On a quiet night after Thanksgiving, the Friday evening crew at the Middlefield Library offered up these suggestions for great Christmas movies….

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This cartoon (not the Jim Carrey version) is not-to-be-missed. Who can resist Boris Karloff’s singing “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…” and Cindy Lou Who asking “Why, Santy Claus, why?”
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Scrooged
This updated comedic take on the class A Christmas Carol made us laugh out loud. Starring comedians Bill Murray and Carol Kane, among others, this offers quotable dialogue and a feel good ending.

 

 

 

 

 

Home Alone
Kevin’s adventures when accidentally left at home while his family went to Paris for Christmas had an entire generation holding their faces in their hands and laughing out loud at how he outwits would-be robbers Marv and Harry.
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Die Hard
While not for the kids, this action-adventure thrill ride features Bruce Willis as NYPD officer John McClane, who comes to the rescue of his wife and her office mates when their Christmas party is taken over by German terrorist Hans Gruber, portrayed by Alan Rickman.
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An American Christmas Carol
Henry Winkler starred in this interpretation of the Dickens classic, with a twist—it takes place in New England. Anyone who saw it on television in the 1970s will remember it with a smile.
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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The third in the Griswold vacation movie series, it may be the best. We have to watch it every year!
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Four Christmases
A modern day tale of trying to visit all of your divorced parents on the holiday. The struggle is real.
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It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s the classic Christmas story. Watch it!
Available in the following formats:
DVD
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