Cyber Monday Central's Top Holiday Movies Picks for 2014

It's that time of year again! A Christmas Story marathons! Cartoons and toys for kids of all ages! And movies always make great gift ideas. Here are some of Cyber Monday Central's top picks for holiday movies for 2014.

Movies for Kids

Brave (5-Disc Blu-ray Edition)
This deluxe Blu-ray edition of the popular Disney/Pixar film will make many stockings stuffier and many kids happy.

Pixar Short Films Collection 2
If you loved Toy Story and Wall-E (and who didn't?), you adore this collection of short films from Pixar Studios. The 2-disc Blu-ray version includes 12 short films and many extra features, including director's commentary and 7 student films.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (20th Anniversary Edition)
The beloved Muppets team up again with Michael Caine as Scrooge in this restored classic that first aired in 1992. Laugh, sing, cry, frolic, and cavort along with Kermit and the gang in this heartwarming version of Charles Dickens's holiday classic.

Cinderella (1950) (3-Disc Diamond Blu-ray Edition)
Kids of all ages will love this restored version of the original 1950 Walt Disney movie classic, available on Blu-ray for the first time.

Prep and Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection (Blu-ray 2014)
Join elves Lanny and Wayne as they race to save Santa's Toyland from the naughty computer-hacker who wants to expose Santa's secrets. This animated holiday comedy makes a popular stocking stuffer.

Arthur Christmas
Kids of all ages will love this animated holiday classic, originally released in theaters in 2011. Follow young Arthur as he learns how Santa Claus really does it!

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Follow the adventures of Hope, Jingle, Charity, and Noble in this great new Disney family movie

Movies for Adult Kids

The Dark Knight Trilogy (Blu-ray 2014)
A great gift for any Batman fan (and who isn't?), this box-set includes the complete Christian Bale Batman series directed by Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection
Q, M, 007! Connery, Moore, Brosnan! They're all here! Every James Bond movie from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace is included, as well as many extras, behind-the-scenes stories, and creative insights into the world of James Bond.

Night of the Living Dead (Millennium Edition)
The original zombie apocalypse, George Romero's drive-in classic, is available in this restored DVD version. Zombie fans will hunger for the many special features included, knowing the skills learned in this old movie could save their lives!

Downton Abbey: Complete Seasons 1 & 2
Fans of this popular Masterpiece Theater series will love having the complete, uncut British versions.

Holiday Movie Classics

Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
The most recent movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge and a digital 3-D technique called performance capture. Its visually stunning special effects are great for fans of action movies and state-of-the-art computer cinematography.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
A movie that never gets old, no matter how many times we watch it. The story of George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) reminds us that the holidays are not a time to despair, but a time to take comfort in the love of our family and friends, that the things that really matter are not bought at a store, and that the season gives each of us a chance to help those around us in need. And a chance for an angel to earn his wings . . .

A Christmas Story (1983)
The perfect holiday movie, filled with memorable scenes and self-deprecating nostalgia, Ralphie’s epic quest for that Red Ryder BB gun never gets old.

Scrooged (1988)
Dickens gets the quintessential ’80s treatment in this hilarious Bill Murray tour de force. But Carol Kane nearly steals the show as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
A classic that is best appreciated in the original 1947, not in any of the remakes. More than just a Macy’s commercial, this movie renews our faith in Santa and all the magic that the holidays can bring.

Elf (2003)
Will Ferrell shines in this touchingly funny fantasy about a real-life, fully grown elf. If only Christmas were every day!

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Barbara Stanwyck is the heroine with the heart of gold in this old-school Christmas classic. Often forgotten in the shadow of modern special effects and set-chewing performances, old Hollywood classics like this have defined the holiday season for generations of movie lovers.

Box Sets

Amazon offers many holiday classics boxed together for maximum holiday cheer:

Christmas Classics Box Set
Includes Home Alone, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), and A Christmas Carol (1990).

Christmas Comedy Collections
Includes Elf, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and A Christmas Story.

The Original Christmas Classics
Includes Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, The Little Drummer Boy, and other animated TV classics.

Classic Christmas Collection
Includes the original versions of It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas.

Holiday Movies For Kids

Garfield: Holiday Celebrations (2004)
This animated collection features three Garfield holiday specials: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It’s a great gift idea for fans of the mischievous cat and kids of all ages.

Peanuts Holiday Collection (Deluxe Edition) (2008)
This collection has all your favorites: the Great Pumpkin, Snoopy as a Pilgrim, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the exquisite piano stylings of Vince Guaraldi, all in one affordable box set.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
This classic TV special stars Michael Caine as Scrooge and Kermit the Frog in all his glory! A timeless adaptation, as fresh today as it ever was.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
In a movie that plays equally well at Halloween as at Christmas, director Tim Burton uses the highly imaginative animation to tell a Christmas story that cannot be compared to any other. A unique film that has garnered critical acclaim as well as a devoted following. Some of the imagery is not well suited for young children, but it’s a good movie for most school-aged kids.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch can be taken straight—with Boris Karloff’s wonderful song in the animated TV classic—or with a twist—in the special effects extravaganza starring Jim Carrey as only he can be! Take your pick, but it’s not really the holiday season until you’ve Grinched.

Spiritual Christmas Movies

The Nativity Story (2006)
This contemporary movie is a beautifully made and realistic update of the birth of Jesus, starring a cast of earnest unknowns who will steal your heart. It’s the definitive film version of the Nativity.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
C. S. Lewis’s classic children’s novel is brought to vivid life on the wide screen. The story’s spiritual undertones make for a perfect holiday special. It also makes a great gift idea to coincide with this season’s theatrical release of the sequel, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Joyeux Noël (2005)
Set on the Western Front in 1914, this French film tells the famous story of an impromptu truce initiated by soldiers on both sides of the trenches. Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film, it’s a realistic depiction of the carnage of war and the compassion that lives in the human heart that deserves a larger audience.

Whatever your favorite holiday movies are, Cyber Monday Central is your online hotline for movie bargains of all kinds. So break out the hot chocolate, pour the egg nog, and let’s watch Ralphie dream about his Red Ryder BB gun again!

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