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Top 10 Best Christmas Movies to watch & enjoy this Winter

Updated on December 13, 2017
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I love to watch movies of all types, good stories attract me more.Entertainment is necessary to relax your mind from everyday problems.

Will Ferrell is the king of comedy
Will Ferrell is the king of comedy

Movies touch our hearts, and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things.

They take us to other places.They open doors and minds.

Movies are the memories of our life time.

We need to keep them alive.

— Martin Scorsese

Christmas Season has arrived

Well December has arrived, and it's time to enjoy and have some party.This is a month of Christmas as well and lots of traditions are performed all over the world during this time.It is a celebration season and a precious period to enjoy your moments with your family and friends.

Celebrations are incomplete without enjoying Christmas movies & Telly with your family members.Movies are an excellent source of relaxing your nerves and enjoying your family time in best way possible.

In order to do that, you should have handy a list of movies you want to enjoy during your winter holidays & Christmas time.Either you want to enjoy a classic or some comedy, Christmas movies all have inside, you can have fun with.

And to give you a lot of entertainment this festive season, I have got a list of Top 10 Best Inspirational Christmas Movies you can enjoy over this special time.

1- How the Grinch Stole Christmas(2000)

First one on the list is 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'.It is an amazing classic comedy to enjoy with your kids and family.In this movie the green Grinch(Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas holiday for the people of a small town Whoville.

He hears sounds of Christmas festival in his cave at top of the mountain and is so annoyed of all this celebration that he plans to steal all the presents, trees and food to destroy people's enjoyment.So he disguises himself as Santa Claus and his little dog Max as Reindeer and drives down the mountain to ruin others' Christmas party.

Who can entertain you more than this vicious Grinch of Dr Seuss
Who can entertain you more than this vicious Grinch of Dr Seuss

On reaching the town,Grinch spends whole night stealing Christmas trees and presents from one house to another.On his way to burglary, he is interrupted by a little girl Who but he lies to her to escape from her house.He then goes back and prepares to throw all the presents to the other side of the mountain(so harsh).

But still he listens people's jolly songs of Christmas celebrations which force him to think that may be Christmas is something more rather than presents and gifts.This thing changes his mind and makes him bringing back people's presents.He reaches on time to join Christmas festivities.

This is an awesome traditional classic to explain the true meaning of Christmas in form of comedy.Its a worth watch movie as many times as you like, every time it will give you a new soul of Christmas festival.

2- Elf (2003)

Second on the list is Elf (2003) as Will Ferrell is the best entertainer of fantasy comedy classics.Without Elf Christmas is incomplete and this movie gives you a tummy ache every time you watch it.Its a very good and well presented comedy to enjoy with your kids and family.

Especially when its snow outside in chilling December then nobody can make you laugh and laugh better than this fantasy which takes you to different world of Elf in North Pole where he is raised among Santa's elves.

A Smash hit of all Times
A Smash hit of all Times

Will Ferrell (Elf) was a baby in orphanage who stowed away in Santa's bag and reached North Pole.Later, he raised on as an adult human by elves and remained unfit because of his size, is sent to New York city to find his real Dad, Walter Hobbs.

Once in the city, Elf does everything wrong as crossing the streets at wrong time and chewing discarded gum on the street.Eventually Elf meets his father Walter and after DNA proves Walter as his real daddy, Walter takes him home to live with his wife and another son Micheal.

On Christmas Eve, real things unfolds when Elf is heart broken by Walter's behaviour and goes out to roam the streets, but sees Santa's broken Sleigh in Central park and tries to fix it.

But only way to fix the Sleigh is with true Christmas spirit and songs which can do magic to fix it.

Full of Christmas magic and Elf's innocent nature and true passion ,it's an amazing movie to enjoy this winter.

3- The Polar Express(2004)

On 3rd number stands another super hit American animated movie 'The Polar Express'.This movie is based on the 1985 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg.This is the most magical Christmas film ever which will take you to the fairy wonderland of North Pole where you'll feel Christmas spirit everywhere.

It's a story of young boy who is in doubt of Santa's existence.On Christmas Eve when he awaits on his bed for Santa Claus to come, he hears the sound of a train engine outside and whistle of train roars outside.The conductor requests him to board the train for an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with other pyjamas boys.

Christmas never fades away for Those who believe
Christmas never fades away for Those who believe

Its a story of learning true Christmas spirit which is love, friendship and sacrifice.Its a best movie for little ones to learn Christmas meaning and strengthen their belief on Santa Claus.

You'd fall in love with the journey of hope and friendship and then of course, at the end, there would be a gift for everyone who's beliefs are strong and firm.

4- The Holiday (2006)

Well time to catch some romance in this cold and snowy December & nothing can give you warmth of love more than this romantic comedy film starring two women, one is Kate Winslet from Britain and other woman is Cameron Diaz from America.

Both of them swap their homes at Christmastime after heartbreaking break ups with their boyfriends.But it happens to be good luck for them somewhere and they both find their true love with the local man.

Cameron Diaz falls for Jude Law while in England, and Kate Winslet falls for Jack Black while in Los Angeles.And despite all their difference and living situations, all four of them come together to celebrate New Year's in England.

You'd fall in love with the characters, their unconditional love and fascinating dialogues.Its certainly a romantic classic comedy to freshen up your minds and give you some romantic air in this holiday season.

Diaz & Law Together forever in season's festive love
Diaz & Law Together forever in season's festive love

The Holiday

"I am a book editor from London,

You are a trailer-maker from Los Angeles.

We are Worlds Apart."

5- Four Christmases (2008)

No film can entertain you better than this one.Its a romantic comedy full of Christmas spirit.It's a story of an unmarried couple who's Christmas plan falls apart with morning fog and they have no choice but to spend their Christmas day with all of their four divorced parents.

Brad and Kate always had managed on each Christmas to escape from their family and had enjoyed their holidays at different exotic lands.But this time unfortunately all their flights got cancelled, and their parents got to know where they were.

Both of them had no choice but to spend their Christmas with their parents.

And today would be a day when they both won't be spared and would face the worse, of knowing many secrets which they were hiding from each other for many years.

So it's worth watching this movie if you want to see family drama and a bit of comedy full of Christmas magic.

It's not easy task to visit all four parents in one Day
It's not easy task to visit all four parents in one Day

Some Nineties Christmas Hits

A Fantasy Drama
White Christmas
A Romantic Comedy
Santa Claus: The Movie
A Fantasy Adventure
Home Alone
An Adventure Comedy
The Muppet Christmas Carol
A Fantasy Drama
Jingle All The Way
A Family Comedy

6- A Christmas Carol (2009)

This computer animated fantasy drama stands at No 6th on the list.The movie is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of same name, starring Jim Carrey in a triple role, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle aged and an old man, and there are three ghosts who haunt Scrooge.

Its a very interesting story of learning kindness, generosity, and compassion by looking at Scrooge's past, present and then future, and the teachers are ghosts which makes the story more entertaining and fascinating for its viewers.

Its an amazing film which teaches you true spirit of Christmas and you eventually learn to leave your greediness behind and be more kind with the people around you and that's the true lesson of Christmas Festive as well.

Learn Love, Generosity and Humanity from This Scrooge
Learn Love, Generosity and Humanity from This Scrooge

7- A Christmas Kiss (2011)

No film can make you laugh more than this classic comedy and romantic Christmas movie.Wendy Walton ( Laura Breckenridge) is an inspiring interior designer who accidentally meets a stranger Adam Haughes (Brendan Fehr) and shares a kiss with him in an elevator.But later she finds out that he is the boy friend of her dominating boss.

Wendy gets a chance to decorate his home for coming Christmas event and this is the time when they both get to know each other and this is how, Adam Haughes decides that which woman holds a key to his future happiness.

This movie will show you real magic of love and will make you laugh as well with bit of humour.The movie is not much sentimental but it takes you to the depth of love and affection which is necessary for a sincere relationship.

Feel the Passion of Love with this Amazing Romantic Comedy
Feel the Passion of Love with this Amazing Romantic Comedy

A Christmas Kiss

Priscilla Hall: "What makes you think he would like these Christmas Sketches?"

Wendy Walton: "He owns a copy of 'A Christmas Carol'."

Priscilla Hall: "I own a copy of 'Wuthering Heights'.

That doesn't mean I want to live near a Swamp."

8- Arthur Christmas (2011)

This is another animated comedy movie full of Christmas spirit and traditions.Its a heart warming movie which will warm up your Christmas with it's presents and humorous dialogues.

Set on Christmas night, the film tells a story of Santa's clumsy son Arthur Claus who discovers that Santa's high-tech ship has failed to deliver a present of one little girl.So he decides to save her Christmas and sets off to deliver her Christmas present accompanied by his ageing Grandfather and a team of untrained reindeer.

This film will take you into fantasy world of Christmas tradition to deliver presents to all the kids around the world and you'd feel the true magic of Christmas everywhere around you.

Santa Claus never misses any Child and if he does, his son is here to deliver
Santa Claus never misses any Child and if he does, his son is here to deliver

9- A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

Well this musical comedy will give you some adventure on Christmas and is best to enjoy during your winter holidays.The film features Bill Murray who awaits in his hotel on Christmas Eve, realising that a heavy storm has hit the town and most of his Christmas Special guests have cancelled to come.

So as time runs out, his producers force him to go on with the show and with minimum crew Murray goes live.But starts crying in the middle and leaves the studio.And after that, there is a lot to have fun with and you'll see somewhere, there would be rooms for Christmas Carols to be sung by actors and more bits and pieces of a true holiday cheer in this frosty December.

Murray singing for Christmas Carols
Murray singing for Christmas Carols

10- A Nutcracker Christmas (2016)

Last but not least is this amazing movie originally broadcast on the Hallmark Channel in 2016.It's a wonderful family film which will take your emotions to high esteem with tragic story of a little girl Lily who wants to become a ballerina.

But there is tragedy around her dream as her sister dies just then when she is ready to take the stage to perform as ballerina.As a result, she vows never to dance again.But yet there is hope in the story too when she can change her mind with a chance encounter.

You'll feel the film very deeply inside your heart as everyone has some tragic story which results sometimes in broken dreams, left never to be fulfilled.

But yet, there is hope all the time and some little incident can lead you to your dreams destination.

Well, you never Know.

Dreams never fade away
Dreams never fade away

Favourite Christmas film

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Writer's Corner

At the end, I have tried my best to give you excellent list of Christmas movies you can watch and have fun with during winter holidays.As it's a family time, and nothing can relax you better than films.

I love to watch movies during holidays with my husband and kids.Especially kids movies are our favourites as my little girl Zahra loves animated movies and Disney Frozen are her favourites.

And my son is after spider man all the times, on the other hand, my hubby loves action and historical ones.But during Christmas holidays, we all love to watch some comedy animated classics which can make us laugh and my kids enjoy those most.

Please do let me know how did you find my list ,and what your kids and family love to watch during December holidays.

© 2017 Nikki Khan


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    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      12 months ago from London

      Thanks Linda for stopping by and for liking my movies list.Elf is our favourite too and my kids love The polar Express as well.

      I like The Holiday so much.

      Hopefully you’dlove Watching those in your precious holiday period.

      Many Blessings.

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      Linda Crampton 

      12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I've seen some of the movies in your list, but many of them are new to me. Thanks for describing them. I'll watch some of them over Christmas. My favourite movie from the list is Elf. My favourite Christmas Movie of all is the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      12 months ago from London

      Thanks FlourishAnyway for liking my list.My kids are fan of ‘Elf’ as well and personally many are on my hit list to enjoy.

      Some of those I’ve mentioned above, some I couldn’t unfortunately because of space.

      I hope you’d have fun with the list above too.

      God Bless you my friend.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      12 months ago from London

      Thanks Bill for stopping by and for admiration.I love “it’s a wonderful life “ too but because of short space for all the wonderful movies to fit in one article,had to leave many out.

      But I am sure you’d have fun with this list above as well and with some of your favourites ones.

      Many Blessings.

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      12 months ago from USA

      My husband loves “It’s a Wonderful Life” and all of us lov Buddy the Elf. Very useful list!

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      Bill Holland 

      12 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A fun list for sure. Tis the season. My favorite, "It's A Wonderful Life," is a movie we always watch on Christmas Eve. I'm looking forward to tears of joy. :)

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      12 months ago from London

      ohh I am so sorry Frank for leaving those out,,actually the movies are so many and it's hard to detail all of those in one article.But I have mentioned all these movies in best Nineties ones.

      And I am happy you have liked some.I hope you'd enjoy those in winter holidays.

      Thanks for commenting first and stopping by.

      God Bless you.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      12 months ago from Shelton

      good list but you left out my favorites :( It's a wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Home alone, Die Hard, Holiday Inn, The Santa Clause... LOL still there are so many and you've listed four or five great ones...


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