Laura’s Top 12 Christmas Films to Watch 2016

 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Rated PG

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.


 Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) Rated NR

A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.


 Love Actually  (2003) Rated R

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Rated TV-G

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.


 The Family Stone (2005) Rated PG-13

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) Rated TV-G

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.


 A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) Rated TV-G

Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.


 Frosty the Snowman (1969) Rated TV-G

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat.


 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008) Rated TV-PG

The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, handsome Morgan Derby. Morgan’s love of Christmas, and life, is contagious and as Jennifer glumly navigates through the holidays, she soon realizes that what she needs most is right under her nose.

 It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) Rated NR

A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

 Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) Rated NR

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.



the-three-giftsThe Three Gifts (2009) Rated NR

Jack Green inherited a southern Californian horse ranch and an all-natural toy factory in the barn. With his wife Cherie, he accepts taking in the three ‘holy terrors’ from his bossy aunt Rita’s orphanage during renovations, until the holidays. Resourceful Mike and his buddies, Henry and Ray, prove handfuls, but Jack proves father-potential. The trio even goes on best behavior after overhearing the couple considers adopting, but that also means rivaling, resulting in trouble for everyone.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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