Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

Today is Movies. Here are 12 Christmas movies for the whole family.

The Santa Clause
Scott Calvin accidentally kills Santa, only to find out that he has to take his place.

The Santa Clause 2
In this sequel, Scott Calvin finds out he must find a wife to remain Santa.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
In the 3rd installment, Jack Frost is trying to take over Christmas & make Scott Calvin wish he'd never become Santa, invoking the little known Escape Clause.

The Polar Express
On Christmas Eve, a boy with doubts about whether or not Santa is real, boards a magical train that takes him to the North Pole.

Description from IMDB:
Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across a reindeer with an injured leg, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides him in her barn and feeds him cookies, until she can return him to Santa. Her father finds him and decides to sell him to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.

Home Alone
Kevin McCallister, an 8 year old boy, accidentally gets left behind when his family leaves for a Christmas vacation in France. His house is a target for a bumbling pair of burglars. He booby traps the house to stop the burglars. Meanwhile, his family is trying to figure out how to get back home as soon as possible.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
In this sequel, Kevin finds himself alone in New York for Christmas. Luckily, this time he has money & credit cards, so he stays in a plush hotel & shops at a huge toy store. Unfortunately, he runs into the same burglars, who are plotting a big holiday heist.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This is a must in our house every year. I'm pretty certain that it is impossible to outgrow this movie, no matter how old you get.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The live action remake of the animated classic.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
This is another must in our house at Christmas.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
This movie works for Halloween or Christmas. Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, finds Christmastown and decides he wants to celebrate Christmas instead of Halloween this year.

Description from IMDB:
Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.