20 Holiday Movies To Add To Your Watchlist

Everyone looks forward to tradition, and those movies that bring back childhood memories are no different. Cozy up on the couch and get sentimental or sing along to your favorite family flicks of the season. Adding your RomCom favorites from Lifetime and debating friends as to whether whether Die Hard should be included on the list is all part of the fun. We’ve rounded-up our seasonal favorites to tune into as you decorate the family tree! Gather family and friends together and enjoy the Holiday with the following list of festive movies.

The Classics

1. A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens’ classic story of a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

2. Miracle on 34th Street: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

3. It’s A Wonderful Life: An angel helps a compassionate but frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

4. White Christmas: A song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save a failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Kid-Friendly Cartoon Classics

5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas: A grumpy hermit, utilizing his 4-legged companion, hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas: Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer: A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place where they will fit in and be accepted.

8. Frosty The Snowman: A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat.

9. Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town:  A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

10. A Year Without a Santa Claus: When a tired and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and the Elves of the North Pole set out to change his mind.

11. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.

Great Holiday Stories

12. Love Actually: Follows the lives of eight different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month preceding Christmas in London.

13. The Holiday: Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

14. The Polar Express: A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

15. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.


16. Christmas Vacation: The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas turn into a big disaster.

17. Elf: After causing havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

18. A Christmas Story: A young boy must convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

19. Home Alone: When a young boy is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation, he must protect his home from a pair of burglars.

20. The Santa Clause: When a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

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