Blankets, pillows, and a cup of hot chocolate. What a great way to spend the winter break! Just add in a nice Christmas movie, and you’ve got yourself the perfect night. Here are some of our favorite films to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Comedy: Elf (2003)

If you’re searching for a funny, festive Christmas movie, this is the one. Elf is all about Buddy (Will Ferrell), who was accidentally shipped off to the North Pole and raised by elves. After realizing that he’s not an elf, he departs on a journey to New York to find his biological father.

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy

Rotten Tomatoes: 84%

Duration: 1 h 40 m

Rating: PG

Romance: Love Actually (2003)

Are you a softie when it comes to romantic, heartwarming movies? Love Actually examines nine stories that revolve a mutual drive: love. The main character of each story tries to deal with relationship issues in their own way. In the process, they fall in and out of love, until finding out who they’re truly meant to be with.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rotten Tomatoes: 64%

Duration: 2 h 30 m

Rating: R

Classic: Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is a classic that will surely put you in a festive mood. In the winter of 1990, the McCallisters plan a trip to France. But on the day of departure, they rush to the airport and accidentally leave their naughty 8-year-old son Kevin behind. Kevin enjoys his freedom to the fullest, but soon discovers that his house is in danger of being robbed. He then becomes a hero to protect the household.

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

Duration: 2 hrs

Rating: PG

Action: Die Hard (1988)

While not technically a Christmas movie, Die Hard is the quintessential action movie for winter time. On a visit to see his wife and daughters, NYC policeman (Bruce Willis) attempts to save innocent people attacked by terrorists at a holiday party. There’s a lot of swearing and violence, so it might not be the best movie to watch with the whole fam, but it’s a must-watch film for any action fans.

Genre: Mystery, Action

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Duration: 2 hrs

Rating: R

Family: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Looking for a family-friendly movie? The Grinch is the perfect choice to get you all cozied-up and ready to celebrate the holiday. The movie, based on a Dr. Seuss book, unravels The Grinch’s (Jim Carrey) plan to wipe out any sign of Christmas from Whoville. However, an obstacle comes across his path and changes his whole perspective of Christmas. It’s funny, light-hearted, and will put a smile on anyone’s face (even a Christmas “Grinch”). 

Genre: Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%

Duration: 1 h 45 m

Rating: PG


Tell us: What’s your favorite holiday movie? 

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