Okay – let me preface this blog post by saying I am either a 12 year old or a 95 year old when it comes to my taste in Christmas movies. I love Christmas movies so, so much from the newest and star studded movies to the classics! This list is purely the movies I love most and why from number 5 to number, so enjoy and share your favorites below.
First up, how about an honorable mention? This movie isn’t for everyone but I love A Christmas Story. I can’t think of another movie that has such a special place in my heart. I remember this movie being on a marathon the day before Christmas and just sitting and watching it with my dad. While it doesn’t quite make it into my top 5 it is a must for the nostalgia alone for me!
#5 – Christmas Vacation
This amazingly funny movie is my husband’s and mine favorite movie to watch together. Although it’s not my favorite Christmas movie it is full of hilarious one liners and fantastic acting. If you love the Vacation movies or need something funny to just throw on this holiday season this movie is a must. I always put it on when I am stressed this time of year and need something running in the background. It’s like The Office during the year for me, but my Christmas go to!
#4 – Spirited
Well, here’s a new one to add to the mix! Seems strange that a movie I watched 2 days ago for the first time would be in my top 5 but it is! This story and the music was beautiful and is easily one of my new Christmas favorites. As someone who loves musicals this checked all my boxes for a good musical as well as a good Christmas movie and I love it so much for that! Be sure to check it out and if you have Roku there is a temporary deal for 3 months of Apple TV for free!
#3 – Arthur Christmas
I am LITERALLY Arthur from Arthur Christmas and I love this movie so stinking much! This is one of those animated movies that is full of adult humor but it’s written in a way that makes it funny for kiddos and adults alike! This one is a classic and full of all the Christmas spirit and will make you “believe” again! I highly recommend this if you have kiddos at home but want a movie that will make you laugh and feel all the Christmas feels!
#2 – The Santa Clause
The NOSTALGIA of this movie is unreal! As a 90’s baby this is one of my all time favorites and I remember sitting with my siblings and watching it year after year! Now watching it is so incredibly nostalgic for me with all the 90’s cars, and foods and things – it makes my heart so happy! In addition to all those, there are some subtle Home Improvement references too, and I love them!
#1 – White Christmas
And now for not only my favorite Christmas movie, but also my favorite movie of all time, White Christmas. This movie literally has everything from acting, to music to dancing, it has it all! It is a beautiful story with beautiful acting and everything in between. If you have never watched this movie it is an absolute must around Christmas time and will pull on your heartstrings with it’s tie in to WWII as well as the music around it!
WHEW – okay, time to go watch more Christmas movies (I am watching Arthur Christmas as I type this). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your’s! Have a very merry season all!