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The 18 Best Classic Holiday Movies to Stream Now

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There’s nothing better than chilling out with the best classic holiday movies on a weekend in December. Don’t get me wrong, I was counting the days until Lindsay Lohan’s return to the big screen (Netflix). Falling for Christmas When noel diary He was tearful in every respect. But there is one sense of him I seek most, in comfort and connection during the Christmas season. It’s nostalgia. And, of course, nothing makes you nostalgic for the good old days more than a classic Christmas movie.

Tradition breeds admiration, at least in my experience. After returning home and spending quality time with my family (baking favorite treats, exchanging meaningful gifts, cherishing each other’s presence), all the good things that exist in my life And that feeling couldn’t be more true than when I cuddle among my sisters and parents and quote the best classic holiday movies word for word.

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The best holiday movies to stream this season

whether it christmas story (my father’s forever favorite), holiday (My mom, sisters, and I have watched it over 10 times over the years), or forever loved fairyclassic holiday movies are our Christmas comfort zone. Now that the cookies are baked, the presents are wrapped, and the Christmas dinner is all set, it’s time to kick your feet up and enjoy a few hours of cinematic bliss. There is nothing to do but indulge in.

I have to imagine this applies to many of you as well. If so, keep scrolling. Consider this your comprehensive guide to the best classic holiday movies. Period.

Christmas movies on Disney Plus

Home Alone (1990)

That’s right, before she steals the show Sitts Creek, Catherine O’Hara played the mother of Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin McCallister. You will be enchanted. And of course, John Hughes certainly knows a bit about making 80’s/90’s masterpieces.in the middle pretty in pink When breakfast club, home alone one of his best.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

This crowd-pleasing classic has all the ingredients of a perfect holiday movie. New York at Christmas, the wonder that was once Macy’s his department store, and a charming black-and-white piece. Her mother hired an older man to play Santa Claus and found that not only did he look like a big man with a white beard, but he claimed he was Chris Kringle. . This movie is an example of the beauty of maintaining a sense of childlike wonder, especially while on vacation.

Santa Claus (1994)

Whatever you say, Tim Allen is a solid choice for St. Nick. Scott Calvin (Allen), a successful toy salesman, wants to keep Santa’s magic alive for his son, despite objections from his ex-wife. Through a series of bizarre and comical events (we all remember the note “Reindeer knows what to do”), Scott assumes the role of Santa. But the responsibility goes beyond what he expected. This is a hilarious and moving story about what parents do for their children.

Beauty and the Beast: An Enchanted Christmas (1997)

i didn’t expect to see beauty and the beast It’s on this list, right? Knowing that the Beast has a deep-rooted hatred of Christmas (unsurprisingly), Belle does everything she can to show the Beast the magic of the season. Expect lots of uplifting songs and countless cute moments from Mrs. Potts (voiced by the late Angela Lansbury – an absolute delight).

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Christmas movies on Hulu

Die Hard (1988)

ok i need your thoughts: do you have this actually Does it count as a Christmas movie? There is no shortage of evidence cited on the Internet to back up the claims. First, it’s about a New York City police officer returning to his family at Christmas (plus, he must save his family after being taken hostage by terrorists during his Christmas party…).his wife’s name is holly When It takes place on Christmas Eve. Well, I guess it’s up to you to decide.

The Nutcracker (1993)

Plot-wise, the classic Christmas ballet is no different from the stories you know and love. But with 13-year-old Macaulay Culkin playing Drosselmeyer’s nephew, there’s a fun pop-his cultural crossover that’s worth another look.

Always Jingle (1996)

Countless TV specials have been inspired by this storyline. A man is desperately looking for a much-needed Turbo Man action figure for his son (remember when Dwight acquired the market for his unicorn Princess and sold it at a huge profit margin)? . office?).humor is very It’s 90’s, but that’s probably one of the best things about this movie.

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

It’s Christmas in Danger: An unscrupulous toy maker has manipulated one of his right-hand elves into destroying Santa Claus and taking over Christmas. The movie has a cult following, so join the club and press play.

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Christmas movies on amazon prime.

Love Actually (2003)

I could write a book about why love actually One of the best classic holiday movies. First, the all-star cast. Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and the list goes on. If you’ve ever fallen in love during the holidays, or experienced that special kind of Christmas magic that leaves everyone feeling warm and fuzzy, this is the movie to watch. Like it comes out of the woodwork, but believe the hype. This is the best of the best.

The Holiday (2006)

Another star-studded Christmas movie. Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black all perform in this Nancy Meyers gem. When two women change homes for Christmas (one from Los Angeles, another from outside London), they get the chance to step outside of their lives and find the love they’ve been waiting for. increase. Romantic, heartwarming, and cheesy in every sense of the word. If you’re unfamiliar with the Meyers aesthetic, you’ll fall in love with this film.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1947)

I have mixed feelings about this movie, mostly due to the fact that it was made over 80 years ago. When we think of good things, it’s the story of a man who got a second chance at life.We see the life he changed and the positive impact he had on the world.

Snowman (1982)

There is a group of about three movies that I consider to be my favorites of the holiday season, snowman Sit proudly at the top. A boy who builds a snowman the day before Christmas is magically brought to life and spends the night adventuring around the world. Although a silent film, Holiday features gorgeous music that sticks in his head throughout his season. No, it’s not a bad thing.

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Netflix holiday movies

White Christmas (1954)

A classic Christmas movie that concludes all classic Christmas movies. I have a soft space specially prepared for me in my heart white christmas Because 1) Bing Crosby and 2) it takes place in Vermont. The two war buddies follow a love interest, a sister duo acting, to New His England resort run by a former commanding officer. When they learn that he may lose his place, they intervene to try and save the failed inn.

Christmas movies on HBO Max

Elf (2003)

How much has to be said about this movie that has never been said before? is. If this movie doesn’t make you a Christmas fanatic, I don’t know what will.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Probably every dad’s favorite Christmas movie. A dysfunctional family (supported by a poor father and an ever-irritated teenage daughter), glitzy holiday lights, and making this Christmas the best yet. fight for. It’s funny, silly, and perfectly captures the late ’80s.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Taylor Momsen (Little Jenny Humphrey from the beginning gossip girl series), who played Cindy Lou Who. This discovery alone makes me want to rewatch Jim Carrey on the green ASAP. Speaking of which, he’s perfect in this movie. I love the anime version too, but nothing beats Carrey’s play throughout this movie.

Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

The predecessor of the Hallmark Christmas movie franchise. Barbara Stanwyck is a delight as her writer for the hood lied about being the perfect housewife (personally, I don’t blame her for the deception). However, she lies and is forced to convince her superiors and a returning war hero that she is the real deal when invited to her home for Christmas.

A Christmas Story (1983)

Let’s wrap up this list of the best classic holiday movies. Probably the best. Set in the 1940s, Ralphie is set to receive his Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. This is a toy his parents deemed too dangerous (“Kid, shoot me in the eye!”).It’s similar to fairy, the film is packed with some of the most quotable lines in a Christmas movie. I’m at a loss, so if you ever met someone who didn’t love this movie, please let me know.

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