We all know about the typical holiday movies that play nonstop on cable channels (Elf, A Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s) but it’s my tradition to watch lesser known holiday movies. Here is my list of 6 overlooked Christmas holiday films that are fun to watch during the season!
The Preacher’s Wife
Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington make this heartwarming story of a paster who tries to keep his church open and his family together.
This family comedy with its loaded cast (Regina King, Loretta Devine, Idris Elba) is a fun movie to watch during the holidays. A family matriarch app tempts to get her family together but its a challenge with all of their baggage and drama.
The Family Man
Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni and Jeremy Piven star in this sweet film about a banking executive who wakes up in an alternate reality and finds himself with a minivan and two young children. The film begins and ends on Christmas Eve and is one of Bret Ratner’s best films.
Batman Returns is arguably Tim Burton’s best Batman film and it takes place during the holiday season. The cast includes Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, and the amazing Michelle Pfeiffer. Darkly funny, the visuals on Batman Returns still look great today!
A Diva’s Christmas Carol
Vanessa Williams as a version of Ebenezer Scrooge is a classic Lifetime style holiday movie. Williams’ character Ebony is so sassy and petty, it’s a great holiday movie that you probably haven’t seen.
Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart play friends who reunite after years of being apart. Just Friends is ridiculous and brings the right amount of humor especially in the Anna Faris scenes.
What films are on your overlooked Christmas holiday film list? Share in the comments!