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Best-Loved Holiday Movies

Enjoy this booklist our librarians have assembled for you as part of our Holiday Hacks: Library Edition...How you can use the Library to ease holiday stress. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips


A Charlie Brown Christmas by Bill Melendez
Feeling that the Christmas message is getting lost amid all the seasonal glitter, Charlie Brown has the blues. But when he takes Lucy's advice and tries desperately to organize a Christmas pageant, nothing seems to go his way. Join Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they discover for themselves the true meaning of Christmas. Not Rated.

A Christmas Story by Bob Clark
A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas gift that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions fit in with the All-American Christmas. Rated PG.

Die Hard by John McTiernan
A team of terrorists has seized a building in L.A. and taken hostages. A New York cop, in town to spend Christmas with his estranged wife, is the only hope for the people held by the savage criminals. Rated R.

Elf by Jon Favreau
Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit. PG.

Home Alone by Chris Columbus
When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister's family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin! Rated PG.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Chuck Jones
A joyous, heart-tickling holiday event based on Dr. Seuss' beloved book and featuring the voice of Boris Karloff that has delighted all ages since its 1966 debut. Can the Grinch steal the town's holiday spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Or does Christmas, perhaps, mean a little bit more? Not Rated.

It's a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. A Christmas classic. Rated PG.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Larry Roemer
Relive the magic when Rudolph visits the Island of Misfit Toys, and Santa asks Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve. Not Rated.

The Santa Clause by John Pasquin
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. Rated PG.

Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before Christmas by Henry Selick
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. PG.


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