We LOVE Holiday movies!!!! Here are our TOP TEN masterpieces that make us smile all season long and smiling’s our favorite.
Number TEN: The Holiday
The Holiday is a romantic comedy about two women on opposite sides of the globe who swap houses only to discover that a change of address can really change their lives.
Number NINE: Scrooged
High-spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross (Bill Murray) in a ghostly time warp in this hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Number EIGHT: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
What father hasn’t felt like Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) from time to time? As the bumbling partriarch, Clark tries to get in a festive mood only to have his plans continually go awry, whether it’s the delay of a Christmas bonus or the excessively rude intrusion on his family’s Christmas by relatives.
Number SEVEN: The Polar Express
Tom Hanks brought the well-loved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg to the big screen. The magic of the Christmas season is discovered as a train ushers children to the North Pole to see Santa.
Number SIX: Love Actually
Eight couples, including the prime minister (Hugh Grant) and the aide he longs for (Martine McCutcheon), fall in and out of love over the holiday season.
Number FIVE: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Christmas is Christmas without this movie.
Number FOUR: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Everyone knows the song, or at least part of it. But this 1964 TV special is almost as ubiquitous.
Number THREE: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Michael Caine appears as Ebenezer Scrooge alongside Kermit and the gang as the Muppets take on Charles Dickens’s tale.
Number TWO: The Grinch (2000)
We can’t help but LOVE Jim Carrey as the Grinch!
NUMBER ONE: Elf
Will Ferrell channels his inner child (not exactly method acting for him) as Buddy, a human raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop. Once he ventures out into the cruel grind of daily life, his boundless joy may be the perfect antidote to a lagging interest in Christmas for Jovie (Zooey Deschanel, right) and her fellow New Yorkers.