The Top 10 Must-See Christmas Movies


Rayner Reinhardt and Katrina Bucher

Christmas season is upon us, and it’s the most wonderful time of the year to cozy up with a blanket and some hot cocoa while watching the perfect Christmas movie.

In honor of this, The Comet presents the Top 10 Must-See Christmas Movies!

  1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Clark Griswald wishes for the best Christmas ever, so he tries his best to make sure everything is in line: the decorations, presents, lights. But things go downhill quickly as his family shows up unexpectedly and threaten to ruin Clark’s perfect holiday. The hilarious addition to the National Lampoon’s Vacation series serves as a fun Christmas experience for all.
  1. Polar Express: A little boy is woken up by jingle bells and hops on the Polar Express, which takes him to the North Pole. He meets Santa Claus along with the elves and gets a special present. This musical warms the heart.
  1. The Santa Clause: When Scott accidentally knocks Santa Claus off his roof, the role of Santa is given to him. He transports to the North Pole where he must balance his family while also taking on the responsibilities of Santa Claus.
  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: This Christmas classic features a mean Christmas-hating grinch with no love in his heart, who has a mission to ruin the beloved holiday in the town of Whoville. The Grinch plans to steal every single Christmas present from every single person, but a change of heart may ruin his plans.
  1. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town: This upbeat, cartoon, Christmas classic is about the adventures of Kris Kringle as he delivers presents to the town children even when the Mayor bans all toys for Christmas. Kris falls in love, fights for the spirit of Christmas, and makes the town happy. So, go put one foot in front of the other and go watch this movie!
  1. Love Actually: This story follows eight couples who find love in the city of London during Christmas season. The refreshing rom-com follows a Prime Minister, a writer, a couple of newlyweds, a jealous best friend, and many more. On Christmas, each couple, who is in some way connected to the others, find love. This movie shows how love can be discovered in various ways.
  1. A Christmas Carol: A grumpy old man who hates Christmas discovers the holiday spirit when he is visited by the ghosts of his past, present, and future. He is faced with the reality that being bitter is no way to live your life.  
  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Peanuts characters are at it again in this Christmas classic. Their school Christmas pageant has everyone ready for the holidays, but they are missing one thing: a Christmas tree. Charlie Brown must step up and go get one. But this tree doesn’t match up to everyone’s’ expectations This heartwarming tale reminds us what Christmas is all about.
  1. A Christmas Story: This beloved holiday movies follows youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of the season wishing for his ideal present, the “Red Ryder Air Rifle,” and escaping bullies. With the help of his family, Ralphie manages to make it the best Christmas ever.
  1. Elf: When a human who was raised by elves in the North Pole goes on a mission to find his dad in New York City, he finds himself a little out of place in the real world. Buddy realizes his dad is on Santa’s naughty list and wants to bring the spirit of Christmas to him. This tale follows Buddy through his journey of love, fun, and Christmas.