Every holiday season, families gather round the table, fill their bellies to the brim, snuggle close by the fire and double over with laughter as Clark Griswold fails once again to light his home from top to bottom in Christmas lights.

Whether it’s a romance, a comedy or a kid-friendly tale, many families make movie-watching a holiday tradition as much as opening gifts and dozing off after a heaping helping of Christmas dinner. Those of us with a touch of wanderlust love to cozy up while watching tales of foreign lands and romances blooming across the pond. Add a holiday element and you’ve got the perfect way to while away a winter’s night. 

Here are five “merry” movies that celebrate travel, and how they rate, with 9 reindeer being the best (in honor of Santa’s reindeer: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder, Blitzen, Cupid and Comet):