11 of the Best Christmas Movies to Watch This Year

  1. Home Alone 2
    Taking the action to New York this time, Kevin, aka ‘America’s unluckiest child’, manages to find himself fighting off Harry and Marv yet again.

    The toy store featured in the film (aka, every kid’s dream), was based on the FAO Schwartz store that sadly closed its doors in 2015.

    Happily for toy fans, however, it’s been relaunched as a temporary pop-up shop in various locations worldwide since, including one in London’s Selfridges department store.

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  3. Miracle on 34th St. (1947)
    If you’ve ever stared at an older, white-haired man on the street, and wondered if he could be the big guy going incognito, there could be something in it.

    This movie gives us the best legal argument for leaving out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve, hands down.

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  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Who doesn’t love the Peanuts gang?

    So many people grew up watching this Christmas classic that first aired in 1965, but in fact, it was originally expected to be a spectacular ratings failure.

    Instead, it’s now the longest-running animated TV special in history.

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  6. Holiday Inn
    Known as the movie that gave us the song White Christmas (and spawned a hotel chain), this was the first film that starred both Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

    If you like picture-perfect snow and sleigh scenes then this is the movie for you.

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  8. Scrooge (1951)
    If you only watch one adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, make it this one (or The Muppets Christmas Carol as a close second!)

    Alistair Sims is the arguably best movie incarnation of the famous Christmas miser, giving him a depth and inner torment that makes his ultimate redemption even more powerful.

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    A number of these movies can be watched now for free via this link to an Amazon Video free month trial

    Would these make your list of the best Christmas movies to watch? What’s your go-to holiday classic? Let us know in the comments!

    Looking for some more Christmas movie inspiration? Check out list of the most romantic and heartwarming Christmas movies.

    If you’re more of a left-field type, or want a break from the Christmas movies to watch, then you’ll want to take a look at our list of the greatest off-beat Christmas movies instead.

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