With decorations in place, parties here and there, and gift shopping somewhat done, we should be set for the holidays. But even with the preparation and festivities, we sometimes find it hard to celebrate the season despite it all around.
When we feel our holiday spirits being dampened, a solution we turn to is good ol’ timeless Christmas movies. Check out this list of our favorites you and your family can enjoy!
1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Based on the iconic song, the stop-motion television film has become a tradition in households all over. In it, the red-nosed reindeer Rudolph goes on a journey to accept his differences with other misfits along the way.
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
A little down in the dumps himself, Charlie Brown has the case of the Yuletide blues but doesn’t know why. From directing a play to getting a tree, the television special follows our young lead uncover the true meaning of Christmas.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Even with two modern remakes, there’s something about the classic animated adaptation that makes our hearts grow three times bigger. Like the beloved Dr. Seuss story, we see the grouchy Grinch attempt to end Whoville’s Christmas and learn what’s beneath it all.
4. Home Alone (1990)
Kevin McCallister’s story is a fun “be careful what you wish for” tale out of any 8-year-old’s dream. Mistakenly left by his family, Kevin relishes his situation until he has to contend with two burglars targeting his house.
5. The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)
You can’t have a list of timeless Christmas movies without A Christmas Carol. Here, Ebenezer Scrooge’s visits from the spirits of Christmas get a perfectly kid-friendly twist with various characters from the Muppets.
6. Elf (2003)
After living among Santa’s elves, Buddy is unable to shake the feeling he doesn’t fit in at the North Pole. Having been told he’s actually human, he travels to New York to find his real father. What he discovers are the many lives and a city in need of the very merry boost he embodies.
7. The Polar Express (2004)
An extraordinary train ride to the North Pole takes a doubting young boy on an adventure of self-discovery. The book-based film serves as a reminder for kids and kids-at-heart that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.