Top Holiday and Winter Movies

It’s the best time of year to get to cozy up on the couch with hot cocoa and watch a great holiday or winter movie. If you, your friend, or family is looking to get into the holiday spirit, here are a few of our top picks!

Top Holiday and Winter Movies

Check out these top holiday and winter movies. Be sure to check ratings – not all of these kid-appropriate!

  • Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights 
  • Will Ferrell being goofy in Elf 
  • Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases 
  • The classic Chevy Chase movie National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation 
  • A Christmas Story 
  • A fun series we all know and love, Home Alone 1, 2, 3
  • He’s bad, he’s naughty, and he’s Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 
  • A scary Christmas movie, Black Christmas 
  • Queen Latifah in Last Holiday 
  • A cute holiday movie, Love Actually 
  • A goofy movie about being Just Friends 
  • Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis Christmas With the Kranks 

Top Holiday and Winter Movies For Kids and Families

Bring the kids back into the living room and watch some of these classics!

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas 
  • Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • Miracle on 34th Street 
  • Jack Frost 
  • The Santa Clause, a Tim Allen classic
  • Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
  • Ice Age 
  • A ridiculous movie, Jingle All the Way, with Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Frosty the Snowman 
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: the animated and the one with Jim Carey
  • A Christmas Carol 
  • It’s a Wonderful Life 
  • Happy Feet 

Pro tip: the top holiday and winter movie is Miracle on 34th Street. Turn down lights, light a fire, and stir the cocoa: it’s movie time!

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