Now that the Christmas season has descended upon us and we’re all waist-deep in tinsel and garland, what better time to talk Christmas movies! I’m a sucker for a good movie marathon and when holiday movies are involved, you’ll find me wrapped in a blanket in front of the fireplace searching out my faves.
I love nothing more than flicking through the cable channels to find a holiday classic to get me in the festive spirit! There is just something so heartwarming about sitting down as a family to watch a Christmas movie. Do you watch much cable TV over Christmas? Although I am not an expert in cable tv statistics, I think that it is probably safe to say that we all watch a lot more TV during the festive season. It doesn’t even have to be cable television, there are a number of Christmas movies over on Netflix. If you’ve run out of movies to watch, it might be worth visiting Netflix to see if there’s anything on there to watch. To get Netflix on your television, you could consider using a HDMI cable to get the movie from your laptop to your television. That’s a good way to watch Christmas movies.
So in no particular order, here are a few of my fave Christmas movies! You can catch all of these films on cable TV throughout the holidays or by using on-demand streaming services!
- White Christmas (1954)
I’m not sure if it’s the cheesy graphics or the catchy show tunes, but this movie, set in a post-war era, is a must-watch. You’ll find yourself wondering if Bing’s eyes were truly that blue and vibrant!
- The Family Stone (2005)
Never mind the incredible cast showcased in this movie, the underlying story is enough to put me in tears every year. You’ll be sure to hug the crap out of your momma after you watch this one.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
You’ll find it hard not enjoy this classic. The kids insist upon watching this one numerous times throughout the season. With Charlie’s kind heart, it’s easy to see why.
- The Holiday (2006)
Has anyone else ever day dreamed about escaping to the English country and answering the door to a Jude Law type character? Just me? Ok. Well if you haven’t then you may after you catch this movie!
- Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
I grew up watching this version of Miracle on 34th street. Susan got it right when all she wanted for Christmas was that beautiful home at the end 😉
- A Muppet’s Christmas Carol (1992)
My absolute favourite version of a Christmas Carol! Have the Muppets done anything bad?
- Love Actually (2003)
More of a non traditional Christmas Movie, it’s hard not to get caught up in the multiple storylines. I dare you not to belt out Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” at the end!
- Elf (2003)
A modern day classic in itself, this has to be the most quotable Christmas movie so far. “I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.” It’ll rejuvenate your Christmas spirit with it’s feel good vibes.
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Because, Chevy Chase & those moose cups.
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Another nostalgic classic. I’m a sucker for a good black and white and this one gives me all the feels. You’ll find yourself thinking of angels whenever a bell rings.
And lastly, but certainly not least, drumroll please….
- Home Alone & Home Alone 2 (Yes I’m allowed to count them as one movie)
Home Alone made me wish upon all stars to one day own a home who’s staircase lined up with the front door. Because who wouldn’t want to ride a sled down the stairs? And being lost in New York? Never in the movie did Kevin ever think about what to do in NYC alone. He was out exploring everything this big city had to offer. And using his dad’s credit card to stay at one of the most luxurious hotels! I hardly see that as a bad thing, especially when there’s room service involved!
Now it’s your turn! What are some of your favorite Holiday movies? Do we share any of the same faves?!