T’is the season to be jolly, of course, but it’s also a great time to enjoy the holiday by unplugging for a couple of hours and escaping to the MOVIES! Enjoy the comfort of an comfortable recliner with a drink and a yummy dish crafted for you busy parents.
Here are a few holiday movies, old and new, out now for you to enjoy for some me time, or take your family, and you can all relax!
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (PG-13) – NOVEMBER 29TH
Since its release in 1989, Christmas Vacation has often been labeled as a modern Christmas classic. It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. His obnoxious family guests worsen Clark’s continual bad luck, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
DIE HARD (R) –DEC. 6TH
In this 1988 film, John McLane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro, and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during A Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
HOME ALONE (PG-13) – DEC. 13TH
This 1990 Christmas comedy classic was written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two would-be burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film also features Catherine O’Hara and John Heard as Kevin’s parents.
You can also find these other holiday classics this season around town:
Daddy’s Home 2 – Heartwarming, fun actors, but not going to become a classic in my book.
Bad Mom’s Christmas – Super funny for adults (wouldn’t recommend it for kids under 16), and moms who may have had it up to here with holiday expectations.
The Man Who Invented Christmas – I do love Christopher Plummer, so I’m on board to see this one!
Elf – Always great! “Hi, I’m Buddy, what’s your favorite color?”
The Star – An animated Christmas tale that gives first-sheep perspective on an adventure to Bethlehem.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – A 20-minute short about our favorite goofy animated snowman that appears on-screen before Coco starts
What are your top-five favorite season flicks? What’s on your to-watch list now? Let us know in the comments below.