10 Modern Holiday Movies to Enjoy This Year

on December 2, 2015

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Revamp Your Traditions

We are all familiar with the most iconic holiday movies-who could forget A Christmas Story or It's A Wonderful Life? However, we've rounded up some modern favorites that are sure to bring a smile to your face this holiday season.


How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Dr. Seuss classic comes to life in this witty film directed by Ron Howard. Jim Carrey portrays the cynical and conniving Grinch, whose brazen attempts to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville, surprisingly, wins some friends instead. Your heart will grow three sizes during this wild ride with heavily-costumed characters in zany settings and situations only Seuss could dream up, plus a few more for cinematic effect.

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Love Actually

This romantic comedy centers around eight different couples trying to navigate the frantic month before Christmas. Funny and charming for both rom-com enthusiasts and cynics alike, it's a holiday treasure that celebrates the concept of love in all its forms.

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The Polar Express

Adapted from the beloved children's book, this adventurous tale of one boy's journey to the North Pole aboard a magical train is a family favorite. Action-packed from start to finish, it's a film you won't want to miss.

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A Madea Christmas

Tyler Perry is back as Madea, the sassy, hysterical aunt who attempts to resolve family issues in this modern Christmas comedy.


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Arthur Christmas

Santa has a big job delivering presents to every child in the world. When he misses one of them, it's up to his youngest son, Arthur, to travel around the world and deliver the present that will save the day.

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The Holiday

This romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet follows two women who trade homes for the holidays and unexpectedly find love in the process.



The movie that took the world by storm-literally! The story of sisters Elsa and Anna living in a frozen kingdom has become a favorite of people young and old. Cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate and sing along to your heart's content!

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Fred Claus

This Christmas movie stars Vince Vaughn as Fred, Santa's troublesome older brother. St. Nick attempts to help him change his ways by putting him in charge of toymaking at the North Pole, and chaos ensues.


A Christmas Carol

This animated remake of the classic Charles Dickens story brings new life to an old favorite. Follow the fantastical adventures of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on one seemingly ordinary Christmas Eve.

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Perhaps one of the best-loved modern Christmas movies, Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a cheerful and clumsy Elf who lands himself in New York City trying to find his dad. This movie is sure to fill you with laughter and the Christmas spirit.