Must-Watch Christmas Movies

December 4, 2019 | by amanda ryan

One of the most enjoyable things about the holidays is all the movies. There’s nothing quite like grabbing a bowl of popcorn, a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoying a Christmas movie marathon!

So, which movies should you add to your Christmas watch-list?

Here are Our Top 5 Must-Watch Christmas Movies: 

1. The Grinch

The Grinch is a Christmas classic! Which is why there are three versions! Why not watch all of them? The original, the live-action remake, and the newest animated one? Each one is equal parts funny and festive.

2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

When I think of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer I think of being a kid, curled up by the Christmas tree with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. There are just some nostalgic Christmas movies that you have to add to your watch list. Rudolph is definitely one of them!

3. A Christmas Story

One of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, A Christmas Story, definitely belongs on your watch list this year. If you’re looking for a holiday film that’s funny, A Christmas Story is a must-watch.

Just in case you missed it, tune into TNT or TBS on Christmas Eve because it plays on a 24-hour loop!

Catch a live version of A Christmas Story on stage at Billings Studio Theatre Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays thru December 15. 

4. Home Alone 1,2, and 3!

Who doesn’t remember watching these films as a kid and just thinking about how awesome it would be to have a house to yourself? The movies, the pizza, the shopping, I know that I was jealous! Home Alone is a classic Christmas movie that takes you on a wild ride.

Add all three to your watch-list for a Christmas movie marathon!

5. Elf

It’s not Christmas if you don’t follow Buddy on the wild ride that is Elf. It’s such a cute, funny movie that shows us what the holidays are actually about… Family! No movie leaves you with that warm, fuzzy feeling all while making you laugh quite like Elf does.

Don't miss Billings Public Library's December 13 Friday Night Fun, an INTERACTIVE viewing of Elf

The Honorable Mentions…

  • 6. Santa Clause 1, 2, and 3!
  • 7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 8. Christmas with the Kranks
  • 9. Miracle on 34th Street
  • 10. It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 11. Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 12. A Christmas Carol
  • 13. Hallmark Christmas movies
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