Cinematic Christmas Cheer: Top Holiday Movies to Watch

Watching movies about Christmas is perhaps one of the best ways to celebrate the famous holiday. It can certainly get you more into the vibe and atmosphere of Christmas, as this holiday is not just about giving and receiving presents. It’s also about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Even if you’re not religious, it’s a holiday that gives us the perfect opportunity to be more kind and forgiving to one another.

Thankfully, the cinema industry is loaded with amazing movies about celebrating Christmas. With a simple search on the internet, you can learn about numerous titles, along with their relevant trailers. Check out our own list:

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is easily one of the best comedy movies ever made, and it revolves around the celebration of Christmas. In this movie, a kid played by Macaulay Culkin remains home alone after a little arguing with his family. A bunch of thieves, played by the legendary Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, try to sneak into his house and exploit the fact that they’re only dealing with a child. Little did they know, the child was exceptionally smart and ingenious for his age, and he set up a lot of traps to give those crooks a run for their money. If you’ve never seen this classic Christmas movie, surely you’ll be laughing out loud while watching it.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Released two years later after the original movie, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York offers the same recipe as in the first film: an ingenious little boy known as Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, remains home alone in a hotel in New York after getting lost from his family. The two crooks from the previous movie, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, seek their revenge on the boy. Trying to infiltrate into his hotel room in New York, the thieves will once again run into all sorts of ingenious traps that will stop them in their tracks. The sequel to Home Alone isn’t in any way lower than the first movie, as it guarantees you numerous sessions of laughter.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Directed by Ron Howard and based on the book by Dr. Seuss, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a live adaptation that stars Jim Carrey as the Grinch. For those unaware, the Grinch is a green creature who hates Christmas but will learn the meaning of the holiday due to the kindness of the Whos in Whoville.

Love Actually (2003)

“Love Actually” from 2003 is an ensemble comedy-drama that interweaves the stories of a few characters as they explore love and relationships during the Christmas season in London. Let’s not forget that love is at the core of Christmas as a holiday, which means that you just have to watch this movie!

Die Hard (1988)

It’s Christmas Eve in Los Angeles in the very first Die Hard movie, and there’s an increasing debate over whether this is indeed a Christmas movie or not. Even so, we decided to add it to the list, even though we’re primarily talking about an action-packed thriller movie. The film is still set during the Christmas season and features a few holiday elements, such as Christmas decorations, music, and themes about redemption and reconciliation.

Picking an absolute best Christmas movie is impossible, as each and every one of them is unique in its own way. Also, people think and behave differently. But we can guarantee you that all movies from this list have a lot of Christmas vibe to them, and they’ll certainly get you into a good mood.

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