The 6 Best Christmas Movies

December 20, 2009

I’ve been around the house a lot for the last 4 weekends; busy with all my bake sale baking, and Christmas stuff. I like to have movies on in the background when I’m home, and these are my Christmas favorites that I’ve been watching over and over and over.


  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • A Christmas Story
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • The Santa Clause

I’ve also been watching “Dirty Dancing” and “Liar Liar”, just cause they make me happy, not because they’re Christmasy.

So, did I miss any of your favorite must-watch Christmas movies?


12 Comments so far

  1. Posted by LilSis

    December 20, 200911:10 am

    You’ve got mine on your list. It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas Vacation are my all time favorites! :-)

  2. Posted by BigSis

    December 20, 20097:23 pm

    Funny that ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was made so long, and it’s still #1 on so many of our favorite lists!

  3. Posted by Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    December 20, 20091:47 pm

    I confess Hubby and I still love the classics from when we were kids! In fact Friday night we sat by the fire had hot chocolate and watched: Rudolf, Frosty and Santa Claus is coming to town!

  4. Posted by BigSis

    December 20, 20097:22 pm

    I love Rudolph and Charlie Brown too, Cathy. I need to buy those on DVD!

  5. Posted by bo

    December 21, 20091:11 pm

    I find myself watching either Love Actually or The Holiday almost nightly – but I do love It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation too!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Posted by BigSis

    December 21, 20098:05 pm

    Hey, Bo! I’ve seen Love Actually once, but never the Holiday. I need to check it out!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. Posted by SA

    December 22, 20097:59 am

    Definitely ditto to Love Actually! And this may be the effect of 3 brothers, but Die Hard is also a great holiday flick :) It laid the foundation for how I pictured office Christmas parties growing up…

  8. Posted by BigSis

    December 23, 20096:27 pm

    Hey, SAA! I KNOW you love Love Actually; in fact, you’re the first person to ever mention it to me. It’s a good one! Die Hard is a little more unconventional, but I can understand it knowing you have 3 brothers!

  9. Posted by Megan

    December 23, 20097:40 am

    Christmas in Connecticut [the Barbara Stanwyck version] is my absolute favorite Christmas movie – I highly recommend it! Also, Holiday Inn is pretty cute…I’m a sucker for old movies :)

  10. Posted by BigSis

    December 23, 20096:28 pm

    Hi Megan! I’ve never even heard of Christmas in Connecticut! I wish I had time to run out to the video store and pick it up. Maybe next year. Thanks for the suggestions!

  11. Posted by Tara

    December 24, 20094:39 pm

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a classic!

  12. Posted by BigSis

    December 25, 200910:31 am

    Yep, we watched it again on Christmas Eve. It’s still as funny as it was the first time we watched it!

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