The list author says: "Christmas is a "sentimental" time, but it's also a time to have FUN! And watching a movie with family and friends that makes you laugh is an excellent way to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening...
(For more movie suggestions, see my lists, "Sentimental Christmas Movies," ÂChristmas ÂDramaÂ Movies,Â "Christmas 'Romance' Movies," "Christmas 'Family' Movies," "Classic Christmas Movies," "Black (African-American) Christmas Movies," and my five lists of "Christmas Programs for Children.")"
"Male and female pen-pals have only sent each other the pictures of their (better-looking) best friends. They then have the chance to meet as adults, but each sends the best friend to pose as them, and the best friends fall in love."
"A couple decides to vacation during Christmas because their daughter is off in the Peace Corps. Their lack of decorations antagonizes the neighbors; and then their daughter announces she'll be home for Christmas after all."
"Santa is ready to pass on the reins to his daughter, who feels torn between her boyfriend, the family business, and running her own firm in NYC. Then a disgruntled former elf sows dissension at the North Pole in a takeover attempt."
"Santa's son Chris Kringle doesn't want to follow in dad's footsteps, but is nevertheless assigned the "West Coast Route". He arrives in San Diego, but is mistakenly arrested as a thief who has been robbing homes in a Santa costume."
"Affleck is a millionaire on the verge of nervous collapse, who pays the family (whose parents are on the verge of divorce) living in his childhood home to let him stay there with them during the holidays."
"A man moves to down during the annual Christmas Decorating Contest, creating competition with the reigning champion. The town ultimately outlaws Christmas, and the feuding neighbors must get together to save Christmas."
"A business owner who has built his store into a national chain has lost his marriage, and alienated his son and brother. After an accident leaves him dead, his guardian angel gives him 12 days to set things right."
"A teenage girl wants nothing to do with her family at Christmas. After meeting the mallÂs Santa, she finally comes face to face with the true meaning and spirit of the holiday. (A slightly different version, "Too Cool for Christmas," is also available.)"