Let’s talk Christmas Movies

It’s that time of year when we dust off all our Christmas DVD’s… Wait. Who am I kidding… I mean when we log in to one of the various movie watching platforms and pick out our favorite holiday movies to watch.

So far this year, we’ve watched the 1993 dark, animated The Nightmare Before Christmas – which is a necessity to watch right after Halloween, in my opinion.

We saw, for the first time, 2004’s Surviving Christmas with Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini. I thought it was really good – I laughed out loud several times.

Disney’s 2019, Noelle, with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader – I thought was super cute and jolly.

Netflix’s Falling for Christmas, with Lindsay Lohan, was ‘eh. Just ok.

I’m looking forward to seeing the new Spirited with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds.

See if you can guess these others on our list of must see Christmas movies:

Tell us your guesses and your favorite holiday movie in the comments.

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9 thoughts on “Let’s talk Christmas Movies”

  1. Back in the day, my work partner lent me a VHS of “Bad Santa” with Billy Bob Thornton. Worst movie I ever saw. Ejected the tape way before it ended. So bad I didn;t even rewind it when I gave it back.

    • DJ – the only good thing to come from Bad Santa is the (after butt sex) quote ‘You aint gonna shit right for a week!’ – which the hubs and I have stolen and use occasionally… especially for a questionable dinner choice or any other funny circumstance involving the rear-end. haha!!

  2. Elf
    Christmas Vacation *
    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
    While You Were Sleeping
    Christmas With the Kranks

    * My all time favorite

  3. Our favorite is “The Ref” with Kevin Spacey and Dennis Leary. Perfect dysfunctional family Christmas

  4. “Spirited” is so-so. Closer to bad than good. While I always enjoy “A Christmas Story”, the sequel, “A Christmas Story Christmas” wasn’t worth the wait. Wanting to see “Violent Night” as it looks like my sense of dark humor. It should be noted that “Die Hard” is considered a Christmas movie in many circles. Grew up on Peanuts, so “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has always been enjoyable for me. I easily gravitate toward the funny ones and usual standards (i.e. “Elf” & “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas).

  5. My ones to watch:

    -Christmas in Connecticut (about 1948)
    -A Charlie Brown Christmas
    -How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original animated one)
    -Santa’s Slay (2005; Santa is a demon who lost a bet and had to give out gifts at Christmas. This movie picks up when the bet is off. Not for children)
    -Most Wonderful Time of the Year (an old Hallmark one)

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