My Favorite Christmas Movies

Not including the Hallmark Channel and ABC Family/Freeform movies, which may warrant their own list
  1. White Christmas
    I watch this at least four times every Christmas. It's one of my favorite movies of all time.
  2. Elf
    Delightfully quotable and one of the best "recent" holiday movies
  3. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    My husband's family is so obsessed with this movie that my BIL almost didn't name his daughter Grace because he thought we'd all quote this movie whenever we heard her name
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    I grew up in MN, close to where Charles Schulz grew in, so Peanuts has been a part of my life from the start. "Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography" by David Michaelis is an excellent book for any Schulz fans out there.
  5. Love Actually
    Give me Emma Thompson and Colin Firth any day of the week, my friends. I honestly consider this more of a romantic comedy set at Christmas vs. a Christmas movie, but it's still grand.
  6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    The Jim Carrey version is great, don't get me wrong, but I love the classic.
  7. The Muppet Christmas Carol
    My favorite version of A Christmas Carol.
  8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    I hunt the TV guide as soon as possible to make sure I can record these when they first air so I can watch them again and again during Christmas.
  9. Home Alone
    I always loved the pranks that Kevin orchestrated, but also, how the hell did he come up with those? It's not like he had access to the Internet to come up with this shit. What was this child learning?
  10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    The idea of Santa as a ginger warms my heart for some reason
  11. Frosty the Snowman
    "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
  12. It's A Wonderful Life
    As I get older, I love this movie more and more. I still can't watch the scene where the uncle accidentally loses the money though. It kills me every time.
  13. A Christmas Story
    We have a leg lamp ornament for our tree and it's a favorite of mine. This movie is so delightfully nonsensical.