Best Movies for Turkey Day and beyond


After getting your horror movie fix for Halloween, it’s time to plan your holiday season movie nights. For many, the holidays will be a little different this year due to coronavirus… and it’s never been a better time to stay in and stream some classics.

Pressed for what to watch this holiday season? Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 film fans between the ages 18 and 34 during the first two weeks of November to find out which holiday movies folks are watching at home the most…and we have the results.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, “Knives Out” starringChris Evanswas voted the most popular. Of course, Christmas is coming up, too, and there’s plenty of iconic on-screen Santa Clauses to choose from… but folks likeTim Allenin “The Santa Clause” the best. As for the ultimate family-friendly holiday movie? “Home Alone” starringMacauley Culkin.

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Top Movies to Watch for Thanksgiving

  • “Knives Out”
  • “Addams Family Values”
  • “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”
  • “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
  • “Home for the Holidays”
  • “Grumpy Old Men”
  • “Free Birds”
  • “Scent of a Woman”
  • “Pieces of April”
  • “The Oath”

Favorite Family-Friendly Holiday Movies

  • “Home Alone”
  • “Elf”
  • “The Santa Clause”
  • “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”
  • “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2002)
  • “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • “The Polar Express”
  • “A Christmas Story”
  • “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation”
  • “It's a Wonderful Life”

Favorite Unconventional Christmas Movies

  • “Die Hard”
  • “Edward Scissorhands”
  • “Gremlins”
  • “Bad Moms Christmas”
  • “Bad Santa”
  • “Krampus”
  • “Office Christmas Party”
  • “The Night Before”
  • “Trading Places”
  • “Anna and the Apocalypse”

Favorite Performances as Santa Claus

  • Tim Allen, “The Santa Clause”
  • Edward Asner, “Elf”
  • Billy Bob Thornton, “Bad Santa”
  • Tom Hanks, “The Polar Express”
  • James Cosmo, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
  • Richard Attenborough, “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)
  • Paul Giamatti, “Fred Claus”
  • Edmund Gwenn, “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)
  • Rickey Smiley, “Friday After Next”
  • Alec Baldwin, “Rise of the Guardians”

Favorite Holiday Movie Villains

  • Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern), “Home Alone”
  • Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), “Die Hard”
  • Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore), “It's a Wonderful Life”
  • The Grinch (Jim Carrey), “Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
  • Oogie Boogie (Ken Ross), “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • Frank Cross (Bill Murray), “Scrooged”
  • Scrooge (Jim Carey), “Disney's A Christmas Carol”
  • Fulton Greenway (Michael Lerner), “Elf”
  • Ted Maltin (Phil Hartman), “Jingle All the Way”
  • Scut Farkas (Zack Ward), “A Christmas Story”

Source:Entertainment Weekly