I've got a secret obsession with holiday films. For the purposes of this post I am, of course, talking mainly about Thanksgiving and Christmas themed movies. They're mostly sappy, lots of them are predictable, some of them are downright trite, but many of them also create that warm and fuzzy feeling that will help you get into the holiday spirit. I hate seeing Christmas decorations showing up right after Halloween and I'm never in the mood for carols before December 1st, but I've been known to watch some of these holiday films beginning in September. I think I have a problem.
1. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
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This is hands down one of my favorite holiday films. I love Steve Martin and I love John Candy; the two of them together made movie magic. At first sight, this is a holiday comedy: straight-laced businessman gets thrown together with extroverted slob as they try to get to their respective homes for Thanksgiving. In addition to having one of John Candy's best character speeches (and one of the funniest comedic moments – those aren't pillows, y'all!), it has one of the most touching endings in the world. Talk about warm and fuzzy!