I know what some of you are thinking.
Dread. Confusion. Crazy thoughts like, we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet.
Well, I need you to take all your weird holiday logic and bad vibes and stick them in your pocket BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS AWESOME AND EVERYBODY LOVES A GOOD CHRISTMAS MOVIE.
Am I right, or am I right?! Okay. Let’s get to the list.
#1. The Santa Clause
A Christmas cannot pass without you watching The Santa Clause, and not #2 or #3, the original. Numero uno.
Make hot cocoa. Fall in love with Tim Allen again. See who can spot the most elves. Tell me I look like Judy. Then, let us all take a moment to marvel in the miracle that that whiny little boy turned into this:
There is hope for us all.
One of the most quotable Christmas movies, Elf is an instant classic and definitely watchable year-round.
From “SANTAAA!!” to “Franciscoo” to “I love syrup,” I dare you to watch this movie without repeating any of a number of lines.
Afterwards, you’ll crave spaghetti, and you’ll be thankful that Zooey Deschanel is a brunette once again. What any of that has to do with Christmas? I don’t know. Just watch it. It’s great.
#3. The Grinch
If any part of this movie annoys you—the rhymes, clueless Whos, Cindy Loos cringing sweetness—you at least have to appreciate this movie for two things: Jim Carry’s humor and his amazing makeup.
It’s not every day that I would recommend a movie due to a man’s makeup.
Yes, you will get Where Are You Christmas stuck in your head, but how can you not laugh at this scene?
#4. White Christmas
Sisters. Army. Music. Dancing. Showbiz. Giving of yourself for a fellowman.
This movie has it all! You must watch this every year to covet Vera Ellen’s waist, wonder what buttermilk tastes like, and elect someone in your life to be your Sister, Sister.
It’s also available online on Netflix!
Honestly, there are so many great Christmas movies out there, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Slip into a onesie. Pop some popcorn. Start the peppermint cocoa. And let me know in the comments! What Christmas films are in your top four?
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