10 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

If you aren’t feeling the Christmas spirit yet, then maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands. When the Christmas songs and decorations seem to not be working for you, perhaps a couple Christmas movies, or ten, can get you right into the holiday mood. Here are 10 Christmas movies that you should definitely watch 10 days before Christmas.

1. Little Women (1994 & 2019)

With both the 1994 original and the 2019 iteration, Little Women is a film full of joy and warmth that celebrates family, female spirit, and the true bond of sisterhood.

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This stop motion masterpiece is a film that can be enjoyed by an audience of all ages, and is a delightfully magical Christmas movie with a bit of horror blended into it.

3. A Christmas Story (1983)

Set in the 1940s, A Christmas Story is a truly nostalgic Christmas comedy that follows the exploits of a young Ralphie Parker and his conflicts with his family and his bully as he dreams of his ideal Christmas gift.

4. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

From Tim Burton’s infinitely imaginative mind, this modern fairytale tells the story of a scientifically made human being with extraordinary but gentle features.

5. Elf (2003)

Elf is a wickedly humorous Christmas family that gives fun for the whole family. This movie is sweet and funny, and made even better with such a terrific cast.

6. The Polar Express (2004)

A heartwarming movie with great animation and lovable characters, The Polar Express depicts the true sense of childlike innocence and wonder as a young boy takes a mysterious train bound for the North Pole.

7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

The Christmas classic from Dr. Seuss is brought to life with the live-action adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and made even better with the ever eccentric acting of Jim Carrey.

8. Gremlins (1984)

Apart from the touching theme of most Christmas movies, Gremlins is a wacky and chaotic film that follows the mischievous and destructive little creatures called the ‘Mogwai’ disguised as the perfect toy for a special Christmas gift.

9. Klaus (2019)

Klaus is one of the best retellings of the myth of Santa Claus that we have seen in a while. With amazing animation and artwork, and a refreshing and whimsical take to the story, audiences will surely be in for a Chrstmas treat.

10. Home Alone (1990)

Without a doubt, this is the first movie that comes to most people’s minds when they think about Christmas. The story of Home Alone offers a rollercoaster of emotions blending comedy, profanity, a touching family tale, and an engaging story all in one. Watch this movie and you’ll surely be in the Christmas mood in no time, just make sure to set out a few house traps for the Wet Bandits.

Christmas is right around the corner, so hunker down and get cozy as we get more festive by the day. These films are only some of the most iconic Christmas movies that define the spirit of the holiday season. Before you hit play, don’t be a grinch and get the popcorn going and the hot cocoa ready as you binge through these classic Christmas flicks!