National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation star Beverly D’Angelo hosts AMC and AMC Plus’ holiday programming event, Best Christmas Ever, starting Nov. 29.
AMC jumps into the holiday fray with such Christmas classics as The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks, as well as Four Christmases, Fred Claus, White Christmas and many more. This season’s slate of holiday films features more than 55 titles and more than 575 hours of programming.
AMC Plus also is the exclusive streaming home to original film Silent Night, starring Kiera Knightly and directed by Camille Griffin marking her directorial debut, on December 3. Silent Night follows a group of old friends who reunite to celebrate Christmas at a home in the British countryside. The film also stars Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Annabelle Wallis, Lily-Rose Depp, Ṣọpé Dìrísù, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones and Trudie Styler.
Other programming highlights include:
—“Wonka Wonderland” on November 29 featuring back-to-back showings of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
—“Candy-Coated Christmas” marathon on December 3 celebrating films starring John Candy, including Planes Trains & Automobiles, Summer Rental, The Great Outdoors and National Lampoon’s Vacation.
—“Naughty List Marathon” on December 4 including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, Gremlins and A Dennis the Menace Christmas.
—Have “A Murray Christmas” with the Bill Murray holiday classics Scrooged, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II on December 11.
—“Holiday Hijinks Marathon” on December 18 featuring National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Fred Claus, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Gremlins, Snow Day, Scrooged, To Grandmother’s House We Go and The Polar Express.
—And AMC and AMC Plus’ “Best Christmas Ever” concludes with the “Christmas Blowout” from December 24 to December 25 with a lineup including National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, White Christmas, The Polar Express, Four Christmases, Fred Claus, Scrooged, Jack Frost (1998), Jack Frost (1979), Snow Day, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Year Without a Santa Claus.