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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a darker movie that was very successful when it made its debut. The story is the tale of Jack, who happens to be a skeleton that lives in Halloween Town. Jack is the Pumpkin King in this other worldly setting who has the role of ringing in the frights that take place during Halloween. But like some real people, Jack begins to wonder if there’s something more than being stuck in the same rut, doing the same thing year after year – […]

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The Santa Clause

This movie is a delightful family film that features Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a divorced father who gets his son, Charlie, for visitation over Christmas Eve. When his son comes over, Scott is determined to make a nice dinner, but ends up ruining it and has to take his son to a restaurant for dinner instead. Later, when they hear a noise over their heads, Scott states that someone is on the roof. With excited delight, his young son suggests that perhaps it’s Santa Clause, but […]

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The Polar Express

This is one Christmas movie you’ll definitely want to add to your collection. It’s an endearing movie that your entire family will love. The movie is set in the ’40s and the star of the movie is a little boy who no longer believes in magic. The movie has a brief start with the boy at home with his parents and sister before a sleek train appears abruptly in front of the little boy’s house. Dressed in his pajamas and robe, he makes his way outside and […]

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

There are some Christmas stories that are great for the entire family – generation after generation – and one of those Christmas stories is The Muppet Christmas Carol. This movie is based on the beloved story written by Charles Dickens. The same plot that he wrote is followed in the movie with the exception of the adorable Muppet characters. But the movie does bring the famous Muppet humor and also adds some cute, modern songs that kids will love. The movie is told through the Muppet Gonzo […]

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Scrooged

Scrooged is a funny retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The movie has a great cast of players and funnyman Bill Murray plays a central character called Frank Cross. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, Frank is an extremely selfish and often deliberately cruel man. At one point in the movie, he tricks an older woman who has her arms full of Christmas gifts. He jovially asks her if she’s dropped something. When she looks back to see if she has, he steals the cab she […]

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

If you’ve never seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then you’ve missed out on a movie that will make you laugh harder than you can ever remember laughing. The National Lampoon movies are a rite of passage that everyone should experience. From the first moment, this movie delivers a barrel of laughs with the funny one liners, slapstick humor and the relatives no one wants to have around. This movie will quickly become one of your holiday favorites – plus, it makes a great Christmas gift, too. The […]

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Miracle on 34th Street

There are two great versions of the movie Miracle on 34th Street. In the 1947 version, the movie is set in New York and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is ready to take place. One of the characters, Kris Kringle, discovers that the man who is supposed to be in the parade as Santa is drunk. Kris is hired by Doris, a young divorced woman and becomes the replacement for the drunken Santa (who was played brilliantly by Percy Helton) and he is later hired to work at […]

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Jingle All the Way

This funny holiday movie starts out by showing an episode of the Turbo-Man show and the son of Howard Langston (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) is eagerly watching the show. When his mother tells him to get ready because they’re heading out to karate class, he complains that his father misses everything. The son is quite right. Howard is a dad who spends far too much time at work and not nearly enough at home. He’s always disappointing his family with his absences. He’s such a workaholic that […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life

This holiday classic is a family favorite and excerpts of it are even shown on other modern shows today. It teaches us that every single person who exists has the opportunity to touch the life of another and change that life in ways you may not even be aware of. It’s obvious that George Bailey is in trouble at the beginning of the movie. It opens on a snowy night in Bedford Falls with many prayers being said for him. George is a great guy who has […]

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Home Alone

Humorous Christmas movies bring some laughter in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and there’s no better way to have some fun than by watching Home Alone. What kid hasn’t ever wished his family would go away and leave him in peace? That’s exactly what happens in Home Alone, a hysterically funny movie. It’s the holidays and the entire family is headed off to a planned fantastic vacation in Paris. Except chaos begins to unfold before they even leave the home. Kevin (played by Macaulay Culkin) […]

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