33 Best Christmas Movies So Far


10. A Christmas Story

Christmas StoryWe’re not sure why the Jedi picked this one, since he only first saw it last year. But it definitely made an impression!

9. The Santa Clause

The Santa ClauseA Christmas given around here, since it or one of the sequels is ALWAYS on. But whenever the original comes on, we tend to sit and watch no matter what.

8. Santa Buddies

Santa BuddiesOne of the few that both kiddos picked…and I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that their grandparents own one of these snowy white dogs.

7. Elf

ElfSuch a great new Christmas movie, I’m glad to see the Jedi likes it!

6. Disney’s A Christmas Carol

A_Christmas_CarolWhile everyone else picked Mickey’s version, the Jedi chose this newer version.

5. Home Alone

Home AloneWhy? I asked him? Because of the traps! (It’s actually playing behind me as I write this blog.)

4. Rise of the Guardians

rise of the guardiansThe Jedi really enjoys the newer spins on Santa.

3. The Polar Express

Polar expressYou’ll find this on everyone’s list. It’s a tradition to watch it Christmas eve with hot cocoa!

2. Prep & Landing

prep & landingSpy/ninja elves? The Jedi loves it.

1. Arthur Christmas

arthur christmasA new favorite around here. Spy/ninja elves and a UFO sleigh! Honestly, this movie rocks. Glad he picked it.


One comment

  1. I love White Christmas, Elf, The Santa Clause, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Some of my favorites you didn’t mention:

    The Muppet Christmas Carol (with Michael Caine as Scrooge) is my all-time favorite version of the Dickens classic. The first version to ever make me feel sympathetic toward Ebenezer, and it’s because of Belle, and that song she sings that makes me weep every single time. It seems in every other version of the story, I had only ever cared about Scrooge’s repentance for Bob Cratchit’s sake (and Tiny Tim) but this version makes me actually care about Scrooge’s redemption for himself. And I swear Michael Caine makes me believe the Muppet cast are just as real as the humans.

    While I still bought Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and let my kids watch it, I always had a problem with the way Santa acted in that movie, and therefore it never made my favorites. I always preferred “Santa Claus is Comin to Town” with Fred Astaire’s narration and a Santa that chose Christmas as his wedding night because it was /already/ a holy night. The holiday doesn’t originate with Santa or revolve around him.

    I must also admit to being extremely fond of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, the Chuck Jones animated one, NOT that abomination with Jim Carrey. I got the Dr. Seuss book at a very young age. I memorized it and can still recite it. What a treasure is this little story.

    If someone stole everything in my entire house (not just the decorations and presents, but food, furniture, and even the log for the fire) on Christmas Eve, would I really be in the mood to sing so joyfully like those Whos did on Christmas morning? That’s a profound challenge for a kiddie movie to issue, and it doesn’t pull any punches even though it is completely fun and silly and wildly entertaining in the process.


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