Christmas Anticipation – It’s Just Not Christmas Until You See These 25 Movies

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 my 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 adults (one teenager), we still keep the tradition of watching Christmas shows together. We look forward to it.

Through this month of December, I will be releasing Christmas theme blogs every Saturday on my blog site, Best Men’s Health and Lifestyle to help you get into the holiday spirit.

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To kick things off, I am sharing with you 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!


  1. Bad Santa (1 &2)
  2. Die Hard
  3. Trading Places


  1. Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  3. Frosty the Snowman
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. Santa Claus is Coming To Town
  6. Twas the Night Before Christmas

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  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. It’s A Wonderful Life
  3. Miracle on 34th Street


  1. A Christmas Story
  2. Christmas with the Kranks
  3. Deck the Halls
  4. Elf
  5. Home Alone
  6. Jingle All The Way
  7. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  8. The Santa Clause (1-3)


  1. A Christmas Horror Story
  2. Black Christmas (1974, 2006, 2019)
  3. Krampus
  4. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984, 2012)


  1. The Hallmark Channel

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.

Don’t forget to come back next week and check out my next Christmas-themed blog. Remember, I will be releasing Christmas theme blogs every Saturday on my blog site, Best Men’s Health and Lifestyle throughout the month of December to help you get into the holiday spirit.

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