The Best Christmas Movie You've Never Seen
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The Best Christmas Movie That You've Probably Never Seen

This one will really get you into the Christmas spirit!

The Best Christmas Movie That You've Probably Never Seen

Are you feeling the Christmas Movie Fever yet? Christmas is still a couple days away, but Christmas movies have been playing since December 1. I'm sure you've faithfully watched A Nightmare Before Christmas and The Grinch (all three versions) already.

But have you ever seen Uncle Buck?

Over the last few years, my family and I have watched Uncle Buck during Christmas time. It's become a tradition--but it definitely had to work its way into our good graces. Momma forced us to watch it the first time, and though we didn't want to like it at first (we were rebellious teenagers, can you blame us?), it turned out to be a feel-good comedy about the importance of family.

To summarize, an already dysfunctional suburban family is forced into calling carefree and childless Uncle Buck to come babysit a rebellious teen and her two lively siblings and hold the house down during the holidays. There's so many hilarious scenes in this movie, but my favorite is the giant pancake scene. If you've seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about, but if you haven't, you should definitely go watch!

The movie doesn't exactly center on Christmas itself but its events occur during Christmas time. Made in the 80s, Uncle Buck features iconic actors like Macaulay Culkin and the late John Candy, a comedian who according to my mom "left us too soon." We tend to like comedies in our household. Home Alone, another classic Christmas movie, used to be our favorite until we discovered Uncle Buck. We get to see childhood star Macaulay Culkin either way, it seems.

Here are some other great Christmas movies that you might not have seen: Trading Places, A Christmas Carol (the old one, not the Disney version), any of the Hallmark Christmas movies, The Princess Switch (this is on Netflix)!

Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your winter break!

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