Eloise at Christmastime
Cast: Julie Andrews, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor
The gist: Kay Thompson's storied 6-year-old Manhattanite tries to stop a shady marriage from happening at the Plaza Hotel.
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish
Cast: David Gallagher, Eugene Levy
The gist: The richest kid in the world wishes he doesn't exist after a sleigh ride goes awry.
Cast: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse
The gist: The 1979 stop-motion classic that has Jack Frost turn human and lose his crush to some dumb knight in golden armor. Brutal.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
The gist: Tim Burton's beloved musical sends Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, to a totally different world for a series of disastrous holiday mix-ups.
The Year Without a Santa Claus
Cast: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney
The gist: That one time Santa got sad and skipped Christmas, and Mickey Rooney was involved.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
The gist: The '70s (read: best) adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical adventure, in which a boy got everything he ever dreamed.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis
The gist: Clark Griswold encounters a few bumps during his quest for the perfect family Christmas.
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel
The gist: A very tall cotton-headed ninny muggins, raised in the North Pole, goes to New York in search of his biological father.
Disney's A Christmas Carol
Cast: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
The gist: Robert Zemeckis's take on the Charles Dickens tale has Carrey voicing an absurd amount of characters.