Five Must Watch Christmas Movies

Next to singing Christmas carols all day long (even when you only know a few words), watching Christmas movies is the best way to get the entire household into the Christmas spirit. For me, even as a little girl, the old school claymation and stop motion films were always my favorites so it should be no surprise that a couple made it onto the list.


1. Rudolph

Remember that old claymation with Yukon Cornelius giphyand the abominable snowman? Something about that nasally little reindeer and the land of misfit toys has always had a little place in my heart.

2. Home Alone

Kudos to Macaulay Culkin for assuring me that I could fend off home invaders all on my own. I know this movie doesn’t have a super Christmas-y vibe, but that’s what makes it one of my favorites. We know Christmas is coming, but it doesn’t take over the entire plot of the movie.

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If this movie isn’t in your Christmas collection you are the definition of a cotton headed ninny muggins. The first time I watched Elf was sometime in my preteens and it is still one of my favorites. You can’t get my through the holiday season without at least one Buddy the elf quote.

4. A Year Without Santa Claus

If you thought the heat miser and snow miser were just friendly foes in a Christmas carol, you were dead wrong. These fellas belong to an old stop motion film and make this movie one of my all time favorites. It used to play on TV this time of year but luckily I scooped up a digital copy of it a long time ago.

5. Jingle All The Way

You know the one, with Arnold Schwarzenegger? If you’re a parent I’m sure you can also relate to the struggle of needing to get that popular toy so that your kid can have the “perfect present.” Well this movie really takes it to the extreme and if you haven’t watched it then there is plenty of time between now and Christmas to do so!


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We didn’t actually watch any of these movies today, instead we watched the old Frosty the Snowman movie. I scored this Christmas Collection DVD at Walmart ages ago when I was getting ready to move out of my parents house. If you’re a fan of the classics then it comes highly recommended.

Just putting this post together has me wanting a day off to lay in bed with cocoa and fuzzy blankets watching movie after movie. Too bad my littles are too young to enjoy a lazy day snuggling in bed with mommy or else we could all play hooky and relax.

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What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?
Anything untraditional, new, old?

Help spread some Christmas cheer by commenting below and as always, thanks for reading!

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