An oldie but a goodie. In The Santa Claus, Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, a man who learns he has to become the new Santa after causing the big man himself to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. Not only does Calvin have to open his heart to a new life, but he also has to try convince all his loved ones that he is indeed Santa.
This one gave me so many feels I couldn’t even deal. This John Hughes classic tells the story of Kevin McCallister, a boy who is accidentally left behind when his family head to Paris for Christmas. Initially Kevin has a ball with the house all to himself, but with two nasty criminals looking to rob his home, he must quickly step up and formulate a plan to protect it. Though watching a young boy come up with rather disturbing ways to punish two grown men was enjoyable, the scene when he’s reunited with his mother pretty much made my heart explode.