Best snowy movies to watch on a snow day
Alive: This 1993 movie recounts a plane crash in the snowy Andes, when a rubgy team from Uruguay had to go to extreme measures to survive -- Alfred Packer extreme. Guaranteed not to fire up your appetite.
Insomnia: This 2002 offering from future Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan finds Al Pacino wandering around icy, perpetually illuminated Alaska in a gloomy fog as he looks for a psycho writer played by, of all people, Robin Williams. It'll make you happy for sunset.
The Empire Strikes Back: The best Star Wars movie also has some of the top frigid-weather scenes ever committed to celluloid thanks to the extended sequences on the ice planet Hoth. As you watch Han Solo fight to survive, cuddle up with someone you love -- but don't slice him or her open to stay warm.
White Christmas: Yes, it's cheesy -- and that's the point. The title song is the best known celebration of the white stuff, but don't forget about this more straight-forward ditty, titled "Snow." Now, everyone sing along with Bing...