Listen, we don't really care if Bruce Willis disagrees that this is a Christmas movie.
What we DO care about is that John McClane spends 132 minutes trying to save his estranged wife from her company's Christmas party that has been overrun by terrorists.
"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
The film that revitalized leg lamp businesses and scared us away from ever licking a pole is such a staple of the holidays that TBS and TNT run it for 24 hours straight on Christmas day.
You don't get them wet, let them into sunlight or ever feed them after midnight.
Those were the three simple rules that were too hard for Billy Peltzer to handle when he was gifted Gizmo, a furry little creature that, in real life, Hasbro ripped the design off of to create their once-popular Furby toys (and got sued in the process.)
In the film, after the precious mogwai turn into Gremlins, they go on a killing rampage, all to the backdrop of Christmas cheer.
Interestingly, Chris Columbus, the writer of Gremlins, went on to direct...
The holidays are a time many spend with their family, but sometimes your family just forgets you exist! Such was the case for Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, when he is left to his own devices after his parents accidentally forget him en route to Paris.
Kevin's fun of eating ice cream all day is cut short when two burglars attempt to break into the McCallister's home and, unluckily for the would-be criminals, Kevin turns out to be pretty good at setting booby traps.
This 1946 classic plays out what would have happened if George Bailey, a selfless man and banker, had never been born. Bailey's guardian angel Clarence shows him how his town, family and love of his life all would be worse off without him.
The heartwarming film went on to be nominated in five Academy Award categories, including Best Picture.
The third installment of the National Lampoon franchise saw Chevy Chase return as Clark Griswold desperately trying to have a nice Christmas despite his wacky family causing roadblocks all the way.
Whether you loved this film for the introduction of the "Jelly of the Month Club" or for Griswold's light display that causes a citywide blackout, there's plenty of laughs to be had in this iconic movie.
Technically, this is a Thanksgiving movie, but if Christmas fans hanging their lights the day after Halloween aren't going to respect Thanksgiving's holiday window, then this list won't respect theirs, either!
In this movie, the late and great John Candy and comedian Steve Martin play two characters who end up stuck on an adventure together after their flight gets diverted. As they try to make their way back to Chicago via—you guessed it—planes, trains and automobiles, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the two, leading to an ending that still makes us tear up.
This 1947 black-and-white film has survived for decades as a must-see holiday film.
It's a heartwarming tale about a man named Kris Kringle who is convinced he truly is Santa Clause as he helps his boss Doris, her daughter Susan (played by Natalie Wood) and other parents enjoy the holidays.