It’s December! that means we’re all ready for the classic movies we all love to watch during the Christmas season. We have decided to give you guys 10 of our favorite holiday movies and some new releases that are coming out too.

Top 10 Holiday Movies

Whether you want to stay home and watch one of the classic holiday movies or go out to the movies and watch a new one you are sure to find a movie you will like on this list. So first, here are ten of our favorite holiday movies:

10. Bad Santa

We decided to start our list off with the movie Bad Santa. This 2003 film puts an unhappy conman and his partner in a tight situation. They decide it would be a good idea to pose as santa and his little helper in order to steal from department stores on Christmas Eve. The two men get into trouble after the con man becomes friends with a troubled child and the head of security at one of the department stores discovers their plan.

9. Nightmare Before Christmas

This 1993 film is one we’ve all seen before. The plot centers around Jack Skellington who is the king of Halloween town. He ends up discovering Christmas Town but he can’t quite grasp the concept of Christmas.

8. White Christmas

Even though this film was released in 1954, it is still a great one to watch on Christmas day. The plot centers around a successful song and dance team who are involved with a sister act team. Their goal is to save the troubled Vermont Inn which is run by their former commanding general.

7. Scrooged

This 1988 film directed by Richard Donner is another great movie. The movie is about a selfish T.V executive who is haunted by three spirits who will teach him lessons on Christmas Eve.

6. The Santa Clause

This hilarious 1994 film is centered around a man who accidentally kills Santa. As a result, he is magically recruited to take his place and finish what he started.

5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The plot in this movie centers around a nice old man who claims he is Santa Claus. He is consequently institutionalized as insane and things take an interesting turn.A young lawyer believes him and decides to defend him in court.

4. A Christmas Carol


This is one of the most recent films on the list (2009) but it has quickly become a classic. This animated film retells the classic novel about a Victorian-era miser who is taken on a journey where he must find self redemption. He goes through this process due to several weird Christmas apparitions.

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This Dr. Seuss film, originally released in 2000, has inspired countless internet memes over the last few years.The film’s plot is centered around a green vengeful Grinch who wants to ruin Christmas for everyone who lives in Whoville.

2. Home Alone (1990)

I dreamed of being Macaulay Culkin in this film. The film is about a young boy who must protect his home from intruders after his family left him alone for the night.

1. A Christmas Story

Our #1 holiday movie is A Christmas story. In the movie, Ralphie, the main character, must convince his teacher, family and santa that a B.B gun is the perfect gift for him in the classic 1940s setting.

Other Films you may want to watch in theaters:


This film applies an interesting take on Holiday movies. It is centered around a young boy who accidentally summons a Christmas demon because he is having a bad Christmas.

The Night Before

This holiday comedy is about three friends who decide to spend Christmas eve in NYC. They are in New York looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas Parties.

Love The Coopers

This family movie is centered around the Copper Family. Four generations of the family get together to celebrate Christmas Eve. The twist comes when unexpected visitors and events cause them to have a very “unique” Christmas Eve.


If you don’t want to watch a Christmas movie on Christmas we’ve got you covered! Here are some movies that don’t have anything to do with the holidays:


Rocky Balboa, A former world heavyweight champion trains and mentors Adonis Johnson who is the son of his former rival Apollo Creed.

Star Wars: Episode 7 The Force Awakens

This is a must see before the end of the year! This film picks up 3 decades after the Galactic Empire was defeated. The First Order is making a push to conquer the galaxy and a team of unlikely heroes must come together to stop them with the help of The Resistance.

Mission Impossible 5

The plot centers around the attempt of Ethan and his team to stopping the syndicate. The problem is the CIA chief wants to get rid of the IMF (Impossible Mission force).

Don’t forget the popcorn!

We hope you guys enjoyed our list of great holiday movies to watch. Whether you want to stay home and watch a movie with the family, or if you want to go out and catch a premier, you can find some great movies on this list.

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Staff Writer at OC Foodie Fest
Hey! I am Michael and I have been living in Orange County for 10 years now. I love to write, especially about Orange County. On my free time I like to head down to the beach with friends and play basketball on men's Sunday league team.
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