Our Christmas Movie Countdown

Top Ten Christmas Movie CountdownOne of the things our family enjoys are to be able to sit on the couch or the floor and watch good-feeling movies together.  This is especially true at Christmas time. It becomes a chance to not only remember the “true meaning of the season” but have a good reason to cuddle with the kids, talk about values we have that others may not demonstrate on TV, and just veg-out during what can be a relatively stressful time of year for my husband and I.

I don’t look at this list as a rating for these movies by any means.  I look at them as complete entertainment for us as a family to sit around the soft glow of the television as we approach the big day.

Many of the movies are short, so it’s a good 30-minutes before bedtime with some popcorn or hot cocoa.  I hope all the movies are recognizable, but the links will take you to Amazon where you can see the cover of the movie, and hey, purchase it there if you don’t have it in your collection!

Dec. 15th: The Nightmare before Christmas – (A surprisingly big hit with the 4-year to tween age)

Dec. 16th: Home Alone – (Our 8-year old LOVES this movie)

Dec. 17th: It’s a Wonderful Life

Dec. 18th: Santa Claus is Coming to Town*

Dec. 19th: A Christmas Story

Dec. 20th: The Original Grinch

Dec. 21st: Frosty the Snowman*

Dec. 22nd: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer*

Dec. 23rd: Prep and Landing

Dec. 24th: A Charlie Brown Christmas

The asterisk (*) indicates a boxed set that we own and love that includes all three movies together.

The Next-in-line Christmas Movies that didn’t make our Top Ten Countdown (but we watch if we have time):

The Polar Express


The Santa Clause

Any of the Miracle on 34th Street Movies

Any of the ‘A Christmas Carol‘ Movies

Rise of the Guardians

The new Grinch Movie

And just for the tweens, teens and grown-ups of course:

Family Man

Die Hard

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – (It was free on Amazon Prime at the time of this post!)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – which my husband contributes, although it’s centered around the Thanksgiving Holiday and views as the greatest movie of all time.  Me, not so much.

My personal favorite Christmas movie is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

There is something about the elf that wants to be a dentist that just makes me happy.

Did I miss anything you love?

Maybe Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more.  ~Dr. Seuss

Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr. Seuss

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