5. 13 Going on 30
When a teenage member of the Baker family proposes to Jennifer Garner, she discovers that her stepmother (Ellen Degeneres) has an artificial insemination problem, and decides to create a children of her own. She tests the eggs on a pair of floppy-eared dancing kittens. Her cross-dressing niece of three boys delivers candy canes as “good vibes”.
When the latest rise in the price of butter threatens the livelihood of 5,000 family-run milk farmers, an investigative journalist is sent undercover to uncover the dangers of liberalisation and regulation. The tables are turned when he realises that his best weapon is a pastured peacock he saves from a slaughterhouse.
3. The Addams Family
Thirteen generations of the Addams family return to their Vermont home in this musical comedy set in the 1970s. Newly “normal” in suburbia, Gomez (Ricky Gervais) and Morticia (Rose Byrne) invite the kids to their dinner table to restore their reputations and keep them safe from the neighbours. However, everything goes tragically wrong.
A Disney film about an elf from New York who retires to North Pole at the request of his father to help reunite elf families who’ve been separated by migration. As he takes Christmas preparations even further, he and Buddy, his “son” by the time he returns home, become more inseparable. When Santa caves in and can’t complete his job, the elf community turns to Buddy to stop an evil plot to ruin Christmas.
1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
In this comedy, Clark (Chevy Chase) is facing his most stressful Christmas yet as his son Rusty is secretly recruiting his brother Burt (Tim Allen) and their drunk brother Ralphie (Mel Ferrer) to drive a rubber-tired tractor across the country to deliver their parents’ oversized presents. Clark is desperate to avoid another disastrous family feud as he becomes embroiled in a holiday battle royale that has the whole town rallying around to see it through.