Top 12 Holiday Movies with Families More Dysfunctional than Yoursby IMDb-Editors | created - 24 Dec 2014 | updated - 24 Dec 2014 | Public
To help your readers survive the holiday season, Amazon’s pulled together its top 12 movie suggestions -- all of them available on Amazon Instant Video -- featuring some of the most memorable dysfunctional families on the big screen.
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1. Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 132,334 | Gross: $71.32M
2. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family
With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.
Votes: 36,442 | Gross: $73.78M
3. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
Votes: 187,930 | Gross: $173.40M
4. Everybody's Fine (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Adventure, Drama
A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.
Votes: 55,486 | Gross: $8.86M
5. Four Christmases (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.
Votes: 57,544 | Gross: $120.15M
6. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 399,573 | Gross: $285.76M
7. Jingle All the Way (1996)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
Votes: 82,669 | Gross: $60.57M
8. The Family Man (2000)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Votes: 96,062 | Gross: $75.79M
9. The Family Stone (2005)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Votes: 55,978 | Gross: $60.06M
10. This Christmas (2007)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.
Votes: 7,581 | Gross: $49.12M
11. The Santa Clause (1994)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
Votes: 83,934 | Gross: $144.83M
12. Surviving Christmas (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.
Votes: 20,610 | Gross: $11.66M