Our Favorite Christmas Movies

One favorite tradition of many families during the holiday season is to set back, pop some popcorn, and watch those great Christmas movies.  There’s something magical about these films, and they can often put us in the holiday mood when nothing else can.  Here are some of the best Christmas movies (including TV specials).

It’s a Wonderful Life – the classic Christmas movie.

A Christmas Carol – there are a number of different versions of this Dickens classic, including one featuring Kermit the Frog and his Muppet friends and one starring Bugs Bunny.

Die Hard – If you want a little more action-adventure in your Christmas movie.

White Christmas – Nobody does it like Bing!

Elf – a great comedic Christmas movie.

Hogfather – the BBC adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel is a great holiday movie for fantasy fans.

Miracle on 34th Street – another holiday classic.

Animated Specials

A Charlie Brown Christmas – everyone knows that scene where the gang decorates their pitiful little Christmas tree.

Frosty the Snowman – and everyone knows the lyrics to this show’s theme song!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – who doesn’t love to hate the Grinch?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – they just don’t seem to make specials quite like this stop-motion classic these days.

Television Series Specials

Many different television shows have Christmas specials or episodes dedicated to Christmas.  Here are some popular series with Christmas episodes:

Bones
NCIS
Pysch
House
Eureka
Community
Glee
The Big Bang Theory

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