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Movies - Dec 11, 2017

Great Christmas comedies to entertain young and old

Get festive with the Rogers On Demand “Holiday Cheer” selection

From seasonal classics to fresh new festive fare, the “Holiday Cheer” folder on Rogers On Demand (Channel 100) has a sleigh full of entertaining films to keep kids and grown-ups feeling more than merry this December. Here are four of our faves to check out!

(And with so much extra time on your hands this month, don’t miss out on all the free holiday-themed specials in the TV folder on Rogers On Demand, Channel 100 – as a Rogers TV customer, it’s included in your subscription!)

Elf

In what has become a heartwarming modern-day classic that gets better with each viewing, Will Ferrell stars as the adorably sweet and naive Buddy the Elf, who spreads his overwhelming love of Christmas to the citizens of New York City after he discovers he’s a human and travels there from the North Pole in search of his long-lost father (James Caan).

Home Alone

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 25 years (!) since director John Hughes’s 1990 holiday-themed comedy made Macaulay Culkin a pint-sized superstar. In the film, Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, who’s left to his own devices after his parents (Catherine O’Hara, John Heard) accidentally leave him behind while the family takes a Christmas vacation to Paris.

The Night Before

A holiday movie decidedly designed for the over-18 set, this raunchy comedy follows three lifelong pals (Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie) as they set out on one final drug-and-alcohol-infused Christmas Eve misadventure to find – and infiltrate – an exclusive and elusive holiday party known as the “Nutcracker Ball.”

Office Christmas Party

T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn and Jennifer Aniston headline this raucous 2016 ensemble comedy about the dejected staff of the soon-to-be-closed Chicago branch of a major tech corporation, who decide to use their epic holiday blowout as one final attempt to land a client (Courtney B. Vance) and his $14-million account.