The best Christmas movies beat around the same rhythm, that is, sentimentality and magic of Christmas. Children love the idea of Santa Claus coming over to spread goodwill around and adults love the family bonding themes due to Christmas. Everyone enjoys watching Christmas movies that fill the heart with hope and humanity. It's holiday season and kids love watching the reruns of some of the best movies.
10 Best Christmas Movies List
When one tries to enlist the popular Christmas movies, one can't help begin biased. I have tried to enlist my favorite Christmas movies that you too may enjoy watching this season. You can go through a list of kids movies for more choices.
It's a Wonderful Life
One cannot begin the best Christmas movies list without mentioning 'It's a Wonderful Life'. This story is about George and Mary Bailey. George Bailey is thinking of committing suicide on Christmas eve. However, his guardian angel intervenes and prevents him from doing so. The guardian angel shows George the lives he has touched and proves it to him that his life is not a failure. This Christmas movie helps one understand that each decisions we make, has an impact on our life. You got to watch this movie and know if George Bailey chose life over death on Christmas eve.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This is a classic tale by Dr. Seuss, with commendable, but loud performance by Jim Carrey. The story is about a bitter, foul and sourhearted Grinch who hates Christmas. He tries to steal Christmas from the residents of Whoville. But, will Grinch be successful in stealing Christmas? Grab that DVD and find out what happens next.
A Christmas Carol
This movie adapted from a book by Charles Dickens, has helped make Christmas carols so popular around the world. The story is about old Mr. Scrooge who's only aim is life is money! He has grown into an old miser, lacking the basic human emotions. He gets one chance to make amends on Christmas Eve and find out happiness can come even without money. Will Mr. Scrooge be able to find the true meaning of Christmas and bring changes in his way of life? That is for you to find out when you watch this Christmas movie.
The Polar Express
A boy who has a doubt about Santa Claus and all that Christmas is about. He gets to ride an extraordinary train to North Pole. His journey to North Pole takes him on many adventures that lead to self-realization and meaning of life. Will he be able to overcome his doubts and get into the Christmas spirit? Watch the Polar Express for a breathtaking experience about Christmas spirit.
The Santa Clause
This is a popular Christmas movie story about Scott Calvin who is divorced and is very happy to get a visit from his son Charlie for Christmas. However, one fine night he finds Santa Clause falling off his house roof. It is now up to Scott to done the red suit and become the next Santa Claus. Will Scott be able to take on the responsibility of Santa Clause, will he able to become a hero for his son? Watch and find answers in this rib tickling movie.
Jingle All the Way
This is one of the best Christmas movies by Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is about a workaholic dad who does not have time for his wife and son. He thinks of mending his ways and plans to get the ultimate Christmas gift for his son, the action figure Turbo Man. What happens next is whirlwind ride and you have to watch the movie to know more.
A Christmas Story
This is a holiday classic movie that is about a nine-year-old Ralphie Parker. All he wants is an official Red Ryder carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle for Christmas. Little Ralphie manages to survive till Christmas handling the school bully on one hand and his scuffs with this younger brother. Does he get his Red Ryder? Better catch up on the movie.
This movie is for the romance buffs. The story is set in London about 5 weeks before Christmas. This is a story about different couples at different stages of relationship that teaches us no matter what happens, love is always around us. If you wish to enjoy different angles of love scenarios, then this hilarious Christmas comedy is a must watch.
Another Christmas classic, the story revolves around two World War II US Army friends. This movie will make you all warm and teary about Christmas. These two army friends manage to make it big in show business after the war. You should watch the movie and enjoy the memorable line in the end, "May your days be merry and bright; and may all your Christmases be white."
Silent Night, Deadly Night
This is a movie opposed to the feel good factor you will find in most of the best Christmas movies. If you enjoy a bit of horror, then this movie is for you. It is about a young boy who sees his parents get murdered by a man in Santa suit. He grows to become a serial killer himself. This was a kind of controversial movie and is spawned in four sequences.
Best Christmas Movies for Kids
Christmas is enjoyed the most by kids. It is holiday time and they love watching some of the best movies for kids. The following is a list of top 10 Christmas movies for kids:
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Home Alone
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
- Winnie the Pooh - A Very Merry Pooh Year
- Frosty the Snowman
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- The Year Without a Santa Claus
- We're No Angels
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Homeless for the Holidays
A Few Good Christmas Movies
Movie bluffs can never have enough of good Christmas movies. I shall enlist a few more names that you are bound to enjoy this holiday season.
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- Bad Santa
- I'll Be Seeing You
- The Bishop
- Remember the Night
- The Shop Around the Corner
- A Midnight Clear
- Joyeux Noël
- Batman Returns
- 8 Women
- Holiday Inn
Christmas is a season of spreading joy and giving love. Families come together, past grudges forgotten. You can keep a box of tissues handy and bring home a tub of hot popcorn and enjoy these warm and magical Christmas movies with your family.