Must See Holiday Movies
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Hi, I'm Lauren Zima for About.com. It's the holiday season! You'll probably be heading home to hang with family and friends, and the perfect activity is a movie everyone can enjoy. We've got your must-see holiday movies, perfect for occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas.A Charlie Brown ThanksgivingTo start off the holiday season, a total classic: ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.' Grab the kids in your life and watch over some turkey. Odds are, it's airing on TV.Hannah And Her SistersA more adult classic -- Hannah and Her Sisters. Woody Allen bookended the movie's stories with Thanksgiving dinners. A perfect dramedy.Planes, Trains And AutomobilesBut if you're looking for straight-up laughs, it's Planes, Trains and Automobiles. We've all had travel troubles, and John Candy and Steve Martin's characters are just trying to get home for Thanksgiving dinner. Misadventures ensue.Home AloneMoving into more of the Christmas spirit; it's Home Alone! Put one hand on either side of your face and scream for this classic family comedy. Christmas is all about finding family, and this movie sends the perfect message -- plus laughs. Just don't drop any bricks on each other's heads.The Santa ClauseThe ‘90s was a time for Christmas classics to be made, and another is The Santa Clause. Christmas is about turning non-believers into believers; feel the magic of the season with this one.Jingle All The WayKids, be grateful to your parents -- they've scoured the town for what you want for Christmas. Every parent can relate to that, and Jingle All The Way makes the search -- especially the last-minute search -- easy to laugh at.ElfComedy isn't always Arnold's forte, but one guy who knows his funny stuff is Will Ferrell, and ‘Elf' has become a modern-day classic. Funny for both kids and adults.Die HardBut again -- we've got to throw in some purely adult fare. Check out Die Hard for action. Christmas...with guns.ScroogedAnd ‘Scrooged,' laughs galore in this darker holiday movie.Love ActuallyUltimately -- one thing all these movies have in common -- the theme of love. ‘Love Actually' reminds us that “love actually is all around,” as the movie says, and explores romantic, friend and family love during the holiday season.Those have been your must-see holiday films. Thanks for watching. For more information, go to About.com.