I love the holidays. I love the warmth of sharing time with your family, decorating a Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and giving and receiving gifts. I also love holiday movies. Here’s my list of the Best Holiday Movies EVER!
1. Home Alone:
This is the defining Christmas movie of my generation. I love everything about it. I had a crush on Macauley Culkin when I was younger, and for good reason. I love the Christmas music and the fantastic holiday spirit of this movie. I still cry at the end every time. I love it!
2. Home Alone 2
How many sequels were just as great as the original? Home Alone 2 is especially poignant to me since it is set in New York City, which is where I live. Just as good as the first one.
3. A Christmas Story:
I fell in love with this story when I was forced to watch it when I was a teenager. HO, HO, HO!
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:
I always wished that Clark Griswald was my dad. A fantastic movie through and through.
5. Miracle on 34th Street:
I grew up with this one, and I still cry at the end. Such a heartwarming, touching movie.
I recently watched this movie for the first time and I fell in love with it. An interesting note – Chris Columbus, who helmed the Home Alone movies, is responsible for it.
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas:
I fell in love with this movie in college, when I hung out with guys who were singers in emo bands and we all smoked weed and drank Mike’s Hard Lemonade together, while watching this movie. Bonus – we were able to do so around Christmas AND Halloween (Don’t even get me started on my list of the best Halloween movies – Halloween is my all time favorite holiday)!
8. The Santa Clause:
I have to put this one in here, because I really did enjoy it when I was younger. Now, not so much. It’s still great to see little kids watching this movie.
What are yours???