If you're counting down the hours to the big day, you can spend some time getting caught up on some of the best holiday movies set in Illinois.

It's kind of amazing when you think about how many great Christmas movies are actually set in Illinois.

Here are the five best:


Home Alone (1990)

Rotten Tomatoes says, "Home Alone is frequently funny and led by a terrific starring turn from Macaulay Culkin."

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

According to Rotten Tomatoes, "While Christmas Vacation may not be the most disciplined comedy, it's got enough laughs and good cheer to make for a solid seasonal treat."

Warner Home Video

The Santa Claus (1994)

Rotten Tomatoes says, "The Santa Clause is utterly undemanding, but it's firmly rooted in the sort of good old-fashioned holiday spirit missing from too many modern yuletide films."

Christmas With The Kranks (2004)

According to Rotten Tomatoes, "Christmas with the Kranks is a coarse, garish comedy that promotes conformity." Yikes!

Hollywood Home Video

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Rotten Tomatoes says, "While You Were Sleeping is built wholly from familiar ingredients, but assembled with such skill -- and with such a charming performance from Sandra Bullock -- that it gives formula a good name."