Holiday Movies and Shows: Must-Watch Christmas Entertainment

Christmastime marks an opportunity for cozying up on the sofa, sipping hot cocoa, and watching heartwarming films and shows that bring comfort. Christmas is almost here so now’s a good time to discover some must-watch holiday entertainment that has become part of tradition for so many.

“It’s a Wonderful Life”, directed by Frank Capra and released in 1946, has long been a tradition at holiday movie marathons. Following George Bailey as he discovers life through an angel’s guidance and lessons of wisdom from him alone, its message and memorable characters continue to uphold its timeless status with audiences of all ages today.

“Home Alone”: No Christmas movie list would be complete without including Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister from “Home Alone.” In this family comeTall green Christmas tree decorated with small glowing garlands and surrounded by shelves and bunch of boxes with gifts in dark roomdy, Kevin becomes accidentally left at home when his family embark on their vacation; then must defend it from two bumbling burglars, leading to hilarious and touching moments which make this classic holiday flick so beloved by audiences everywhere.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”: Generations have come together around their TV sets to watch Charlie Brown and his friends celebrate what Christmas really means – friendship, kindness and giving! Originally broadcast in 1965, this animated special brilliantly captures this message while emphasizing its importance during this joyful holiday season.

Will Ferrell is at his comedic best in this modern Christmas classic, “Elf”. Following Buddy as he journeys from North Pole to New York in search of his real father. Filled with hilarious antics and heartwarming scenes alike, “Elf” guarantees plenty of laughs while spreading Christmas spirit!

“The Polar Express:
Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book, “The Polar Express” brings Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved story of an unforgettable train journey to life on screen. Following young boy on an incredible voyage across America in pursuit of Christmas joy he discovers its meaning amidst gorgeous cinematography – this film has become synonymous with holiday magic!

“Love Actually”:
A holiday-themed romantic comedy interweaving multiple love stories, “Love Actually” captures the heartwarming essence of love, family and connection during festive holidays. Since its release in 2003, “Love Actually” has captured millions of hearts worldwide with its star studded cast and heartwarming moments that has moved audiences worldwide.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966):
Narrated by Boris Karloff, this iconic animated TV special based on Dr. Seuss’ book tells the tale of how one person (Grinch) attempts to ruin Christmas for all those cheerful Whos of Whoville; only soon realizes he cannot steal away Christmas spirit; therefore making this classic timeless. A favorite among audiences of all ages.

“Miracle on 34th Street”:
This heartwarming tale follows an individual claiming to be Santa Claus as people question his authenticity in court proceedings. As it unfolds, this film explores belief and reminds us all of its magical properties during holiday seasons past and present – from 1994 remake to original 1947 version it all adds up for an enjoyable viewing experience! The 1994 remake remains highly-rated while both versions remain enjoyable options!

Tim Burton has created an animated musical fantasy featuring Halloween and Christmas themes perfectly blended. Jack Skellington (Pumpkin King), who attempts to bring Christmas cheer into Halloween Town. Through its distinct animation style and catchy songs, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has gained widespread acclaim among audiences of all ages and has earned its own cult-following.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964):
A beloved stop-motion TV special, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” chronicles Rudolph’s journey toward acceptance and significance for viewers of all ages. This heartwarming tale underscores our ability to find strength within ourselves when our differences become strengths; its memorable characters continue to charm audiences year after year!

As Christmas draws nearer, these holiday movies and shows provide the ideal way to gather with loved ones and build new memories together. Choose your preferred genre – classic tales, comical comedies or animated delights are all here – then sit back, grab some festive snacks, get cozy in front of the screen and join me as we experience this year’s must-watch Christmas entertainment!


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