The 10 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time
I'm really obsessed with Christmas. No...really obsessed. Like I put up my trees on October 31 obsessed. I may or may not listen to Christmas music for four months out of the year. Yea - that kind of obsessed. But something that truly brings me joy during the holidays is cozying up on the couch and watching endless hours of Christmas movies! I decided to put together my list for you all, ranked from 10 to 1. Enjoy!
10. The Family Stone. I watch this movie year-round. There's something so moving about Diane Keaton's performance in this film and her role as the matriarch of a big beautiful dysfunctional family. And because we all kinda come from big beautiful dysfunctional families, this is a relatable and "feel-good" holiday film (either that or it terrifies you...).
9. The Holiday. All of Nancy Meyers' films make me want to be a white woman for a day. And this movie is perfect to include in any respectable holiday movie marathon line-up, what with its dual country settings, perfect soundtrack, aw-shucks love stories, and enviable real estate.
8. Bad Santa. Because everybody needs a dark not-suitable-for-children movie night (with wine or lots of eggnog) during the holidays.
7. Home Alone. One of the defining films of my childhood. Also the reason why I make sure to set five alarms on mornings when I have an early flight. True story!
6. A Charlie Brown Christmas. No words are needed here. It's a classic. We all wait for it. We all covet the Charlie Brown tree...
5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Fun fact: I used to be scared of the Grinch. But the more I watched the more I realized he was just a grumpy old green man in need of a little cheer! And we can all agree that Whoville is just plain awesome, right? Check out this hilarious Grinch-related post.
4. Trading Places. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd are the perfect match on screen in this Prince and Pauper-themed story that represents that golden age of comedy with a holiday twist.
3. Best Man Holiday. A sequel to The Best Man that was 14 years in the making, this film reunites viewers with some of the chicest, funniest, memorable and lovable characters and bundles all that wonderfulness up into a heartwarming dramedy with a Christmas theme.
2. Love Actually. I love a good British comedy, especially if it involves Hugh Grant doing Hugh Grant things like dancing around the Prime Minister's mansion to The Pointer Sisters! And can we talk about that airport chase scene at the end? I'm not crying...YOU'RE crying...
1. A Christmas Story. Because nothing says Christmas like "FR-A-GEE-LAY" and 24 straight hours of this movie on TNT every Christmas!!
What films are on your list? Share in the comments below!