Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Movies

Home Alone {via}

How The Grinch Stole Christmas {via}

Four Christmases {via}

Love, Actually {via}

Elf {via}

Now that it's December, I'm in full holiday movie mode. I watch at least a couple different Christmas movies every week (or at least have them on in the background while I'm cooking, wrapping, etc) and I'm always adding to my "annual must watch" list. These are the movies I'll be watching this year during our many Christmas movie marathons. What are your favorite holiday movies?

Love, Actually
Home Alone (1&2)
The Holiday
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon)
Four Christmases


Katie said...

Christmas Vacation and Charlie Brown Christmas are my favorites :)

annelise said...

Definitely with Katie on the Christmas Vacation movie: Chevy Chase and Christmas? Yes, please!

Always Love, Actually as well.

I remember watching a movie in the 80s called One Magic Christmas; it had Mary Steenburgen in it. It was the best kids Christmas movie.

Krystal said...

my mom always made us watch that Christmas Vacation movie...haha. oh gosh, I don't like it anymore :) Home Alone is such a classic!

She Wore It Well said...

i love love actually.. love watching it this time of year!


Diana Mieczan said...

That is a great list and we also watch movies during the Christmas preparation:) My favourite is Love, Actually and Four Christmases:)
Kisses and hugs,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a stunning leather clutch GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Holiday Parties!

style'n said...

I just watched the Family Stone over Thanksgiving! And I love The Holiday. So much fun to watch christmas movies!

Torrie said...

I love all of your picks as well (Love Actually- a favorite movie)!
Okay... here's a few more (most are on our yearly list:)...

Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
A Nightmare Before Christmas
Edward Scissorhands (although I haven't seen that in ages!)
Not a 'big screen', but I MUST watch Yogi Bear's Christmas (on TV Land) every year (a childhood tradition)!
Okay- I'm writing a book here, but I'm kind of having fun (too much fun:)...
Scrooged (LOVE that movie!)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
The Polar Express

And I like the classics...
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
... and an old version of The Christmas Carol (like the accents:)

Okay, I think that's it! (I'm saving this list... along with yours!)

Nikki said...

Ahhh this brings back so many memories!
My all time favorite is Nation Lampoons Christmas Vacation, but Love Actually is a close second!!!


Marcie said...

I just saw 4 Christmases and it was great! I loved all of it. The Grinch is definitely a cartoon I watch every year, as well as home alone. I don't know what it is, but home alone really makes me think of Christmas!

Great picks!

Danielle said...

IT'S a Wonderful Life for sure
Love Actually

and A Christmas Story! We keep TBS on all day on Christmas day when they play it for 24 hours, and just pop in, sit down for a few min, laugh, and then go about our business cooking.

Danielle said...

oh, and duh

muppet family christmas. cannot forget that

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Perfect picks! L.A. & Elf are must sees each year! I always watch The Family Stone too.

Jamie said...

Christmas movies are my FAVORITE!!!
I own Love Actually and I love it!!!
I also love Family Stone, Bridget Jones, Polar Express and all 3 Santa Clause movies (with Tim Allen)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i LOVE holiday movies! - what is it called umm - one with Cameron Diaz and the english guy - when she switches house with the English lady - just slipped my mind - ohhhh The Holiday - i love that movie!

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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

My all time favourite Christmas movie is White Christmas, probably because it's my grandmother's fave and we watch it every year while getting the food ready on Christmas Eve.

Josie said...

Oh, I have SO many. White Christmas, The Santa Clause, Home Alone (also 1 and 2), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (I'm for the cartoon as well!), Love Actually, and I'll admit it -- those cheesy ones on ABC Family and The Hallmark Channel are sometimes just SO quality that I can't pass them up.
xo Josie

Rocio said...

I love Home Alone and Home Alone 2. Those movies never get old=)

Gabriel said...

These are all very good, but don't forget about the classics: Miracle on 34th Street(the original),and A Christmas Carol!

PursuitOfLLT said...

Love these! I always watch The Holiday, Love Actually, A Christmas Story, Elf, The Santa Clause and not really a holiday movie but, my Dad and I always watch The Sound of Music around the holidays.

Plus anything cheesy. I'm talking ABC Family, Lifetime, Hallmark. You name it, I probably watch it. haha

Andrea said...

Four Christmases is such a great movie. I just watched it again the other day and I love it!

Andrea said...

Four Christmases is such a great movie. I just watched it again the other day and I love it!

Amber Blue Bird said...

Elf makes my list as well plus The Santa Clause and A Christmas Story of course

this free bird said...

I love these!!! Last night I watched part of Home Alone 2 and am so looking forward to that crazy Elf.

Admission: Polar Express is my all-time fave. I turn into a 5 year old and cry. When it was on IMAX I went multiple times 2 years in a row and screamed 'Polar Bear Express' running across the parking lot. No wonder my ex dumped me. ha!


Lindsay said...

Oh I LOVE your choices. 4 christmas's is SO funny! :) Hope your having a great week girl :)

Annie said...

Great list Valerie! We checked off Home Alone I this past weekend.. We definitely want do II plus the rest on your list plus another 1 of my favs for this time of year - The Holiday :) I love watching an old favorite while wrapping..I think I'll do that tonight! XO

Taj Acosta said...

These are great ones! I love Christmas vacation and the Christmas story too. Can't wait to start watching them! xo

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Love Actually tops my list even with the random nudity, elf second, Santa claus is coming to town ( this is a must for me and the kids), Polar Express. I plan on spending a day in my PJs with my son watching all of them...well not love Actually.

Alicia said...

I watched Home Alone 2 this past weekend while decorating our apt. I'm vowing to watch many more this month... i didn't watch nearly enough last year ;(

caknitter said...

Home Alone and Charlie Brown Christmas are my all-time favorite holiday movies. :-)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Ah, Elf is such a modern "classic" but a must-see! I'm probably weird, but Four Christmases actually depresses me!

Anna Jane said...

love actually (like everyone else)! I can't help's just the best movie.


Kristin said...

Love Actually, Christmas Vacation, Elf, Home Alone, A Christmas Story and White Christmas are my musts!

Val said...

It's a family tradition to watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer together, so that's my favorite :)


Molly said...

I HAVE to watch Baryshnikov's Nutcracker each year...

Leaving The House in THIS?!?

Lisa Griffin said...

Love Actually is one of my favorites!!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Love, Actually
White Christmas
The Holiday
Elf (slightly less this year since my kiddos have already watched it 857 times)
A Christmas Story


georgia~gigi said...

Hey Valerie ;)
Oh, I forgot about Four Christmases, that was a hilarious movie!
I love all the movies on your list, but I haven't seen Love Actually! I have heard it is so good, i need to get it!
gi gi

Lyndsy said...

I watched Love Actually already (just love it) and was planning to watch Christmas Vacation last night but fell asleep. Must also watch Home Alone! Great list!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh Elf is my favorite! My dad and I watch christmas vacation every year and my mom and I watch White Christmas!