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Top Holiday Movies

E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial

Not all holiday movies are about Christmas. Some of our favorite seasonal films feature timeless feel-good stories such as Steven Spielberg's "E.T." or Woody Allen's "Radio Days." Go to GAYOT's current Top 10 Holiday Movies list, but be sure to check out the contenders below, which we included in years past! Happy holidays!

The Family Stone: The only thing more uncomfortable than spending the holidays with your future in-laws is discovering that they're all nuts.

Gremlins: More than a decade before Furby became a hit with holiday shoppers, there was another floppy-eared fur ball stirring up a Christmas frenzy — Gizmo the mogwai.

The Santa Clause: After finding Santa Claus on his roof and inadvertently injuring him, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) must put on the left-behind Santa suit and take over his duties.

White Christmas: This classic Irving Berlin musical stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as Army buddies and successful Broadway performers bent on saving their former commanding officer's Vermont inn.

Elf: Raised by elves at the North Pole, Buddy realizes he is different when he grows to be more than twice their size.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Back from their "European Vacation," the Griswold clan gears up for the holidays.

Home Alone: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister rules the roost when his family leaves for vacation without him.

E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial: Feel-good fare from the master of the golden hour.

Groundhog Day: A charming Bill Murray classic.

Radio Days: A nostalgic film about the golden age of radio.

Top 10 Holiday Movies


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