50 Christmas Movies To Watch This Holiday Season

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50 Christmas Movies To Watch This Holiday Season

50 Christmas Movies To Watch…

It’s the 1st December, and that gives lots of time to cram in as many Christmas movies as you possibly can! 

I LOVE Christmas movies, and have many of the ones I’ve listed on DVD. We’ve delved into the old DVD cupboard (we rarely look in there these days!) to dig out all the ones we have and are going to try and watch a movie every night on the run up to Christmas Day!

I’ve already got two lined up to watch later this evening, so we’ll be turning out the lights, popping some popcorn, and getting cosy on the sofa to watch two of our favourites – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and A Christmas Story!

 

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I have seen a lot of these Christmas movies, but there are equally a lot that I haven’t. There are even several that I had never even heard of before I researched for this list of Christmas movies to watch. I think there is something here for everyone – traditional, musicals, classic, animated, comedy, romance, action…

  1. A Christmas Story – fra-gee-lay!
  2. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation – makes me cry with laughter!
  3. Elf – “You sit on a throne of lies!”
  4. Miracle on 34th Street – do you believe?
  5. Home Alone – The original and the best of the series!
  6. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – they need to keep an eye on their kid!
  7. Jingle All The Way – love Arnie in comedy films!
  8. Die Hard – Yippee-ki-yay Mother Bleeper!
  9. Scrooged – I love the Ghost of Christmas Present!
  10. The Polar Express – watched this for the first time a few years ago. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would!
  11. The Snowman – a classic from my childhood! ♪ ♫ We’re walking in the air ♫ ♪
  12. The Snowman & The Snowdog – a sequel to The Snowman!
  13. Father Christmas – I bought this on DVD, it is the 40th year special! Can’t believe how old that film is!
  14. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas – a character made for Jim Carey!
  15. The Muppet Christmas Carol – I went to the cinema to see this – it’s 20+ years old now!
  16. Scrooge – has to be the Albert Finney version. Fab Victorian England story!
  17. The Santa Clause – “It’s okay, I’m used to it. I lived through the ’60s!”
  18. The Santa Clause 2 – if you watch a trilogy, 2 is in the middle!
  19. Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – Naughty Jack Frost!
  20. Love Actually – a sweet little rom-com!
  21. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas – Disney + Christmas? What’s not to love!
  22. The Nightmare Before Christmas – The Pumpkin King + Christmas? *dies*
  23. A Charlie Brown Christmas – Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!
  24. Flint Street Nativity – a TV movie with some great British comedy actors – hilarity ensues as adults play kids!
  25. Arthur Christmas – how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?!

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  1. Santa Claus: The Movie – I remember going to the cinema to watch this as a kid!
  2. When Harry Met Sally – one of my favourite rom-coms!
  3. Shrek The Halls – how an ogre celebrates Christmas!
  4. The Madagascar Penguins in A Christmas Caper – Kaboom? Yes Rico, kaboom!
  5. Merry Madagascar – the penguins have to save Christmas!
  6. It’s a Wonderful Life – “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”
  7. White Christmas – two happy couples who discover that love, romance and a Christmas Eve snowfall make everyone’s dreams come true
  8. Jack Frost – he’s the world’s coolest dad and he’s going to prove it
  9. Holiday Inn – one of the most delightful and memorable musicals of all time
  10. The Holiday – rom-com set in both England and America
  11. Four Christmases – a predictable rom-com but it’s seasonal and made the list!
  12. Ernest Saves Christmas – it’s going to be up to Ernest to save the season.
  13. Nativity! – seasonal, semi-improvised British comedy
  14. Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger – A sequel!
  15. Christmas with the Kranks – if you laughed at the frozen cat, you’re probably on Santa’s “naughty” list.
  16. Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas – adapted from the children’s book by Dr Seuss
  17. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas – Christmas adventure with Manny and the rest of the gang
  18. Disney’s A Christmas Carol – featuring the voice talent of Jim Carrey in the multiple roles of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts which haunt him
  19. A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas – the boys have drifted apart and are both preparing for their respective Christmas celebrations
  20. Bad Santa – the story of two conmen who go on a road trip to malls dressed as Santa and his elf, who then encounter an 8-year-old who teaches them the true meaning of Christmas.
  21. Fred Claus – Fred Claus has spent the best part of his life living under his younger brother Nicholas’s shadow.
  22. Frosty The Snowman – Share the magic of this Original Christmas Classic when the snowman came to life.
  23. The Star – A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
  24. Last Holiday – Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.
  25. Deck The Halls – Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

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