We are the type of girls to start watching Hallmark as soon as the holiday movies start! With that said, this Ultimate Christmas Movies List contains only the best movies to help you and your family get into the holiday spirit!
Along with these ideas, we also put together a how to host a Christmas movie night with Christmas movie snacks and invitations as well!
While we’ve categorized the movies by: Favorites, Family Friendly, Classics, Cult Following, and “Kinda Christmas,” but all of these options could overlap into multiple categories as well.
We’ve linked each movie that is available on Amazon to keep things simple!
Our Top 5 Favorite Christmas movies
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Love Actually
- The Holiday
- Four Christmases
- The Christmas Carol (1984)
11 Classic Christmas Movies
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- The Bishop’s Wife
- Christmas in Connecticut
- Holiday Inn
- Miracle on 34th Street
- White Christmas
- The Shop Around the Corner (kinda Christmas)
- Disney’s a Christmas Carol
- Holiday Affair
- It Happened on 5th Avenue
- Babes in Toyland
17 Family Friendly Christmas Movies
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2
- The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix)
- A Christmas Story
- Klaus (Netflix)
- The Polar Express
- The Santa Clause
- Arthur Christmas
- Noelle (Dinsey+)
- Jack Frost
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Frosty The Snowman
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Elf with candy cane forest cookies!
- Polar Express hot chocolate or a full-on themed movie night!
- We have 13+ Grinch snacks planned!
- Reindeer movies like Prancer with Rudolph Donut Holes!
- Santa movies with our Santa Claus Hats – It’s a no bake treat!
- Oh, Fudge and a full list of A Christmas Story party ideas!
10 Christmas Movies with a Cult Following
- Die Hard
- Bad Santa
- Ernest Saves Christmas
- Silent Night Deadly Night
- Lethal Weapon
- Santa Claus: The Movie
- Mixed Nuts
- Babes in Toyland
9 More Christmas Movies
- The Preachers Wife
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- All I Want For Christmas
- Office Christmas Party
- Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors
- Dolly Parton’s Circle of Love
- Fred Claus
- Christmas with the Kranks
- The Family Man
9 Kinda Christmas Movies
- The Family Stone
- Just Friends
- While You Were Sleeping
- Trading Places
- Nightmare before Christmas
- Batman Returns
- The Man Who Invented Christmas
We hope this list helps you create your own Christmas movie night tradition! You may also like our Best Christmas Movies on Netflix Printable Checklist!
No movie night is complete without treats either! We put together our favorite Christmas Movie Night Snacks for you to enjoy as well!
We’ve made a free Ultimate Christmas Movie Checklist Printable as well!
Now that you have a great list and snacks, all you need is invite some friends over!
You can grab both of these invitations now — No email sign-up required!
Another option is to print movie night invitations with a ticket template.
How to Use the Invitations
Just click for the full-size, high-quality invite that is printable!
You can also save it on your iPhone, click Edit, then Markup to add your date and address!
Christmas Snacks You’ll Love
- 3 Ingredient Strawberry Santa Claus Hats (No Bake!)
- Easy Rudolph Red Nose Treats | Christmas Donut Holes
- The Grinch Christmas Cookies
- Easy Mickey Christmas Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
- Make Aunt Bethany’s Jello Mold from Christmas Vacation
- Cousin Eddie’s Eggnog