As I was thinking about this post, I realized that my exposure to Christmas movies is vastly lacking. I haven’t seen classics like A Christmas Story or White Christmas or It’s a Wonderful Life. So not only am I going to list my Top 5 favorite Christmas Movies, I’m also going to list a Christmas movies bucket list!

Top 5 Favorite Holiday Movies!

These movies are in no particular order. I based my selection off of my need to watch these movies every holiday season.

  1. Elf — what can I say? This is one of the only Will Farrell movies I like. I laugh every time I watch it. I love when he’s walking down to New York and meets Leon the Snowman and Mr. Narwhal. I absolutely love Buddy decorating the department store and the apartment… I could go on and on….
  2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — It has become a favorite just because I’m forced to watch it every year by my husband. I am constantly shaking my head and questioning Clark’s thought process…
  3. The Holiday — Jude Law and Kate Winslet and England. I love it all.
  4. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer— A total classic. I cannot NOT watch this. I love how old school it is. I love the land of misfit toys. I love the music.
  5. The Santa Clause — Tim Allen. I love him in this. I love when they get to the north pole and they meet Bernard. I love the snow globe. I think this is a super funny movie.

Holiday Movie Bucket List

So it has come to my attention that I have sorely missed out on some excellent holiday movies. Here is my list of holiday movies I need to watch.

  1. A Christmas Story – I know I can’t believe I haven’t watched it either!
  2. It’s a Wonderful Life
  3. Miracle on 34th Street
  4. White Christmas
  5. Noelle (this is new on Disney Plus. Anna Kendrick is in it and I LOVE HER)

3 thoughts on “My Top 5: Holiday Movies”

  1. hi Brittany! These are some great movies❤️! I’ve watched them all except for National Lampoon and Noel. I also love It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone and The Sound of Music LOL. Not sure if Sound of Music is considered. More than likely not but I enjoy watching it around the Christmas holidays! Oh yeah Polar Express ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you so much for sharing. Awesome post!

  2. I’m waiting to watch White Christmas with my kids. Plus my kids and I have NEVER seen ELF! Can you believe it? Crazy, I know but true. Another one I got to see and I’m really not sure why it’s always on around Christmas is The Sound of Music. I watch it every chance I get though. I even went on a Sound of Music tour when I visited Austria. At the end of the tour, we were all given Edelweiss. It was awesome.

    1. YES! I didn’t know if The Sound of Music is technically a Holiday Movie but I love “My Favorite Things” and I always think about that song around Christmas time so maybe it is considered a Holiday Movie. I love it either way!

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