It’s that time of year again where you sit with your family on the couch and bond over some of the greatest holiday movies of all time. So, if you’re looking to make a list of movies to watch, here are eight Christmas movies you should definitely watch with your family this holiday season:
1. Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin is a classic family movie for those born in the 90s but also for those with children born in the 90s. It’s comical and shows the truth of needing family and how important it is to be around them, especially during the holiday season — even if you find them extremely difficult at times.
2. ELF (2003)
Starring Will Ferrell, this movie is the ultimate classic that talks about finding who you are and the importance of keeping family together. It also focuses on remembering your roots during the holiday season, so it’s definitely a must-watch for the whole family.
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Miracle on 34th Street starring Mara Wilson has been a must-watch for many generations even though many people have completely forgotten about this gem these days. Because of that, it’s definitely a must-watch for the family as it gives you that magical feeling of Christmas time for sure.
4. Christmas Story (1983)
Christmas Story is a classical Christmas movie that brings out the holiday humor and reminds you not to get your tongue stuck on a pole or not to hold a gun too close to your face. Ultimately, this is definitely a must-see film with the family during the holiday season.
5. The Santa Claus prequels
Watching this movie collection, starring Tim Allen, has been a staple for families during the holidays. Tim Allen’s charm as Santa Claus adds a magical spark to the movies, and the humor that Spencer Breslin brings to the table makes it binge-worthy.
6. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020)
If you’re into a country-style Christmas, then Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square is the perfect movie for you to watch. While watching, you’ll be able to sing along to some great country music as well!t
7. Bad Santa (2003)
If you’re looking for a movie that’s filled with humor, Bad Santa is definitely a movie you should watch. Between the unexpected jokes and an actually bad Santa and his elves, this is definitely the movie to watch with your family.
8. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
If you’re looking for a family movie that is quite humorous but still teaches people a lesson about not skipping family Christmas, you should definitely watch Christmas with the Kranks. This movie features Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis who do a phenomenal job portraying a family that wants to skip the holidays.
Ultimately, watching holiday films is the one thing that could help bring families together. What’s your favorite on this list? Let us know in the comments down below.
Featured image via Elf on Hulu