12 Christmas Movies Worth Watching

  • Monday, 12 December 2016 16:32
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Everyone has their favorite Christmas movies. Young or old most of us like a good flick that has heart and substance. Sure, a big explosion in an action movie might be what we prefer most of the time, but during the holidays we mellow a bit and look for something with a little more substance, something the whole family can enjoy watching together.

We compiled a small list, 12 movies to be exact; that we like and we think they are movies worth watching if you haven't seen them, or worth watching again if you have.

12 Christmas Movies Worth Watching

1954 - White Christmas
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye star in this musical set in Vermont.

1947 - Miracle on 34th Street
The original black and white classic is a must see for the holidays.

1946 - It's a Wonderful Life
James Stewart stars as a man who, with the help of an angel, learns the meaning of life.

1988 - Scrooged
Bill Murray gets visited by the Ghosts of Christmas past.

1951 - A Christmas Carol
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on christmas Eve.

1944 - Meet me in St. Louis
Judy Garland stars in this classic MGM musical which features the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

2006 - The Holiday
Two woman with relationship problems swap houses for the holidays.

1994 - The Santa Clause
Tim Allen becomes a reluctant santa for the holidays.

2008 - Christmas Cottage
Inspired by Thomas Kinkade's painting of the same name, staring Jared Padalecki.

1985 - Santa Claus the Movie
A woodcutter foils an evil toy manufacturer's plans to take over christmas.

2013 - A Very Merry Mix-up
Alicia Witt stars in this comedy where a case of mistaken identity causes her to evaluate her life's choices.

1940 - A Shop Around the Corner
James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan star in this romantic comedy that inspired the movie "You've got Mail."

There are many other Christmas favorites to be sure, but we just picked the ones that stood out in our minds first. Classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman are worthy of mention, without a doubt, but they are not feature length films. We also didn't pick movies that simply happened during the holiday. For example: Die Hard - it takes place during Christmas but it is not a movie filled with Christmas spirit.

What is your favorite Christmas movie? Let us know in the comment section below.

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