If only gift wrapping were truly this simple! Alas, it takes a bit more time than this. If you’re like me, wrapping gifts is the perfect time to put on a Christmas movie, make a warm cup of cocoa/coffee/cider/etc, and get to work! There are a few Christmas movies that I enjoy watching every year, and I want to share about these with you today. Most of them are classics, but you might be surprised by what sneaks into my Top 5 List.
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Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies
White Christmas (1954)
If I watch no other Christmas movies, this is the one that I most associate with the season and always (always) want to watch. With Bing Crosby singing, a fun storyline, and just enough romance to make the story engaging, it’s a total hit for me!
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
This is one of my mom’s all-time favorite movies. Spanning the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is a heartwarming story that fits perfectly into the season.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Does Charlie Brown need any sort of introduction or explanation? I think somehow I empathize with the tree as much as anything, and I enjoy the fact that this program explicitly calls out the commercialization of Christmas.
The Santa Clause (1994)
This movie is just plain fun!
Write Before Christmas (2019)
There are a couple of reasons that this movie’s appearance on this list is surprising. First of all, this movie just came out last year, while the others are significantly older. Next, it’s the only Hallmark movie on this list. While I love watching Hallmark movies, for the most part they are not movies that I want to re-watch year after year – they’re fun once, and then I move on. Write Before Christmas is a bit different, though. I watched this movie on Christmas Eve last year with my parents, and it was just a very enjoyable time. It’s a fine movie on its own, but the context of that memory boosts it up in my opinion quite a bit.
Are there Christmas movies that you want to watch every year? Also, what’s your opinion on Hallmark Christmas movies?
I hope you enjoyed this look at my top 5 favorite Christmas movies!
Until the next chapter,