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Best Christmas Movie Soundtracks

Updated on February 6, 2015

Best Christmas Movie Soundtracks to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Everyone loves a good Christmas Movie, and of course the Christmas Movie Soundtracks that come along with them.

Without a doubt, my ultimate Christmas Movie soundtrack has to be Home Alone - every time I hear the intro to the film, and the start of Somewhere In My Memory - I start to get tingles of excitement - I freaking love Christmas!

On this page, I will be sharing with you some of my favourite Christmas movies and their music. So, not the films per se, but rather where to find the Soundtracks that go along with them. This means that whilst you are out and about, you can pop the tunes on your iPod, or in your car, and make sure that you get well and truly into the Christmas spirit, with all that fabulous Christmas music all around you.

I hope you enjoy my selections as much as I enjoyed reminiscing about my favourite soundtracks, to the my favourite Christmas movies.

Photo credits: All images used in this page can be found on amazon.com unless otherwise stated

Elf the Movie

Why I Like "Elf the Movie" Christmas Soundtrack

Elf the Movie Christmas Music Soundtrack

Elf: Music From The Major Motion Picture
Elf: Music From The Major Motion Picture

Elf has to be one of the cutest Christmas films, that really embues a sense of charm and innocence, enhancing the whole feeling of the "Magic of Christmas".

One of the things that helps the affection I have for it, is definitely its soundtrack. Full of glorious Christmas tunes, I can't help but fall in love with this film, and the music, every time I watch it.

 

Home Alone

Home Alone - my all time favourite Christmas film, and soundtrack for Christmas Music

Ok, I didn't start with Home Alone on purpose - but let me assure you, it is hands down, my most favourite Christmas film, as well as being my favourite Christmas Soundtrack - the Christmas music in this film is wonderful.

From the choral music in the church scenes, through to the musical arrangements by the legend, John Williams...the film has it all...but so does the music.

There is one particular song I adore, which "Somewhere in my Memory" - just saying that might not ring any (christmas) bells for you, but as soon as you hear the melody, you will know it instantly...and it will make you think of Christmas! I love it!

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The Polar Express

The Polar Express - The Christmas Soundtrack

I really, really wish I could have seen this film as a child. The story telling, the animation, the action, and yes of course, the Christmassy music is simply enchanting!

With music by American Idol judge to the stars, Steven Tyler, as well as numbers by the ever popular Josh Grobin, this soundtrack is certainly a sure fire hit to have on at Christmas time.

Don't miss the songs with Tom Hanks, Perry Como or the ever wonderful, Frank Sinatra.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch - Christmas Movie Soundtrack

Isn't Dr Seuss just THE best storyteller? Add a splash of Christmas magic, a dash of Jim Carrey tom-foolery and before you know it you have a box office sensation of your hands.

The Grinch is one of those Christmas movies that shouldn't be good, but it is! I mean, it's about a green, hairy thing, that tries to destroy Christmas! What? But nevertheless - it makes for a great film, and the soundtrack is just as good. I don't listen to it, too often, I must admit, but I enjoy the times I do.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmas Music Soundtrack

When I was little, I used to love watching Snoopy and the Charlie Brown gang. Now, I love a good Christmas Special, and this is one of them.

Filled with all our favourite Peanuts Characters and winter Christmassy warmth, this is a great feel good Christmas viewing, with an even better Christmas soundtrack.

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Muppets Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol, the Movie Christmas Music Soundtrack

The Muppets Christmas Carol - Christmas Soundtrack

For me, The Muppets Christmas Carol is synonymous with the very spirit of Christmas. It's one of those movies that is always on TV around the holidays, and before you it, you're singing along with the songs..."there goes Mister Humbug, there goes Mister Grimm, if they gave a prize for being mean, the winner would be him"...I love it! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by having this music soundtrack playing in the background whilst you wrap up your Christmas gifts. Lovely.

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story, the Movie Christmas Music Soundtrack

What a classic! I used to watch this film when I was little, in fear that somehow I would get my tongue stuck on a frozen lamp post! Isn't that one of the most horrorfying moments in the film? Euuch!

Firstly, this soundtrack does NOT include any sort of main-stream Christmas music - no Frank or Bing here. Instead, the CD is made up of the orchestral music from the film, still including a wonderful Christmassy warmth.

So, if you're looking for a Christmas soundtrack, with more of a classical style, this is the one for you!

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The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause, the Movie Christmas Music Soundtrack

A modern take, on a classic story. Yes, you've guessed it, this film is jammed pack with dozens of Christmas classics.

The CD includes Christmas tunes such as Listen, Believing is Seeing, Comfort and Joy, and the outstanding track Bells of Christmas by Loreena McKennitt. Not forgetting Christmas Will Return sung by Brenda Russell and Howard Hewitt and written by Jimmy Webb!

A must for the Christmas CD collection.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Christmas Soundtrack

Is this a Halloween film? Or a Christmas film? Good question! I think the latter...but ultimately, who cares because the music is so fantastic.

Penned by the amazing Danny Elfman (who wrote the Simpsons theme, as well as music from the film version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), this Christmas soundtrack is simply stunning.

What's your Favourite Christmas Movie Soundtrack?

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      Marc 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Scullyvan: Haha! Brilliant! I was listening to Bette Midler's version of "Only In My Memory", from Home Alone - I didn't realise it was a proper song... with lyrics, lol.

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      Scullyvan 4 years ago

      All of them! I'm one of those weirdos who listens to Christmas music year-round.

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @lollyj lm: Thanks for your comment. There are so many fantastic Christmas Movie Soundtracks it is really hard to pick a favourite, for sure! :)

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      I love Christmas music, Christmas movies, and this lens!! Don't think I could choose a favorite.