Not exactly Christmas movies, but featuring scenes set during the holiday season, these classic films are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.
The Ref (1994)
An unfortunate cat burglar becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple and their annoying relatives hostage on Christmas Eve.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Two neighborhood curmudgeons’ long-running feud becomes an all-out rivalry when an attractive widow moves into the house across the street.
In Bruges (2008)
After a job goes wrong, hit men are ordered to cool their heels and wait for orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium.
Devilish gremlins take over the town when a boy’s Christmas gift accidentally gets wet.
Trading Places (1983)
Rich brothers wager on whether a born looser cam become as successful as a wealthy investment executive if put in the proper environment.
Die Hard (1988)
A New York detective visiting his estranged wife is the only hope when terrorists seize a Los Angeles high-rise and take hostages.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
On a lecture tour in Ohio, a famed author slips on the ice and is confined to the home of a middle-class couple and proceeds to plunge the household into chaos.
3 Godfathers (1948)
Fugitive bank robbers care for the newborn of a woman they just buried, knowing it ruins any chance of escape.
A very rich man stands to lose his inheritance and lush lifestyle if he doesn’t marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days.
The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
An easy-going father and an iron-willed nun find themselves in a subtle battle of wits over how the children should be educated at a parochial school.
Cast Away (2005)
After a plane crash, a FedEx systems engineer finds himself alone on the shores of a tropical island.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
A father’s new job and mother’s book tour presents a lack of parental guidance for a family of 12 children and mayhem ensues.
Funny Farm (1988)
A divorced couple, who fled Manhattan for life in the country, attempt to sell their farmhouse by bribing local townspeople to create the perfect fantasy Christmas to impress prospective buyers.
The Preacher’s Wife (1996)
An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher whose faith is failing and whose marriage is also suffering.
Nobody’s Fool (1994)
A cheerful curmudgeon who has made a lifetime of bad decisions has a chance to make right some of them when his estranged son and grandson drop back into his life.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
A comic collection of gangsters help an aging apple seller pose as a wealthy grand dame to help her daughter marry into a noble family.
Stalag 17 (1953)
A group of American POWs suspects a spy is among them a few days before Christmas.
The Trouble with Angels (1966)
Two mischievous students turn a convent school upside down with their pranks.
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
On their way to visit their father’s house for Christmas, two children are stranded at the airport and ushered into the unaccompanied minors’ room with dozens of stranded, parent-free kids from all over the country.
Pirate Radio (2009)
Radio Rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that’s populated by a rogue band of rock and roll DJs that captivate Britain in the 1960s.
December 2, 2016