Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and we’re all enjoying our turkey sandwiches, I feel like I can come out in the open with my holiday cheer. I am, to put it mildly, a Christmas fanatic. I love the lights, the shopping, the music and every tacky, tinsel covered tree. Every year I have a bucket list of festivities that I force my friends and family to endure with me, and I am unashamed to admit that I’ve been listening to the Rat Pack croon carols since before the Halloween candy was even gone. If you are not one to embrace the spirit of the season, no judgement, but this blog just might not be the place for you until after the new year.

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is the movies. Nothing beats snuggling up under a blanket with some peppermint tea and a holiday classic. Here is a list of a few of my favorites, in no particular order.

Nightmare Before Christmas
You have to appreciate a movie that can effectively, and efficiently, appeal to two holidays simultaneously, while also delivering an infectiously catchy soundtrack.
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A Christmas Story

The 50’s nostalgia, the leg lamp, the horrible, pink nightmare bunny suit, and one infamous line on repeat: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
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Christmas Movies That Aren’t Really Christmas Movies

Because they deserve a post all their own, here is a list of movies that aren’t really Christmas flicks, but thanks to a three-minute scene where the cast sings ‘O Holy Night’ and decorates a Christmas tree or something, I can justify binge watching for the month of December.

When Harry Met Sally
There’s a total of about two holiday scenes in this entire movie, but somehow they are just enough to make me want to snuggle in a watch it on repeat every Christmas season.

Christmas Movies
And thank you, Meg Ryan, for making it okay for the rest of us to ugly cry.
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While You Were Sleeping

I loved this movie when I was little, mostly because of my huge, Independence Day related crush on Bill Pullman (#judgementFreeZone). Now that I live in Chicago, I love watching my adopted city depicted on any big screen (especially at the holidays).
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