Nothing makes the holiday season merrier and brighter than sitting down to watch a Christmas movie. Whether you’re someone who firmly believes that “Die Hard” is actually a Christmas movie, a loyal “Elf” rewatcher, or a classic-film-lover, there’s something here that will bring a festive smile to your face. From Netflix Christmas movies to holiday films you can stream right now on Disney+, there’s a lot out there to enjoy this December.
The list includes holiday classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Meet Me in St. Louis,” quite a few adaptations of “A Christmas Carol” that reimagine Scrooge’s story, and, of course, tons of holiday rom-coms. The holiday romances that made the list include the always controversial “Love Actually,” the much-beloved “The Best Man Holiday,” and the underrated Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman Christmastime classic “While You Were Sleeping.” Whether you need something to play in the background while making Christmas cookies, a movie to watch with the whole family on Christmas Eve night, or something to play when your bestie comes over for a night of festive fun, there are tons of ideas for what to watch on this list.
Ahead, these are some of the best, most-beloved Christmas movies of all time.