One of my favorite things about Christmas is all the fun Holiday movies, music and books! We don’t typically start watching Christmas movies until Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving night we watch the first Home Alone and some years we watch both Home Alone and Home Alone 2 Lost in New York.
Watching the Home Alone movies is the start of our Christmas movie watching. Both my husband and I have movies that we love to watch at Christmas. Some movies we don’t agree on. Here is a list of our family’s favorite Christmas movies.
1&2. Home Alone & Home Alone 2 Lost in New York
As I mentioned before Home Alone and Home Alone 2 Lost in New York start of our Holiday movie watching. These two movies are fun for the whole family. They are funny and touching. We love watching Kevin take on the “bad guys”. There is a Home Alone 3 but it’s not our favorite (so it doesn’t make the list!)
3. It’s A Wonderful Life
It’s A Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic. Growing up my family always watched this movie on Christmas Eve. Now we usually watch it at some point during the holidays. The movie has such a great message.
The Christmas movie Elf starring Will Ferrell is a fun family movie that will have everyone laughing and might even tempt your kids to have syrup with their spaghetti.
5. The Polar Express
6. The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause staring Tim Allen answers the question we have all been wondering about what happens if Santa falls off the roof. This funny movie is one we watch every year, along with Santa Clause 2 and every once in a while we will watch Santa Clause 3. The first is by far my favorite!
White Christmas is one of my very favorite Christmas movies! Jared doesn’t really like this movie but he will watch it with me. This movie is an older movie but I just love this classic Christmas Musical.
8. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for Jared if we don’t watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. The classic story of the Christmas Carol told by The Muppet’s is a fun family Christmas movie.
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a fun animated movie that reminds us about what is really important.
This animated Christmas movie shows the behind the scenes of Christmas. Have you ever wondered how Santa gets all the gifts out in such a short time? Arthur Christmas shows us the behind the scenes of one of our favorite holidays.
12. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will have you laughing from start to finish. I love this Christmas movie and we always watch it multiple times every year. My favorite is the all the Christmas lights! What’s your favorite part?
13. Borrowed Hearts
Borrowed Hearts was my little sister’s favorite movie (year round) growing up. She always wanted to watch “the doll house movie”. I love that this Christmas movie is so different from any of the other Christmas movies I have watched.
What are your family’s favorite Christmas movies? Let me know in the comments.