One of the best things about the holiday season is the plethora of movies tailor-made for this time of year. Over the last 50 years, dozens of classic films have been released that perfectly capture the essence of the American holiday season.
From comedies lampooning our obsession with Christmas lights, to serious films about the true meaning of the holidays and the giving spirit, it’s hard choosing a favorite. But that’s exactly what we’ve done in this article.
Without any further ado, here’s a look at four of the most popular holiday films of all time. Which films would you add to this list?
A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charles Shultz’s Peanuts characters are as iconic as apple pie and baseball, so it’s no wonder their Christmas special airs every year on national television. Classic Charlie Brown humor, Snoopy brilliant as always and the gang’s shenanigans. What more could you ask for?
Home Alone. The movie that made Macaulay Culkin a household name, this classic holiday film will have you laughing and wanting to spend more time with the family. Visual pranks, suspense, and fun abound. If you haven’t already seen it, add it to your list!
A Christmas Story: Poor Ralphie. He has to suffer the indignity of bunny pajamas and a swollen eyelid, all in the name of getting what he wants for Christmas. This 1983 classic may be one of the best holiday movies ever made. Check it out if you haven’t (or even if you have)!
Nightmare Before Christmas. This Tim Burton produced masterpiece draws on Halloween and Christmas to create a mashup unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Unforgettable songs, beautiful animation and a story that keeps you engaged throughout are just a few of the highlights.