Die HardYou might be scratching your head over this one, but it is set during Xmas and while it's the most unconventional holiday movie on my watch list, it's a great way to start the season off with a bang. Yipee-kay-yay...
While not primarily an Xmas movie, the scene of carving the ice angel is the most beautiful holiday image that comes to mind.
A sweet holiday-ish movie about an unusual bond that makes you feel very warm in the harsh winter season.
The Family Stone
A more recent addition to my holiday movie viewings. A touching and hilarious family ensemble movie with the tanglings of holiday preparations, feuds and personality clashes. Fun!
Meet Me in St. Louis
The source of the beautiful song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Its pastel colours, musical numbers, and the wicked charm of Margaret O'Brien are irresistible.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Ageless, timeless, Dr. Seussiness :)
It's a Wonderful Life
What other movie helps you appreciate the little things in life? Harry's toast near the end always gets me reaching for the tissues.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This has been part of an Xmas Eve tradition for the last 15 years or so in my family. Hilarity is guaranteed to ensue :D