follows François, a father of three from Québec who descends upon Manhattan each holiday season to deliver picture perfect trees to the people of New York City. The Reiner and Rothschild's film observes the highs and lows of the tannenbaum biz, jingling with truth in a way that only a documentary could. As far as lowbrow slapstick shticks go, Varney’s Ernest P. His heart-of-gold keeps this buddy comedy -- Santa Claus being the buddy -- surprisingly watchable family entertainment.

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Joe Dante's creature feature hits that sweet spot between kid-friendly entertainment and cruel-and-unusual violent delight.

Jim Braddock would defy the odds against him and stun the world with one of the greatest boxing comebacks in history.

Driven by love for his family, he willed an impossible dream to come true.

Set on the streets Los Angeles, the movie follows trans sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, fresh from a 28-day prison stint, as she hunts down her cheating boyfriend on Christmas Eve.

While urgent and modern, "We've got food, we've got booze, we've got attractive people" -- this is a real line from last year's Bill Murray-led holiday romp. George Clooney, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Cera, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, and Paul Shaffer are all on hand to argue, laugh, and make your Christmas Eve feel a little like a star-studded night of karaoke.

Seuss' classic kids book, but if anyone could breath whimsical, wicked life into The Grinch, it's the elastic man himself, Jim Carrey.

The lavish production recreates every nook and cranny of Whoville and cakes Carrey in 10-tons of prosthetics so to basically stripped away; over the course of two zany hours, both the mean, green, Christmas-hating fiend and his targets, the hyper-materialistic Whos, learn a thing or two about being human.

For Christmas, Billy (Zach Galligan) receives an adorable "mogwai" as a pet. When the inevitable happens, Gizmo the Adorable Furry Gremlin spawns five Mischievous Razor-Toothed Gremlins, who live for destruction, and threaten to rip apart the most wonderful time of the year.

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Where to watch it: Rent on i Tunes, VUDU, and You Tube , mines writer Jean Shepherd's nostalgic tales of growing up in Indiana for goofy laughs, heartfelt moments, and bleak scares.