Ho-ho-ho! It’s that time of the year again when we deck the halls, whip up mouth-watering treats, and enjoy the warmth of the holidays with family and friends. This year, we are making the season even more magical by bringing you all you need to enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
We know you can’t wait to sing along to your favorite Christmas songs, so we’ve carefully curated a playlist to keep you and your loved one(s) jolly through the holidays. You can find our amazing Christmas Playlist on Apple Music and Spotify. And it gets even better – we’ve compiled the greatest Christmas movies of all time. So let us know if your favorite Christmas movie(s) made it to the list.
Christmas Movies You Should Watch this Holiday
From Christmas classics to the newest tales on the block, we’ve brought together an array of movies that are sure to keep you jolly through the season. So, buckle down, grab your popcorn, and start a movie marathon this holiday season. Here is our list of the best Christmas movies to watch this holiday:
- Love Actually (2003): Set in London, England, this Christmas movie takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the lives of eight different couples trying to find the spark in their love lives during a frantic month before Christmas.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001): Follow Harry as he discovers the wizarding world and uncovers the truth about himself and the terrible evil that lurks deep within the world of magic.
- Home Alone (1990) & (1992): While on a Christmas vacation, an eight-year-old troublemaker is accidentally left home alone by his family and must protect his house from burglars.
- Elf (2003): Born in the North Pole and raised as an oversized elf, a human travels to New York City to meet his biological father, who doesn’t even know he exists and desperately needs some Christmas cheer.
- The Polar Express (2004): In this Christmas movie, a young boy goes on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express while also learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): This iconic movie follows a young boy behind the scenes of the world’s most spectacular chocolate factory, led by the candy maker who makes the world’s most unusual candy.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): An evil Grinch lives outside of Whoville, planning to ruin Christmas for all of Whoville’s residents. Will it succeed?
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989): The Griswold family had planned the perfect Christmas, but everything came crashing down when they least expected.
- Bad Santa (2003): On Christmas Eve, a miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores. However, their gig is complicated when the conman makes friends with a troubled kid.
- Die Hard (1988): An NYPD officer attempts to save his wife and several others from German terrorists during a Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
- Carol (2015): This brilliant story from Todd Haynes unveils the intimate relationship between an aspiring photographer and an older woman in 1950s New York.
- Meet me in St. Louis (1944): A turn-of-the-century family experiences young love and childish fears. This Christmas oldie will leave you brimming with nostalgia.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): When Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, his attempts to bring Christmas into his hometown cause confusion.
- Little Women (1994): The story follows the lives of the March sisters as they live and grow in post-Civil War America.
- Miracle on the 34th Street (1947): A divorced New York mom hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy’s, only to be shocked as he claims to be the real Santa Claus.
- Deck the Halls (2006): What if you could decorate your house so brightly that it can be seen from space? This coming-of-age Christmas movie tells the tale of two neighbors after one of them decorates his house for the holidays beyond expectations.
- Office Christmas Party (2016): In a bid to land a big deal and save the day, a branch manager throws an epic Christmas party, but things begin to go south.
- Four Christmases (2008): This romantic comedy highlights a couple’s struggles as they attempt to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.
- The Holiday (2006): The story follows two women with guy problems as they swap homes in neighboring countries, where they meet and fall in love with local men.
- Edward Scissorhands (1990): One day, a suburban lady meets an artificial man with scissors for hands and introduces him to the world.
- Last Holiday (2006): When she learns she has a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell everything she owns and spend the rest of her life at a posh hotel in the heart of Central Europe.
- The Family Stone (2005): An uptight, conservative businesswoman goes to her boyfriend’s loud, outgoing family’s annual Christmas party and finds that she is out of place with their free-spirited way of life.
- Christmas with the Kranks (2004): Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas until their daughter Blair returns, which causes chaos when they must celebrate it at the last minute.
- Last Christmas (2019): Kate is a young woman who made many bad decisions, including working as an elf at a Christmas store year-round. However, when she meets Tom there, her life takes a complete turn.
- The Christmas Chronicles (2018): If you are a big fan of Christmas comedies and talk shows, then you’ll love this iconic Christmas series starring Brad Jones and Laura Luke.
- Holidate (2020): Tired of being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other’s platonic plus-one all year long, only to fall in love along the way.
- A Christmas Carol (2009): Charles Dickens’ classic novel comes to life in an animated version about a Victorian miser who goes on a journey of redemption thanks to a series of mysterious Christmas apparitions.
- A Boy Called Christmas (2021): In this origin story of Father Christmas, a child (accompanied by a devoted pet mouse and a reindeer) sets out on an extraordinary quest to find his father, who is searching for Elfhelm, the legendary village.
- Love Hard (2021): Having had no luck in love, an LA woman meets an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she’s been catfished.
- Arthur Christmas (2011): Arthur, Santa’s clumsy son, leaves on a mission with Grandsanta to give a gift they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.
- Rise of the Guardians (2012): The Immortal Guardians unite to protect the innocence of children around the globe as the evil spirit Pitch attacks Earth.
- The Night Before (2015): In search of the wildest of Christmas parties, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City on Christmas Eve.
- A Bad Moms Christmas (2017): With their mothers showing up unexpectedly, three under-appreciated and overburdened moms revolt against the challenges and expectations of Christmas.
- Daddy’s Home 2 (2017): Dusty and Brad have finally gotten used to each other’s presence, but now they must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
- While You Were Sleeping (1995): When a Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a man in a coma, her life takes a new and unexpected turn.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018): A young girl discovers a magical world filled with gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
- Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020): This whimsical holiday tale tells the tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that changes their lives forever.
So, there you have it! We’ve curated our playlist and movie list with much love and cheer, and we hope you’ll enjoy it. We wish you a fantastic holiday filled with love, light, and laughter.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!