Our Five Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas is right around the corner and there’s no better feeling than knowing all of our favorite television stations will be airing our favorite specials and movies all month long. There are plenty of Christmas movies to choose from when surfing through channels, plus countless streaming apps, but we’d like to share our top five favorite Christmas movies with you! 

5. Die Hard (1988)

Arguably the most heated debate during the holiday season is whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie, or not. John McClane (Bruce Willis), a New York policeman, travels out to Los Angeles to visit his family for the holidays and finds himself involved in a terrorist plot, led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), to seize company funds and assets. Without McClane’s holiday travels, the film wouldn’t exist, and what better time for the terrorist attack to take place than when every employee is gathered in one location for a Christmas party. Call us crazy, but we’re firm believers in “Die Hard” being a true-blooded Christmas movie and we’ll happily debate our not-so-outlandish claims any day. 

4.  Home Alone (1990)

Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) stole our hearts when he hit the big screen in “Home Alone.” Kevin is the youngest of five children, and in the shuffle to get everyone to the airport for holiday travels, Kevin quite literally gets left home alone. Little does the resourceful kid know that two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), are plotting to rob his house on Christmas eve. We love when “Home Alone” comes on during the holiday season, and watching Kevin outsmart the two “Wet Robbers” always brings a smile to our faces. 

3. White Christmas (1954)

What do you get when you mix Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye together? If you guessed ‘a merry christmas’ you’re more than correct. “White Christmas” is a fan favorite during the holidays and when we see the song-and-dance team command the screen with their stage presence, it takes us back to simpler times. Kick back and turn on “White Christmas” this holiday season, You won’t regret it. 

2. A Christmas Story (1983)

“A Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.” Whew. Ralphie’s (Peter Billingsley) Christmas dreams and fears tie right into our own childlike experiences and never fail to give us a good laugh in the process. “A Christmas Story” captures the joy of Christmas in a pure way and brings that sense of nostalgia that we’re all chasing during the holiday season.

1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Good grief. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the tale of George Bailey (James Stewart) and his life in Bedford Falls. George seemingly has it all, but after a string of unfortunate events, George contemplates taking his own life on Christmas Eve, only to be stopped by his guardian angel Clarence. Clarence takes George on a Dickens-esque tale of experiencing life in Bedford Falls as if he had never existed, and George learns just how important family and love are, even in the face of adversity. Beautiful, poignant and… well, wonderful, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been loved by generations and will continue to be loved far into the future. 

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