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50 Iconic Christmas Movies To Watch With Your Family

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Christmas Movies




If you are wondering what to do with your family over break, we select a holiday movie each day. We wrap each movie and take turns selecting one, unwrapping and that's the movie we watch that night. However, you can also create a schedule of what is showing on TV or what is streaming (Netflix, HULU, etc.)

If you really want to knock it out of the park, you can create a theme around certain Christmas movies.

Here are a few ideas:

Elf- Serve spaghetti.

A Christmas Story- Chinese food.

Polar Express- Hot Chocolate

Most importantly, think outside the box and come up with 

Here are the top 50 holiday and Christmas movies:





50 Iconic Christmas Movies To Watch With Your Family

  1. Elf
  2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  3. A Christmas Story
  4. The Muppets Christmas Carol
  5. Home Alone
  6. Home Alone 2
  7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  8. Jingle All The Way
  9. The Santa Clause
  10. Prancer
  11. It’s a Wonderful Life
  12. White Christmas
  13. Miracle on 34th Street
  14. A Mom for Christmas 
  15. Ernest Saves Christmas
  16. I’ll Be Home For Christmas  
  17. Deck the Halls 
  18. Four Christmases
  19. Jack Frost 
  20. Christmas with the Kranks
  21. The Polar Express
  22. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  23. Mickeys Christmas Carol
  24. Rise of the Guardians
  25. Prep & Landing
  26. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  27. Frosty the Snowman
  28. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  29. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special
  30. Arthur Christmas
  31. Love Actually
  32. While You Were Sleeping
  33. The Family Stone
  34. The Family Man
  35. The Holiday 
  36. Gremlins
  37. The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  38. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  39. 12 Men of Christmas
  40. Surviving Christmas
  41. All I Want For Christmas 
  42. 12 Days of Christmas
  43. Santa Baby
  44. Love the Coopers
  45. Holiday in Handcuffs 
  46. Fred Claus
  47. Nothing Like the Holidays 
  48. Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
  49. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  50. Santa Buddies

That's a lot of Christmas Movies and you would have to watch two Christmas movies a day even if you started watching before December. That means so many options you might have to start a rotation that skips movies on some years. I know that there are some we have to see every year, while others stay on the shelf (with the elf of course) for a few years before we wath them again.

No, some of these might not be what you consider iconic. You may not have even heard of a few of these, but I really like them so they made my list! If you want to settle down to a list that is more general audience (ie. no talking puppies) and truly iconic here is a more concise list that you can probably watch every year without fail even though you already know most of the lines and can recite them verbatim throughout the movie.

  • Elf
  • Home Alone
  • The Santa Clause
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • It's a Wonderful Life

Notice I picked 12? That was on purpose, but it hurt to do because I had to leave off so many that I like. Let me know about your favorites below if you have to cut your list to 12.

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