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10 holiday movies for mom and dad

Once the kids are in bed, celebrate the holidays with these Christmas classics!

By Laura Grande
10 holiday movies for mom and dad

10 holiday movies for mom and dad

Holiday fun for mom and dad

Include some downtime for yourself this December — kick up your feet, make a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday-themed movie. With so many available options we decided to make it a little bit easier for you! Here are our Top 10 holiday movies for mom and dad!

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A Christmas Carol (1951)

Type in a search for film and TV adaptations of Charles Dickens’ short story, A Christmas Carol, and you’ll find more than 50 versions. Despite the large selection, it’s the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim that is considered the ultimate adaptation. It’s hard to resist this feel-good story, especially when it’s this great!
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

The ultimate feel-good holiday film. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart), an increasingly frustrated and down-on-his luck businessman, finds himself involved in money issues and, on Christmas Eve, he contemplates suicide. When an angel named Clarence arrives he shows George what life would have been like without him.
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Love Actually (2003)

Set in London in the month leading up to Christmas, the films chronicles the highs and lows of eight different couples in various stages of their relationships. With an all-star cast featuring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Keira Knightley, the movie was an instant holiday hit when it was first released.
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The Bishop's Wife (1947)

As Christmas approaches, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) is losing sight of his family and personal life as he struggles to find a wealthy widow who would be interested in paying for a new cathedral. Suddenly, a seemingly well-intentioned angel named Dudley (Cary Grant) arrives. When Henry notices Dudley forming a tight bond with his wife (Loretta Young) and children; Henry fights his way back into his family’s affections.
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Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Journalist Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) has enjoyed an illustrious career as one of Connecticut’s most well-known food columnists. Having described herself as a busy mother who also happens to be a top chef, Elizabeth’s career is suddenly upended when her editor suggests that a returning war hero spend Christmas with her to enjoy a delicious holiday dinner.

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The Holiday (2006)

Two unhappy women decide to swap houses for the holidays in an attempt to forget their relationship troubles. Having met each other through a house exchange website, L.A. movie trailer editor, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and London-based wedding columnist, Iris (Kate Winslet), each ultimately meet and fall in love with a local guy.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Susan Walker (Natalie Wood) is more than a little skeptical when a kindly old man reveals to her that he’s the actual Santa Claus. When he’s suddenly institutionalized and classified as “insane” a young lawyer comes to his rescue by arguing in court that the old man known as Kris Kringle really is Santa.
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

The loveably dysfunctional Griswold family (led by Chevy Chase) prepare for their Christmas celebration — only to have everything go catastrophically wrong. When their extended family arrives even more chaos ensues.
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Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is an obnoxious and over-worked television producer who is planning to air a Christmas Eve live adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Frank, who has never been fond of Christmas, is just going through the motions — anything to get him through the night. That is, until he’s visited by three spirits and is whisked away on a journey of his Christmases past, present and future.
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White Christmas (1954)

After the Second World War, best friends Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) team up and become a successful song-and-dance act. When they meet the equally talented Haynes sisters, Betty and Judy (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen), they combine their abilities and perform at the annual Christmas show at a Vermont lodge.
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May we suggest some kid-friendly holiday classics...

10 holiday movies for mom and dad
This article was originally published on Nov 09, 2012

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