There are so many Christmas movies that we all know and love. Simply say a title like â€œLove Actuallyâ€ or â€œA Christmas Story,â€ and a conversation is bound to ensue about the best characters, best music montages and, of course, the best and most memorable scenes â€” the ones that cause our heart to swell or our stomachs to hurt from too much laughter. To bring you just a taste of this Christmas joy, VALLEY is here with a list of the best moments from classic Christmas films. There may be some spoilers here and there, but they wonâ€™t reveal entire plots or twist endings!
Buddyâ€™s Snowball Fight
The movie â€œElfâ€ is full of iconic scenes, from the music montage in New York, to Buddyâ€™s long burp, to the fight between Buddy and the fake Santa Claus in Gimbelâ€™s. Perhaps the most iconic moment of them all, however, is when Buddy proves himself to his brother Michael by showing his snowball-making skills and extreme throwing accuracy. Any reservations Michael had before about this new person in his life disappear immediately when Buddy hits his final target.
Kevin Fakes the Burglars
â€œHome Aloneâ€ is another movie that has scene after scene of laughter and sentimentality. A very memorable scene occurs with one of the first of many of Kevinâ€™s pranks â€“ using mannequins and household objects to convince burglars outside of his home that the house is full and a party is occurring. Youâ€™ll never be able to listen to â€œJingle Bell Rockâ€ again without thinking of this scene.
The Griswold’s Lights Turn On
From the beginning scene in â€œChristmas Vacationâ€ with the Griswold familyâ€™s adventures to find the perfect Christmas tree until the end when the credits roll, this movie will have you doubled over in laughter. One of the best scenes is when the Christmas lights on the Griswold house finallyÂ turn on after Clark Griswold spends hours upon hours decorating. The best part may be the neighborsâ€™ reactions.
An Angel Earns His Wings
Without going into too many details for the sake of spoilers, the end scene of â€œItâ€™s a Wonderful Life,â€ one of the most memorable holiday movies of all time, is sure to make you feel all of the feels. It is hard not to feel connected to George Bailey throughout the over two hours of runtime, and the ending scene of the film brings with it a ton of heartfelt holiday emotions.
Ralphie Shoots His Eye Out
You hear Ralphieâ€™s desire for a BB gun throughout almost the entire run of â€œA Christmas Story,â€ to which his family always responds that he will â€œshoot his eye out.â€ When Ralphie finally gets the gift he has been waiting for, things donâ€™t go quite as planned. Itâ€™s both hilarious and painful to watch, and one of the biggest gags that makes â€œA Christmas Storyâ€ such a classic.