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Every Year around the holidays, we dust off my VHS Tapes & DVDs and watch some of these flicks to help get into the “Spirit of the Holiday Season.”

Jingle All the Way 1996 Movie Poster

Jingle All The Way (1996)

Workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to make things up to his son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). He promises to get Jamie the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man — even though it’s Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out. As Langston hunts down the elusive gift, he runs into mailman Myron (Sinbad), another father on the same quest. With the clock winding down, Langston’s moral code is tested as he starts to learn the real meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Story 1983 Movie Poster

A Christmas Story (1983)

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

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Scrooged (1988)

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

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Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky IV Quote: “If I can change and you can change, everybody can change” – Rocky Balboa Rocky IV punched its way into the heart of ’80s kid by giving us an overload of all the things America loves: a dopy Sylvester Stallone, a terrifying-yet-misunderstood Dolph Lundgren, a sexy robot, Cold...

Christmas Vacation 1989 Movie Poster

Christmas Vacation (1989)

Christmas Vacation Quote “Oh, the silent majesty of a winter’s morn… the clean, cool chill of the holiday air… an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer” – Clark Griswold “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” tops nearly every list of favorite Christmas movies and holds a warm...

Home Alone 1990 Movie Poster

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone Quote: “Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association? ” — Kevin McCallister Home Alone is the perfect modern Christmas movie: full of gags, pranks and warm messages about the holiday season… Or is it? Take a trip back to 1990 as we explore the parenting skills of...