Rather stay home than risk more bad weather today? Make a quick trip to the video store so you can hunker down with the New York Daily News' favorite Yule flicks:
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946): Didn't see that one coming, did you? Jimmy Stewart. 'Nuff said.
- A Christmas Story (1983): We double-dog-dare you to forget this tale of Ralphie.
- Home Alone (1990): Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Left behind when his family jets off to France, Macaulay Culkin defends his home turf from would-be burglars.
- Meet Me in St Louis (1944): Judy Garland introduced the classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" at the end.
- Joyeux Noel (2005): German, French, and Scottish soldiers declare truce on Christmas Eve during World War I. True story that earned an Oscar nom.
- Holiday Inn (1942): Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds save a Vermont supper club, give the world the song "White Christmas."
- White Christmas (1954): The song did so well it inspired a movie of the same name, also starring Crosby.
- The Santa Clause (1994): Tim Allen accidentally bumps Santa off, must fill Santa's shoes. Hilarity, and sequels, ensue.
- Christmas With the Kranks (2004): Allen again. Dad decides to skip Christmas til daughter comes home. No sequels ensue. Yet.
- A Christmas Carol (1951): Of the various versions, many critics prefer this one starring Alistair Sim as Scrooge.
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