33 Best Christmas Movies So Far


10. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The_nightmare_before_christmasSo…yeah, the Princess has LOVED this movie since she was little. She always wants to watch it and even picked out a Sally ornament for the tree one year.

9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeerOne of my personal favs, I’m so glad the Princess likes it too!

8. Arthur Christmas

arthur christmasSpy/ninja elves and UFO sleighs get her too!

7. Santa Buddies

Santa BuddiesHonestly, I think the kiddos enjoyed this movie BEFORE the grandparents got the dog. But who cares, right?

6. The Polar Express

Polar expressThe Princess never lets us forget to make hot cocoa while we watch! We try to time it so we’re drinking it when the song comes on.

5. Frosty the Snowman

frosty the snowmanSimple and fun. The Princess likes the classics.

4. Mickey’s Christmas Carol

mickey's christmas carolMickey Mouse and Christmas…a perfect combination that the Princess can’t get enough of (see below).

3. Yes Virginia

yes virginiaShe’s only recently seen this one, but it made such an impression she put it all the way at #3!

2. Mickey’s Once/Twice Upon a Christmas

mickey's once-twice uponHad to put them both together because honestly the Princess thinks of them as one and can’t really tell you which shorts go with which movie.

1. Frozen

frozenDid you doubt? It’s not exactly a Christmas movie, per se, but YOU try to argue that point with a seven-year-old Princess!


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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