There are five great movies playing this week — catch them if you can.
1. It's a Wonderful Life
This classic 1946 film never gets old. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, whose life is touched by a guardian angel. This film was nominated for five Oscars. — 8 p.m. Saturday on NBC.
2. A Christmas Story
Don't miss this hilarious and touching movie of an Indiana boy that will have you saying, "You'll shoot your eye out," all day long. — Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday and runs for 24 hours nonstop on TBS.
3. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold has big plans for Christmas, which naturally turns into a total disaster. This movie is destined to make you laugh and be thankful that you aren't related to cousin Eddie. — 9 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday and 10 p.m. Sunday on ABC Family.
4. The Sound of Music
When Maria feels she cannot cut it at the convent, she heads over to a naval officer's home to become a nanny for his precocious children. This classic musical has more sap than a maple tree, but it's a feel-good movie that we all know and love. You know you will sing along. — 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The movie version of Dr. Seuss' beloved tale, starring Jim Carrey, will entrance your children. — 8:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC.
— Sarah Bittner, for Patch.com
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