It’s December 1st and the holiday season is upon us. What a perfect time to watch some Christmas movies! One way we get in the spirit of Christmas is to watch our favorite holiday movies. From old classics to new favorites these movies lift our spirits up and get us singing Christmas songs for days! Here are a few my favorite Christmas movies…
Who doesn’t love this cult classic?! I was lucky enough to have a father who loves classic films and this one was a frequent must-watch during the holidays. In fact after Thanksgiving this year at my parent’s house we put this on to kick off the holiday season. My favorite scene…when Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye share a romantic dance under the stars in Florida. **Heart melts!**
Think 1980s version of A Christmas Carol but with Bill Murray as an arrogant president of a television network. He channels Scrooge by treating his employees like garbage and ignoring his family. Until he’s visited by 3 ghosts: past, present and future to give him some perspective. My favorite scene…when Carol Kane flies down as the ghost of Christmas present and beats the crap out of Bill Murray.
The Santa Clause
When I first saw this movie I was instantly hooked! Every time I’d spent the night at my best friend, Chelsea’s house we would watch it even if it wasn’t Christmas. This favorite is pure 90s gold! The Santa Clause is such a feel good movie for the holidays. My favorite scene…when Tim Allen is at the police office being interrogated as law enforcement asks him for his name.
An instant classic and by far the most quoted movie in my house! My dad has a tradition of putting this on Thanksgiving night after the festivities have died down. Clark Griswold is a bit of an idiot but his ways make for one hilarious movie! My favorite scene…when Chevy Chase losses it.
This was an obvious choice for me! Every kid wanted to be home alone even if it was for a little bit. But the trouble Kevin finds himself in when he’s suddenly stranded home alone would probably make me hide under the bed! This movie has a great soundtrack perfect for the holidays! My favorite scene…“Keep the change ya filthy animal!”