Sure, eggnog and presents are crucial, but it wouldn’t be the holidays without these festive flicks playing on repeat. From all-time classics that tug at the heartstrings to a few newcomers that’ll have everyone laughing, these are the must-have flicks for a very merry movie marathon.
- The Polar Express
This holiday blockbuster pulls me in with its spellbinding scenery – similar to the book’s illustrations, which I loved growing up.
- Home Alone
Not only is this John Hughes classic hilarious, the dysfunctional McCallister clan always makes me feel better about my own slightly (okay, very) weird family.
- It’s a Wonderful Life
Simply put, this touching holiday classic warms my heart better than a cup of hot chocolate.
- A Christmas Story
I triple-dog-dare you not to like this classic flick.
- White Christmas
With Bing “Mr. Christmas” Crosby himself, this holiday film is as charming as the beloved song.
- Love Actually
Not only does it have a killer soundtrack, this romantic comedy reminds us that the holidays are about love, family, second chances, and making memories.
- Miracle on 34th Street
No one does Kris Kringle better than Edmund Gwenn in this 1947 classic. Whenever I think of Santa Claus, he still comes to mind.
Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, Buddy the Elf – when it comes to comedy, Will Ferrell can do no wrong (at least in my book). And when it comes to picking a favorite, Buddy takes the maple-syrup-covered cake every time.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
It’s a tradition – I fall in love with Charlie Brown and his sad little Christmas tree in this anti-commercialism classic year after year.
- The Santa Clause
This Disney favorite is a movie the whole family can enjoy – and then rent sequels two and three.
By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor
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