'Tis the season and all that, but there's a staggering amount of Christmas movies you could be watching. Who's got the time for all of them? Between holiday parties, shopping, wrapping gifts, hanging lights, and addressing cards, your holiday time -- not to mention energy -- is at a premium.

Because you might not have the strength to kick back with a nice mug of cocoa and some of your favorite holiday classics on DVD, we've asked critic Alonso Duralde -- the author of the recent compendium 'Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas' -- to give us the top 10 finest moments from holiday-related films.

Since we're sure you have your own faves, be sure to tell us all about them in the comments section.
Meet Me in St. Louis Movie Poster
Meet Me in St. Louis
In Theaters on 1944

"Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of... Read More

Die Hard Movie Poster
Die Hard
Based on 13 critics

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and... Read More

Gremlins Movie Poster
Based on 13 critics

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The... Read More

Fanny and Alexander Movie Poster
Fanny and Alexander
In Theaters on December 3, 1982

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) and Alexander (Bertil Guve) enjoy a... Read More

A Christmas Story Movie Poster
A Christmas Story
Based on 8 critics

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry... Read More

The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Based on 30 critics

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has... Read More

Elf Movie Poster
Based on 38 critics

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood... Read More

Miracle on 34th Street Movie Poster
Miracle on 34th Street
In Theaters on 1947

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an... Read More

Scrooge Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1970

Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the definition of a miser. He is rich, but completely stingy with... Read More

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