(WXYZ) — The holidays are time for family. It’s a time for laughter, sharing memories and creating new ones.
After a day of shopping, gathering the family together and watching a holiday movie is a wonderful way to share the holiday spirit.
We asked our 7 Action News viewers to select the best holiday movies in our online poll. It’s our Thursday’s Top 7.
Coming in at #7 is the 2003 Wacky Will Ferrell comedy Elf. It’s the story of Buddy the elf, who discovers he's actually human and his search for his real father. Think of Elf in the big city.
#6 Home Alone
6th on our list is Home Alone. This is the film that introduced Macaulay Caulkin to the world, the lovable troublemaker left behind on a family trip battling a pair of dimwitted robbers.
#5 A Christmas Story
Ralphie’s adventures in A Christmas Story take the 5th spot. This 80s classic tells the story of a little boy and his desire for a Red Ryder BB gun. What's he most memorable line of the movie?
#4 White Christmas
The WWII musical White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, lands in fourth. If the name Clooney rings a bell, it's no doubt because you know of her nephew, George Clooney.
#3 It’s a Wonderful Life
In 3rd is the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s the story of an angel sent from heaven to help a bitter businessman find meaning in life by showing him what life would be like if he never existed. It’s a1940s retelling of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.”
#2 The Santa Clause
What would happen if an everyday Joe became Old St. Nick? It’s all in the fine print in The Santa Clause. Metro Detroit native Tim Allen stars as a man who becomes Santa and must convince his loved ones he is the Jolly Old St. Nicholas.
#1 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The top spot goes to Clark Griswold and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. His wishes for an over-the-top Christmas goes off the rails in true Griswold style!