmas after a hazing ritual. (Rated PG)

Jack Frost – Michael Keaton plays Jack Frost, a singer who can’t spend much time with his son as he is always on the road. When Frost dies in a car accident and his son is devastated, Frost returns as a snowman. (Rated PG)

Jingle All the Way – Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this family flick as Howard, a man who is constantly disappointing his son. Howard wants to get his son the year’s hottest toy for Christmas, the Turbo Man action figure, to make up for his past failures. (Rated PG)

The Preacher’s Wife – This remake of The Bishop’s Wife (see below) stars Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. A reverend finds his relationship with his wife is in jeopardy because his focus is on rebuilding the neighbourhood they live in. An angel comes to help the reverend find his way but seems to be more of a burden than a help. (Rated PG)

The Santa Clause – Tim Allen stars as a man who has to take over the role of Santa Claus. When he ends up at the North Pole, he can’t believe what is happening; he is actually turning into Santa Claus. How can he keep this secret from his family? To keep the laughs going, rent The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, both of which continue the original storyline. (Rated PG)

Trapped in Paradise – It’s Christmas Eve and three brothers find a bank they just have to rob. But will a snowstorm keep them trapped in town with their loot? (Rated PG-13)

Funny Christmas Movies From the 80s

A Christmas Story – Set in the 1940s, the main character is a lovable boy named Ralphie who dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He takes on the task of convincing the world that the BB gun is the perfect gift but comes up against opposition from his parents, teachers, and Santa Claus. (Rated PG)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The lovable Clark Griswold character is back! The Griswold family is planning their annual Christmas celebration and Clark’s bad luck is at an all-time high. Only the knowledge that his Christmas bonus is coming soon keeps Clark going. (Rated PG-13)

Classic Christmas Comedies

The Bishop’s Wife – A bishop is so focused on his quest to get a new cathedral built that he loses sight of why he became a member of the church. An angel is sent to help him regain his focus. (Rated General)

The Horn Blows at Midnight – A trumpeter falls asleep during a musical production and has dreams of being an angel dealing with fallen angels, jewel thieves, and trumpeting pressures. (Not rated)

Enjoy a good laugh this holiday season!

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