20 Best Holiday Movies to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

20 Best Holiday Movies to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Looking of the best collection of holiday movies? The songs, the cheer, and the movies! Here's the top Christmas classics I love to inspire fun holiday cheer. Rewatch old classics, catch rare finds, and discover new favorites!

Christmas vacation

Christmas Vacation


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

 

Stars: Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

 

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Scrooged

Scrooged

 

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

Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen

 

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Elf

Elf

 

Ferrell is a hilarious elf in this enchanting New York City Christmas story, along with all the very best songs.

Stars: Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel 

 

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The holiday

The Holiday

 

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

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

 

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Love Actually

Love Actually

 

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

Stars: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson 

 

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White Christmas

White Christmas

 

It’s not Christmas without Crosby and this masterpiece shows him at his best along with the lavish sets, music and dancing. 

Stars: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney

 

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Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

 

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

 

Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire 

 

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Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas in Connecticut

 

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

 

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan

 

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Mixed Nuts

Mixed Nuts

 

Comedic master Martin is utterly loony in this quirky, offbeat ensemble comedy. 

Stars: Steve Martin, Adam Sandler

 

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Home Alone

Home Alone

 

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

Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

 

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How the grinch stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 


Just like the original and animated remake of the classic Dr Seuss tale, this live action version rivals them all.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Molly Shannon

 

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Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

 

For all the mayhem and all the zaniness, Arthur Christmas is a family fun feel-good flick.

Stars: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie 

 

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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

 

An adorable vintage tale of whimsy that all children fell in love with.

Stars: Burl Ives, Billie Mae Richards 

 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

 

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

 

Stars: Peter Robbins, Sally Dryer

 

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The Nighmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

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

Stars: Catherine O’Hara, Chris Sarandon 

 

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Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

 

This cheeky 80s remake is a silly yet fun vintage holiday romp. 

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore

 

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

 

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

Stars: Peter Billingsley, Zach Ward

 

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol 

 

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

 

Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman

 

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Rich Little’s Christmas Carol

Rich Little’s Christmas Carol

 

This rare gem is pure comedy gold with all Little's hilarious characters. A must see on totally vintage VHS.

 

Stars: Rich Little 

 

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A Very Murray Christmas

A Very Murray Christmas

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

Stars: Bill Murray, George Clooney 

 

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