Patch Asks: What's Your Favorite Holiday Movie?

Join the conversation. Share your must-see movies this season.

Die Hard, a Christmas classic?

In the eyes of some Patch readers, yes. 

We asked readers to name their favorite holiday movie via our Facebook pages across the L.A. area and got a range of answers. Check them out below.

Be sure to add your favorite holiday movie in the comments section and explain why.

South Pasadena

  • Megan Lynch: "It's a Wonderful Life - Fantastic cinematography, superlative ensemble cast, and a story that wrestles with some of life's serious questions.''
  • Munkee Gerry: "Lord of the Rings, because there's still good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.''


  • Ala Mo: "A Christmas Story...cause its AWESOME! : ) It's so great that they air it in a 24 hour loop. Good times : )"
  • Sherry Ann Swanson: "Love Actually. I always have a smile on my face when the movie ends."


  • Kristine Wendt: "Favorite funny movie BAD SANTA favorite oldie but goodie WHITE CHRISTMAS - just love Bing & Danny!"
  • Theresa Solis Pollard: "The Ref with Denis Leary and Kevin Spacey. It's a pretty accurate (and hilarious!) portrayal of your average dysfunctional family Christmas."

La Cañada Flintridge

  • Barbara Jurgens: "Jim Henson's " Emmet otters Jug Band Christmas". Adorable great Christmas story."
  • Kelly Campbell: "It took me a few seasons to get past its silly, and now it a family tradition to watch - love the magic in its ending"

West Hollywood

  • Ianna Drew Urquhart: "die hard is best christmas movie. yippie kai yay!"
  • Barry Dennis: "Scrooged and Elf are probably tied for my favorites. There are some good Christmas movies that are deceptively Christmassy. Movies like Gremlins, The Ref, Home Alone and Die Hard are not thought of as Christmas movies but totally are." 
  • Thomas Trafelet: " "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" double feature with "Cinderella" and lots of mimosas. A perfect combination of the hard dead truth of winter combined with the magical fantasy of dreams coming true."
  • John Pieplow: "Holiday Inn. Irving Berlin's Masterpiece."

Hermosa Beach

  • Tom French: "1951 British version of "Scrooge" (released as "A Christmas Carol" in the U.S.) starring Alastair Sim. This black and white version was the first one of the classic story that I saw. A close second is the 1971 animated version which uses the original drawings from the first edition and also stars Alastair Sim as the voice of Scrooge."
  • Linda Sutherland: "The Christmas Story"

Palos Verdes

  • Felicia Cook: "A Christmas Carol...With Albert Finney because the story itself is a lovely story of redemption....and a reminder that its never to late to have a change of heart....AND that money does not buy happiness"

Sherman Oaks

  • Jaclyn Kendra Watt: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!"
  • Karen Dahl: "Polar Express! It's brilliant! A classic. At my house we always have hot chocolate during the hot chocolate scene."
  • Barbara Roscoe-Graff: "Love Actually. It's got humor, and pathos. Some story lines are delightful in their fanciful ways and others are heartbreaking in their reality, but in the end, the message is the same: the most important thing is love." 

Encino and Tarzana

  • Jamie Murray Armin: "Elf with Will Ferrel"
Andrea Vaz December 24, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Love Actually, definitely; and Groudhog Day (though not Christmas, but a holiday movie)
Donna Evans December 24, 2012 at 08:15 PM
My husband and I just watched Love Actually with his dad last night. It is such a great holiday feel-good flick!


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