The 1980's were jam-packed with classic films that have stood the test of time. Given that Christmas is this weekend, you may find yourself wanting to revisit some of your favorite holiday films from the decade gone by.
The list of top 5 '80s Christmas movies has something for everybody in the family. There's humor, action, horror, and a heavy dose of nostalgia that comes with each of these movies that have managed to find a home in many of our hearts ever since being released in theaters.
Without further ado, here's the top five '80s Christmas movies.
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Gremlins is a comedy horror film about a boy who receives a strange creature as a pet. After breaking three cardinal rules, the pet transforms and spawns other destructive, evil monsters. For all the horror fans out there, this is definitely the '80s Christmas movie you should be checking out this weekend.
Gremlins starred Zach Gallingan, Hoyt Axton, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates, and Howie Mandel.
Bill Murray. Christmas. What more do you need? While the 1988 flick wasn't a smash hit when critics, audiences fell in love with Murray's unique humor that he brought to the classic story. The movie still remains one of the best holiday movies ever, and rightfully earned its place on the top five '80s Christmas movies.
Scrooged starred Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Carol Kane, and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Die Hard (1988)
If you're looking to pack a little more action into your holiday weekend, Die Hard is a '80s Christmas movie must. The film shows Bruce Willis at the top of his game as his character must fight to save his wife and others from a German terrorist named Hans Gruber.
Die Hard starred Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, and REginald VelJohnson.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Arguably one of the funniest and most quotable Christmas movies of all time was National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. From Chevy Chase's epic freakouts to Randy Quaid's hilarious quips, this is easily one of the best holiday films of the 1980's.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation starred Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Randy Quaid, and John Randolph.
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Christmas Story has some of the most hilariously iconic scenes in film history. From the scene when poor Flick gets his tongue stuck on a pole, to when Ralphie is forced to put on the pink bunny suit; this movie is easily one of the best '80s holiday films that has lasted the test of time.
A Christmas Story starred Peter Billingsley, Scott Schwartz, Zack Ward, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, and Ian Petrella.