The Best Christmas Movies
I love this time of year and especially love to celebrate the festivity by watching my favorite Christmas movies. Between Netflix, DVR, library rentals and some very creative scheduling and borrowing, I’ve amassed my movie selection for this year and we’ve been working our way down the list.
Here’s my top ten favorite Christmas movies:
10. A Charlie Brown Christmas
9. The Santa Clause (with Tim Allen)
8. Santa Claus (with Dudley Moore)
7. South Park: Mr. Hanky Episode
My family watched this almost every year on Christmas Eve while I was growing up. My mom and I always watched A White Christmas (our little tradition) and sang along. My brother, to get his revenge I assume, made us watch this as a trade.
6. Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation
5. Home Alone
4. Holiday Inn
3. Babes in Toyland
What I wanted:
What I got:
While I prefer the Annette Funicello version, we couldn’t track it down this year (boo to Netflix for a “long wait”) but we did watch the Drew Barrymore/Keanu Reeves version (with Mr. Miyagi as the Toymaker!). Not quite the same.
2. Love Actually
One of my favorite movies ever, and best when watched at Christmastime. Also one of the most well-cast movies ever. And it’s British. And stars Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and Liam Neeson. How can you not love that???
1. A White Christmas
All-time favorite!!!! I received this as a gift on my 10th Christmas and fell in love on first viewing. Ever since we watch it every year on Christmas Eve. It’s just not Christmas without Bing and Danny!
So what are some of your favorites that I left off? I have a couple days left to track them all down! My husband will protest that I left off one very important flick: Die Hard. He insists it’s a Christmas movie, which I’ll deny forevermore so he might as well give it up.