Holiday Movie Roundup

12.19.2014

‘Tis the season to spend time with loved ones, but with the holidays quickly approaching, many people are rushing and stressing over last-minute shopping and meal preparation. After all the hustle and bustle is over though, it’s nice to get cozy on the couch and put on a movie. To help narrow down the film choices, we selected our top forty Christmas movies and broke them into four categories, so that there is something for everyone.

We realize this list is far from complete and that most of these focus around Christmas, so please forgive us for any and all movie exclusions and course, and have a wonderful holiday season no matter what you celebrate!

Miracle on 34th Street

The Classics

  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Babes in Toyland (1961)
  • Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • One Magic Christmas (1985)
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • White Christmas (1954)Love Actually

Dramas and Romantic comedies

  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Holiday Affair (1949)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Serendipity (2001)
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013)
  • The Family Man (2000)
  • The Family Stone (2005)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

Appropriate for Young Kids

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  • Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
  • Merry Madagascar (2009)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Comedies for Adults & Older Kids

  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  • Jingle All the Way (1996)
  • Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • The Santa Claus (1994)

 

*All movie poster images are courtesy of individual film studios

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