In many countries, watching holiday movies is one of the most popular holiday traditions. They help us laugh, cry, or even relax our way into a more festive disposition, ultimately allowing us to enjoy some parts of the Christmas holiday. So stop worrying about the pre-holiday cleanup or getting presents for your family and start planning a holiday movie night with these 25 popular Holiday movies. Have you seen them all?
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Directed in 2003 by Terry Zwigoff, Bad Santa is an American Christmas black comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham. The story is about two bad guys – Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton ) and Marcus (Tony Cox), professional thieves who disguise themselves as Santa Claus and elf in order to rob shopping malls. However, their plans get crossed by an 8-year-old exceedingly naive overweight boy.
Jingle all the Way
Arnold Schwarzenegger is more famous for his super hero action roles but he also played the lead role in a 1996 Christmas family comedy Jingle all the Way directed by Brian Levant. The plot focuses on two rival fathers, workaholic Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) and postal worker Myron Larabee (Sinbad), both desperately trying to retrieve a Turbo-Man action figure for their sons on a last minute shopping spree on Christmas Eve.
Written and directed by Richard Curtis, Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas comedy. Set in London, the movie depicts ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their tales progress. The title, Love Actually, was intended by Curtis as an abbreviated version of the statement “Love Actually Is All Around”, a reference to the mega-hit pop song “Love Is All Around”, performed by Wet Wet Wet.
Elf is another Christmas comedy that many families all over the world cannot imagine spending their Christmas without. Directed by Jon Favreau in 2003 and staring Will Ferrell in the lead role, the story is about one of Santa’s elves who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father. If you like Will Ferrel and his specific sense of humor, you will love this movie.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Produced in 1992, just 2 years after the super successful first movie Home Alone, Home Alone 2 didn´t receive as positive review from critics as its predecessor but it still became the second most financially successful film of 1992, earning over $173 million in revenue in the United States and over $359 million worldwide. This time, Kevin faces the burglars in New York where he accidentally appears.