With Christmas right around the corner, it is definitely time to break out the Christmas movies. I am a Christmas fanatic. If you can’t tell from my last couple of posts, I believe all of December is a magical time of year meant for warm snuggles and cold noses ?. One of the very best ways to get in the mood for Christmas carols and getting some snuggles in is to curl up on the couch to a movie. I have a long list of favorites for myself, but these are the must watch Christmas movies for all ages! The 25 days of Christmas movies is here!
Kickin’ it old school
As I get older, I realize that cartoons are just not as good as they use to be. Sure, they had pretty lame animatronics, but they were so simple and just good clean fun! You will notice that a lot of my movies on this list are of the older variety, but that surely doesn’t mean they are not worth watching. My 4 year old loves (most of) these movies.
A Christmas Story– There is a reason that it is on ALL DAY LONG on Christmas. It is for sure a classic!
Charlie Brown Christmas is delightful. While it is really old school, it is also just one of those classics that may never go away.
It’s a Wonderful Life. Just give this black and white movie a try. I promise you will love it!
Home Alone 1 and 2, you know with the original kid. It is funny, a bit crazy, and still good for the kids.
Santa Clause 1, 2, 3. Something about a real person turning into a story book character, it is just…magical! It is one that I can watch over and over.
Scrooge is another classic that will never die. The story has been told over an over, but this particular one is really good.
Rudolf is the best classic. Here are the kinda lame animatronics, but it is still so good.
Frosty the Snowman was made around the same time as Rudolf, but there are some recent ones too.
Miracle on 34th Street is another one that everyone needs to see. Yes, it is as old as my parents, but it is such a classic!
White Christmas is actually the only one on this list that I haven’t seen a dozen times. I have plans to fix this situation though:)
Which is better? The book or the movie?
Books are amazing. We practically hoard books in this house. Sometimes, though the movie is soooo much better. Here are just a few that you should check out both ways!
The Grinch is great no matter if it is the Jim Carey version or the cartoon version. I love them both.
Polar Express is one of those movies that makes you sad and happy all at the same time. It is also a great book (of course).
A Christmas Carol is based off of Dickens’s book (you probably don’t know that Dickens is actually one of my very favorite authors?) and it is sooo good. I am actually a Jim Carey fan if you can’t tell ? .
Mickey’s Christmas Carol is just the cartoon, kid friendly version of the book above. Little Mister could watch this over and over and over again.
New movies are not always the best. It seems like the best story lines were already taken. These few movies are definitely new ones that will stick around for a long time!
Elf. Do I really need to go into how great this one is? We watched this one with our 4 year old and he just belly laughed so many times. Adult humor and kid humor…what more could you ask for?
Arthur Christmas is actually a really cute movie based on a goofy boy.
Nightmare Before Christmas, is it Christmas or is it Halloween? I am really not sure. That is why I watch it several times between the two holidays.
Big kids only:)
Adult friendly movies are good too, right? I love me some Hallmark channel around Christmas, but here are a few good ones to check out on Netflix or from your library.
Four Christmases is funny and sweet. I love to watch this one every year now.
The Holiday is a must…especially for fans of Jude Law. The love stories are just too good.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. That is all I have to say, right? I hope you have seen any of their movies. They are worth it for sure!
Christmas with the Krank’s is kinda corny, but it is still good enough to watch every year. I mean, it will come on t.v. anyway.
Jack Frost is another good movie although kids could probably enjoy it too. Maybe not as young as my little one, but older kids for sure.
That is it! You not have your work cut out for you. You have 25 days of Christmas movies to watch with your family, cuddled up on the couch, drinking hot cocoa. It will be a tough 25 days.
Now, what is your favorite Christmas movie?