SoCal Families | 12 Must-See Christmas Movies

By: Megan Gonzalez

We put together a list of our Top 12 Must-See Christmas Movies, and they are sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside . . . or at least provide you with a good laugh. We hope you enjoy the list and see something old or new! Don't forget to comment down below to let us know which Christmas movies are your favorite!

 

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1. Miracle on 34th Street – We are going to kick our list off with an older Christmas classic. Though it’s not popular with the younger generations we simply couldn’t leave it off the list. Even though the movie is slow it delivers the best dose of Christmas spirit.

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2. A Christmas Story – When we think of Christmas, we can’t help but think of Ralphie Parker and his Red BB gun. So whatever you get for Christmas be careful or “You’ll shoot your eye out.” 

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3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – This is a good time movie, you’ll get all the Christmas warmth while laughing the entire time. Once you see this one, your crazy family won’t be so bad after all.

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4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Whether you watch the animated musical from 1966 or the full length hit from the 2000s, it will bring you back to your childhood. 

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5. The Santa Claus – We weren’t sure if we should include this one but it is pretty great and Tim Allen was everything in the 90s. Watching it for the first time as an adult, you'll see the movie in a whole new way.

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6. Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer (1964) – This stop motion animation has passed the test of time. Adults and children alike keep this Christmas classic relevant.


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7. A Christmas Carol (2009) – Jim Carrey brought to life an old classic with the A Christmas Carol. It’s a hauntingly good time, so make sure to see this one if you haven’t seen it!

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8. The Nightmare Before Christmas – This cult-favorite is great all year, but it’s especially good during the holidays.

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9. Frosty the Snowman – Couldn’t have a Christmas without watching or hearing about Frosty, make sure you don’t this year!

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10. Love Actually – This wasn’t nearly as popular until it came onto Netflix, and we are so happy that it did! This is the perfect movie to cuddle to while having a cup of hot cocoa.  

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11. Home Alone – Home Alone is one of my personal favorites—we all hoped our parents would leave us at home so we could relive this movie. 

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12. Elf – We don’t want to say we saved the best for last but perhaps we did. Elf brings all joys of Christmas, while still being hilarious even after the 100th time.

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