Living in Hawaii, it takes a bit of extra effort to get in to the holiday spirit sometimes. The temperatures only drop by about five degrees and unless you’re at the tip top of a volcano, there’s absolutely no chance of snow. If I want to see a winter storm that might prevent Santa from delivering his presents, I have to turn on the TV. Everyone’s favorite Christmas movies and TV specials are a great way to get in the mood, and much cheaper than that bottle of wine advent calendar you wish you had. Here are 25 awesome Christmas movies to make you feel merry and bright.
P.S. They’re in alphabetical order because, while I have some opinions on ranking, I can’t decide which one is my favorite. I also made sure some of these appeared on a couple of different lists of Christmas movies before adding them to make sure they’re “legit.”
- Batman Returns N
- Charlie Brown Christmas
- A Christmas Story
- A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
- Die Hard
- Die Hard 2: Die Harder
- Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas YT, HP
- Frosty the Snowman YT
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- The Muppets Christmas Carol N
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Nightmare Before Christmas N
- Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (The one with Patricia Barker and designs by Maurice Sendak)
- Polar Express
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Claus the Movie
- The Santa Clause
- Scrooged N
- The Snowman YT
- White Christmas N
Here’s the code for the easiest ways of viewing.
Of course, you could also just DVR most of these if you have cable and a DVR. I’m probably one of the only weird people that doesn’t have that option.
So, what are your favorite Christmas movies? Leave a comment so I can check them out.