Christmas Movies Must Watch List


CMMWLIt’s mid-December (say whaaaaat?!), and you know what that means…

Time to fix your eyeballs on your favorite holiday movies!

If you’re a fake!OCD freak like me, you may even have a trusty list of your go tos. And if you don’t, well, feel free to steal mine. Without further ado, I present to you my Christmas Movies Must Watch List:

A Christmas Story – A classic that invokes both hilarity and nostalgia. Not only is this a no exceptions Christmas must watch, but it must be saved for Christmas Eve. No changies.

Elf – I can’t help it. Will Ferrell’s portrayal of Buddy the Elf won me over, and now my holiday season isn’t complete without this gem.

Home Alone – John Hughes, Christopher Columbus, and Christmas?! We have a winner! I never ever tire of this film, and I still laugh out loud through the entire Kevin McCallister vs. the Wet Bandits showdown.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – Not all sequels are worth a watch, let alone a place on the  CMMWL, but Home Alone 2 is. You can pry my love for the end scene (Kevin + the two turtle doves gift + the homeless lady) from my cold, dead, Christmas loving hands.

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon) – Jim Carrey is cool and all, but he has nothing on the classic cartoon. This is usually the first Christmas movie I watch once December hits.

Frosty the Snowman – Another cartoon classic. Happppy birthday!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – I have a soft spot for claymation, okay? I can’t help it. This is another classic I’ve been watching since I was a wee one.

Love Actually – I may or may not be a nerdbomber for rom coms. And a Christmas rom com at that?! Cannot resist. I love this movie. Love it, actually. (Hahahaha, I’m awesome, deal with it.) Between baby Andrew Lincoln sans zombies, and Hugh Grant as the ideal boyfriend, woo boy. This movie is totally worth having Bill Nighy’s voice singing about his fingers and his toes in my head for weeks after viewing. (Weeks, I tell you.)

The Family Stone – I just… ::flappy hand gesture:: love this one too. I know it gets a lot of flack, but I love the feels and the funnies and the great cast. Especially Dermot Mulroney (rowr).

The Santa Claus – Ignore the fact that this movie starts with unintentional murder, and it’s a heartwarming, fun Christmas classic! Also, Tim Allen and the 90’s, I mean, come on.

Honorable mention: Jack Frost – ‘Cause Batman haunting a snowman, okay?

You’re welcome. Also, happy holidays ❤

8 thoughts on “Christmas Movies Must Watch List

  1. Do people not like Family Stone!? I own like ten dvds and this is one of them. It was an instant favorite and it’s a beautiful film! Also…Home Alone 2 might….*might* rival the first other than the fact that, well it was THE first. When it came out it was so popular that stores were selling little purple boxes of 2 turtle dove ornaments branded by the movie. The idea was to keep one and give one away. My mom gave a box to me and my brother for Christmas (so we would always be Fwends) and mine is still on my tree…when I asked him where his is he doesn’t even remember or know what I’m talking about! 😂😂😂

    • I’ll be honest – I’ve gotten a few eyerolls and side eyes re: The Family Stone. But same! I loooove it. I also come from a big family, so I can relate to a lot of the shenanigans haha. And you’re right, I think Home Alone 2 may be a little better than the first one. I pretty much ugly cry every time I watch the two turtle doves scene hahaha. I’m so jealous you have the OG ornament! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 Happy holidays!

      • Really!? *GASP* The biggest sin I’ve faced in mentioning it (which yes, I’ve done often!) is that someone won’t even know what the heck movie I’m talking about, lol! So lovely, my goal in life is to be Craig Nelson in that movie. What a great dad! My dad would have kicked our drunken, confused butts down into the basement or locked the doors on us if we were trying to roam around town and come home in the middle of the night during a snowstorm 😂😂😂

        Thank you! You as well! 🎄🎄🎄

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