I know you don’t want to admit it, but for me—the holidays are officially here even if you choose to think differently. This means you can listen to Christmas music and watch holiday movies as much as you’d like without being judged. Since we have such a short amount of time to enjoy all these movies, I think it’s best to begin as soon as possible! Today I’m sharing my top 10 favorite holiday movies I have to watch every single year.
10| Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
There is no better classic than this holiday movie! I’ve always loved this movie growing up, so it’s still something I enjoy watching year after year. In fact, I named a deer that lives near our house after Cornelius from this movie! (Maybe not the best fitting name for a deer, haha!)
9| It’s A Wonderful Life
A holiday movie that brings and reminds me that there are so many reasons to be thankful for where we are in life, and that we are here for a reason. If you love classic, traditional films; you need to make time for It’s a Wonderful Life as soon as possible.
8| A Christmas Carol
Another holiday movies that always makes me think each year I watch it. I love the older film in addition to the newer, animated film with Jim Carrey. Both versions are wonderful and definitely have several lessons we all should be reminded of during this time of year.
7| Frosty The Snowman
Another classic film I feel like you NEED to watch every holiday season is Frosty the Snowman. This easily brings me back to my childhood because I loved to sing and knew so many lines from this even when I was young.
6| How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Whether it’s the animated version or the Jim Carrey version, I think this is another movie you always have to play once a year during the holidays. Bring a little holiday cheer to your life, and pop in this film to take you right back to your childhood.
5| A Christmas Story
I know a ton of people are going to disagree with me on this one because they don’t see this as a “classic” Christmas movie. For me, it is because my family keeps this movie on all-day long on Christmas Day, so it is the epitome of Christmas in my eyes.
4| The Polar Express
It took me quite a long time before I watched this movie! I knew so many people who were in love with it a few years back, and I never knew what the hype was until I watched it. The soundtrack to this movie is incredible, and I love that it features Tom Hanks.
3| Home Alone
Josh might be a little disappointed that this movie isn’t number one on my list because it’s his personal favorite Christmas movie (and movie in general). He can literally recite every line. This movie is something my family would watch every year, so it’s a little sentimental to me around the holidays.
2| A Charlie Brown Christmas
If you can buy a “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” based form this movie, it MUST be a good movie. I will say that nothing reminds me more of the holiday season than seeing this is on TV, and having hot chocolate while watching it.
You’ll either love me or hate me for this opinion, but I love Elf; and I know many more people who love it more than I do (I’m looking at you, Michele!) I love this funny, but festive film because it’s so different from every other Christmas movie. Plus, I’m a huge fan of Will Ferrell.
What other holiday movies should I add to this list? What’s your favorite holiday movie? Make sure to leave a comment below!