The holiday season is a time to pull out old favorite holiday films, and it seems everyone has an opinion when it comes to what makes a "great" holiday film.
Whether you haul out Home Alone or Elf or settle in for another watching of Miracle on 34th Street, there is always that one favorite film above all the rest.
There's the widely anticipated 24 straight hours of A Christmas Story on TBS, starting at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve. And It's a Wonderful Life, a mainstay of Christmas Eve for many families.
Looking for new ideas? You can check out the website Christmas Movie List.
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And here are five great movies playing this week — catch them if you can.
1. It's a Wonderful Life
This classic 1946 film never gets old. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, whose life is touched by a guardian angel. This film was nominated for five Oscars. — 7 p.m. Saturday on NBC.
2. A Christmas Story
Don't miss this hilarious and touching movie of an Indiana boy that will have you saying, "You'll shoot your eye out," all day long. — Starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and runs for 24 hours nonstop on TBS.
3. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold has big plans for Christmas, which naturally turns into a total disaster. This movie is destined to make you laugh and be thankful that you aren't related to cousin Eddie. — 8 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Sunday on ABC Family.
4. The Sound of Music
When Maria feels she cannot cut it at the convent, she heads over to a naval officer's home to become a nanny for his precocious children. This classic musical has more sap than a maple tree, but it's a feel-good movie that we all know and love. You know you will sing along. — 6 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The movie version of Dr. Seuss' beloved tale, starring Jim Carrey, will entrance your children. — 7:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC.