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‘Tis The Season – The Best Christmas Movies

I absolutely love Christmas time, and it pains me that we have no room in our apartment for my Christmas tree. Hopefully, that will all change next year. Aside from loving to do the Christmas tree, and making Christmas dinner, Christmas movies have always held a special place in my heart. Even though you find most of them mainly on cable, and commercials are literally the worst, it’s always worth it! Check out some of the best Christmas movies below.

Love Actually (2003)

I love, love, love, Love Actually. I have seen this movie so many times, that before long, I will have to buy a new copy of it. Even when it isn’t the holiday season, it still makes for a good chick flick. I have two favorite story lines in this movie. The first one being about the little boy, Sam (Thomas Sangster), who we can see today in Game Of Thrones, and the girl, Joanna (Olivia Olson). Her singing, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, is absolutely phenomenal. The other one is the story line between Jamie (Colin Firth), and Aurelia (LĂșcia Moniz). Thankfully, this movie is currently available on Netflix.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Is it a Christmas movie, or a Halloween movie? I say both, because then you have a reason to watch it more often, but according to an article on this site, the director confirmed that it is in fact a Halloween movie.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1970)

While probably not as popular as Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, to me, it is really one of the best Christmas movies. The movie has a really great meaning, and one of my favorite parts of the movie is when Kris Kringle sings “One Foot In Front Of The Other”. It alludes to the fact that just because you have been/view yourself as the bad person – you can change.

Babes In Toyland (1986)

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I was born a year after this came out, and it’s pure ’80s gold! It originally premiered as a made for TV movie on NBC. The cast includes Drew Barrymore, and check this out – Keanu Reeves. In reality, the movie is pretty much just a loose adaptation of The Wizard Of Oz, only set during Christmas time. If you are into cult classics, or retro ’80s movies, you should buy yourself a copy of the DVD online. Vintage Shack, is one of the very few places online that I could actually find this movie.

A Christmas Story (1983)

What is Christmas without A Christmas Story? Hollywood better not put it’s grubby hands on it for a re-make either! I think we all can relate to the movie in some way, shape, or form, as adults, and as children. I’ve been Ralphie, and Mrs. Parker several times over in my life.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Yet another great Christmas movie, with an awesome message. It shows that even without all the lights, gifts, the roast beast, and frills, that that is not what makes Christmas.  Without getting into the religious aspect, it’s about community, joy, and togetherness. That having material things, isn’t the source of true happiness.

These are just of few of my favorites, and in my opinion some of the best Christmas movies. Others that stand out to me include, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Santa Clause, The Holiday, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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