Back before we could record every single damn thing, I used to look so forward to just getting some popcorn and sitting down to watch my favorite holiday movies with my friends and family. On television. Now everything is on demand, but I still secretly like to wait until these are actually scheduled to be on TV, and watch them like we used to, commercials and all. Just call me a little nostalgic at this time of year.

My favorites are below, and yes, they still make me laugh and cry in all the right places. Merry Christmas, y'all

The Holiday (1997)

 

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

 

The Christmas Story (1983)

 

White Christmas (1954)

 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

 

Elf (2003)

 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) Honorable Mention, since it's actually a TV special