My favorite genre of movie is "big, dramatic family comes home for the holidays and madness ensues". I can't get enough of a good old fashioned, dysfunctional family Christmas. The chaos is relatable and funny and I'm always looking for a new one to add to the list.

1. The Family Stone | This is hands down my favorite dysfunctional family. I know the end is sad but there's just so much I love about it. I dream of one day having all my children come home with their families for Christmas and I think that's one of the main things I love about this storyline! I've watched it so many times I've poked lots of holes in the plot and there is a lot that's unbelievable but year after year it's my favorite.

2. Christmas Vacation | This is a classic and I can relate to Clark having high expectations and wanting a "fun, old-fashioned family Christmas." No matter how many times we've seen it we crack up and it will always be one I watch at Christmas time.

3. Home Alone | While most of the movie is focused on Kevin it doesn't get more dysfunctional that leaving your kid home alone while you fly to Paris. I love the opening scenes when everyone is running around the McCallister home trying to pack for their trip. My extended family spends a weekend in Gatlinburg every year before Christmas and it's loud, chaotic and so much fun.

4. Love the Coopers | The Coopers family dynamic kind of makes me sad but there's something I really enjoy about this one. One of my favorite things about this movie is how magical their dining room is wit hate snow falling outside.

5. This Christmas | This is another one that I love the house and how all the siblings come home to spend Christmas with their mama. There's lots of drama but in the end it all works out and family overcomes.

6. Nothing Like the Holidays | There's a line in this movie where one of their wives asks, "why is everybody fighting?" and he says, "they're not fighting, we're conversating" and it reminds me so much of my dad's side of the family. 

7. Four Christmases | Coming from parents who divorced, I relate to the multiple family Christmases. While it's fun it can be chaotic and exhausting. This movie is, of course, over the top but its funny and one we watch every year.

8. Almost Christmas | This was a new-to-me movie this year (it came out in 2016) and while it didn't beat out any of my existing favorites I'm adding it to the list. It has quite a bit of language but overall it has everything I'm looking for when it comes to dysfunctional holiday drama. Prime currently has it available for rent (on sale) for only $1.99.

Do you have any dysfunctional families I need to add to my list? Let me know!

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