Christmas Movie List

By Angelica Moreno

Maybe you’ve seen all of them or seen one of them, or you’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t seen at least one. Nothing is wrong with a yearly re-watch of holiday movies, especially a Christmas one. So, to get into the Christmas spirit here are some feel good movies to watch in the month of December and yes, these are in “my own” ranking order.

Elf, dir. Jon Favreau (Hulu premium subscription): Will Ferrell is a 6’3″ elf who was abandoned as a child then turned working elf. He goes to New York to find his biological father and meets the beauty, Zooey Deschanel, by chance.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) dir. Chuck Jones ( A classic. How could you go wrong with the Grinch? The other versions are good too (in a newer generation sense) but sometimes the original is timeless.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) dir. Frank Capra (Amazon Prime video subscription): A tearjerker (for sensitive people). Good people are good people and usually stay good people unless something leads them to corruption and their lives are on the brink of being ruined. I guess guardian angels only exist in movies to help you make the right choice.

Home Alone (1990) dir. Chris Columbus (Disney Plus): Another classic, in a sense. Young Macaulay Culkin was a certified cool kid in this movie.

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) dir. Arthur Rankin Jr and Jules Bass: “I’m Mr. White Christmas. I’m Mr. Snow. I’m Mr. Icicle. I’m Mr. Ten Below.”

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) dir. Bill Melendez: Come on now, “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi Trio during the dancing sequence is the cutest thing ever.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999) dir. Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Jun Falkenstein, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers (Disney Plus): I have to add something Mickey Mouse or else Disney will sue me.

The Nightmare Before Christmas, dir. Henry Selick (Disney Plus): Jack Skellington and the music, duh.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) dir. George Seaton (Disney plus): Santa Claus is real, believe me.

Noelle, dir. Marc Lawrence (Disney plus): Santa Claus has kids, apparently–Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick. Heavily Christmas themed.

Honorable mentions: 

Phineas and Ferb: season 2 episode 22 and season 3 episode 17

Spongebob Squarepants: season 2 episode 8 

“OOoo, Santa’s coming tonight tonight, Santas coming tonight…”