Five Movies to Watch This Christmas Season

It’s December, and you know what that means: Christmas is right around the corner! And what is Christmas without a ton of Christmas-themed movies to watch, right? Lucky for you, I have a small list of movies you should definitely put on your Christmas (movie) list.

 Note: While all of the movies listed below are rated G or PG, they may contain some content that adults may find inappropriate for kids. For more details on movie content, go to and check the Parental Guide for each movie.

1. Jingle All the Way. One of my all time favorites, and one that I watch every year. For some strange reason, this movie seems to be under-rated. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Howard Langston, a father who spends a little too much time focused more on his work than his kid. When he realizes that he forgot to get the extremely popular action figure, Turbo Man, for his son for Christmas, he goes on a mission to make good on his promise, all the while facing crazy mailman Myron Larabee (played by Sinbad), an army of black market Santas, and the police.


2. Christmas with the Kranks. Based on John Grisham’s novel, “Skipping Christmas,” this movie stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as a couple who decide to go on a cruise instead of celebrate Christmas when their daughter goes out of the country. Needless to say, the neighbors who are extremely dedicated to Christmas, are not happy about this. And when their daughter surprises them with coming home for Christmas, things get a little more…frosty.


 3. Elf. While this movie is much more well-known than the two listed above, this is a movie worth watching if you haven’t. This is another Christmas movie that I watch at least once a year with my family. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human who was raised by elves in the North Pole. When he learns that he isn’t an elf (which he really should have figured out long before he actually does), he goes on a journey to the magical New York City to find his father who doesn’t know he exists.


 4. The Polar Express. Starring Tom Hanks in multiple roles, this beautifully animated film follows a young boy as he boards a magical train headed to the North Pole and learns that the wonder of life never fades away to those who only believe.


5. A Christmas Carol (2009). Another animated film, this is Disney’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’s Christmas classic. The animation is breath-taking, and Jim Carrey is at his best, voicing more than half a dozen different characters.


What are your favorite Christmas films? Are there any you would add to the list? If so, leave your suggestions below!

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