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25 Best Christmas Movies to Watch

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Christmas cheer! November is ending, and December is fast approaching; the holiday season! I don’t know about you, but I love watching Christmas movies to get the Christmas spirit pumping. These 25 best Christmas movies to watch will help you countdown to the Holidays! 

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see. – The Polar Express

Watching Christmas movies with the family is one of my favorite this holiday season; snuggle up and enjoy some family time is a must. 

From Christmas classics to comedies, I’m sure it will make the whole family merry! 

So let’s add some holiday magic with these 25 best Christmas movies to watch this season. 

1. The Polar Express. (2004)

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. 

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2. I’ll Be Home for Christmas. (1998) 

A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Grinch lives in solitude just outside Whoville. He hates the townsfolk and despises Christmas. Cindy Lou, a six-year-old girl who believes in the spirit of the festival, sets out to reform him.

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4. Jack Frost (1998)

A father who can’t keep his promises dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.

5. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

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6. Bad Santa (2003)

Rather than spreading good cheer, Willie, a swindler dressed up as Santa, and his elf partner Marcus try to rob a mall. Their motive fails when the thief befriends an eight-year-old boy.

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7. Jingle All The Way (1996)

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store ran out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find one. 

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8. Fred Claus (2007)

Fred, Santa Claus’s older brother, has landed in jail for stealing. However, Santa agrees to bail him out on the condition that Fred comes to the North Pole and makes toys for Christmas.

9. Santa Buddies (2009)

Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws, gets tired of the North Pole. He finds Budderball on Santa’s naughty list and figures he’s just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup.

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10. The Family Stone (2005)

A traditionalist and uptight businesswoman goes with her boyfriend to his quirky and outgoing family’s yearly Christmas bash and realizes that she is terribly out of place in such an environment.

11. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, and Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

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12. Last Holiday (2006)

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh Central-European hotel.

13. Elf (2003)

Buddy, a human, is raised amongst elves at the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father.

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14. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999)

Mickey and his friends star in 3 heartwarming stories of Christmas past shed light on the true meaning of Christmas.

15. Four Christmases (2008)

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

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16. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

17. Surviving Christmas (2004)

Drew leads an empty life with only wealth by his side. Spending another lonely Christmas is sure not what Drew wants. Drew offers cash to an annoying visitor who is eager to celebrate Christmas.

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18. Santa Clause (1994)

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

19. A Christmas Story (1983)

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift.

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20. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

21. Home Alone (1990)

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

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22. Home Alone 2 (1992)

Kevin accidentally boards a flight to New York City and gets separated from his family, who are on their way to Miami. He then bumps into two of his old enemies, who plan to rob a toy store.

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23. Love, The Coopers (2015)

The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Can they survive the most beautiful time of the year?

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24. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home confuses.

25. Love Actually (2003)

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

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There are so many awe-inspiring Christmas movies that will let you ponder, wonder, laugh, and cry. So, pop some corn, or enjoy some Christmas cookies with hot cocoa and snuggle up on the couch! 

Let this magical season bring joy to your homes, and enjoy this Christmas movie list with the family. Are you ready for a Christmas movie marathon? 

P.S. Make the rest of the holidays merry and bright!

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