The holidays are meant to be a time filled with peace, joy, and love. Over the years, there have been many magical movies that have come out surrounding the holidays. For some reason, we do not know of, these classic holiday films never seem to get old, and more are produced every year. Here is a compilation of some holiday classics to add to your watch list.
The Polar Express
Based on the 1985 book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express is one of the most captivating holiday movies of all time. The film premiered in 2004 and is a 3D computer animated film filled with the glories and magic of Christmas. The most pronounced voices in the film are from Tom Hanks, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, among many others. After grossing $310 million during its debut, the film has secured itself a spot on the list of classic holiday films.
The Family Stone
Lesser known than the others on this list, but equally as important is The Family Stone. The film debuted in 2005, and stars Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Daines, Rachel McAdams, and Dermot Mulroney. The story is full of twists and turns the family experiences during their Christmas together. While the end is equally surprising and heartbreaking, it’s a must watch for the family this holiday season.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A classic, staple holiday movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The story is the third installment of National Lampoon’s series surrounding the Griswold family, and the best one yet. This time, the only thing the Griswold’s need to survive are the holidays with their in-laws, a feat more challenging than you would expect. The film is full of laughs, and circles back to the importance of family, even if we don’t get to choose them.
The list of classic holiday films to choose from seems to be never-ending, further proving the magic of this time of year is something to be revisited again and again.