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Top Ten Holiday Movies Starring Musicians

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There are a many holiday movies to choose from, if you are finding yourself overwhelmed by it you are not alone. Why not try one of these ten selections featuring favorite musicians? You know you love their music but do they have what it takes to boost your holiday spirit?

1.        Friday After Next– Ice Cube returns to his role as Craig in the third installment to the Friday trilogy. Craig and his cousin Day Day work as mall security cops to make ends meet during the holidays. While on duty Christmas Eve their house is robbed. What they do and who they meet along the way to get their stuff back is what makes this movie so funny.

2.        The Holiday-Most people see Jack Black as a comedian and not a singer but he happens to be the front man for a band called Tenacious D. Black is one main character in this kooky love story about two women who believe that a change of scenery is the answer. For the Christmas holiday they book a vacation, but this is no ordinary vacation, they agree to swap their houses for a couple of weeks no questions asked.

3.        Elf– Zooey Deschanel plays an elf who works at the mall. She falls in love with a man who is searching for his biological family, it just so happens that this man was raised as an elf in the North Pole.

4.        This Christmas– Chris Brown is a member of the Whitfield family, who has been estranged for a few years but is now coming together to celebrate.

5.        John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together– The Muppet gang comes together with John Denver to sing Christmas carols and enjoy the holiday season.

6.        Fred Claus– Santa Claus has and older brother named Fred. Fred has no other choice but to go live with his brother in the North Pole. While he is there he happens on DJ Donnie who is played by Ludacris.

7.        Last Holiday– Queen Latifah plays a woman diagnosed with a disease that will inevitably kill her. Instead of letting it beat her she decides to do everything she ever wanted to do before she dies.

8.        The Preachers Wife– A tale of a preacher and his wife who are having a tough time in their marriage. The preacher’s wife is played by Whitney Houston. The couple prays on it in hopes that their situation will improve. Their prayers are answered as an angel, but their troubles do not instantly disappear on his arrival

9.        White Christmas– Bing Crosby is one part of the two-man group. Him, his partner and a sister act arrive at an inn in Vermont to be featured as their nightly act. Who they encounter is a retired general who is in danger of losing the place. Fortunately they have a plan to save the day.

10.        Christmas Vacation– Juliette Lewis of Juliette Lewis and the Licks plays Audrey Griswold. The Griswold’s seem to have the opposite of what one would call the Midas touch, instead of everything turning to gold it bursts into flames.

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