As many of you know, it’s a Waller/Williams family tradition to kick Christmas off in a BIG, big way the day after Thanksgiving. Truth be told, my hubby, sister, and I tend to look more towards this day-after-Thanksgiving holiday than Christmas Day, itself. It’s when we put up our main Christmas tree in the family room, officially start listening to Christmas music, and it’s also the first day of our 24/7 Christmas movie-watching schedule. To say we’re excited about the fact that it’s just a few days away is an alarming understatement.
Elf is typically the very first holiday movie that we pop into the player (the DVD intro screen alone is enough to make us jump up and down with glee), and then we usually move on to The Family Stone and Love Actually. The Holiday is another one of those immediately-watched Christmas movies, as is White Christmas. It’s nonstop, I tell ya! Keep reading for a list of 20 Christmas movies (from classic to new) that we suggest you set aside or order now before Friday.
- The Family Stone
- Shop Around The Corner
- The Holiday
- A Christmas Carol
- Love Actually
- It’s A Wonderful Life
- Frosty The Snowman
- Holiday (admittedly more “New Years,” but still one of the best holiday films of all time)
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Home Alone
- Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- The Santa Clause
- Three Days (a super rare Fox Family original with Kristen Stewart!)
- White Christmas
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Miracle On 34th Street
- Fireplace For Your Home: Christmas Edition (you NEED if you don’t have a working fireplace)
- Christmas In Connecticut
- It Happened On 5th Avenue
So, tell me—did I miss any of your favorites? Honestly, I could have gone on and on, and after reading this list to my sister over the weekend, she promptly noted all sorts of movie titles that I forgot (A Charlie Brown Christmas!) so this list is certainly not all-encompassing. Leave your own top festive film picks in the comments below!
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