Do you remember where Kevin's parents were heading when they finally realized their son was home alone, or what Ralphie desperately hoped to see under the tree on Christmas morning? And what major event does a ringing bell signify, according to "It's a Wonderful Life"? If you know the answers to all of these questions, you might have enough holiday spirit to ace this Christmas movie quiz!
Since the first films hit the big screen, movies and Christmas have gone hand-in-hand. In fact, Christmas Day has consistently been one of the biggest days of the year at the box office in the U.S. After all, what else is there to do after you open up all of those presents?
Of course, that doesn't mean Americans' Christmas movie obsession begins on the holiday itself. For many families, the collection of Christmas movies starts playing just after Thanksgiving, as lights are going up and trees are being trimmed. Favorite holiday programs are passed down from parent to child, just like heirloom ornaments and family traditions and customs.
It doesn't matter how many times you've seen them either; watching and re-watching your favorite Christmas classics just never gets old. It's hard not to root for the Griswolds as they maintain their holiday spirit despite repeated disasters, or cheer when the judge dismisses the case against Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street." And really, who can sit through the end of "It's a Wonderful Life," as George Bailey runs home through a snowy Bedford Falls, without a smile on their face?
Think you're a Christmas movie expert? Take our quiz to find out!