The 9 Best Christmas Movies You Must Watch
Published By: Tara ClemDecember 23, 2013
Christmas time doesn’t need an introduction. Almost everyone enjoys Christmas time, even of they don’t partake in the spiritual aspect. It’s a great time to enjoy life, and take a break from the things that overwhelm us.
One of the best ways to do that is by watching a Christmas movie. Chances are you want to watch more than one movie. You might be looking for that movie title that you can’t remember, or just expanding your horizons to watch something new. Either way here are the top 9 modern Christmas movies, keep in mind this list is for non animated. The list of the 9 best Christmas movies is not ordered in any ranking order. We will likely publish another article for the best animated Christmas movies. This will have to do for now.
Yes there are probably some movies that should be included, or maybe you need to get in the Christmas spirit.
Elf stars Will Ferrell as “Buddy The Elf”. Buddy isn’t really an elf. He is a human who was raised by elves. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York in search of his father (James Caan). Buddy’s journey is a hysterical must see for viewers of any age. Elf is such a good Christmas movie, that it was made into a musical.
2.Home Alone & Home Alone 2
Home alone stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister. Kevin’s family goes on vacation and accidentally leaves him home alone. That’s more than likely where the movie got its name. Kevin being left alone turns out to be a blessing. Burgarlers Marv (Daniel Stern) and Harry (Joe Pesci) try and capitalize on families going out of town for Christmas. Thinking the McCallister house is empty they make an a burglary attempt that does not go as planned.Young Kevin outsmarts the two making the movie a Christmas comedy classic.
Home Alone is a love it or hate it type movie. Of course loving it is much more Christmas like. Both movies are so good that we had to fit them in the list. There have been a couple spin offs, but nothing is as good as the original.
Four Christmases starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. If you are a Vince Vaughn fan this movie is a must see. If you aren’t a Vince Vaughn fan you should still watch Four Christmases. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again.
5.National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Chirstmas Vacation doesn’t need an introduction. It is a Holiday classic. The movie stars Chevy Chase as the clumsy Clark Griswold. Clark means well, somehow he seems to screw everything up. He tries to be the ideal family man, but eventually realizes he might be trying too hard. This is one you need to see for yourself.
6.The Santa Clause – Series
The Santa Clause stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin. Scott accidentally becomes Santa. As it turns out there is actually a business clause to assuming the role of Santa. All of the movies in this series are great for creating that feel good christmas feeling.
Vince Vaugn is in two movies on our list, he plays the lead role of ‘Fred Clause’. Fred is Santa’s big brother. Fred is a fast talking hustler that can’t seem to get ahead. . His younger brother, Santa always seems to steal Fred’s thunder. The two endure a turbulant yet funny journey in the movie Fred Claus.
8.Jingle All The Way
Jingle All The Way stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. Arnold and Sinbad play fathers competing to get the most popular toy for their sons, a Turbo-Man doll. The overall meaning of the movie is that family is the most important thing in life. Kids love toys but they don’t compare to the importance of family. That’s a great message, but Jingle All The Way does a great job of making entertaining. That’s why it is on the list of 9 must see Christmas movies.
So there they are, the 9 must see Christmas movies (non-animated). There are a number of excellent Christmas movies. Maybe we will create another rendition of the list. Regardless share your thoughts on the 9 best Christmas movies that were listed.