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Top Christmas Movies Of All Time!

Ever since i was little i looked at Christmas as that one day were anything stressful didn’t matter. Everything was just about love, peace, giving, appreciation, etc. Regardless if i’ve received a gift or not, to just to be around my loved ones made it all worth wild for me. A big part of my christmas was looking at previous family Christmas Pictures and watching Christmas Movies. The movies were the most important part of Christmas because regardless of the age bracket, we all came together. Here are a few of my personal (keyword my) top Christmas Movies. Enjoy!!!

#1

A Christmas Story is a Christmas comedy film that was directed by Bob Clark. It was produced by Rene Dupont, Bob Clark, and Gary Goth. The movie first released in the US on November 18th, 1983. This has to be one of my favorite, mainly because people don’t right movies like this any more. Movies now-a-days are more “effects” driven, and alot of them lack the elements to make it last over 20 years later.

It’s 1940, in the northern Indiana town of Hohman. 9-year-old Ralph “Ralphie” Parker wants only one thing for Christmas — an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock. Between his younger brother Randy and having to handle school bully Scut Farkus, Ralphie doesn’t know how he’ll ever survive long enough to get the BB gun for Christmas. When Ralph asks his mother for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, she says, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out”. When Mrs. Shields, Ralph’s teacher at Harding Elementary School, assigns the class to write a theme about what they want for Christmas, Ralph sees a golden opportunity to express his desire to have a Red Ryder BB gun. Ralph gets a C+ on the theme, and Mrs. Shields has written “You’ll shoot your eye out” on the theme. Ralph’s next plan is to ask Santa Claus for a Red Ryder BB gun, and how does Santa respond? By saying “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” By this time, Ralph has had enough of that. When Scut Farkus and his sidekick Grover Dill start in on Ralph while he’s on his way home from school that day, Ralph knocks Grover Dill to the ground, beats Scut’s face bloody, and then pounds Scut’s head on the snow-covered ground several times. Ralph thinks he’ll never get the BB gun for Christmas now. And all of the other kids are going to be getting what they want for Christmas. But someone may have planned a surprise for Ralph.

#2

Home Alone is a Christmas Comedy film directed by Chris Columbus and stared Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern. The movie was directed and produced by John Hughes and was released November 16th. 1990.

After a fight with his older brother, Buzz, over pizza, Kevin McCallister (Culkin) gets sent to the attic bedroom, where he wishes that his family would simply disappear. An electrical line failure during the night resets all the alarm clocks, so the next morning the rest of the family, who have overslept, rush to leave to go on a Christmas vacation to Paris, France. During the confusion, Kevin is accidentally left at home and experiences what it is like to be independent for the first time. At the same time two intruders, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), plan to break into the (almost) vacant home. Kevin musters up a plan not only to stop the burglars but also to punish them through different boobytraps set around his house, which include flying paint cans, a BB gun, and a doorknob heated with an electric charcoal lighter.

#3

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is the 1992 sequel to the 1990 film Home Alone, and the second film in the Home Alone series. Home Alone 2 was written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It also stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern

Kevin McCallister and his family are taking another Christmas vacation, this time to Miami, Florida. During the chaos at the airport, Kevin gets separated from his family and accidentally gets on a plane to New York City. After enjoying himself there for a while, he runs into Harry and Marv from the original film, who have escaped from prison. Marv, the tall robber is essentially the “Lackey” and follows Harry’s orders into their demise.

#4

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film starring Chevy Chase. It was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and written by John Hughes. The movie was released December 1st, 1989 and it’s the third installment in National Lampoon’s Vacation film series.

The Griswold family has yet another family adventure from hell and this movie has all the clichés. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) desperately wants to have the greatest Christmas ever and hosts his extended dysfunctional and quirky family in an attempt to share the holiday spirit. He expends considerable effort on the Christmas lighting for his house but can’t seem to get it to work. As he desperately tries to get the lights working, his wife’s (Beverly DAngelo) idiot cousin Eddy (Randy Quaid) and his bizarre family — including their pet dog, Snots — show up uninvited and unexpected. Things go from bad to worse in a hurry. Clark’s secret Christmas present to the family is a swimming pool which he intends to pay for using his Christmas bonus from his employer but he’s financially overextended because he had to put down a huge deposit. When the bonus turns out not to be the financial blessing he expected, the stress becomes too much and he goes nuts (and gives us one of the all-time classic movie monologues).

#5

Jack Frost is a Christmas film starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. It was directed by Troy Miller, and written by Mark Steven Johnson and Jonathan Roberts. It was released November 11th, 1998.

Michael Keaton plays the title character, a man who is actually named Jack Frost. He runs a band and thus is forced to miss many events in his son’s life, but promises to be home for Christmas Eve. His band is scheduled for an audition that day, but mid-way along the trip they change their minds to be with their respective families. Jack tries to race home to make it in time. However, on his way back, he dies in a car accident due to a faulty windshield wiper. A year later, Jack’s spirit returns as his son Charlie’s (played by Joseph Cross) snowman, and decides to make up for all the times he missed with his son like doing things like sledding away from bullies, or teaching him the J-shot. In the end, Jack is forced to flee with his son to a cabin to stay cold, and thus alive. His wife (Kelly Preston) arrives, and realizes that her husband has returned. Dawn and Christmas Day arrive, and Jack becomes human once more to say goodbye before returning to the afterlife.

#6

ELF is a Christmas comedy film starring Will Ferrel. It was directed by Jon Favreau, and written by David Berenbaum. It was released on November 7, 2003.

Buddy (Played by Will Ferrell) was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.

#7

Band Santa is a dark coedy film based around the Christmas time. The movie stars Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac and John Ritter. It was directed by Terry Zwigoff and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The drunkard Willie and his partner, the midget Marcus, are two conmen who work at different department stores as Santa Claus and his helper elf. Their motive is to rob each establishment on Christmas Eve. but when Willie meets a lonely 8-year-old fat boy and the hot bartender Sue, things get complicated. They end up learning the true meaning of Christmas.

Feel free to let me know what you favorite Christmas Movies are!!!

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