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Top 5 Movies to Watch During Christmas

One of our favourite things to do during this holiday season is to indulge in lots of family-friendly festive movie nights! To avoid any arguing over which movie to watch. Here's a list that can save your evening. Below are the top 5 family-friendly Christmas movies that are perfect for playing in your new home theatre setup. They strike the perfect balance of appealing to both parents and kids.

1. A Christmas Story

The Christmas spirit isn't served up without heartwarming and hilarious holiday movies. A Christmas Story deserves its status as a holiday perennial. It is a story based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd. This beloved holiday movie tells a story about a little boy named Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who grow up in the '40s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. And he sets out to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that it really is the perfect Christmas gift. Along his journey, Ralphie runs into opposition from everyone.

2. Christmas with the Kranks

Luther and Nora Krank, who are known for their holiday parties and lavish decorations, plan to take a cruise in the Caribbean to avoid Christmas after their daughter Blair leaves home for the Peace Corps. It doesn't sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbours Vic Frohmeyer and Walt Scheel, who are determined to win the annual best-decorated street competition. The joke's on them when their daughter, Blair, suddenly declares she's bringing her new fiancé home for the holidays at the last minute. Surprise! Now the Kranks have to scramble to create Christmas from scratch to put together a holiday celebration.

3. Elf

It's been 14 years since "Elf" hit theatres as a Christmas classic. Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy movie full of Yuletide cheer. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and raised as an elf to adulthood among Santa's elves in the North Pole. After discovering he is a human, he decides to travel to New York City to locate his birth father.

4. The Princess Switch

One week before Christmas, when competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia, a down-to-earth Chicago baker bumps into a soon-to-be princess who looks exactly like her. All Margaret Delacourt wants is one last chance to experience life as a "normal" person before she dutifully marries the Crown Prince of Belgravia. Taking a page out of the Prince and the Popper, the pair hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.

5. Klaus

Klaus is a beautiful hand-drawn animation that has won 7 2020 Annie Awards, including Best Feature, and a BAFTA, and was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Klaus follows Jesper (voiced by Jason Schwartzman), who is not good at his job is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle and can't return until he processes 6,000 pieces of mail in one year. He makes friends with a carpenter and toymaker named Klaus, who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. However, this toymaker seems to have a secret. Of course, everyone has their own favourite types of movies, and there are tons of options out there. From cute to clichéd, they are all fun to watch.

Organized alphabetically by title:

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Arthur Christmas

  • Home Alone

  • Jack Frost

  • Jingle All the Way

  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

  • Santa Clause

  • The Christmas Chronicles

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • The Polar Express

  • The Search for Santa Paws