Christmas is over, but vactation isn’t! If you are bored with watching the same old holiday movies, or want to add a little kick to your new-years get together try these classic but not always family friendly films for a good time on a great holiday night. Let’s get festive, Deco & Bloom style, with the Best Holiday Movies.
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Christmas With the Kranks (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This hilarious adaptation of the best selling novel Skipping Christmas staring Tim Allen will have your family rolling with laughter while getting everyone into the Holiday Spirit.
Home Alone (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This 1990’s classic became an almost instant holiday favorite in many homes. The story of a young boy accidentally left home during a family vacation, defending his home from a couple of crooks, this movies has laughs galore, and is sure to become a Holiday tradition around your home.
The Ref (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: The story of a wayward crook forced by circumstance to take a couple hostage on Christmas Eve, only to be driven nuts by their bickering, and their crazy family. This movie is hysterical, and just the right amount of heart warming, and while not suitible for the kids, it makes for a great holiday treat for adults.
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: National Lampoon is something of an American institution, with a whole series of movies and shows. This holiday classic tells the tale of Clark Wilhelm Griswold’s quest to give his family the perfect holiday, and is packed with fun humor.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This modern retelling of Dr. Seuss’s timeless classic expands upon the original Christmas tale, and is quite possibly one of Jim Carrey’s best roles. Side splitting fun for the whole family.
Elf (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This movie, starring Will Ferrell as buddy the “elf”, was a surprise smash hit. The story of a human raised as one of Santa’s elves trying to find his place in life, this Holiday tale is filled with laughter and fun.
Jingle All The Way (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a high powered business man and father on a quest to get his son the hottest new toy this year, this movie is always a great choice for holiday entertainment. The corny acting, and ridiculousness of the whole thing make the movie more fun than you might expect. If you haven’t seen it, give this one a watch.
A Christmas Story (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: The tale of one young boy’s quest to convince the world that he should get the perfect gift this Christmas, the Red Rider BB Gun. This movie has become so steeped in American pop culture that references to it can be found everywhere. If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out this holiday tale.
It’s A Wonderful Life (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: One of the most famous Holiday films ever made, this movie tells the story of a frustrated business man shown by an angel just how important his life truly is. This film is a holiday classic for good reason, and definitely a great choice if you are looking for a feel good, family friendly film.
This Christmas (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: The tale of a family brought together for the first time in years for Christmas, this movie is hear-warming, and has just enough laughs to make you feel great. An amazingly good way to remind you just how important your family is this year.
4 Christmases (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This laugh out loud comedy about a couple forced to abandon their plans for a Christmas getaway to Fiji in favor of Christmas with their families, while not a traditional Holiday film, will bring plenty of joy this season.
Deck the Halls (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: When a man’s new neighbor decides to illuminate his home with so many Christmas lights that it can be seen from space, it ignites a Christmas arms race funny from beginning to end. For a light hearted comedy film sure to put you in a decorating mood, this film is the perfect choice.
Planes Trains and Automobiles (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: Steve Martin and John Candy team up as a fantastic comedy duo in this timeless tale of a man trying to get home to his family, and thwarted by circumstance at every turn. One of the funniest movies to watch in the run up to the Holidays, this film will leave you in tears of laughter.
A Christmas Carol (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This movie based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of miserly Scrooge taught compassion and the true meaning of Christmas by a trio of Holiday spirits is well acted and still brings with it a great message for the Holidays. An excellent tradition that the whole family will enjoy.
Bad Santa (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: This movie is the story of two con-men who hit on the idea of posing as Santa and an elf to rob stores during the Christmas season. Filled with laughs this film is definitely intended for a mature audience, but will have you laughing the whole season long.
Scrooged (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: Another retelling of the classic Christmas Carol, but propelled to new heights by the comedic genius of Bill Murray. This movie features some truely outstanding acting, and fantastic writing, with jokes that just cant’ be beat.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: A holiday tradition, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a fantastic movie for all ages. Watching Charlie Brown conquer his seasonal blues is sure to bring your family joy, and a few laughs this season.
Miracle On 34th Street (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: One of the original Holiday greats, this film was originally released in 1947. It tells the tale of a young girl having her faith restored in Santa, and shows that one person’s beliefs can make all the difference.
White Christmas (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: Another of the original holiday films, this fantastically funny film stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, and will have you ready for the Holidays in a flash this year.
Trading Places (♥ This is an Affiliate Link. ) – Amazon: While not a Holiday movie in the traditional sense, this movie starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy is a great choice, sure to make you laugh out loud, if you are looking to beat the holiday blues this season.
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