One way to avoid trouble this holiday season is to distract the family with a great holiday movie. People love the classics, and it will keep talking and fighting down to an all time low.

Here's a rundown of some of the best "modern classic" holiday movies that seem to hold everyone's attention whenever they're on:

  • Die Hard- What can be better than watching Bruce Willis single-handedly kill a skyscraper full of terrorists on Christmas Eve?
  • Love Actually- The bad news is it's a romantic comedy. It's a Christmas story that's actually pretty raunchy and fun.
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation- Chevy Chase is at the top of his game here with crazy holiday decorations, and an even crazier family!
  • Elf- Pure genius.
  • Bad Santa- Some people want their Santa to be a vulgar, promiscuous armed burglar. Billy Bob Thornton lives out his true acting in this movie.


What movies do you plan on watching Thanksgiving?