Top 10 Christmas Movie Essentials

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Top 10 Christmas Movie Essentials

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It’s that time of year: time to snuggle up in your warmest hoodie and pajama pants and binge watch your favorite Christmas movies. Here is the Stinger’s list of the most binge-worthy Christmas movies.

  • Home AloneA bratty 8 year old, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), mistakenly gets left behind by his family, headed to Paris on Christmas day. His excitement quickly turns to determination as he has to defend himself and his home, while two con-men (Daniel Stern, Joe Pesci) try to rob the house.
  • Elf After being accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler, Buddy (Will Ferrel), as an adult, realizes he does not fit in, and travels to New York in search of his biological father. When a DNA test proves that Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical business man, is his biological father, he attempts at making a relationship with Buddy, resulting in increasing chaos.
  • How The Grinch Stole ChristmasIn the live-action adaptation of the tale by Dr. Seuss, Mr. Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville by stealing everything, but hits a bump when he runs into Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).
  • The Nightmare Before ChristmasIs a story about how Jack Skellington (Danny Elfman), Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin King, has become bored with the annual routine of frightening people in the “real world”. When Jack comes upon Christmastown, he gets entranced with the lifestyle, then plots to take over Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus and take over the roll. But Jack quickly realizes his plan is flawed.
  • The Santa ClauseScott (Tim Allen), a divorced father, has custody of his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After accidentally killing a man in a Santa Claus suit, him and his son get transported to the North Pole where Santa’s Elves inform him that he’s the new Santa Claus.
  • A Christmas CarolAn old crotchety man named Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but has an eye-opening experience that changes his outlook on the holiday.
  • The Polar ExpressA movie about a doubting young boy who takes a magical train ride to the north pole, and his faith is re-kindled in Santa, and teaches him that the wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe.
  • Christmas With The KranksLuther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis), decide to skip the holiday traditions and go on a cruise to the caribbean. Their neighbors on the other hand, do not like this idea. And suddenly, Luther and Nora are forced to come up with a plan to make their escape to the cruise.
  • A Christmas StoryThis movie shows a small boy, Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), frequently at odds with his father, and dodging the bully (Zack Howard). He struggles to make it to Christmas with his hopes of getting his ideal Christmas gift “Red Ryder Air Flyer” intact as he navigates through these trials.
  • Jack FrostA touring musician, Jack Frost (Michael Keaton), never has time for his wife Gabby (Kelly Preston) and son Charlie (Joseph Cross). After Jack’s death, his son plays a tune from his father’s harmonica and magically brings his father back to life–but in the form of a snowman. Jack and then tries to make up for lost time with Charlie.



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