Baby it’s cold outside – don’t resist the siren call of those flannel reindeer pjs. Cozy up with our favorite holiday movies.
An ungainly elf heads to the Big Apple to find his biological family. Or, Will Ferrell at his funniest in yellow tights and an overabundance of holiday cheer. So many quotes, so little time.
The Christmas Story
It’s a classic. Only Scrooges haven’t seen it. Side note: Whodathunk leg lamps would become commonplace holiday décor?
You’ve Got Mail
Spoiler Alert! Tom and Meg end up together in the end. Sawry. But this ode to love in the new digital era is adorably lighthearted and romantic.
I had to go with the movie poster as the image for this one, because there are so many characters and vignettes that are completely fall-in-love worthy you can’t sum it up with just one scene. I think if pressed, I’d have to pick Liam Neeson and his adorable stepson. “C’mon dad. Let’s do it. Let’s go get the shit kicked out of us by love.” Cutest kid ever.
It’s okay to admit it. You had a massive ‘90’s crush on Bill Murray that still lingers. We share your sentiment, and heart him the mostest in this holiday gem.
Haven’t seen it? Hand over your 80’s card now, along with your sweat bands and your hair krimper.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Got the weary dreary weather blues? Let a beautiful angel show you what life would be like had you never existed (hint: the world is better off with you!)
Random fact: What does Michelle Pfeiffer have in common with the star of Elf? When Will Farrell originally tried out for SNL, his monologue included no words. He came with a ball of yarn and played with it like a cat for the entirety of his audition. Probably not in Michelle Pfeiffer’s slinky ways, but we wouldn’t put it past him.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Get all sentimental with the Griswolds’ yuletide classic. Make some eggnog, light a fire, and relish in the all-American semi-functional family.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Little Cindy Loo Who melts the old miser’s heart, and ours. I would love to live in Who-ville, if only they had spiked egg nog happy hours.
The Polar Express
A really cool choo choo, one big pajama party, and travel to exotic destinations. Sign me up.
Miracle on 34th Street
I’ve never actually seen this one, but someone told me it will make even adults believe in the big man in the red suit. It’s at the top of my list.