What are your favorite holiday movies? (Friday Question Fun)

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Well, it’s Friday and it’s Christmastime, many of us have been catching up on all our holiday favorites, including myself. There are just a few days remaining in the year and I’ve got to cram in about a movie a day which should be fine given the number of movies on TV, including my favorite. So…

What are some of your favorite holiday movies?

If you had to pick just one, what would it be?

A Christmas StoryI’ve mentioned this before, but my absolute, not-even-close favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. Last year I think I watched it about five times total, though only about two were contiguous viewings. It’s a film I simply don’t tire of and I look forward to it every single year. I couldn’t even begin to count how many times I’ve watched it.

Some of my other favorites are Elf, Home Alone, and Christmas Vacation. Though it’s not a full-length movie, we’ve recently made a habit of watching Shrek the Halls, which is much better than it sounds. Quite good, actually.

What about you?

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75 responses to “What are your favorite holiday movies? (Friday Question Fun)

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Love Actually, The Holiday, Arthur Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original short).

    If I had to pick just one, I think I’d go with The Holiday. Definitely not the best of the bunch, but it has insane replay value and I love Kate Winslet and Jack Black in it.

  2. I almost always watch these every year come the holidays:
    Die Hard
    Gremlins
    Lethal Weapon
    Jingle All the Way
    Home Alone
    Rocky IV (perverse, I know)
    Black Christmas
    Trading Places
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Bad Santa, of course,

    and, very often, Life of Brian

    If I’d pick one: Die Hard

  3. I bought ‘A Christmas Story’ this year so it’s on my list to watch before the big day. I LOVE the three other films you’ve mentioned and I also adore ‘Scrooged’. Two films that I will soon review are ‘Nothing Like the Holidays’ and ‘This Christmas’ I think they are fast becoming favourites of mine. But they aren’t the type that I’d watch repeatedly unlike the three you’ve mentioned, hee hee. πŸ™‚ I ❀ Christmas Films! WOOHOO! πŸ™‚

  4. The Holiday, While You Were Sleeping, Love Actually, Grinch (original), Charlie Brown Christmas, Garfield Christmas Special, Mickey`s Christmas Carol, Polar Express. I have a lot of Christmas movies and this year I just bought Home Alone 1 & 2. But my absolute favorite would have to be between Mickey`s Christmas Carol and The Holiday. I can watch The Holiday throughout the year however, during Christmas season, we always watch Polar Express and Elf.

  5. Bit of a sucker for Home Alone myself. I always wanted to be Kevin, although now the thought of being stuck in a house whilst two people try and break in is quite scary. And I do have a soft spot for Love Actually for some reason, too.

  6. Home Alone 1 & 2 – I watch them every single year around Christmas time πŸ™‚ And although I don’t really consider it a Christmas film, but most people do, because it is set around Christmas – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang πŸ™‚

  7. The past few years I guess I’ve been a bit of a Scrooge since I don’t really watch Christmas films. But the two I do watch are “Christmas Vacation” and “A Christmas Carol”, w/ “Vacation” the favorite.

  8. It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, animated Grinch, all among my favs… but if I have to pick just one, it would be…. MUPPETS! The Muppet Christmas Carol. Hands down.

  9. A CHRISTMAS STORY is very tempting Andy, especially since my entire family (my kids are now, 16,15, 13, 11 and 10) visited the house in Cleveland over the summer where the movie was filmed. Ha! But how could I not pick the 1951 A CHRISTMAS CAROL or 1946’s IT ‘S A WONDERFUL LIFE. And then of course there is 1947’s wonderful MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Tough decision for sure!

  10. Hope I don’t offend you, but I hate A Christmas Story. Well hate is a strong word, I really don’t like it and I wish my television would stop switching to the channel, or maybe that’s my brother that keeps doing that.

    If I had to pick a favorite movie, I would say It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s an oldie but a goodie. Plus, 2+ hours of listening to Jimmy Stewart’s beautiful voice is always a good day for me.

  11. Absolutley torn between Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. My dad and I used to watch A christmas Story on TNT over and over again christmas eve and day until we headed to family festivities. But nothing compares to Chevy Chase and his totally screwball rant at the end of Christmas Vacation. Hallelujah, Holy shit, Where’s the Tylenol? πŸ™‚

  12. I’m going to have to agree with you on this one, definitely A Christmas Story. My family has watched it every year on christmas since I remember, I think they still do

  13. ‘Gremlins’ will top my list. No matter how many times I watch it I always find it funny, entertaining and it always puts me in Christmas mood. ‘Little Women’ (1994) is also a great film and fits the festive period very well.

  14. Sorry to say, I’m pretty plain and boring. What I’m about to say is nothing new or exciting….

    A Christmas Story (like that wasn’t said….from you or a thousands of other comments. LOL), Die Hard, and Scrooged.

    • Glad you mentioned Scrooged. I remember having to sing “Put a little love in your heart” – Scrooged’s end theme song, in high school choir lol. But my personal fav is A Christmas Story!

      • @Sidekickreview: Thanks for the support! I totally forgot about that song. That should be a christmas carol. I mean, it does have a christmas-like message.

        I can’t wait for TBS’ annual 24 hour showing of A Christmas Story!

  15. ‘Jason & The Argonauts’!

    It’s always on telly at Christmas – and if I catch it on, I have to watch it. And if I don’t catch it, I’ll put the DVD on anyway!

    Same with ‘Field Of Dreams’ and ‘Ghostbusters’.

  16. It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street, with Christmas Story and the Muppets Christmas Carol close runners up. Bad Santa’s in there somewhere too, in its own sort of sub-category!

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