Top 5, All-Time favorite Christmas movies. You may feel one of these films completely out of it's element, but I assure you that each is a Christmas classic.
5. Die Hard
"Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
4. Miracle on 34th Street: The original with Maureen O'Hara and Natalee Wood, not the remake with the guy from The Practice and the chick from Big.
3. A Christmas Story
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Next to me in the blackness lay my oiled blue steel beauty. The greatest Christmas gift I had ever received, or would ever receive. Gradually, I drifted off to sleep, pringing ducks on the wing and getting off spectacular hip shots.
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Clark: Our holidays were always such a mess.
Clark Sr.: Oh, yeah.
Clark: How'd you get through it?
Clark Sr.: I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels.
1. It's a Wonderful Life
Oddly enough, It's a Wonderful Life really isn't really a "Christmas" movie, it's just a story that takes place during Christmas (at least at the beginning and the end). I've always thought of the film as a fairly simple tale of redemption, second chances and self-realization; themes that resonate with people on a basic level. And while only bits of the movie actually take place at Christmas, the premise seems to strike a stronger chord during the holidays when family and self-reflection are at the forefront of our thoughts.