Christmas is one of the most magical times a year. It’s when a special sort of cheer and excitement fills the air. That’s because Christmas is filled with all sorts of fun traditions.
We decorate. We buy presents. We bake cookies. And we watch our favorite Christmas movies.
Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas sometimes unless we watch a few good Christmas movies. So, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites. In no particular order.
Here are 60 of the best Christmas movies of all time to watch this holiday season:
1) Home Alone
“Home Alone” is packed with originality and fun. Kevin McCallister is accidentally left home alone by his family who are heading to Paris for Christmas. He ends up having to fend off two burglars on his own with the most hilarious antics, while his mother struggles to return home to her son as soon as possible. In the end, Kevin and his family learn to truly value each other.
2) All I Want Is Christmas
“All I Want Is Christmas” is a film from 2011 that tells the tale of Ira J. Finkelstein. Ira is obsessed with Christmas but doesn’t get to celebrate since he’s Jewish. So, he meets 11-year-old Mikey at the airport while on his way to visit his grandparents in Florida. They decided to plan a switcheroo.
Mikey goes to Florida to stay with Ira’s grandparents who haven’t seen their grandson in so long that they believe Mikey is a Finkelstein. Ira ends up in Colorado visiting with Mikey’s aunts and cousins so he can get the total Christmas experience. The movie culminates with a heartwarming song titled “Christmas is for everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT
3) A Christmas Story
This 1983 Christmas comedy is based in the 1940s. The only thing Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. But everyone tells him, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Still, Ralphie tries his best to convince everyone that it’s the perfect Christmas gift for him.
4) Coat of Many Colors
Dolly Parton shares the story of her humble beginnings during her childhood living in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It tells the tale of a family going through extreme hardship who make it through with faith and love. “Coat of Many Colors” reminds us that miracles really do happen.
Will Ferrell is great anytime of the year, but especially during Christmas. Buddy the elf, who grew up in the North Pole, learns that he’s actually human. So, he sets out on a trip to New York City to find his real father.