The Best Movies to Enjoy This Holiday Season

December 21, 2020 · CLASSMATES FUN

The holidays are here! If you’re unable to be with family this year, you can still celebrate with a marathon of the best holiday movies, like the ones from the list below. What movies do you usually watch around this time?

Elf (2003)

Per After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father. Rated PG.

Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Mary Steenburgen.

The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

Per An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus’ evil son. Rated R.

Starring Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, and Andy Dick.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Per An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Rated PG.

Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

White Christmas (1954)

Per A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Not rated.

Starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney.

Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

Per Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits. Rated PG-13.

Starring Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and Jon Lovitz.

A Christmas Story (1983)

Per In the 1940s, a boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB Gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Rated PG.

Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, and Scott Schwartz.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Per Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family. Not rated.

Starring Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien.

The Rankin-Bass Holiday Specials: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970), Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer (1964), and Frosty the Snowman (1969).

Per A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus, a misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them, a living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat. Rated TV-G.

Home Alone (1990)

Per An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Rated PG.

Starring Macauley Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, and Catherine O’Hara.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Per Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion. Rated PG.

Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara.


There are so many holiday movies, it’s hard to include them all! Below are even more you should check out.


The Polar Express (2004)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)

The Grinch (2000)

Love Actually (2003)

Krampus (2015)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Night Before (2015)

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Bad Santa (2003)

About a Boy (2002)

Die Hard (1988)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Holiday Inn (1942)

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

The Holiday (2006)

Scrooged (1988)

Gremlins (1984)