The most memorable holiday traditions can happen on the living room sofa. If you've declared it a movie night, then here's a list of never-let-me-down holiday picks that the whole family will enjoy.
Text by Bianca Mendez
Buddy always felt out of place with the other North Pole elves (and the obvious height difference didn't help). So he sets out on a journey to New York City to find his real father. He quickly discovers that life as a human (on 5th Avenue) is a far cry from Santa’s workshop.
Every kid dreams of having the house to themselves. No older sibling. No babysitter. No rules. That’s what happens to 8-year-old Kevin McCallister, who is left (accidentally) in a parent-free household. All fun and games? Not quite. Find out what happens when Kevin is forced to hold down the fort this holiday season.
A Muppet Christmas Carol
Leave it to Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear to turn a holiday classic into a highly spirited seasonal sensation. This animated cast comes together to turn A Christmas Carol into a must-see movie for the entire extended family.
Miracle on 34th Street
While we’re old enough to know the truth about Santa, it’s still fun to believe. In this 1947 Christmas film, a man named Kris Kringle becomes the Macy’s department store Santa and claims to be the real deal. Find out what it takes to prove that this guy really is St. Nick. A holiday classic that will warm hearts–and make you think twice about the jolly man in the big red suit.
There are tons of storylines happening in this film, but the true charm revolves around a grown-up Ralphie reminiscing about one specific Christmas. The Christmas when all he wanted was a Red Ryder air rifle. While his request seems rather extravagant, the boy's quest for the "best present ever" is worth watching over and over this holiday season. We triple dog dare you.
National Lampoon’s Christmas
All the Griswold family wants is a joyful holiday celebration. A good old-fashioned family Christmas. Toss in some minor hurdles, a few unexpected guests, and you’ll be watching one unforgettable, laugh-out-loud holiday film.
The Santa Clause
If you've ever wondered how one gets the full-time Santa gig, then this is a holiday adventure that you must play this December. See what happens when a father and son team find Santa's sleigh, eight reindeers, and a ton of gifts that need to be delivered by December 25.
Rhyme-loving, Dr. Seuss devotees will want to play this classic at least once this season. The vivid scenery and outrageous costumes in this feature film adaptation give the beloved children’s story a modern makeover. Most importantly, the message behind the true meaning of Christmas is clear and just as powerful as when we first read all about it.