25 Days of Christmas Movies 2021 Edition

by - November 21, 2021


I don't know about you, but I love a good holiday movie. There are a handful that I watch every year without fail, and now that Alexis is getting into more non-animated movies we're adding to that list. She is a big fan of Home Alone.

To help you plan your holiday movie nights, I've rounded up 25 Christmas Movies I love or that are on my To Watch list this year. What's your must-watch holiday movie every year?

Meet Me in St. Louis - This is hands-down my favorite Christmas movie. Judy Garland is fantastic, as always, but so is the rest of the cast.

White Christmas  - This is one of those movies that I'm going to watch at least once every holiday season. It is such a feel-good movie, and I love all the singing and dancing.

Home Alone & Home Alone: Lost in New York - Alexis has really gotten into the original Home Alone movies.

Rise of the Guardians - This movie technically takes place at Easter time, but Santa Claus is one of the main characters, as is Jack Frost. It's such a great movie about believing and not giving power to the Boogeyman.

The Santa Clause - Is it even possible to make it through the holiday season without watching this classic?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - This is the only National Lampoon's movie that I actually like. It's relatable and so funny.

The Holiday - This is one of my favorite movies ever. An LA movie trailer producer and British wedding columnist agree to swap houses for the holidays to escape from failed relationships.

The Christmas Chronicles & The Christmas Chronicles 2 - Who knew Kurt Russell would make such a cool Santa?

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey - If you have not made time to watch this Christmas musical yet, you're missing out. Decades after being betrayed by his apprentice, Jeronicus Jangle finds new hope when his granddaughter arrives on his doorstep.

Klaus - After graduating at the bottom of his class, postman Jesper is assigned to a desolate northern town where he meets a reclusive toy-maker. The two team up to bring some happiness to the townspeople.

Holidate - This one is on my To Watch list. Fed up with being alone for the holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's date all year long.

Noelle - This is another one on my To Watch list. Kris Kringle's daughter wishes she could do something important like her brother, Nick, who is soon to take over Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble under the pressure, Noelle suggests he get away for awhile, but when he doesn't return she has to find him and bring him home to save Christmas.

Last Christmas - Nothing ever seems to go right for Kate, who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop in London. Then she meets Tom.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - I love this little short film. It's a great way to teach the true meaning of the season to little ones.

Elf - This movie has become a Christmas staple.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - This is a different spin on the traditional Nutcracker fairy tale. On top of that, the film is beautiful.

The Knight Before Christmas - A medieval knight is sent to present day by an old crone where he meets a high school science teacher who doesn't believe in love anymore.

Bridget Jones's Diary - I love this movie but always forget that much of it happens around Christmas. As such, it's never actually made it onto my holiday movie list...until now!

Batman Returns - This is my favorite of the Tim Burton Batman movies. It's set during Christmas and is filled with old-school Tim Burton craziness.

RED - I've decided to officially retire Diehard from my Christmas movie list in favor of RED. It, too, is set around Christmas, and I like it much better.

The Nightmare Before Christmas - I've got to include this cult classic. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween, has grown bored of his life so decides to take over Christmas and things do not go as planned.

The Family Stone - Everett brings home his girlfriend, Meredith, for Christmas with plans of asking his mother for her grandmother's ring to propose. Things go south quickly, with Meredith calling in her sister for support and checking into the local inn.

Just Friends - When Chris unintentionally ends up in his hometown for Christmas, he decides to finally cross the friends barrier with Jamie, his one who got away.

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