Vitamin’s Favorite Holiday Movies

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It’s that time of year again to eat, drink and be merry – and nothing put us in the holiday spirit like a classic Christmas film. Our office is full of movie buffs so we compiled a list of our favorite festive flicks.

So curl up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and check out a few of our holiday recommendations

The Holiday
“Even though it seems like a super sappy rom-com, I know plenty of guys who love this movie too. An amazing cast – Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black – give it the perfect balance of humor, heartbreak and love. Also, the kids that show up mid-movie are adorable. Everything about this movie is charming.” – Amanda G.

Black Christmas (2006 Remake)
It’s a little different than most holiday movies – original plot line, high-drama and stunning visuals. The acting is 100% some of the best I’ve ever seen (as holiday movies go) and it’s family friendly. If you’re up for an original holiday flick, or just looking for something a little different, I would recommend seeing this film.” – Doug

A Charlie Brown Christmas
“I love this movie because it’s a classic that we can share with everyone in our family — ah, nostalgia! We’re all Peanuts fans. I remember watching this movie year after year, laying on the floor of our living room, snuggled up with pillows and blankets. I always empathized with poor Charlie Brown. I think Linus has it all figured out though, when he says, ‘I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” – Amanda K.

A Christmas Story
“On Christmas day, my family has it on repeat the entire day. We’re pretty extreme about it; my dad even has a leg lamp and matching leg lamp tree ornament.” – Jen

Elf
“The scene with Peter Dinklage is hilarious. Everyone in that scene brought it and I think Drinklage helped them push to get there. James Caan in that scene in particular is in full character. Andy Richter and Kyle Glass as the dummies round it out perfectly. I watch Elf for this scene. Damn. I just realized that flick is over 10 years old.” – Mike

The Santa Clause
“Want a great story about family, the importance of believing in something and some clever word play? Watch The Santa Clause. It’s a classic.” – Nikki

The Year Without a Santa Claus
“This is hands down the greatest Christmas movie.
1. It uses the time-honored holiday movie tradition of Claymation
2. Mickey Rooney (RIP) is the voice of a cold-riddled Santa Claus and
3. Because of the amazing Heat/Snow Meiser scenes, complete with line-dancing snow/fire gremlins wearing top hats and canes one-upping each other about who’s Meiser is ‘Too Much.’”
– Steve

What are your favorite holiday movies?

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