DISCLAIMER: My family is a Christmas movie family – Dad starts watching them
right after before Halloween usually and we can all quote about 90% of the holiday classics. Here is the short list (which doesn’t include all the Hallmark Christmas movies I also enjoy) and a summary of why I love them so…some I grew up watching and some are new favorites. Oh and please let me know what you will be watching these next couple weeks with your family – we’re always looking to add new films to our growing collection!
I have watched this since I was a small babe and Mom tells me I would watch it every day so I could dance along to this scene. There’s nothing better than Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney and a whole lot of snow.
Will Ferrell as a giant elf who falls in love in NYC. Enough said! #sonofanutcracker
Miracle on 34th Street, old and new
There’s nothing better than Maureen O’Hara in the original but there’s also something magical about the updated version with Matilda. We watch both versions and love them both!
Home Alone, I and II
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This one is truly the gift that keeps on giving since every time I watch it I catch something I never had before. If you love this movie, you’ll appreciate these fun facts about the movie.
The Family Stone
This is one of those movies that makes you laugh because you get the crazy family thing and then you ugly cry because it makes you feel all the feels. Even the trailer makes me smile.
Christmas in Connecticut
Dad and I watch this every year – it’s black and white and full of old school magic. Every time I watch this I want to go back to 1945.
Jingle All the Way
Dad, my brother and my husband can quote this from beginning to end and I laugh the entire time with them. Make sure you watch this one with plenty of Christmas cookies on hand.
It’s A Wonderful Life
If I had to choose this would rank as my favorite Christmas film of all time. It’s flawless from beginning to end, and if you don’t shed a tear during the final scene you might be a Scrooge!
Happy Holidays and happy movie watching! xo