The Best Movies About Christmas

Feb 6, 2024 | Culture, Movies

Welcome to the magical world of Christmas movies! With twinkling lights, cozy fires, and heartwarming stories, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by curling up with a festive film. From classic favorites to new releases, we’ll take you on a journey through the best of the best when it comes to Christmas movies. So grab some hot cocoa and get ready to be transported to a winter wonderland filled with love, laughter, and plenty of Christmas cheer. Let’s dive into the enchanting world of Christmas movies! So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the ultimate list of must-watch holiday films. Are you ready for some festive fun? Then let’s get started!

1. Elf (2013)

Buddy grew up at the North Pole, surrounded by elves and their cheerful holiday spirit. But as he got older, he couldn’t help but notice that he was different from the others. He didn’t have pointy ears or a knack for making toys. In fact, he was much taller than everyone else and his attempts at crafting always ended in disaster.


2. Love Actually (2003)

This holiday season, take a trip down memory lane with Love Actually. With intersecting storylines and an iconic soundtrack featuring Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” this romantic comedy is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Whether you’re watching it for the first time or revisiting it for the 20th anniversary, Love Actually never fails to deliver heartwarming moments and a touch of nostalgia.


3. Happiest Season (2020)

Meeting your significant other’s family for the first time is always a nerve-wracking experience. But for Abby, things are about to get even more complicated when she plans to propose at her girlfriend’s family Christmas dinner. The only problem? Harper’s conservative family has no idea that she’s gay.


4. The Holidate (2020)

Sloane and Jackson were two individuals who shared a common dislike for the holidays. Every year, they found themselves in less-than-ideal situations – alone, stuck at the kids’ table, or on awkward dates. That is until one Christmas when they crossed paths and made a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion over the next year.


5. Falling For Christmas (2022)

Lindsay Lohan plays a newly engaged hotel heiress in this heartwarming holiday film. However, her perfect life takes an unexpected turn when she gets into a skiing accident and suffers from total amnesia. With no memory of who she is or where she came from, Lindsay finds herself under the care of a handsome lodge owner played by Chord Overstreet.


6. The Holiday (2006)

In the romantic comedy, “The Holiday,” directed by Nancy Meyers, two women swap homes and discover that a simple change of address can have a profound impact on their lives. Iris, played by Kate Winslet, is hopelessly in love with a man who is about to marry someone else. Meanwhile, across the globe, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) learns that her live-in partner has been unfaithful. Despite being complete strangers living 6000 miles apart, these two women end up in the same desperate situation.


7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The beloved Griswold family is back and ready for more adventures in the third installment of the popular Vacation film series. In this hilarious comedy, America’s most dedicated dad, Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase), is determined to create the perfect old fashioned family Christmas at home. But as we all know, life has a way of throwing unexpected obstacles in our path.


8. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Frank Capra’s beloved holiday film has become a cherished tradition for families all over the world. George Bailey, played by the iconic James Stewart, chooses to put his own dreams on hold to take over his father’s small community bank. He is determined to protect the people of Bedford Falls from the greedy and ruthless Mr. Potter, portrayed brilliantly by Lionel Barrymore. But when a financial crisis threatens to crush the bank and push George to his breaking point, he starts to doubt if his selfless sacrifices have been worth it. As he stands on the edge of despair, an unlikely savior in the form of a friendly angel named Clarence appears to show him how one man’s actions can change the world forever.


9. A Christmas Story (1983)

As the snow falls softly on the streets of Cleveland, 9-year-old Ralphie’s mind is consumed with one thought: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. With Christmas just around the corner, he can’t help but dream of unwrapping this coveted present from Santa Clause on Christmas morning. But as Ralphie goes about his day, he faces challenges that threaten to derail his plans. He must navigate past the neighborhood bully and endure a visit from a less-than-jolly department store Santa Clause. But Ralphie is determined, and he uses every trick in the book to convince everyone – from his parents to Santa himself – that this is the gift he needs.


10. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

The hustle and bustle of the busy airport was overwhelming for young Kevin McCallister. After losing track of his father, he found himself on a plane headed to New York City while the rest of his family jetted off to Florida. Alone in the Big Apple, Kevin relied on his cunning skills to secure a room at the luxurious Plaza Hotel – just like any other mischievous adventure he had been on before.


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