16 Christmas movie favorites you must watch this year
Most people are counting down the days until Christmas break, but I am counting down the days until ABC's 25 Days of Christmas starts. Okay, and until Christmas break but let's be honest, there are less days until Dec. 1 so it's more fun counting down to that. (T-minus seven days everyone).
The holiday season is my favorite time of year because you can with out a doubt always find a good Christmas movie on TV at any given time.
There is nothing like getting cozy on the couch with a blanket and a warm cup of coco with the soft glow of the lights from the Christmas tree shining down on you while you are watching a Christmas classic with your family. (That was probably the best run on sentence that has ever been published).
I have many, many Christmas movie favorites. However, I did a survey on Christmas movie favorites amongst my group of friends and came to find "Elf" seems to be the favorite with "It’s a Wonderful Life" coming in as a close second.
Whatever your taste in movies may be, here is a list of the top 16 Christmas movies that should be on your list to watch this Christmas season!
16. "Christmas With the Kranks" (2004) Starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis
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15. "Scrooged" (1988) Starring Bill Murray
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14. "The Santa Clause" (1994) Starring Tim Allen
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13. "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) Starring Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O'Hara
There is also a remake that came out in 1994 starring Richard Attenborough and Elizabeth Perkins (the adorable girl from "Matilda"!) worth checking out if you aren't a fan of black and white.
12. "White Christmas" (1954) Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney
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10. "Disney’s A Christmas Carol" (2009) Starring Jim Carrey
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There are countless versions of this classic. Here is the most recent adaptation done by Disney.
9. "A Year Without Santa Claus" (1974) Starring Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Shawn
8. "Home Alone" (1990) Starring Macaulay Culkin
7. "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" (1964) Starring Billie May Richards, Burl Ives and Paul Soles
6. "Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966) Starring Boris Karloff
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Jim Carrey's version of this movie that came out in 2000 is one of my all time favorites! Make sure you check that one out as well as the cartoon classic.
5. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) Starring Peter Robbins
4. "A Christmas Story" (1983) Starring Peter Billingsley
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3. "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation" (1989) Starring Chevy Chase
2. "Elf" (2003) Starring Will Ferrell
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1. "It’s a wonderful Life" (1964) Starring James Stewart
This list doesn't even scratch the surface of all of the wonderful Christmas movies out there. These are just a few of the classics to look out for this holiday season.
Check out the 2015 schedule for ABC's 25 Days of Christmas here!
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