79 Christmas Movies to Watch This Year

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially time for all things Christmas! I’m also going to let you in on a little secret — the Hawkins family has been in Christmas mode since November 1st!

Last night, we debuted our matching family pajamas and watched our first Christmas movie of the season as a family. We kicked it off with Home Alone, and from now until the big day, I’ll have one of our TVs tuned to the Hallmark channel. Before bed, Jordan and I started talking about our favorite Christmas movies, and I started thinking about all the other Christmas movies I like that didn’t quite make the cut. Usually, I’d try to be strategic and make a list of all the movies I want to squeeze in during my limited time over the holidays.

But it’s 2020 right?! Most of us are spending a lot more time at home working, homeschooling, and watching TV. I mean we literally have a TV in our home office and I’ve had a trash TV, Blippi, and CNN mashup on in the background for months — and I’m not even ashamed ’cause that’s what kind of year it’s been. Can I get an AMEN?!

I feel equally not ashamed about my plan to overdose on Christmas cheer, ’cause let’s keep it all the way real…we could all use some extra cheer.

So, get your remote and your 17 streaming services ready (and I know you have ALL OF THEM) — whether you want to watch a holiday classic with your family, or you’re looking for some Christmas movies to turn on in the background while you’re muted on Zoom, here’s a list of 79 Christmas movies to watch this year.

Christmas Movie Classics

  1. White Christmas
  2. It’s A Wonderful Life
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  4. Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
  5. The Little Drummer Boy
  6. Frosty the Snowman
  7. The Year Without Santa Claus
  8. Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
  9. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  10. Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July
  11. Jingle All the Way
  12. Scrooged
  13. Trading Places
  14. Babes In Toyland
  15. Home Alone
  16. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  17. A Christmas Carol
  18. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas Family Favorites

  1. The Polar Express
  2. Nightmare Before Christmas
  3. Jingle Jangle
  4. Klaus
  5. Arthur Christmas
  6. Jack Frost
  7. The Christmas Chronicles
  8. The Christmas Chronicles 2
  9. Noelle
  10. The Santa Claus
  11. The Princess Switch
  12. Angela’s Christmas
  13. The Man Who Invented Christmas
  14. A Christmas Prince
  15. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

Black Christmas Movies

  1. Last Holiday
  2. Friday After Next
  3. The Preacher’s Wife
  4. Black Nativity
  5. Almost Christmas
  6. This Christmas
  7. Holiday Heart
  8. A Very Vintage Christmas On Lifetime
  9. Dear Secret Santa
  10. Merry Liddle Christmas

Lifetime Christmas Movies

  1. A Sweet Christmas
  2. Christmas in Louisiana
  3. A Very Nutty Christmas
  4. A Country Christmas Story
  5. A Family for the Holidays
  6. The Christmas Gift

Hallmark Christmas Movies

  1. Matchmaker Santa
  2. Christmas Under Wraps
  3. Christmas Cookies
  4. My Christmas Dream
  5. Christmas Land
  6. Christmas List
  7. A Royal Christmas
  8. A Very Merry Mix-up
  9. Window Wonderland
  10. Naughty or Nice
  11. The Santa Suit
  12. A Cookie Cutter Christmas
  13. Let t Snow
  14. Christmas Everlasting
  15. A Family Christmas Gift
  16. A Christmas Duet
  17. A Christmas Miracle
  18. Christmas Under the Stars

Christmas Horror Movies

  1. Krampus
  2. A Christmas Horror Story
  3. Anna and the Apocalypse
  4. Gremlins
  5. Better Watch Out
  6. Silent Night
  7. P2
  8. Jack Frost
  9. Santa Jaws

Christmas Cult Classics, I Just Don’t Get

  1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  2. A Christmas Story
  3. Bad Santa

What do you think?

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