The Ultimate Holiday Movie Guide

‘Tis the season to cuddle up on the couch and binge watch all your favorite holiday films. From nostalgic cartoons to modern comedies, these seven Christmas classics would definitely earn Santa’s approval. You can even steal Mr. Claus’ plate of cookies for your movie marathon--don’t worry, I won’t tell.

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The character with the least holiday spirit makes for one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time.

2. Home Alone

This story--surrounding an eight-year-old’s solo adventure in his house during Christmas vacation--is a hilarious film to watch with the family.

3. Elf

An adult elf wandering around New York makes viewers wish they, too, were raised in the North Pole.

4. The Polar Express

This tale of a boy’s wondrous train ride to the North Pole is equally as magnificent as the film’s soundtrack.

5. A Christmas Carol

Find yourself inspired by three ghosts’ holiday cheer as they convince grumpy moneylender Ebenezer Scrooge to embrace the Christmas spirit.

6. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Griswold family tries their best to ensure that everything goes smoothly during the holidays, but igniting a citywide power outage and accidentally setting their Christmas decorations on fire makes that virtually impossible.

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Accompany Jack Skellington as he abandons Halloween Town for the cheerier Christmas Town--’tis the season to be jolly, after all!

8. Frosty the Snowman

You can’t go wrong with America’s favorite snowman, possessing the jolliest soul you’ll ever come across.

9. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Allow the Peanuts gang to help make your holiday the most wonderful time of the year during this short, animated television special.

10. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

A reindeer’s journey toward accepting his uniquely colored nose is especially important in today’s society, as people struggle to embrace their individuality worldwide.