Christmas Movies You Should Watch Right Now
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Every Christmas one of my favorite things to do is sit down and watch the Christmas movie specials on television. I’m not talking about the cheesy Lifetime movies, I’m talking about the Christmas movies I’ve spent my entire life watching. There are just some movies every person should watch, so I’ve decided to name some of my favorites so everyone else can sit down with their family to watch them!
The hilarious movie about Buddy the Elf, who leaves the North Pole in search of his biological father in New York. You get to follow buddy around as he adjusts to the American life and you learn a lot of great one-liners to work into your daily conversations.
2. “A Christmas Story”
The Christmas movie every child should watch and learn to love. Ralphie endures the pain of wanting a gift so much and constantly being told he can’t have it. The Parker family definitely has their quirks and it’ll make the whole family laugh.
3. “Home Alone”
Kevin McCallister lives every child’s dream: a huge house to themselves. That is until he has to fend off robbers by himself, good thing he has a few tricks up his sleeve.
4. “The Santa Clause”
Once upon a time I owned this movie on VHS and I wish I knew where it was because I lived on this movie as a kid (good news, it was just added to Netflix!). Scott Calvin accidentally scares Santa off the roof and quite possibly kills Santa Claus. He and his son Charlie then get to learn the ropes of the North Pole when Scott must become Santa Claus. Save yourself the hassle, just watch the whole trilogy right in a row!
5. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
This movie is on repeat at my house during the Christmas season. Clark Griswold is sure to make the whole family laugh as he puts up with the crazy antics of his own dysfunctional family.
6. “Miracle on 34th Street”
This one is definitely a classic and it is one of my favorites because it is a heart-warming Christmas story. The new Macy’s Santa Claus just might possibly be the real Santa and he must prove the spirit of Christmas is still alive.
7. “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
I don’t care if you’re 5 or 100, this is a classic, and it might make you appreciate your drooping Christmas tree just a little more.
8. ” Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas”
When the Grinch sets out to destroy Whoville Christmas, you might be torn deciding if you’re more like the Grinch or Cindy Lou Who. Plus the dog Max makes an adorable reindeer.
9. “The Family Stone”
Strictly including this because my mom loves this movie, and strangely enough her playing it enough made me like it too. It is a dysfunctional family trying to make it through the holidays, we can all relate.
10. “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
One word: adorable.
11. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys”
I feel like I’m the only one who likes this one….but come on, Rudolph saves the day!
I probably missed a few great Christmas movies, but make sure to make time to sit down and watch a few of these this holiday season!