My Favorite Christmas Movies
With Christmas just over two weeks away, it is time to catch up on all of the great holiday films. There is nothing better than sitting down by the fire with a fresh baked cookie and some hot chocolate with your family. In no particular order, here are some of my favorite movies to watch this season:
- Home Alone (1 + 2)
Both the original and the sequel are available to stream on Disney+. This is a movie that I have watched every single year for as long as I can remember. It is a fun movie that everybody will enjoy.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The live action version of the famous Dr. Seuss book is another classic for Christmas. Though the Grinch scared me when I was younger, I still enjoyed watching it with my siblings. It is available to stream on HBOMax.
Will Ferrell’s Elf is a movie I turn to when I need a pick me up. If you are feeling down this month, try watching Elf. I can guarantee you will end the movie with a smile on your face. Elf is also available to stream on HBOMax.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
It simply is not Christmas until I watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. This movie is my entire childhood. Every generation will love sitting down to watch Charlie Brown and Snoopy around the tree. A Charlie Brown Christmas is available to stream on Apple TV.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph is the sweetest Christmas movie. The movie is only 52 minutes, so it is a great option if you have younger family members watching with you. Unfortunately this movie is not available to stream anywhere. It can be purchased on iTunes for $9.99.
- Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman is another movie that is not available to stream, but is able to be purchased and downloaded for $9.99. This movie’s run time is only 22 minutes, so it is great if you are on a time crunch. When I was little, this movie was one of my all time favorites because of the animation and music.
- The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause are all available on Disney+. This is a series that will get the entire family in the Christmas spirit. If you are currently feeling in a lull, try watching this movie. I can guarantee you will jump up to bake Christmas cookies or finish wrapping presents after this movie is over.
- The Polar Express
The Polar Express was the movie that all of my teachers turned on when I was in elementary and middle school. This film will always hold a special place in my heart. It is currently available to stream on HBOMax.
- A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story is a movie that has really grown on me over the years. With the recently released sequel A Christmas Story Christmas, now is the perfect time to watch this movie if you haven’t already. Both the original and reboot are available to stream on HBOMax.
- Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a movie that is perfect to watch with your parents. This movie wasn’t my favorite when I was five years old and wanting to watch cartoons, but it has made its way up the list as I got older. Christmas Vacation is also available to stream on HBOMax.
I suppose the moral of the story is if you want to get in the Christmas spirit, HBOMax is your best bet, followed by Disney+ this year!
Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? Let me know in the comments!