Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), a young boy growing up in the 1940s, dreams of getting a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. But, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even the mall Santa Claus. After being told time and again that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie sets out to convince the world that he deserves to have his Christmas wish come true. Directed by Bob Clark. With Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin and Peter Billingsley. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family, Christmas Classics. Year: 1983.
A Christmas Story
This Christmas, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) has planned a celebration with food, family and plenty of decorations. But, things never go quite as planned for Clark, his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and their two kids (Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki). When Clark's obnoxious Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his white trash offspring roll into town, Clark doesn't think things can get much worse. But, when he learns that he won't be getting the Christmas bonus he expected, Clark's breakdown makes this a Chistmas to remember. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With John Randolph, Diane Ladd, Doris Roberts and E.G. Marshall. Categories: Comedy, Christmas Classics. Year: 1989.
When 8-year-old Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) discovers that his family has flown to France for their Christmas vacation without him, he thinks that missing out on presents will be the worst of his problems. Instead, he finds himself in an all-out war with a pair of bone-headed bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), who plan on robbing his house while his parents are away. Using his imagination and a ton of booby traps, Kevin sets out to bring the criminals to justice and does his best to spread the Christmas spirit. Directed by Chris Columbus. With Catherine O'Hara and John Candy. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy, Crime, Family. Year: 1990.
The Grinch (Jim Carrey), a curmudgeonly recluse who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of-control holiday festivities in Whoville, the town that lies below his cave dwelling on Mt. Crumpit. But, after conspiring put an end to the town's holiday cheer by stealing all of their presents and decorations, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys. Directed by Ron Howard. With Jeffrey Tambor, Taylor Momsen, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon and Clint Howard. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Christmas Classics. Year: 2000.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
In this true story, enemy soldiers during WWI lay aside their differences and visit each other's trenches in a celebration of the spirit of Christmas. This momentous event turns the destinies of an Anglican priest (Gary Lewis), a French lieutenant (Guillaume Canet), a German tenor (Benno Fürmann) and his soprano singing partner (Diane Kruger). Directed by Christian Carion. Categories: War, Drama, Christmas Classics. Year: 2005.
Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town having presided over another successful Halloween, begins to grow weary of the repetition. Feeling that life his life lacks meaning, Jack stumbles into Christmas Town and decides to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on their own version of Christmas. Directed by Henry Selick. With Catherine O'Hara and Paul Reubens. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Christmas Classics. Year: 1993.
The Nightmare Before Christmas