Holiday Movie Time!

December 15, 2011

The busy, busy elves in the Technical Services department of the Law Library have assembled a wonderful collection of DVDs just in time for the holdays!  Browse the collection in the reading room, or click on the links below for more details, including movie previews.  If you do not see your holiday favorite, and it is not in our collection, please submit a video request here.

Love Actually: It's all about love and holiday cheer 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.


Dr. Seuss' how the Grinch stole Christmas:Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch's world upside down, inside out, and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas.



The Muppet Christmas CarolMiser 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.


Home for the Holidays:  Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. The family gathering  includes Claudia's resentful, her stuffy banker husband their two spoiled children. Also there is Claudia's gay brother Tommy and his new friend Leo Fish, along with their eccentric aunt Glady.


Home Alone: The Complete Collection (1-4): A wily kid must protect the house from burglars over and over and over again

Scrooged: Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways

The Santa Clause: Scott  accidentally killed him. Because of "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the job of Santa.  Santa Clause 2 Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, his world is turned upside down when his son gets on the naughty list, and if Scott doesn't marry soon, he'll stop being Santa forever.  Santa Clause 3: Jack Frost schemes to take over Santa’s holiday.

Christmas vacation: Christmas is the perfect season for Clark Griswold and his family. Clark's a disaster waiting to happen. You have to see it to believe it. There are 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop. An exploding turkey. And a house full of relatives.

Christmas in ConnecticutA 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.

A Christmas Story:  A wild and witty look at the all-American family at Christmas. It reflects a time when all a boy really wanted was a Red Ryder BB gun. You'll shoot your eye out.

A Christmas Carol: Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who's given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve.

Irving Berlin's White ChristmasThe classic musical about two guys that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort for charity.

The refAn unfortunate cat burglar becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple and their annoying relatives hostage.

Elf: A young orphan child mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag and is transported back to the North Pole to be raised as an elf. Years later, Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York to find his true identity.

It's a wonderful lifeGeorge Bailey is not having a good day.  His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his wife. On this disastrous day, feeling overwhelmed, George walks to a bridge and comtemplates suicide. It's up to an angel to convince George that his life is still worth living. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition.

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