Winter Holidays

White Christmas - Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. They join forces with a sister act and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. They discover that the inn is run by the fella's old army general who's now in financial trouble. (DVD 11464)

A Charlie Brown Christmas - 'Tis the season to be jolly, but Charlie Brown, feeling that the Christmas message is lost amid all the seasonal glitter, has the blues. Join the Peanuts gang as they discover for themselves the true meaning of Christmas. (DVD 7707)

How to Celebrate the African American Holiday Kwanzaa -  Kwanzaa celebrates the joy of family living, honors the historical contributions of African Americans, and encourages excellence in family relations, school achievement, and personal delevopment. Features symbols of the holiday, gift giving guidelines, Kwanzaa foods, and more. (DVD 18435)

Eight Crazy Nights - When a small-town, extremely disgruntled guy, Davey Stone, faces another holiday season in his New England hometown, he does what he always has - he messes up big time and lands in jail. But after a few surprises  Davey might just decide he has a reason or two to change his ways. (DVD 18420)

It's a Wonderful Life - George Bailey (James Stewart), a desperate and suicidal man, is visited by a guardian angel on Christmas Eve who shows him how important he has been to those around him in his life. (DVD 1535)

Elf - A human baby accidentally ends up at the North Pole and grows up among the elf community. Buddy, as he comes to be known, knows that he's "special." When he's 30, Buddy learns from Santa that he's really a human. Starring Will Ferrell. (DVD 12592)

The Hebrew Hammer - Jewish superhero Mordechai Jefferson Carver (a.k.a.: The Hebrew Hammer) attempts to save Hanukkah from a psychotic Santa Claus. (DVD 18421)

A Native American Night Before Christmas - This is a visual and musical adaptation of the well-known classic Christmas song, representing a Native American perspective. Twelve different native cultural groups are presented in the lyrics and images. (DVD 18596)

Christmas in Connecticut - A famous food writer lies about living on a farm, raising her children and being a good cook. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't boil an egg. When her editor says she will spend Christmas with a heroic sailor, her job is on the line. (DVD 12702)

A Taste of Chanukah - This DVD features a broad range of music from around the globe including traditional Chanukah favorites and special arrangements of lighthearted songs and sacred prayers. (DVD 18462)

The Nightmare Before Christmas - The story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, who decides to bring the magic of Christmas back to Halloween Town. A Tim Burton production. (DVD 1542)

The Homecoming - This made-for-TV drama, based on the book by Earl Hamner Jr., was the basis for the popular long-running television series . In this opening installment, the Waltons, led by matriarch Olivia Walton, spend an anxious 1933 Christmas Eve together as they await the arrival of their father during a snowstorm. (DVD 18461)

There's No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein - Amidst the lights and festivities of the holiday season, a young girl confronts a dilemma: should she help her friends celebrate what they believe in or should she celebrate what she believes in? (DVD 18449)

Miracle on 34th Street - The real Santa is (Edmund Gwenn) hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove his true identity in court. (DVD 8163)

A Christmas Story - In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle. But when gruff dad and doting mom regularly respond with "You'll shoot your eye out!" Ralphie mounts a full-scale Santa-begging campaign. (DVD 7928)

A Christmas Past - A collection of nine enchanting films of the silent era offering a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide of the early 1900s featuring works from D. W. Griffith, Edwin S. Porter, Alan Crosland, and others. (DVD 831) 

The Muppet Christmas Carol - Miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas and reforms his heartless and money-grubbing ways after being visited on Christmas Eve by four ghosts. (DVD 12703)

A Christmas Carol - A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and present and also foretell his future. Starring Alastair Sim. (DVD 10711)

The Junky's Christmas - Part claymation and part live action, this film depicts a story by William S. Burroughs written in 1952. Danny the car wiper, a desperate character who has just been released from jail on the upper west side of Manhattan, searches for a fix on a cold Christmas day. His story ends in a revelation that even Danny could never have thought possible. (DVD 13664)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - The grumpy, grouchy, Yule-hating Grinch plots to ruin the Whos of Whoville's Christmas. Can he steal their holiday spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Perhaps Christmas means a little bit more than just presents and candy. (DVD 12486)

Joyeux Noel - Based on the true story of three armies in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. (DVD 7092)

A Christmas Tale - Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas when they learn she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family. (DVD 15255)

Mon Oncle Antoine - In a rural Quebec mining village at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a fifteen-year-old boy, the aunt and uncle who are raising him and the people they encounter through their general store and undertaking business. (DVD 11452)

The Polar Express - When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Starring Tom Hanks. (DVD 15339)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - Martians kidnap Santa Claus and demand that he make toys for the unhappy Martian children in this low budget cult classic.  (DVD 15343)

What Would Jesus Buy? - An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America, tackling such issues as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. A Morgan Spurlock production. (DVD 11077)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - The Griswold family's hopes for a quiet Christmas are dashed by the arrival of relatives. (DVD 16197)

The Nutcracker - An American Ballet Theatre and Mikhail Baryshnikov production of Tchaikovsky's ballet featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra.  (DVD 15290)

The Angel Doll - A Christmas story told through the eyes of two young boys living in a North Carolina manufacturing town during the 1950s. Jerry is a quiet 10-year-old who enjoys all the advantages of a middle-class lifestyle. Whitey lives in poverty with his mother and ailing four-year-old sister Sandy. As Whitey saves up money from his daily newspaper route to buy Sandy a real angel doll for Christmas, he discovers there are no such dolls for sale in their small town so, Whitey & Jerry set out on a journey to find the perfect Christmas gift. (DVD 3696)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Christmas has been cancelled! Or at least it will be if Santa can't find a way to guide his sleigh through a fierce blizzard. Fortunately, there's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Narrated by Burl Ives. (DVD 18532)

Christmas Time in South Park - There is no better time of year than Christmas, especially in South Park. Join in as the citizens of South Park sing many of everyone's favorite holiday classics. Christmas is a time when we all can put aside our differences and agree on what the holidays are really all about - the presents. (DVD 18419)

The Bishop's Wife - Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes at Christmas time in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop (David Niven). (DVD 12706)

The Year Witout Santa Claus - During the year when Santa decides not to make his annual Christmas Eve trek, two of his loyal eves rally children to change Santa's mind. (DVD 18418)

Frosty the Snowman - A snowman built by school children comes to life after they place a magicians top hat on his head. Frosty befriends Karen, one of the little girls, and she tries to make certain that Frosty lives on. (DVD 18533)

Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory - A little boy is abandoned by his parents and raised by some older unmarried cousins, where he develops a close bond with one of the ladies. When he is urged to move on with his life by one of them, he never forgets the memories of his favorite friend. (DVD 10712) 

The Twelve Days of Native Christmas - A whimsical adaptation of the timeless class A Visit from St. Nicholas retold from a Native American perspective and illustrated by Jesse T. Hummingbird. (DVD 18929)

Home Alone - Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby taps to welcome them! (DVD 18528)

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town! - The Burgermeister has outlawed toys from the children of Sombertown. Now, Kris Kringle will get his start as the world's most famous gift giver - Santa Claus - by struggling to bring toys and happiness to children. (DVD 18534)

Bad Santa - Willie is a thief who teams up with his friend Marcus, for a very special Christmas scam. Willie gets a job as Santa Claus at a shopping mall, Marcus tags along as an elf, and they use their employee status to rob stores blind just before Christmas.  (DVD 20752)

Jingle All the Way - It's Christmas Eve and Howard Langston is determined to get his son the year's most popular toy, the Turbo Man action figure. But everywhere he goes, it's sold out. Soon, Howard finds himself in a crazed battle against time, crowds and a maniacal postman to find Turbo Man.  (DVD 20756)

Prep & Landing - Santa's elf, Wayne, gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.  (DVD 20757)

Love Actually - At Christmas time in London, the Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague. (DVD 4749)