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Every year around the holidays, families get more time to be together; which often means, more than one movie night. Well, if these 5 classics aren't on your watchlist: chances are you and your family are missing out big time! Whether you need a good laugh or want to cry uncontrollably, we've got you covered right here.

5. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

If you've ever thought that your existence mattered little to this world or to your family, you may want to give this movie a watch. The greatest Christmas gift any of us have is waking up each and every morning. This movie is sure to remind you that, while life may not always be a bed of roses, it is still a wonderful life!

4. A Christmas Story (1983)

As a kid, we all had those years that we wanted one single thing above all others; and the torture of waiting until Christmas to see if we got it was the most painful thing of all. If you want to bring back that nostalgia or just enjoy a good Christmas movie, you should definitely add this one to your list....but watch out for the big one!

3. Home Alone (1990)

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you on Christmas? Chances are, you've never been left at home...alone...with the notorious wet bandits about to rob your home! This fun, fantastic, and funny Christmas classic is sure to be great for everyone; whether you've never seen it or watched it a thousand and one times.

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Christmas seems to be very commercialized these days, but it didn't just start last year. You may be seeking to find the true meaning of Christmas, or to teach a child or loved one the same lesson; and you can do it all in this classic animated tale in less than thirty minutes!

1. The Santa Clause (1994)

This movie has it all: humor, sobriety, and storytelling. In case you ever cause Santa to fall off of your roof, watch The Santa Clause. If nothing else, watch it to see Tim Allen as Santa! This movie really is a Christmas classic that will captivate kids, families, single parents, and even thousand year old elves.

Honorable Mentions

They couldn't all make this list, but if you have time, check out these movies too this Christmas!

Elf (2003)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

White Christmas (1954)

The Polar Express (2004)

Disney's A Christmas Carol

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