The Best Christmas Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Christmas MoviesPIN IT!With Thanksgiving this week, it’s hard to keep my Christmas spirit under wraps any longer. Today we busted out the Christmas movies and started binge watching while I worked. Though there are a lot movies showcased during Christmas, I find many aren’t about Christmas at all. I decided to create my list of the best Christmas movies to get you in the holiday spirit.

I took the liberty of linking each movie to all the formats available on Amazon Prime so you can get them quickly and on the cheap! Also, some of the blu-ray copies are cheaper than the DVD themselves so if you have a player, I’d snag it. Don’t forget about cyber Monday too as some of these may drop even further in price!

Good for the Whole Family

Elf (DVD, Blu-ray)

Home Alone (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Santa Clause (DVD, Blu-ray)

I’ll be Home for Christmas (DVD)

Christmas with the Kranks (DVD)

Miracle on 34th Street (DVD, Blu-ray)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Grinch (DVD, Blu-ray, 4K)

Jingle All the Way (DVD, Blu-ray)

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (DVD, Blu-ray)

Santa Paws (DVD, Blu-ray)

Deck the Halls (DVD, Blu-ray)

Frosty the Snowman (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Christmas Carol (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Christmas Story (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (DVDBlu-ray)

The Polar Express (DVDBlu-ray)

Jack Frost (DVD)

Christmas Movies for the Grown Ups

Most of these your teen could probably watch but I’ll leave that up to each parent’s own discretion. Some parents are more caution than others so that’s why I give it a flat label of “grown up” Christmas movies.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (DVD, Blu-ray)

Love Actually (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Family Stone (DVD)

Surviving Christmas (DVD, Blu-ray)

Love the Coopers (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Holiday (DVD, Blu-ray)

Fred Claus (DVD, Blu-ray)

Earnest Saves Christmas (DVD)

Four Christmases (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bad Moms Xmas (DVD, Blu-ray)

Any that I’m missing that you believe should be added to the list? Comment below so I know and can add them! What’s your favorite Christmas movie of all time and why?

  • robin rue

    A Christmas Story is my all time favorite. I could watch it every day! I love it when it’s on for 24 hours straight on xmas eve!

  • Alli Smith

    I have so many favorite Christmas movies. I love them all. A Christma Story is my favorite one to watch with the grandkids.

  • Doria

    These are some of my favorite Christmas movies, too! I think one of our family favorites is the Nightmare Before Christmas, which also doubles as one of our favorite Haloween films, too!

  • Janet

    I actually prefer the kids movies to the adult, even though my kids are grown. A Christmas Story is one that I watch every year.

  • Joely Smith

    Thanks for the great list of Christmas movies for both families and just the adults! I am saving this as it is a bit too soon for us to start watching but right after Thanksgiving, we will need this list!

  • Amber Myers

    We enjoy a lot of these movies too! I can’t wait to start watching some. Elf is one of our all time favorites!

  • Sarah Bailey

    Hands up you have mentioned some of my favourite Christmas movies, I love watching a Muppets Christmas Carol as well though!

  • Pam Wattenbarger

    We watch Jingle All the Way every Christmas! It’s a tradition at our house. We also watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer but I am not sure that would be listed under movies.

  • Crystal

    Wow this list would keep me busy forever!! I love the variety though – perfect for cold winter nights!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Yes, Home Alone is one of my favorite movies from my childhood of all time. I love the Christmas spirit in that movie for sure.

  • Mommy Moment

    This is a great list! Many of these are a staple in our house, but we are definitely going to try some we have never watched before this year.

  • Liz Mays

    I’m totally going to have to re-watch a few of these! My daughter always likes to come over when we’re watching the Home Alone series!

  • Sapphire Kharyzma

    I love every single one of these movies, but Home Alone is truly my favorite!

  • Dina Demarest

    Thank you for this amazing movie list! Christmas is incomplete without these lovely movies!

  • Terri Beavers

    I love all of these movies. My channel has been on Hallmark since they started playing their Christmas movies. Abby was just saying yesterday she can’t wait to see “A Charlie Brown Christmas” again this year. Me too.

  • sara lafountain

    My family has to watch the Christmas Story marathon every single year! I do not know why they do not get tired of it!

  • Angie

    This is such a fun list! I need to start watching some holiday movies and get into the spirit.

  • Bohemian Babushka

    Oh my, hadn’t realized how many movies there are about Christmas. Personally, those Claymation ones are Babushka’s Favorites, reminding me of a very Blessed Childhood. Gracias for the happy memories. BB2U