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24 Dec 2019 | 4 MIN READ

10 Holiday Movies You Need To Watch This Christmas Season!

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Tomorrow’s Christmas Day; the best time of the year! Christmas trees, fairy lights, and gingerbread cookies make this holiday the most anticipated one. There’s nothing like spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, and watching Christmas movies! We put up a list of ten jolly holiday movies th!

1) Home Alone (1990)

This is the best Christmas movie ever hands down. Watching Home Alone during the holidays is a tradition that I religiously follow. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister gets into an argument with his family the night before a trip to Paris to celebrate Christmas. He wishes he didn’t have a family and spends the night in the attic. His family accidentally forgets him and leaves for Paris. Kevin wakes up, thinking his wish came true. His excitement didn’t last as he realized that two thieves are planning to rob his house. Kevin must do everything to protect his family home.

2) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

The residents of Whoville, the Whos, enjoy celebrating Christmas, except for the Grinch who hates the holiday and the Whos. That’s why no one likes him. With the help of his dog Max, he comes down from his house at the top of a mountain and sneaks in Whoville to steal everything related to Christmas. It didn’t go as planned when he encounters the lovely young girl Cindy Lou Who.

3) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The Muppets perform Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale about Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean old man who hates Christmas. On Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, who tells him that three spirits will visit him. Scrooge should listen to them, or else he will be cursed. It’s a classic holiday movie!

4) Elf (2000)

At an orphanage, a baby boy named Buddy accidentally slips into Santa Claus’ sack and ends up in the North Pole. The elves discover him at the workshop, and Papa Elf decided to adopt him. Buddy grew up thinking he is an elf, despite his gigantic size, until he overhears that he is a human. Santa Claus tells him that his father is on the naughty list, but he could help redeem him. So, he goes on a journey to New York in his elf uniform in search of his birth father, a cynical businessman. They have a bumpy start due to their different personalities.

5) Frozen (2013)

If there’s one thing that Frozen teaches you is that family is important, and that is what Christmas is all about. Set in a kingdom where winter reigns because of a curse, Anna embarks on a journey with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break the curse once and for all. The journey is packed with harsh, magical, funny moments, and a cute snowman. Frozen is one of the newest additions to our holiday movies list!

6) A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

This short comedy movie is adored by many. Happiness and Christmas decorations are everywhere, but Charlie Brown has the holiday blues. He takes the advice of his friend Lucy, and directs the Christmas play, and decorates the tree. We all feel overwhelmed by the holidays; this movie instantly makes you feel the Christmas spirit.

7) Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Christmas is all about love. Edward Scissorhands could be easily considered a Halloween movie, but we cannot deny its warm features. A scientist builds an animated human being, Edward, but dies before assembling him, leaving Edward with scissors for hands. His freakish appearance makes him an outcast, but a loving woman named Peg invites Edward to her home, where he falls in love with her teenage daughter. Despite his kindness and talent, his hands do not help him feel normal in society. Watching a Tim Burton movie is always a good idea. Who said that holiday movies can’t be spooky?

8) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

On his 11th birthday, orphaned Harry Potter learns that he is a wizard. He leaves his uncle, aunt, and cousin, who mistreated him for years behind and embark on a journey that takes him to Hogwarts, which is an English boarding school for witchcraft and wizardry. He makes two close friends, Ron and Hermione, who help him learn about his parents’ mysterious deaths.

Almost every Harry Potter movie features a heartwarming Christmas feast that makes us drool, including this one. Delicious dishes are on the menu, including roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, rich gravy, flaming Christmas pudding, and more! It’s the perfect movie to watch because it combines fantasy with a heartwarming storyline: Harry receives his first Christmas gift!

9) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington is Halloweentown’s pumpkin king, who discovers a Christmas town when he accidentally stumbles through a portal. Fascinated by Christmas, he decides he wants to celebrate this holiday, too. Jack kidnaps Santa Claus and takes over his role. He soon discovers that his plan would not go the way he envisioned.

10) Love Actually (2003)

Holiday movies can be romantic, too! This Christmas-themed romantic-comedy is frequently shown during the holiday season. The movie tells the love stories of many people in a weekly countdown until Christmas. If you’re into romcoms infused with Christmas songs, then make sure to watch Love Actually!