10 Best Holiday Movies To Watch

The best holiday movies consist of cartoons, oldies, and classics, all guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood. Grab those Christmas cookies and get comfy, as we present to you the 10 best holiday movies to watch this season!

1.) Best Holiday Movies: A Christmas Carol

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This award-winning, Charles Dicken’s novel became a forever favorite Christmas movie. Mr. Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future to learn real compassion and change his bitter attitude.

2.) Best Holiday Movies: Elf

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Elf is a classic, quotable movie for everyone. You can never get sick of Will Ferrel in this comedy, where he’s a human raised by elves.

3.) Best Holiday Movies: Home Alone

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You’ve probably guessed that this classic would make the list. In Home Alone, we see a child left behind by his family, discovering his own adventures in the meantime. Watch the original, or the other four humorous movies in the series.

4.) Best Holiday Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life

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In this comedy-drama, a man wishes he had never been born. As his wish comes true, an angel is sent to Earth to help the frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. He realizes how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.

5.) Best Holiday Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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This stop-motion masterpiece explores what happens when a skeleton king brings Christmas to Halloween Town. It’s a clever film and perfect for the holidays since you see Christmas bashing up against Halloween, two completely different kinds of spirits.

6.) Best Holiday Movies: How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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Whether you want the Dr. Seuss animation or Jim Carey’s version, both are hilarious and a classic to bring in the holidays.

7.) Best Holiday Movies: Gremlins

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For those who like their holidays with a bit of horror, watch the movie Gremlins. A young man receives a mysterious monster for Christmas, which turns into disastrous results. They may look cute on the outside, but just wait until they’re fed after midnight!

8.) Best Holiday Movies: Miracle on 34th Street

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In this holiday classic, a lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real deal, after an insane Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. A court case is put forth in New York City to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

9.) Best Holiday Movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Let’s not forget holiday time for the Peanuts. Charlie Brown has the holiday blues, so he takes Lucy’s advice and directs the Christmas play to get in the holiday spirit. When bringing back a laughable short Christmas tree to use, the real meaning of Christmas shines through to help poor Charlie Brown out.

10.) Best Holiday Movies: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Last but certainly not least, we have the classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. In this stop-motion animation, a misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. By the end, we learn to embrace our differences and let it shine through the night.

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Gina Gargiulo

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Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.

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