Holiday favorite movies reviewed

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NBC News (NBC) - If you're planning a movie night around the holidays - there are so many classics out their to get you in the spirit.

NBC News's Mike Wilber takes a look at the top holiday movies of all time,
from "Elf" starring Will Ferrel as a family favorite during the holidays to...

"I triple dog dare yah!!"

A Christmas Story, considered youthful dysfunction at it's funniest.

A top family favorite from 1983 is the film, "Home Alone." It's perfect for a movie night.

Macaulay Culkin stars as a little boy who got his wish to be "Home Alone." And fans of the movie agree, that what happens after that is fun for the whole family.

A timeless classic and favorite is Rudooph. "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" will bring out the kid in you.

A new "cult" classic for the holidays is "The Nightmare Before Christmas," many consider it a holiday must-see!

And if you find yourself asking...
"Isn't there anyone that knows what Christmas is all about..." Get ready to get schooled by the coolest animated kids in "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

A favorite that so many consider a kick-off to the holidays is "MIracle on 34th Street." We all need a miracle for the holidays, and it's right on 34th street, the original classic - or the remake -will warm your heart.

And if you're looking for the true meaning of the Christmas spirit... "It's a Wonderful Life" is the movie for you.

For all you hopeless romantics - grab a glass of spiked eggnog and watch "Love Actually" by the fire.