Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's Favourite Holiday Movies

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The stars of 'Daddy's Home 2' share their favourite movies to watch over the holidays.

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Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, and Will Ferrell in Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

Daddy's Home 2 stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell share their favourite movies to watch over the holidays. How many do you have on your Watchlist?

James Stewart, Donna Reed, Carol Coombs, Karolyn Grimes, and Jimmy Hawkins in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

"I challenge anyone who's going through the television, if you land on It's a Wonderful Life, you will watch it from that point to the end of the movie," says Ferrell. "That's the sign of a classic movie. You can't turn it off"

Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci in Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990)

"It's a classic," says Wahlberg. "I love seeing Joe Pesci being funny and getting beaten up quite a bit."

The story of an eight-year-old troublemaker, who protects his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation, has certainly become a holiday classic.

Will Ferrell in Elf (2003)

Elf (2003)

"I have to put Elf up there at the top of the list," says Wahlberg.

"Thank you. That's very kind of you," replies Ferrell, who starred in the 2003 movie as Buddy - a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Watch our interview to find out who Wahlberg would play in the sequel

Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa (2003)

Bad Santa (2003)

"That's one if you want to switch it up a bit," says Wahlberg of the movie about a miserable conman and his partner-in-crime, who pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve.

Peter Billingsley and Jeff Gillen in A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story (1983)

Set in the 1940s, the story follows a young boy named Ralphie, who attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story (1995)

"Because you get toys for Christmas, even if it's not a Christmas-themed movie ... I love watching that at Christmas," says Wahlberg of the CGI-animated classic, which centres on a cowboy doll who becomes jealous when a spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. "

Kevin Corcoran, Beverly Washburn, and Jeff York in Old Yeller (1957)

Old Yeller (1957)

"I love Old Yeller," says Ferrell. "What an emotional movie. It's not so-much about Christmas but still a great movie to watch over the holidays." The movie is about a teenage boy grows to love a stray dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, and Thora Birch in Patriot Games (1992)

Patriot Games (1992)

Bet you didn't see that coming. "Let's just end with that," adds Ferrell, with a laugh.

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