Holiday Movies

It’s that time of year again! Hot cocoa, soft blankets, comfy couches – everything that makes for the perfect movie marathon. Even if you don’t enjoy watching movies, holiday movies are a must! And if you’re stuck wondering which ones to watch or where to go to find them, not to worry! Here’s all the information you’ll need to enjoy the best holiday movie marathon!

**PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Once you’ve tried this, there’s no turning back!** 

Nothing beats laying on the couch with a warm blanket & hot cup of cocoa!
Nothing beats laying on the couch with a warm blanket & hot cup of cocoa!

So before you begin, here’s a list of the must-see holiday movies.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life
  2. A White Christmas
  3. Polar Express
  4. White Christmas
  5. Love Actually
  6. Christmas Vacation
  7. The Nightmare before Christmas
  8. Home Alone
  9. Bad Santa
  10. Scrooged
  11. The Holiday
  12. Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer
  13. Miracle on 34th Street
  14. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  15. The Santa Clause


These movies are ultimate classics that are sure to become your all-time favorites. From ‘90s styles to old time actors, they’re sure to leave you feeling nostalgic about Christmas.

Once you’ve completed this list of essentials, move on to the basics: TV channels. I recommend ABC Family and its annual ‘25 Days of Christmas’, Lifetime, & CBS. With at least two of these, you can enjoy your typical holiday films: Harry Potter – Movies 1-7, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Frosty the Snowman, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, Merry Madagascar, & How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In addition, there are television animations shows, like ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ that are just as entertaining, so try and watch a few episodes when you get the chance! Of course if you don’t have cable or access to a TV, there’s always alternatives like Netflix, RedBox, and online links.  Don’t miss out on the holiday fun!!

To help with this comfy relaxation, it’s always fun to whip up a nice, steamy cup of hot cocoa. (Don’t forget the marshmallows!) And to top it off, try listening to some of the greatest holiday hits! They’re sure to spread immense cheer and Christmas spirit!! Here’s a playlist to get you started: Holiday Playlist.