11 of the best Christmas films to queue up

By Christina Maxouris

Published December 15, 2020

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It's not Christmas without fuzzy pajamas, warm chocolate desserts and a lot of Christmas movie binge-watching.


These are the ones you want to start with. (And no, "Die Hard" is not included.)



Re-watch Will Ferrell's best on-screen character ever, Buddy, journey from the North Pole to New York City in search of his dad.

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'Home Alone' & 'Home Alone 2'

His mother got it wrong twice, but we're thankful because Kevin McCallister made two good movies out of it.

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'A Christmas Carol'

Is it really Christmas if Scrooge doesn't have his change of heart?

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'Miracle on 34th Street'

You can be the judge of who Kris Kringle really is, but this sweet family Christmas movie is one you can't skip.

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'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

Watch the latest adaptation of in theaters, or opt for the 2000 Jim Carrey version or the original TV special.

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'The Holiday'

What are the holidays without a little romance? Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swap homes and find the love of their lives.

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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'

We don't care how old you are. This animated classic, narrated by Burl Ives, is a requirement.

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'Love Actually'

Yes, we're including this movie. Can't beat Billy Mack's "Love is All Around" remake.

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'The Polar Express'

There are many reasons to love this 2004 movie. Tom Hanks playing six different characters is six of them.

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'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Follow the holiday adventures of the beloved entourage -- and their dog, Snoopy -- and learn the real meaning of Christmas.