From The Grinch, Rudolph, and Frosty, to Hallmark Marathons and Edward Scissorhands (yes, it is a Christmas movie) there are hundreds of thousands of Christmas movies to watch this season. You’d be lying if you said they weren’t one of the best parts of the year! We all have our favorites, and that one we know reigns supreme…and often they’re all different.
This year I asked the Clapper team which was their favorite Christmas movie to make the ultimate watchlist. It’s full of nostalgia and cozy vibes and perfect for a lazy night in. Mull some wine, grab a couple of candy canes, and settle in for the greatest Christmas movie marathon.
10. The Grinch
“Who doesn’t live the Grinch?! He’s a meanie, and you really can’t beat Jim Carrey.” -Head of Operations
9. Home Alone
“It’s one of those movies that you can turn on and it just never gets old. Even if I know what’s about to happen in literally every scene, it’s always so good. I think of sitting in front of a fire and watching it with my family; it’s just so nostalgic!” -Content Operations Associate
8. The Santa Clause
“When I think of that movie, I think about a cozy time when you didn’t have to worry about money or a job. It’s just a comforting, cozy movie.” -Social Media Specialist
7. Christmas in Connecticut
“Where do I begin? The main character’s a writer, there are some classic lines, and it’s just a sweet little ”will-they-won’t-they” rom-com – plus it’s one of my mom’s favorites, so it feels nostalgic and comforting!” – Content Writer
6. The Polar Express
“It reminds me of first grade when everyone would get out of class, drink hot cocoa, and watch it on those little TVs!” – Operations Associate
5. Love Hard
“It’s a great cast, there’s Asian representation, and it’s light-hearted. Who doesn’t love a good catfish rom-com?!” – Operations Associate
4. Love Actually
“I like movies that have multiple storylines going on that eventually intersect, and the fact that it’s happening on Christmas just makes it way better.” – Content Strategist
Top 3 Christmas Favorites
These may be the cream of the crop as far as we’re concerned, but it’s just the start of a list of iconic Christmas movies. Here are three more that the season isn’t complete without.
3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Is there a Christmas movie more full of one-liners than National Lampoon’s? Or a character more iconic than Aunt Bethany?
2. Die Hard
Yes, it counts. The whole thing takes place during a Christmas party, so it’s seasonally appropriate. Plus Alan Rickman is always a treat!
1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
It doesn’t matter how stressed out you are. Watching Jack discover Christmas for the first time can make anyone excited for the season.
Tell us about your favorite Christmas movie using the hashtag #HolidayWatchlist! I know we missed a couple (or a lot) and I’d love to hear which movies are on repeat for you. Also, make sure to check out the Holiday Bazaar and get your Christmas presents from small businesses on Clapper.