7 Great Christmas Movies December 21, 2010 Trapped indoors this Christmas? Movies.ie brings you seven movies to warm your heart this snowy season! It’s a Wonderful Life Down on your luck, money problems? Well watch this tale of poor George Bailey; he’s at the end of his rope; it is Christmas Eve, and when many are feeling celebratory, he is miserable. It takes the help of a guardian angel to get him back into the holiday spirit and show him just how much good he has really done. Elf Will Ferrell’s classic Christmas tale of of Buddy the Elf, who moves out of Santa’s Workshop and into human society as he tries to find his real dad. Soon enough, he learns that the real world is not as cheery and content as he had become accustomed. Muppet Christmas Carol Michael Caine teams up with the Muppets for a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol. With a cast of mostly non-human entities, the story was a fresh twist that people of all ages are sure to enjoy. White Christmas Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye head up this Christmas classic. But the real star of the show is Irving Berlin’s score. A little “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep” anyone? Great choice to impress your grandparents with your taste in movies. The Nightmare Before Christmas The perfect antidote to the abundance of overly-sweet holiday movies out there. This off-beat animated musical tells the story of Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, who discovers Christmas Town and is so taken with the holiday that he tries get his ghoulish friends to help him put on Christmas. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation A classic 80’s choice, Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase) is gung-ho about having a good old-fashioned family Christmas– even when his dead-beat brother shows up and parks his RV in the driveway, and the cat gets electrocuted by the Christmas tree. After all, it’s not Christmas without a little drama, right? Bad Santa For the bah-humbug that resides in all of us (more in some than others), “Bad Santa” is the perfect movie to watch when all the Christmas cheer seems a bit too much to take. Surprisingly, however, this black comedy has a feel-good message at the end.