The Best Christmas Movies Ever

I freaking love Christmas. It is by far my favorite holiday. My Christmas tree was up the day after Thanksgiving and a wreath has adorned my door for several days now. I got a jump start on Christmas presents a few weeks ago so we’re making headway in that department.

Christmas is just a magical time for me. I love spending time with family, watching the younger children open up presents, eating good food, sharing laughs and listening to my favorite Christmas albums. (Don’t even get me started on how much I love Christmas music!).  In the days leading up to and on December 25h, one thing I absolutely love to do is to curl up on my couch with a glass of wine (or a cup of hot chocolate) and watch Christmas movies.


Since I’ve already started watching Christmas films, this post is a little late. I should have shared my list at least the week before Thanksgiving because if we’re being honest, that’s when I started. But hey, better late than never right?

So in celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, here are my favorite and in my opinion, the best Christmas movies ever!

A Christmas Story 

No Christmas movie list is complete without this film. TNT, I believe, usually has a marathon on Christmas Day. We all know how this story goes: Ralphie is a young boy in the 1940’s who’s convinced that owning a BB gun would be the world’s perfect Christmas gift.


Now technically Annie isn’t a Christmas movie, per say, but I love feel good movies around the holiday season so dangit, it’s on my list! Based on the musical, who can resist orphan Annie who dreams of a life outside of the orphanage with a real family and people who love her?

This Christmas 

This is an underrated Christmas film, in my opinion. This film is based on the famed Donny Hathaway song of the same name.  Starring Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown and Loretta Devine; This Christmas follows the Whitfields as they try to navigate the Christmas season as they converge home for the first time in many years. They bring with them a lot of secrets and baggage and will have to discover the true meaning of family in order to truly enjoy the holidays.

The Preacher’s Wife 

It’s Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington; that’s all that really needs to be said. This remake of a classic follows an angel (Washington) who visits earth a few days before Christmas to help a preacher (Courtney B. Vance). Rev Biggs’s church is struggling, membership and finances are in trouble and he is under a lot of pressure. Dudley, the angel, comes to help Rev. Biggs regain control of his life before he loses his life and the ones he loves the most.

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

By far, this is my absolute favorite Christmas movie ever! See how I said “absolute” and “favorite”? That’s how serious it is. You all know that I am dramatic.

I would literally watch this movie every day in December and on Christmas Day, I’ll probably watch it twice. The first Home Alone was great but for me, the allure of the big city, the heightened stunts, and booby traps make Home Alone 2: Lost in New York the best for me.


So there you have it, the best Christmas movies ever (aka my favorites)!

What films did I leave on this list? What movies are you watching with your families this holiday season?

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