Here is a list of several great movies to watch on a snow day!
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Why It Made the List: Culkin gets to spend the holidays like any kid would want to – in New York with his dad’s credit card. Things turn for the worse as he is chased by the Wet Bandits through an abandoned house in New York. This is a classic family film that people of all ages can enjoy together during a snow day inside as Culkin painfully out-smarts these two grown men.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara
Why It Made the List: When the King of Halloweentown encounters the strange happenings of Christmastown, two worlds collide in an amazingly creative way. This film brings to the light the insight of Tim Burton and his ability to make a memorable film in a sub-mainstream way. This is definitely a film the family can enjoy during a snowy day outside and give you something to think about outside of all that fluffy white stuff.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, and Joseph Cross
Why It Made the List: This heart-warming story of a neglecting father who gets one last chance to make things right with his son after dying in a car accident is a film I’ll never forget. Not to mention Stevie Nicks’ Landslide is a great song.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor
Why It Made the List: A remake of a classic Dr. Seuss tale of a monster and his desire to steal Christmas. Jim Carrey does a great job in bringing a certain sparkle into the green “Grinch” character throughout the movie. This family movie may have not lived up to the hype upon its release, but is still a great movie to curl up and watch during a snowy day outside.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Cast: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, and Paul Soles
Why It Made the List: This movie needs little explanation. It is an annual family classic that is one that everyone knows (and if you don’t, then you should). It’s hard to go a year without seeing this nostalgic reminder of the holidays.
The Santa Clause
Cast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, and Wendy Crewson
Why It Made the List: This movie gives everyone a glimpse into the ideas of what it would be like to be Santa, and who doesn’t want that. This movie is great for everyone in the family and has enough magic to make the holidays even brighter on a snow day.
Frosty the Snowman
Cast: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, and Jimmy Durante
Why It Made the List: Speaking of magic, this movie is filled with it, as well as the joy of kids with their dancing, singing snowman. Like Rudolph, this movie is a traditional classic and if you haven’t seen it, you should get with the program.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Juliette Lewis
Why It Made the List: This is one Christmas movie that actually makes me laugh out loud frequently, and that is saying a lot. One of the single greatest holiday and all-around movies of all time definitely can pass the time on a cold, snowy day. Spread the holiday cheer with the Griswold family.
Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore
Why It Made the List: Possibly the most timeless winter-themed movie of all-time, this movie is a must see. I first saw a performance of this as a live show and instantly fell in love. If you have never seen this, then it should be number one on your snow day list (or any list, for that matter).
Cast: Will Ferrell, Edward Asner, and Zooey Deschanel
Why It Made the List: This movie is number one for snow day flicks for me mainly because it provides interesting insight into what being raised in the North Pole would be like. This is a family movie that can make everyone laugh and that is why it is number one.
Enjoy your snow days this winter!!!
*Special thanks to www.imdb.com (the internet movie database) for year released and cast info.