Looking for a good movie to watch this holiday season? Grab a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy one of these classic Christmas flicks.
1. “It’s a Wonderful Life”: Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, this heart-warming tale focuses on the value of every human life.
2. “Elf”: Will Ferrell portrays a human who was raised as an elf. It is a humorous story about the Christmas spirit and the joy of the holiday season, and also spotting, “Santa!!!”
3. “A Christmas Carol”: This famous story by Charles Dickens has been adapted for the screen several times. Viewers can chose from several versions including one by the Muppets!
4. “White Christmas”: If you like to encounter the holiday spirit through singing and choreographed dancing, this is the movie for you! Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
5. “The Holiday”: This star-studded romantic comedy is about finding love in unexpected places. Viewers can enjoy Jack Black in one of his few serious roles.
6. “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”: A Dr. Seuss classic for children and adults. Enjoy it as an animated version, or in larger-than-life Jim Carrey style.
7. “A Christmas Story”: This epic tale of a little boy’s encounter with Santa is relentlessly played on television channels every year. If you’re lucky, you might stumble onto “A Christmas Story” marathon!
8. “Love Actually”: Another romantic comedy starring a plethora of Hollywood stars. This film follows the intertwining stories of several characters dealing with the struggles and joys of the season.
9. “The Nativity Story”: A great adaptation of the Christmas story found in the Gospels. Viewers are reminded of the real, nitty-gritty historicity of the birth of Jesus.
10. “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: No list of holiday movies can be complete without this one. The nostalgic strains of “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” sung by Linus and the gang are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.