It’s that time of the year again to get the best of Christmas magic into your heart!
Are you ready to sit on your couch with your entire family and watch the best of Christmas cinematography? It’s that time of the year to start getting inspired, to feel the magic of the new season and holiday to come, to celebrate love, friendship and sharing. It’s time to show to your kids those Christmas movies that were your favorites back in the day, or to find out new movies to inspire you and bring smiles, laughter and the true spirit of the holiday to you and your entire family. It’s time to find out our suggestions of the best Christmas movies to watch with your loved ones this magical Christmas!
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
One of the most popular and heartwarming movies ever made for this time of the year, It’s A Wonderful Life is the story of an angel that is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. It’s a twist on the Dickens story, A Christmas Carol, showing just why love, family and unity is important, not only during Christmas, but throughout the year.
Jack Frost (1998)
Michael Keaton brings us an extraordinary performance in Jack Frost, a movie about a workaholic rock singer who’s on the road most of the time so he can’t spend a lot of time with his wife Gabby and son Charlie and constantly breaks/forgets the promises he made to them. One evening, Jack decides to abandon his gig and borrows his best friend (and the band’s keyboardist) Mac’s car to go home and spend the holidays with his family. Unfortunately, a bad storm begins block Jack’s view, and due to the faulty windshield wiper, Jack crashes his car and is killed instantly. One year later, the spirit of Jack finds himself reincarnated in a snowman’s body. This is in order to allow father-son bonding that had never quite happened in Jack’s human life. A movie that teaches us a lot about the importance of family over, reminding us to never stray far from what really matters.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
A comedy and animation for the entire family, Arthur Christmas is both an incredible entertaining movie with a mix of a modern twist to Christmas and the traditional, the past, all in one giant adventure with an amazing story and characters filled with personality. The film is set on Christmas Eve, and at last reveals the answer to every child’s question: “So how does Santa Claus deliver all those presents in one night?” It also turns out that being Santa Claus is an inheritable position, passed from father to son. Except this time, there are two sons who are prospective Santas: Arthur, whose heart is in the right place but is a bumbler, and his brother Steve, who is extremely efficient but more serious. When one out of the 2 billion presents is accidentally not delivered, it’s up to Arthur to complete the mission – with a little help from his grandfather (the previous Santa Claus) and a plucky elf named Bryony – before Christmas morning dawns and a child’s heart breaks.
Home Alone (1990)
A Christmas classic that we just couldn’t keep off from this list, Home Alone is the story of a eight-year-old boy, Kevin McCallister, that has become the man of the house when he is accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation. Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays and but when the threat of two bumbling burglars who are trying to break in becomes very real, Kevin has to give way to creativity to protect the house from this danger.
White Christmas (1954)
This Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby is a romantic tale that takes place in a Vermont lodge- where it is almost always, a “White Christmas.” It’s the story of a a successful song-and-dance team that become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. It’s also where Bing Crosby is known for singing the Christmas classic, “White Christmas”. Definitely a movie you should watch with the entire family in this festive and magical holiday.
Love Actually (2003)
A classic of Christmas that follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, Love Actually doesn’t just come forward with an incredible cast of famous faces that deliver their role spectacularly, but it’s also a movie that somehow connects 8 different stories with different people, interesting stories and characters we can relate to. It’s about love growing in the most unexpected places, about appreciating your loved ones and all the joy around you. It’s about people being people, in the most wonderful time of the year.
Rise Of The Guardians (2012)
Based on on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhoodbook series, this movie is one kids and adults alike will favor this Christmas time. Set about 300 years after the book series, the film tells a story about Guardians Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, who enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Not only amazing in its essence, when it comes to the story, but the characters are incredible and easy to comprehend and love. Jack Frost has become one of the most beloved animated characters by all that know the movie.
Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
At the height of Christmas, Susan, a very clever little girl, claims Santa does not exist. One day, a very kind gentleman is hired to work as Santa at the toy store where her mother works. But what no one could expect is that the old man claims to be the real Santa Claus who is right there to prove to the little girl and to many people that he is real. A movie about the spirit of Christmas, it’s a joy for the entire family, an essential classic we definitely recommend.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Another classic of this holiday is none other than How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a children’s book by Dr. Seuss turned into a movie, with the main character being portrayed by the genius Jim Carrey. It’s a comedy for the entire family, about a green, revenge-seeking Grinch, on the outskirts of Whoville, that absolutely despises Christmas and constructs a plan to ruin this holiday for all the citizens of the town. In the end though, we see this story, and the character, turning around, learning what Christmas is all about.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
If you’re looking for something different but with the same soul and spirit of Christmas, then this is the right call. A darker twist on Christmas movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas is the story of Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, that one day discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion and chaos. A masterpiece of Tim Burton, this movie is beloved by many, not only for the incredible work put behind the making, but the story and the characters itself. It’s not just a Christmas movie and a musical, it’s a movie for the entire family to discover alongside Jack the true spirit and meaning of Christmas.
Love The Coopers (2015)
Love The Coopers follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Both a comedy and a drama, this movie has it all to be considered a Christmas special for the entire family.
The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express revolves around Billy, who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family’s dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train’s conductor along with the other passengers help turn Billy’s crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A beautiful movie you should watch with the entire family, it’s one of the best Christmas movies that have come out in the recent years.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But, when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late. Based on the classic literature icon by Dickens, this movie by Disney has incredible animation that tends to feel like a live-action movie.
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