I love Home Alone. In a few weeks I will see it accompanied by an orchestra. So excited! I have seen it so many times but I appreciate it more each year. John Williams’ score is so beautiful and Catherine O’Hara is a gem. Her performance shows off both her comedic and dramatic chops. I am fond of the sequel, mostly because I love the idea of Christmas in New York. Black Christmas does conjure up Christmas atmosphere with all the Toronto locations and Christmas lights. A Christmas Story gets aired a lot but it is well acted and directed. Amazing that Bob Clark directed both of these films. The Family Stone is a film I loved at the time. I much prefer Diane Keaton in dramatic films. I remember the IMDB threads were entertaining. So many posters LOATHED the family and felt bad for Sarah Jessica Parker’s character. One film I finally saw a few years ago was The Gathering, a TV movie with Ed Asner and the late, great Maureen Stapleton. It won a bunch of Emmy Awards in the late ‘70s. Meet Me in St. Louis - it's not really about Christmas but the scene of Judy Garland singing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is so affecting. Garland is absolutely luminescent in this film. It may not even be her best performance but it may be my favourite of hers. I agree with others about A Muppet Christmas Carol. I love so many versions of that story. The Jim Carrey/Robert Zemeckis version is stunning in 3D and I do have a soft spot for the 1984 TV movie starring George C. Scott. He is absolutely brilliant as Scrooge. I used to despise Christmas with the Kranks but somehow it won me over. Mostly due to Jamie Lee Curtis. She gives a great comedic performance. But then, when is she ever bad in a movie? Not Really Christmas Films But Somehow They Are Festive: I agree Addams Family Values is a good choice. Same with Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Films about Thanksgiving somehow conjure up that Christmas feeling. The Sound of Music. I love this film unabashedly. It usually gets aired on Canadian TV around Christmas. I usually watch it between Christmas and New Year's because it's not about Christmas but it has that holiday spirit to it. The Bodyguard. Strange choice maybe but it's usually played here on Canadian TV on Boxing Day and I always associate this film and soundtrack as dominating winter of '92. And the whole section at the log cabin just gives me those Christmas vibes. Can you imagine if there had been a Christmas song on the soundtrack??? Sex and the City The Movie. Okay, hear me out. That scene where Carrie runs to Miranda's place Auld Lang Syne always gets to me.