1. “A Christmas Story”
When that kid gets his tongue stuck on a pole—because, hey, you can’t go back on a triple-dog dare. Not if you still want respect from your peers, that is.
When Buddy gets to eat the meal of his dreams in Elf. Which is, coincidentally, the meal of ALL our dreams.
4. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
The moment when the Grinch puts all the pieces together in his brilliant plan.
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
When Rudolph finally comes to terms with the fact that his red nose is super rad.
6. “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
When those rascals finally get the tree just right.
7. “Home Alone”
The moment after Kevin’s parents leave and he realizes that he’s got the house all to himself. Every child’s dream.
8. “Love Actually”
When the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) dances around in his huge mansion to the Pointer Sisters.
9. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
When Jack Skellington serenades Sally. There’s no way a skeleton has ever sung such sweet sounds.