Santa. Scrooge. Clarence. Charlie Brown. Ralphie. Kevin McCallister. Elf.
These Christmas movie characters are stamped onto Christmas cards, ornaments, pajamas and more! Their trademark expressions and quotable movie dialog is even part of the holiday lexicon:
"Ho! Ho! Ho!"
"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."
"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."
"You'll shoot your eye out!"
"Keep the change, ya filthy animal."
"Sun of a nutcracker!"
The perennial favorite Christmas movies are designed from start to end with holiday cheer – snow, Christmas trees, lights, ornaments, stockings, wreaths, bows, seasonal foods and music - but they also have fun, heartwarming stories that illustrate the meaning of Christmas and inspire us all to be a little better than we were before.
In this post, I’m going to share 16 of those perennial favorite Christmas movies that you can watch during the holiday season.
16 Classic Christmas Movies
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge - the bitter and lonely miser - is visited by 3 ghosts on Christmas Eve who teach him to open his heart and accept the spirit of Christmas.
Several other versions of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story can be found in The Ultimate Christmas Movie Checklist, including A Christmas Carol (1938, 1951), Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) and A Christmas Carol (2009).
The Ultimate Christmas Movie Checklist - 91 Movies (PDF)
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What's your favorite Christmas movie?
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