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What Christmas movies do you watch every year?

It’s that time of year when I get the urge to sit around with an eggnog watching holiday movies. My husband and I watch the same ones every year, so to make sure we’re not missing any good ones, I thought I’d share them with you as a handy guide and you can let me know if I’m missing any winners!

It’s A Wonderful Life

The classic and my second favorite movie of all time after The Philadelphia Story.

The Family Stone

Always liked this one, though the fact the guy starts with one sister and ends up with the other is a little creepy.

Home for the Holidays

That classic dysfunctional family during the holidays theme!


Will Ferrell could take a nap and he’d have me cracking up.

Four Christmases

Doesn’t get great reviews but I’ve always loved Vince Vaughn and I still get a kick out of it.

Bad Santa

Love it! Fits my sick sense of humor perfectly…

Groundhog Day

Doesn’t really count as a Christmas movie, but there is a lot of snow, so close enough.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Stupid, but I grew up in the 80s.

A Christmas Story (1983)

This is what is on the television 24/7 on Christmas day!

Miracle on 34th Street

Another classic, though I never liked it half as much as It’s a Wonderful Life!

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When police accuse her sister Crystal of attempted murder, Holly Waterston must don an apron and roll up her sleeves. Things are going to get gooey if she’s to catch the real culprit AND keep the cupcake bakery going.

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15 Responses

  1. Michelle Kafka

    I love all Christmas movies, but my fave is The Polar Express. I’ve been watching a lot of Christmas movies on The Hallmark Channel as well. 🙂


  2. Brian Davis

    A Christmas Carol (Muppet version is best)
    Polar Express
    Either version of the Grinch
    A Charlie Brown Christmas


  3. Karisa

    Our taste in movies may not overlap very much… but these are all on my must-watch list:
    White Christmas
    While You Were Sleeping
    The Nativity
    Holiday Inn
    The Santa Clause
    Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer


  4. Catherine

    Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck?!? That one is the BEST!


  5. Natalie Daniels

    I absolutely love A Christmas Story. I love when TBS plays it for 24 hours. I sit with a glass of wine starting at 8:00 pm on Christmas Eve, in front of the Christmas tree, and watch Ralph and his family. There is also the Polar Express. I have to admit though that I prefer the animated specials: Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, The Grinch, and there is an animated Christmas movie Mickey’s Christmas Carol.


  6. Dynah

    Scrooged with Bill Murray, National Lampoon’s Christmas with Chevy Chase, the original cartoons, frosty, Charlie Brown, etc….have a full list I watch every year. It takes me from December 1st till Xmas Eve to get through them with !y daughter and now her son is included in our mad crazy love of Christmas movies!!


  7. judy

    Prancer and the sequel. A golden christmas..with the golden retriever



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