DVD Nation: It’s Not the Holidays Until…

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Now that it’s December I’m feeling the need to start listening to Christmas music, drink things flavored with gingerbread and peppermint (not at the same time…) and watch ALL the Christmas movies. Oh yeah, and shopping.

Which brings me to today’s holiday question. For you, it’s not the holidays until…. What?

For me, it’s not the holidays until… I watch Love, Actually and Elf.

These are two of my absolute favorite Christmas movies and I make time to watch them every single year. For bonus Christmas movie points, I also throw in Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Oh, and a few random holiday romance movies too…preferably with a woman who is kind of snooty and hard-working meeting a man who is a bit blue collar but super cute and then they fall in looooooove at Christmas.

Here’s some quick links if you want to add some of my favorites to your DVD.com queue for this year’s holiday viewing:

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Elf (2003)
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Buddy the Elf doesn’t feel like he fits in with the other elves of the North Pole. But this Christmas, when he learns that he’s adopted, he journeys to New York to find his real father … and maybe spread a little Christmas cheer.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
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Animator Chuck Jones collaborated with Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) to bring his classic children’s book to life. Embittered, green-haired hermit the Grinch (voiced by Boris Karloff) lives in the mountains above the village of Whoville. The Whos love Christmas, and the Grinch hates the Whos, so he conspires to keep Christmas from coming. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is enjoyable on every level.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
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Sam the Snowman (Burl Ives) narrates this stop-motion animated classic about little Rudolph, who yearns for a coveted spot on Santa’s team of reindeer. But Rudolph’s strangely glowing red nose makes him a joke to everyone at the North Pole. Feeling like a misfit, Rudolph runs away and teams with Hermey the elf and prospector Yukon Cornelius; the trio face down the dreaded Abominable Snow Monster and gain the respect of Santa and the others.

The Santa Clause (1994)
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The snow hits the fan when advertising executive Scott Calvin accidentally kills Santa and suddenly finds himself saddled with jolly Saint Nick’s job. While initially a Scrooge, Scott eventually becomes a true believer in this merry family comedy.

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Love, Actually (2003)
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Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.

Home Alone (1990)
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Eight-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother (Catherine O’Hara) attempts to race home.


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