I’m sure you can feel it in the air! Ok maybe not, but either way, I’m sure you are getting excited for December 25, Christmas Day! Christmas is held extremely high in my family’s house, and with that comes a love for Christmas movies. So compiled here is top 25 Christmas movies (with clip or trailer attached!)
25 – Nightmare before Christmas
Never been a big fan, but the songs are pretty catchy.
24 – The Year Without a Santa Claus
This 1974 classic might have a couple creepy looking characters, but it is sure to entertain and have your toe tapping to these songs.
23 – Jack Frost
A great movie to sit around on a Sunday afternoon.
More after the jump!
22 – Mickey Mouse: Pluto’s Christmas Tree
This one is a classic. It first brought the Disney characters into my life and will always remind me of Christmas.
21 – Christmas Carol (Alastair Sim – 1951)
Basically the original Christmas Carol film with a really creepy old man playing Scrooge perfectly.
20 – Home Alone 2
Not as good as the first, but still a hit, using the exact same tactics as the first.
19 – Charlie Brown Christmas
I’m not the biggest fan of Charlie Brown, but for some reason this short movie reminds you of your childhood
18 – Holiday Inn
Bing Crosby sings in this – if he can’t get you in the Christmas spirit, no one can!
17 – Joyeux Noel
Based on the true story from WWI of opposing sides celebrating Christmas together in “no mans land” then continuing to fight the next day.
16 – The Polar Express
If you weren’t in the mood for hot chocolate, you sure are now.
15 – Frosty the Snowman
Frosty is pretty cute, and forever engrained in our memory.
14 – Scrooged
Bill Murray, enough said.
13 – Elf
Will Ferrell playing an Elf trying to find his way in NYC to his real family AND SAVE CHRISTMAS!
12 – Miracle on 34th Street
It makes you believe in Santa!
11 – Grinch (Jim Carrey)
As much as I tried to dislike this movie, it was extremely entertaining, Carrey does a great job.
10 – It’s a Wonderful Life
I really don’t like this movie at all, but it appears lots of other people do (as it plays every year)
9 – A Christmas Story
This will play non-stop on Christmas day, and I still haven’t figured out what all the fuss is about, needless to say, a lot of people love this film.
8 – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Burl Ives narrating the most famous reindeer of them all.
7 – Love, Actually
Those Brits sure can make a great Christmas love story!
6 – The Santa Clause
Still a classic, quite possibly Tim Allen’s best performance, ever.
THE TOP FIVE:
5 – Jingle All the Way
Arnold and Sinbad face off for Turbo-Man. This movie is hilarious, and Phil Hartman is maybe the best character.
4 – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
This movie will never get old…a little big, a lotta sap.
3 – Muppet Christmas Carol
No muppet movie can make me laugh, except for this one. Gonzo takes the reigns as Charles Dickens, hilarity ensues (with a good message!) It could have been number one, but the song “The Love is Gone” was awful (Fast forward past it every year).
2 – White Christmas
It’s not Christmas until you watch this movie and the final scene is still amazing.
1 – Home Alone
There is no other movie that can get you into the Christmas spirit or bring back memories of your childhood than Home Alone. Even the theme puts a smile on your face! Every quote in this movie is memorable, even the screams. I’ve still always wanted to sled down my stairs out the front door.
See something not on the list? Leave it in the comments! And be sure to look out for Kibitzers Top 25 Christmas Songs!