The website WhatToDoWithTheKids.com recently conducted a survey to find The Top 10 Family Holiday Movies and TV Specials. Here's the top 10, along with each one's rank in 2011. (There are actually 12 titles listed, thanks to a three-way tie.)
1. The 1966 animated special, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", which was also #1 in 2011.
2. The animated TOM HANKS movie, "The Polar Express", which he made back in 2004.
3. JIMMY STEWART'S 1946 black-and-white classic, "It's a Wonderful Life"
4. The 1964 animated special, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
5. The 2004 WILL FERRELL comedy, "Elf"
6. A three-way tie between the 1965 animated special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas". . . TIM ALLEN'S 1994 movie "The Santa Clause". . . and the 1969 animated special, "Frosty the Snowman"
7. JIM CARREY'S live-action version of "The Grinch" from 2000.
8. NATALIE WOOD'S 1947 black-and-white classic, "Miracle on 34th Street"
9. The 1989 CHEVY CHASE movie, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
10. The 1992 movie, "A Muppet Christmas Carol"
The ones from the 2011 list that DID NOT make this year's list are: The 1983 movie, "A Christmas Story". . . the 1951 black-and-white movie "Scrooge: A Christmas Carol". . .BING CROSBY'S 1954 movie, "White Christmas". . . and the first "Home Alone" movie, made back in 1990 when people still consider MACAULAY CULKIN cute.
Here's a heartwarming video just in time for the holiday. Two men find a homeless man stranded in New York after he was robbed of all his belongings. He's from the Czech Republic and doesn't speak English. So they made it their mission to help him out and send him home.
Deana Carter’s first album of new music since 2005 hits stores today for Cyber Monday. Released on Deana’s own Little Nugget Records, Southern Way of Life features songwriting collaborations with Kacey Musgraves, Kimberly Perry and Tyler Hilton. The oldest track written for the album is the lead single, “Do or Die” -- an autobiographical song about Deana’s personal struggles as a single mom.