The holidays are a time of year that unanimously connect the world, though each country and culture have specific traditions and rituals that help ring in the season. In America, one of the most recognized practices to embrace the spirit of December is watching classic holiday movies. These are films that have been around for years, and dozens are aired during ABC Family’s month-long Countdown to Christmas marathon or available on demand through DirecTV, Amazon Prime, and more. There are, however, a small group that have been solidified as classics in everyone’s home which should be watched with the whole family present, and popcorn ready. Below are, in one writer’s opinion, the top 5 must-watch movies this holiday season.