Classic Holiday Movies To Enjoy With Family This Holiday Season!

Tis the season for Hot Chocolate and cozy movie nights as you snuggle in a blanket with your families during the chilly holiday season! Once December arrives, there’s no shortage of festive activities to dive into — raning from the wedding season to family nights in! Here is a list of classic movies to enjoy on a family movie night as we bid farewell to 2023!

Home Alone (1990)

For ’90s kids everywhere, Home Alone is the holiday movie. In the film, a young Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is left home alone after his family flies to Paris for Christmas. Even worse, two burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are trying to break into his house. Luckily, with some inventive traps and a spunky ’90s attitude, Kevin is able to defend his home. Catherine O’Hara delivered one of the most memorable lines in the film when she screamed “Kevin!” at the top of her lungs. The Home Alone series is a must-watch for every 90’s kids to get into the Holiday Spirit!

Available on: Netlflix

Falling for Christmas (2022)

The breakout hit of Netflix’s 2022 holiday programming lineup, Lindsay Lohan stars as the entitled daughter of a rich hotelier. But after she takes a nasty fall down the side of a ski slope, she finds herself spending Christmas at a struggling family-run inn — with amnesia. Luckily, the hunky inn owner (Chord Overstreet) is ready to help her find her identity … and love.

Available on: Netflix

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

In this follow-up to 2016’s Bad Moms, the moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) have to deal with their own mothers for the holidays.

Available on: Netflix

The Princess Switch (2018)

Vanessa Hudgens stars as a woman who travels to the kingdom of Belgravia to enter a famous baking competition, only to run into the Prince of Belgravia’s fiancée, who looks exactly like … Vanessa Hudgens. The two decide to switch places, and things get complicated. Keep the silly Christmas rom-com fun going with this film’s two sequels, The Princess Switch: Switched Again and The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star.

Available on; Netfllix

The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express features Tom Hanks is a forever classic — in an animated adventure based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. In the fantasy flick, a little boy takes a magical train ride to the North Pole and discovers the significance of the holiday along the way, the movie takes you a long a journey of wonder as you explore the essence behind Christmas.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Four Christmases (2008)

Christmas has a way of bringing everyone together — even when you least expect it. In this modern Christmas tale, Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn play a couple whose tropical holiday plans get derailed, so they begrudgingly visit their families instead. This comic rollercoaster is bound to have everyone involved!

Available on: Apple TV

A Christmas Carol (1951)

are almost too many film adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic to count, but this 1951 version starring Alastair Sim is widely considered to be the best, according to New York Times film critic A.O. Scott.

Available on: Hulu TV

See Also

Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

In the mood for a light-hearted holiday comedy? This funny flick follows a couple, played by Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, who anger their neighbors by making plans to skip Christmas in favor of taking a Caribbean cruise instead.

Available on; Amazon Prime

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

The Grinch gets the live-action treatment in this feature-length film starring Jim Carrey. This whimsical holiday film is a feast for the eyes — and it’s guaranteed to make your heart grow three sizes.

Available on; Amazon Prime

Last Christmas (2019)

Nothing seems to be going right in Kate’s life — until she meets a mysterious and handsome stranger. Starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this heartwarming film has a twist ending that you won’t see coming.

Available on: Amazon Prime


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