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If you are like my family, you like to watch a good movie after you’ve eaten and open presents. Here is a list of my suggested movies to rent on Christmas Day!

After you read through my list, grab some popcorn, start a fire, and pick your favorite one to pop in the DVD player!

Have a Merry Christmas!

The Preacher’s Wife ( 1999)

Denzel Washington And Whitney Houston. Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help – and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley. However, Dudley’s arrival seems to cause even more trouble.



Miracle on 34th Street (1947 the original)

A little girl who doesn’t believe in Santa Clause comes to the aid of a man who believes he is Santa but it’s up to his attorney to prove it. Heartwarming story, the original is the best.




Elf (2003)

Buddy was raised by elves but he doesn’t fit in, so he goes looking for his real father in New York City and ends up saving Christmas for everyone. Funny, delightful film.



A Christmas Story (1983)  On TNT all DAY!

Ralphie wants a BB gun for Christmas but everyone tells him it’s dangerous, meanwhile his wacky family prepares for the holiday. Funny and engaging, a true classic.



The Santa Clause (1994)

Scott puts on the Santa suit when the real Santa is accidentally killed and he becomes Santa. He is not happy about it and neither are his family and friends. Very funny, but skip the sequels.


It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

An angel gives George the opportunity to see what life would have been like if he had never been born. A touching perfect holiday movie.

Die Hard 1 & 2 (1988 & 90)

Officer John McClane has to stop terrorists and save everyone on Christmas Eve. The first time at an office party in a high-rise then in an airport. Great action films with just enough humor.

Trading Places (1983)

Two millionaires make a bet involving the old ‘nature vs. nurture’ conundrum by pitting a snobbish investor against a street con. Funny with a good cast.



Edward Scissorhands (1990)

A strange young man who has scissors for hands falls for a beautiful teenager there are complications in this modern fairy tale. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton started their partnership with this film.


Home Alone (1990)

Kevin is left behind when his family goes on vacation. He has a blast at first but ends up having to protect his home from two burglars with inventive antic and devices. Funny but avoid the sequels.