Christmas is around the corner and it’s time to bring out the decorations to deck the halls of your home. There is snow all around and all you can do is snuggle comfortably inside your home with your family. If you are not feeling the cheer yet and need to inject some joy into your life, just stream some old and new Christmas movies. There are dozens of classics that are bound to lift your mood, so gather your loved ones, switch on the TV, and hop on to the couch. Between Jim Carrey’s Grinch and Will Farrel’s Elf to more, there is something for the kids and the child within you too.
Here are 15 Christmas films meant for you and the family:
1. Home Alone
Eight-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) gets left behind at home accidentally while his family goes vacationing during Christmas. The smart kid is initially happy to have the house to himself but when thieves try to enter, he has to get thinking to fight them.
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
This is the story of a misanthrope, played by Jim Carrey, living in a small world inside a snowflake where everyone is happy for Christmas but him. He tries to ruin the holiday for everyone only to realize his faulty ways and learns to love again.
3. The Polar Express
In this animated film, starring Tom Hanks, a young boy takes on an extraordinary journey to meet Santa Claus. The film is about the incredible journey during which he meets special people.
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, can’t wait to have a good Christmas but ends up having a bittersweet time instead. The movie has come to be known as a Christmas classic and one of the favorites of fans.
5. Jingle All The Way
Howard, a salesman, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, promises his son a toy for Christmas but he forgets to buy it. He then has to go across the town to find the very in-demand Turbo Man and goes through many mishaps before giving his son a gift he can’t forget.
6. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Kevin is left behind again by chance. This time it’s not at home but at the airport. He takes the wrong flight to New York and gets separated from his family, who were flying to Miami. In New York, he meets the thieves who tried to invade his home in the first installment of the series.
7. Jack Frost
When singer Jack Frost, played by Michael Keaton, dies he leaves behind a son, Charlie. In an incredible turn of events, Charlie meets his father again, who’s returned to him as a snowman and it’s a race against time to save his spirit as he melts.
8. The Nightmare Before Christmas
This Catherine O’Hara starring animated film reminiscent of Tim Burton’s aesthetic style is about a being from Halloween Town who finds Christmas Town and falls in love with it. He gets so obsessive that he ends up abducting Santa Claus.
9. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Based on the comic strip Peanuts created by Charles M. Schulz, in this 1965 animated television special, first of its kind, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed even though it’s Christmas. Brown tries to direct a play but he is mocked by peers only to be told by Linus what Christmas means, which leads to a reunion of the Peanuts gang.
Will Ferrel plays the character of Buddy, a human being who is raised among elves at the North Pole. In this Christmas movie, the grown man is told that he is not an elf so sets off on a journey looking for his real father.
11. The Santa Clause
Scott, played by Tim Allen, finds himself as the Santa Claus during Christmas after helping the real one with a crisis. Now, he has all the responsibilities of the job and has to keep his secret well hidden as well.
12. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
An evil queen wants to ruin Christmas by stopping Santa Claus from getting the gifts to the children on time. She conjures a storm to spread unhappiness and it’s up to Rudolph, the favorite reindeer, to save the day.
13. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
A young girl finds herself in a parallel world where Kiera Knightley, Hellen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman play important roles. She finds herself taking on an adventure of a lifetime to bring back peace to an unstable world she has entered by chance.
14. Deck the Halls
This Christmas comedy starring Mathew Broderick and Danny DeVito who play Steve and his new neighbor, Buddy, is every neighbor ever. Both try to outdo each other by decking their home up more lavishly than the other’s, which causes conflict.
15. The Knight Before Christmas
Starring Vanessa Hudgens and Emmanuelle Chriqui, a young high school science teacher fall in love when she finds her literal knight in shining armor, who is transported to the present day through magic. Their love traverses centuries and they still stay by each other’s side.