It’s the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to enjoy this time than being wrapped up in warm blankets and watching Christmas movies with a cup of hot chocolate. But wait! Are you finding yourself on a quest of searching for the perfect movie to watch but often end up with most of your time being wasted and a cup of hot chocolate that is no longer hot? Consider us to be your Santa because here is a list of 11 best Christmas movies for you to watch this holiday season!
1. Home Alone (1990)
When you look back at it as an adult, you realize how much courage it must have taken for Kevin to come up with all the traps around the house just to get rid of the two burglars. The most-watched, best Christmas classic of all time, Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern is sure to take you on a trip of nostalgia and thus, is one of the best Christmas movies to watch this holiday season.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
“That’s right! I AM THE PUMPKIN KING!”
Jack Skellington, the true pumpkin king (don’t you take that away from him) of Halloween town, having followed the same old Halloween tradition, gets fed up and wanders off into the woods only to find himself amidst a new gathering and a new tradition. But as he decides to recreate the same tradition in his Halloween town, things end up in dreadful chaos, where Santa becomes a hostage in the hands of someone evil!
3. Polar Express (2004)
Wondering if Santa is real or not, a young little boy gets invited to travel to the north pole in a magical train, the Polar Express, in the company of a few other little kids dressed in their pajamas. On this journey to go to Santa’s land, the children have assured a special Christmas gift, but only if they truly believe in Santa’s existence. This movie is the perfect portrayal of a child’s unfaltering belief in Santa Claus (wait, so Santa is not real?).
4. The Holiday (2006)
“If you were a melody… I used only the good notes.”
As suggested in the title, The Holiday is a perfect rom-com movie for the holidays to watch with your other half because this movie is all about finding true love in one’s life. This movie keeps you engaged and interested in the lives of two women, Iris and Amanda, who refuse to let heartbreak stop them from finding true love in the upcoming days of their lives.
5. The Grinch (2018)
“Christmas already? Ugh!”
Tire of all the Christmas decorations and celebrations around him, the Grinch along with his dog, Max, decides to steal Christmas from all the Whos of the Whoville. On this plan of ruining Christmas for everyone around him, he encounters a little 6-year-old whose warm Christmas message touches his heart, but will he still continue to ruin Christmas for everyone around him or will he choose to become a part of the Christmas spirit?
6. Home Alone 2 (1992)
“Kevin’s not here.”
The sequel to the legendary movie, Home Alone, although not as favored as the first one, is still a recommended watch for the holidays. The concept of Kevin’s separation from his family and his solo adventure on busting the two iconic burglars, Harry and Marv, before their grand robbery from a toy store.
7. Last Christmas (2019)
“You’re made of everything you do.”
Kate, played by Emilia Clarke and Tom, played by Henry Golding, together with display great elements of chemistry in this romantic movie, Last Christmas, but only to have the movie end in an unexpected twist which was rather out of order in the case of romantic movies. The emotional depth expressed and the ending in the movie make it great to be watched once.
8. A Christmas Story (1983)
“I triple-DOG-dare you!”
A Christmas themed movie where a young boy, Ralphie wishes for a gift he adores, for Christmas but is faced with the opposition of his parents, his teacher and Santa himself. By popular opinion, A Christmas Story is one of the Christmas classics and is a cult favorite.
9. Love Actually (2003)
“True love lasts a lifetime.”
A rom-com that shows the love lives of eight different interconnected couples who are either falling in love or out of it. This movie involves a lot of twists as it progresses but maintains to keep the same interest in the viewers throughout. All in all, a great movie for the holidays.
10. Elf (2003)
“You sit on a throne of lies!”
Elf is said to be a family favorite movie among all the Christmas movies out there. Will Ferrell plays the role of Buddy the elf who, because of his unsuited lifestyle as a helper of Santa, goes out to find his real family, who all think he is crazy. Hence, it is one of the best Christmas movies to watch.
11. A Christmas Carol (2009)
This movie a remake of a classic novel by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Jim Carrey who is a stingy being and gets confronted by three spirits who reveal to him, his life in the past, the present and the future. With all the situations put forth, he must either choose to change his life or remain the same miser.
So, get that hot chocolate ready and get comfortable to watch any of the holiday classics we listed down for you. We hope you liked what we have for you.
Have a merry Christmas.