20 Best Holiday Movies to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

20 Best Holiday Movies to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

The season is soon upon us! The songs, the scents, the eats, the cheer, and the movies! Here's the top Christmas classics I love to inspire fun holiday cheer. Festivus for the rest of us!

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christmas vacation

Chevy Chase is pure perfection in this star-studded fun and wacky holiday yarn. An absolute icon of Christmas movies.


scrooged

Murray's comedy genius really shines in this totally 80's twisted take on the classic Dicken's tale. 


elf

Ferrell at his best as an elf in NYC at Christmas. It's enchanting New York City Christmas at its very best, along with all the best songs.


the holiday

Love stories span from idyllic England to cool California in this sweet story full of old Hollywood charm and style. 


love actually

Interwoven love stories tug on your heartstrings as they combine into holiday perfection in this instantly turned classic Christmas tale. 


white christmas

There's no Christmas without Bing Crosby and this masterpiece shows him at his best with the lavish sets, music and dancing. 


holiday inn

Catch more Crosby, and even more entertainment, in this second charmer about the classic Vermont Holiday Inn.


christmas in connecticut

Stanwyck is an adorable food writer, or not, in this cute love story.


mixed nuts

Comedic master Steve Martin is utterly loony in this offbeat comedy. 


home alone

A kid left behind turns into a funny, zany tale of Christmas mischief.


the nightmare before christmas

Burton and Selick expertly marry Halloween and Christmas in this trademark stylized cute yet creepy stop-motion original.


how the grinch stole christmas

The classic Dr. Seuss whimsical tale with fun animation and the best songs you can't not sing along with.


how the grinch stole christmas

The remake that's just as good as the original! Because Jim Carrey.


rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

An adorable vintage tale of whimsy you must see to fall in love with.


a charlie brown christmas

The animation. The characters. The story. And of course, the iconic piano music. What's not to love.


babes in toyland

This cheeky 80s remake showcases Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore, and more, in a very silly yet very fun vintage holiday story. 


a christmas story

Because we all remember the leg lamp. Timeless Christmas Americana.


a christmas carol

Another Carrey classic, this beautiful Disney creation creatively illustrates the ghostly Charles Dicken's tale.


rich little's christmas carol

This rare gem is pure comedy gold, inspired by Rich Little's many characters and even more charm. Must see at least once.


a very murray christmas

Because Murray can do no wrong, his classic coolness and comedy genius sparkles in this star-studded mod variety show.


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