I have to admit that Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love Christmas! I guess the tradition of Christmas holds a special place in my heart and memories. When I was a child, my parents tried to make Christmas an enjoyable and memorable day for everyone. My mother would prepare a big Christmas meal, and family and friends would gather together and enjoy all of the festivities.
For me, the anticipation of Christmas day was a great feeling. I enjoyed all of the traditions leading up to Christmas day. When I was a kid, my family had an artificial tree, and when early December hit, we would pull out the tree and begin to decorate it. When I had my kids, our tradition was similar, but instead of an artificial tree, my family would go to a Christmas tree lot and pick out the best-looking live Christmas tree and decorate it.
Before cable TV, when I was a child, we only had roughly 4 or 5 channels and they were filled with the latest toy commercials. I can recall making my Christmas list and adding every toy I saw to my list.
Along came cable, as well as my three kids. But nothing changed in the fact that when my kids were younger, their Christmas list included every toy they saw on 100+ channels.
Adding to the buildup and excitement of Christmas were the Christmas specials on TV.
I never outgrew the excitement and anticipation of Christmas, especially watching Christmas shows on TV. Even though my kids are now adults, we still keep the tradition of watching Christmas shows together. We look forward to it.
Here is my list of the 25 best Christmas movies across different genres.
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To kick things off, I am sharing my favorite Christmas movies that my family and I have enjoyed over the years. You can watch one movie a night for the next 25 days in anticipation of Christmas Day.
I have to admit this list was very difficult to create and so many great Christmas movies did not make the list this year. But I did add some sequels and reboots.
Check out my Christmas movie list; there is something here for just about everyone. Click, watch and enjoy the trailers and then gather the family for 25 nights of great Christmas movies!
25 Best Christmas Movies
1. Bad Santa (1&2)
2. Die Hard (1&2)
3. Trading Places
4. Charlie Brown Christmas
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
6. Frosty the Snowman
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
9. Twas the Night Before Christmas
10. A Christmas Carol
11. It’s A Wonderful Life
12. Miracle on 34th Street
13. A Christmas Story
14. Christmas with the Kranks
15. Deck the Halls
17. Home Alone
18. Jingle All the Way
19. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
20. The Santa Clause (1-3)
21. A Christmas Horror Story
22. Black Christmas (1974, 2006, 2019)
24. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984, 2012)
25. Hallmark Christmas Movies
Yes, I said it! The Hallmark Channel. The Hallmark Channel has 24 hours of Christmas movies that start in November and go right through December. And if you didn’t know, there is Christmas In July on The Hallmark Channel.
Please tell us your list of favorite Christmas movies.
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