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Christmas Movies 2017: What to Watch this December


Day 7 of the 25 Days of Holiday Cheer is here, and we’re talking all things Christmas movies!


Since I mentioned PJs and Holiday movies way too many times in my Holiday Bucket List post yesterday, I thought I should share some of those movies I will be watching this year with you today.

So here’s what you’ll find in this post:

- A list of my all time favorites below with links to purchase the DVD’s on Amazon if your interested.

- A list of my Christmas movie picks on Netflix this year.

- AND a link to the holiday movie schedule for the Hallmark Channel

My Christmas Movie Favorites

Elf

Don't be an angry elf; watch this movie this year.

Home Alone 1 & 2 Collection

Calling these two movies classics is an understatement. The best kid movies were filmed in the 90s ( I could be a little biased since I grew up then, but that's neither here nor there.) This definitely sits at the top of the 90s hit list.

The Grinch

If you're looking for Christmas, this guy took it.

It’s a Wonderful Life

This movie is my father's absolute favorite Christmas movie. We watched it every Christmas Eve in our house growing up. (and my very manly stoic dad was always crying by the end of it.)

Miracle on 34th Street filmed in 1947

I really like the updated version as well, but this is by far my favorite rendition.

A Christmas Story

My personal favorite holiday movie. I can't tell you why exactly, but I can tell you that I laugh so hard no matter how many times I see this movie.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

It’s probably because Jonathan Taylor Thomas graced the covers of my Teen Beat Magazine when I was 13, but I still get nostalgic and enjoy this little Disney movie, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

All I Want for Christmas

Seriously watched this movie every. single. year. as a kid.

The Santa Clause Movie Collection

I usually watch all three movies in this collection each year even though the first is still the best if you ask me.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Christmas is not Christmas without the Griswolds.

The Polar Express

Do I have to explain this one? If you've seen it then no; I don't.

The Best Christmas and Holiday Movies on Netflix 2017:

  • Home Alone

  • The Grinch: He hasn't stolen Netflix just yet, but he is taking up residency there this month.

  • A Christmas Prince: A Netflix original movie. I’ve already watched it so I can tell you, if you're a Christmas movie binge watcher this time of year and you believe in modern day fairytales, you should add it to you list.

  • The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, and The Santa Clause 3: Now you don't have to own the DVD’s to binge watch these classics if you don't want to.

  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • White Christmas

  • Bad Santa

  • Dear Santa: This also plays on the Lifetime Movie Network this month if you’re interested. It’s a cute light-hearted movie about finding love.

  • Frosty the Snowman: The timeless cartoon is available this December, and makes a great film choice for a family movie night.

  • 12 Dates of Christmas: This is also a made for TV movie that I really enjoy each and every year.

Hallmark Christmas Movies

If you follow me on social media at all, then you already know my love for the Hallmark channel (especially during the holidays,) runs deep. I love the fact that no matter what time of day or night, I can turn on the Hallmark channel, and find all the holiday feels. I really enjoy their heartwarming ‘round the clock Christmas movies.

Some of my favorites this year so far are:

  • Switched for Christmas

  • The Christmas Train

  • Coming Home for Christmas

Here’s a link to their official Website and movie schedule:

The Hallmark Channels Movie Schedule

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