With ten more days until Christmas, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit! What better way to do that then watch some of your favorite holiday movies. Here are ten of my favorite movies that I plan on watching before Christmas Day.
1. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): One of my all time favorites! Journey to Whoville and meet Cindy Lou Who, a sweet little girl who believes that not only is there more to Christmas than presents, but there is more to the grumpy old Grinch then what people think as well.
2. This Christmas (2007): When a big family reunites for Christmas for the first time in a while, there is sure to be drama. But, like always, families always stick together in the end. Not to mention, the soundtrack to this movie is fabulous (my mom plays is every year).
3. A Christmas Carol (2009): Most people have heard of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. In this Disney version that came out a few years ago, the classic story is taken to a whole new level with amazing animation and effects.
4. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013): Tyler Perry never fails. This movie not only teaches great lessons about family and diversity, but it will also make you crack up laughing when Madea tries to work in retail at Christmas time.
5. The Santa Clause (1994): When a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he is forced into taking over his job. His son, who is pretty proud that his dad is the new Santa Claus, seems to be the only one who believes what is happening.
6. Home Alone (1990): When a young boy is accidentally left home alone on Christmas, he is forced to fight off two not-so-bright thieves who are trying to break into his house.
7. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999): Yes, I am an adult and this is a Mickey Mouse cartoon, but I can’t help but love it. It’s so cute. With three mini stories wrapped into one movie, it really shows the true meaning of Christmas.
8. Elf (2003): This movie is sure to make you laugh. It is kind of dumb to be honest, but it is definitely funny. When a grown man who has been raised by Santa’s elves goes off into the world to meet his real dad, he experiences a whole new way of living as he tries to spread the Christmas spirit to his newfound family.
9. Fred Claus (2007): Ever wander if Santa has a brother? Well, he does and his name is Fred. This heart warming comedy tells the story of Santa’s brother and how he helps save Christmas.
10. A Christmas Story (1983): All Ralphie wants for Christmas is… a B.B. gun? This silly holiday classic is something everyone needs to watch at least once. If you never caught on to the inside jokes about a leg-shaped lamp or the bunny costume or getting your tongue stuck to a pole, then all you have to do is tune into TBS on Christmas Day because they will be playing this movie for 24 hours straight!
Things to do during movie night!
Drink hot chocolate
Cuddle up by the fireplace