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Favorite Classic Holiday Movies of All Time

Check out Redbox’s recent holiday-themed customer panel surveys. Find out the favorite classic holiday movies of all time.

What is your favorite classic holiday movie?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis (Actors)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series.

It's A Wonderful Life
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore (Actors)

It’s A Wonderful Life

A businessman is shown by his guardian angel on Christmas Eve what the world would be like if he were never born.

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A Christmas Story
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin (Actors)

A Christmas Story

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of a youngster, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.”

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Home Alone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)

Home Alone

When Kevin is home while his family goes on a Christmas trip, he must defend his home from burglars.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer (Actors)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Filled with mythology as the gang tries to put on a holiday play, kids big and small will end up with a pretty decent dance party, a lesson for the ages and some good old-fashioned fun. As for the tree — it’s amazing what a little love can do.

What’s your favorite tradition around the holidays?

  1. Watch holiday movies
  2. Put up holiday decorations
  3. Cook holiday meals
  4. Listen to holiday music
  5. Buy presents

Which is your favorite holiday movie made since 2000?

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Buddy the Elf doesn’t fit in with the other North Pole elves, so he travels to New York to find his real father and spread some Christmas cheer.

The Polar Express
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari (Actors)

The Polar Express

A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson (Actors)

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

In the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos.

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Love Actually
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson (Actors)

Love Actually

From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill comes the ultimate romantic comedy about love’s delightful twists and turns, starring some of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Bad Santa
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly (Actors)

Bad Santa

Two con artists, disguised as Santa and an elf, take seasonal jobs at shopping malls, which they then rob on Christmas Eve. Their annual holiday stealing spree becomes complicated when an eight-year-old boy befriends Santa is befriended.

Info about Redbox’s “MERRY MOVIE NIGHTS”
–          Redbox has new releases and Christmas classics and just in time for the holiday season! Visit to see the complete list.
o   Holiday hits at the Box: Last Christmas, Christmas Under the Stars, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more!
o   Christmas classics and family favorites On Demand: The Polar Express, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and more!
o   Holiday romance On Demand: The Holiday, Love Actually, Last Holiday, Serendipity, The Best Man Holiday, Just Friends, and more!
o   Not Really Christmas MoviesDie Hard, Edward Scissorhands, Gremlins, Why Him, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Trading Places, and more!
AND… Redbox has holiday movie channels, holiday music, and a yule log fireplace channel coming out soon for Free Live TV
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