Thanksgiving kicks of the holiday season. Watching holiday movies during your turkey day party can be one of best activities to get you in the mood for Black Friday and the Christmas festivities to come. In addition to baking your turkey and all the fixings, get ready for Thanksgiving day by purchasing classic Christmas DVDs as a discount store or downloading such films to watch with friends and family.
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The hilarious Griswalds invite some, but not all, family members over for Christmas. Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen (Bevery D’Angelo) have their hands full as invited and unexpected guests arrive for the Griswald family get-together.
4. The Ref
Kevin Spacey and Denis Leary star in the dark comedy about the unusual goings-on at a family home when a robber holds a dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.
3. Home Alone 2
The sequel to the John Hughes blockbuster finds Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) home alone away from home. Kevin, one again, dodges the same bandits who terrorized him at his Chicago family home…in New York City.
2. Home Alone
The late John Hughes introduced one of the funniest child actors ever to grace a Hollywood movie screen when he cast Macaulay Culkin as the precocious Kevin in the Christmas box office smash hit movie. Home Alone combines slapstick humor with clever sarcasm to tell the story about a frazzled suburban family who forgets their youngest child at home as they race to catch a plane to Paris.
1. A Christmas Story
A classic holiday comedy from the heartland, A Christmas Story, tells it like it used to be. Although filmed and released in 1983, the story takes place in small-town Indiana in the 1940s and details the anxieties of Ralphie, the main character, in his quest to get the perfect Christmas gift.