Top Christmas Movies to Get You in the Holiday Mood

The cold winters of Christmas are often accentuated with hot chocolate, warm blankets, and family get-togethers. Family nights basically translate to binge-watching classics and favorite movies revolving around the theme of Christmas. With internet streaming applications such as Netflix and Amazon Prime available, you no longer have to wait for your broadcasting services to dictate which movie you see. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of popular Christmas-themed movies to kick-start your binge marathon.

Check out our favorite picks:

  • Elf

Will Ferrell as Buddy has been stealing hearts for over a decade and a half. The heart-warming journey of Buddy’s journey from the home of Santa, North Pole, to the bustling New York City while in search of his dad brings everyone in the Christmas spirit.

  • A Christmas Carol

Based on the popular story by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol is a classic amongst all the stories related to Christmas. There are many versions and adaptations of the film that are available from 1938 onwards with Bill Murray playing Scrooge. The transformation of Scrooge is a true Christmas miracle.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The grumpy Grinch and his general distaste for everything wonderful is oddly relatable on every other day of the year. However, is it even Christmas if the Grinch doesn’t try to steal Christmas and in process ends up spreading more of Christmas cheer? Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the Grinch is etched in everyone’s mind while the TV series is also a public favorite.

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Some movies go beyond age and the animated classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is for kids and adults alike. The heart-warming story of Rudolph will make everyone go ‘Aww.’

  • Love Actually

If Christmas to you is snuggling next to your partner and watching a feel-good rom-com then Love Actually is the perfect film for you. Pair it up with some fuzzy pajamas and candles to have a perfect romantic evening.

  • The Holiday

Speaking of films that spread the aura of romance, The Holiday is yet another cinematic beauty led by some of the most well-known faces of Hollywood. Witness the brewing of love as Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet exchange houses and travel across the world to run into the true love of their lives.

  • The Polar Express

Based on the popular children’s book published by Chris Van Allsburg in 1985, The Polar Express is a wonderful journey of a young boy as he discovers himself on his way to the North Pole aboard the Polar Express.

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

Who doesn’t love some good old Charlie Brown and his troupe, including the adorable dog, Snoopy? Watch as Charlie Brown and his entourage discover the true meaning of Christmas.

So, go ahead and queue these movies on your streaming application to prepare yourself for Christmas!

Karen Minton is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Karen has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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