By Gabriella Zicarelli
The magical aroma of cinnamon is in the air and stories of shoppers fighting over 70 percent off blenders is in the news. It all means one thing: The holidays are upon us. That means the TV lineup of classic movies will probably (hopefully) fill your snowed-in Christmas evenings. And while there are A LOT of them out there, many are cheesy and WAY overplayed — seriously how many times can we sit through Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle all the Way?
Then there are those that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, or cause an eggnog spit-take from laughing our butts off, all while curling under a blanket. Here are my top 10 non-cheesy films to get you in the Holiday spirit.
Tim Burton gave us a different take on Christmas films with Edward Scissorhands. The movie tells the story of Edward, who was created by a scientist (played by the legendary Vincent Price). As a kid, this movie really freaked me out but it actually has a lot of heart and Johnny Depp is in it so what else do you need really?
I’ll be Home for Christmas
Jonathan Taylor Thomas plays Jake Wilkinson, a college student who has been avoiding his dad until he’s bribed with a Porche. His goal is to get home in time to earn it. The 1998 movie also stars Mrs. Timberlake, Jessica Biel.
This movie is one of the funnier holiday films to come out recently. It stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn who play a couple that travel every year at Christmas to avoid their families. However, one fateful year their flight gets cancelled and they’re featured on the news. There are so many funny scenes in this movie you might actually dance with joy.
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