10 of the best holiday movies to watch this season

Cozy up with that electric blanket and cup of hot chocolate. There is a small window to cram in the best holiday movies before the holiday season ends. Here is a small list of some of the best, in no particular order.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

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


The Family Stone (2005)

Stars: Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams.

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.


Last Holiday (2006)

Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J.

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.


Die Hard (1988)

Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman. 

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.


While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher.

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.


The Santa Clause (1994)

Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson.

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara.

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.


It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore.

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


Elf (2003)

Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.



Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern.

One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.

*Movie descriptions courtesy IMDB.

Copyright 2016 KING


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