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What to watch this holiday season

The best Christmas movies to binge all day long

It is officially the holidays and that means that it is time to get cozy on the couch and binge watch Christmas movies. From Hallmark rom-coms to Christmas classics to holiday comedies, the movie options are endless this season. With so many movies to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision. So, what should be on your list to watch this December? 

Are you looking for a laugh this Christmas? If so, “A Christmas Story” (1983), “Home Alone” (1990),  “Jingle All the Way” (1996), “Elf” (2003) and “Noelle” (2019) are sure to make you laugh. From scouring the town for the perfect present, to being raised by elves in the North Pole, to being Santa’s daughter in Phoenix, Arizona, these films are sure to amuse you this holiday. 

If Hallmark films and rom-coms are your favorite films all year round, then these next few movies are for you! Sandra Bullock’s “While You Were Sleeping” (1995), Reese Witherspoon’s “Four Christmases” (2008), Nina Dobrev’s “Love Hard” (2021) and Lindsay Lohan’s “Falling For Christmas” (2022) are all worth binging. 

If a standalone film is not enough for you though, Rose McIver’s “A Christmas Prince” (2017) and Vanessa Hudgen’s “The Princess Switch” (2018) both have sequels that add on to the film’s stories. All of these movies and series are all full of the lighthearted, loveable, laughable, and cringe-worthy moments that make each of them worthy of being on your list of Christmas rom-coms to check off. 

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There are some Christmas movies that are so good, filmmakers just had to remake the movie again and again. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) has been remade four times since the original movie’s release in 1955, 1959, 1973, and 1994. The original “Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966) was animated and only 25 minutes long. 

It was in 2000 that Jim Carrey’s widely popular “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” gave audiences a full-length, live action movie that dove deeper into the Grinch’s story. Another animated version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” was released in 2018. A Christmas movie that you are sure to never run out of remakes to watch is the classic “A Christmas Carol.” According to Time, “The Internet Movie Database lists more than 100 versions of the movie.”

If you are searching for a Christmas movie to captivate your “inner child,” “The Polar Express” (2004), “Klaus” (2019), and “A Boy Called Christmas” (2021), might be just what you need. Each of these movies highlights Christmas through the eyes of children and reminds us of the magic that surrounds the holiday season. 

Finally, some of the best Christmas movies of all time were released in the 1960s and 70s. These classics include “Ruldolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964), “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965), “Frosty the Snowman” (1969), and “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (1970). From a magical, talking snowman, to the origin of Santa, to the story of a reindeer and his famous red nose, these classics are sure to bring on a bout of holiday nostalgia.

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your favorite pair of pajamas, get your hot chocolate made, have a plate of cookies ready to snack on, and turn on the TV. ‘Tis the season for Christmas movies!,,,,versions%20of%20the%20story%20exist, and


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