While everyone else is attending holiday parties and finishing up Christmas shopping this weekend, I’ll be curled up on the couch of my family’s home covered in blankets and binge-watching holiday movies. My ideal Christmas weekend includes fuzzy socks, endless cups of hot chocolate, and spending all day in my pajamas.

The only thing on my to-do list is watching every single movie featured below before New Year’s Eve (so far I’ve checked off three!). My absolute favorite is #16. Which one are you most looking forward to watching this holiday season? Did I forget any must-sees that I need to add to my list?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000

Home Alone, 1990

Love Actually, 2003

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

The Holiday, 2006

Miracle on 34th Street, 1994

Frosty the Snowman, 1969

I’ll Be Home For Christmas, 1998

Elf, 2003

It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946

Four Christmases, 2008

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989

The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992

A Christmas Story, 1983

This Christmas, 2007

How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966

The Santa Clause, 1994

Jingle All The Way, 1996

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, 1987

Feature image by Kristen Kilpatrick for Camille Styles.

This post was originally published on December 21, 2019, and has since been updated.

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  1. 1
    Geneva December 22, 2016 at 6:41 am

    You’re missing my favorite movie – Christmas in Connecticut! Try it if you’ve never seen it! Happy holidays!

  2. 2
    Cheri December 22, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I love Family Stone. I watch it on Christmas Eve. My mom watches While You Were Sleeping.

  3. 3
    Gigi December 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    My favorite is White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

  4. 4
    npharney December 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    It’s all about the 90s Miracle on 34th Street and White Christmas for me

    – Natalie

  5. 5
    Samantha Lee December 23, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I hadn’t seen The Holiday in so long because I thought I lost it. Finally found it and watched it a couple nights ago, and it is still SO GOOD. But my favorite Christmas movie will always be The Santa Clause. 🙂

  6. 6
    keith January 15, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I’ll be curled up on the couch of my family’s

  7. 7
    Fortune Dushey December 16, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Best movies!!

  8. 8
    Lucie December 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Just seeing this post is making me so happy! Such classic Christmas movies! My favorite have to be Love actually and The Holiday!


  9. 9
    Melanie McNatt December 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Christmas with the Kranks….. Best Man Holiday…. Family Stone is the BEST

  10. 10
    Teena December 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    My favorite “holiday” movie is While You Were Sleeping. I know, it’s not technically. But it’s set at Christmas time and the message is so on point. When I saw it a decade ago, I was into the rom-com part. But I just watched it with my teen sons and this time the message of making a family really hit me. Btw, teen sons loved it! There are so many funny characters that it wasn’t too rom-com for them.

  11. 11
    valerie December 4, 2020 at 6:24 am

    My number one is White Christmas! And then It Happened on Fifth Ave. If you haven’t seen it, it is a hidden gem.

  12. 12
    Renee Coursey December 9, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Thank you for sharing your list. My husband’s favorite is “A Christmas Story” which usually streams for 24 hours on Christmas. My favorite is “Love Actually”, I love all the different stories in one. The original “Miracle on 34th Street” from 1947 with Maureen O’Hara as the mother and a very young Natalie Wood as the daughter is wonderful. Have a very blessed and sparkly Christmas.