You’ve probably seen these movies dozens and dozens of times, but hey, the holidays wouldn’t feel complete until you watch at least one of ’em!
Now, get your comfy PJs and put on a fire (or the free Yule Log fireplace!), these are the ten best holiday movies.
For the entire family
After learning he is not a real elf, Buddy heads to New York City in search of family – starring Will Ferrell and a blonde Zooey Deschanel! Available to buy on Redbox Instant, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video and M-GO.
A Christmas Story (PG)
Everyone knows this one, so I’ll just say “Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf.” Available for rent on M-GO, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, VUDU and Blockbuster On Demand.
It’s a Wonderful Life (PG)
Sure to be on everyone’s holiday short list – an angel helps a businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Available to buy on Redbox Instant, Vudu and Amazon Instant Video.
Miracle on 34th Street (G)
Another must-see Christmas classic – a young lawyer sets to prove that Macy’s Santa Claus is the real thing. Available to rent on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video and M-GO. If you’d rather watch the modern version from 1994, it’s available free with an HBOGo subscription, Amazon Instant Video, M-GO and VUDU.
Christmas Vacation (PG-13)
The Griswolds + dysfunctional relatives = a hilarious holiday disaster.
Free on Amazon Instant Video (with a Prime account) and with a Netflix subscription. Available for rent from Redbox Instant, M-GO, VUDU and Blockbuster On Demand.
For the kids:
Polar Express (G)
A boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home, starring Tom Hanks. Free with Netflix subscription, available for rent on M-GO, VUDU, Amazon Instant Video and Blockbuster On Demand.
For the adults
Bad Santa (R)
A conman (Billy Bob Thorton) and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. Available to rent on VUDU, Amazon Instant Video and Blockbuster On Demand.
Love Actually (R)
Eight couples in London dealing with their love lives the month before Christmas. A star-studded lineup including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Bill Nighy. Free with Netflix subscription, available for rent on M-GO, VUDU, Amazon Instant Video and Redbox Instant.
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