It’s officially the “most wonderful time of the year.” Millions of people will spend time this season watching hours of holiday movies. As we move into the week of Thanksgiving and usher in December families are creating lasting memories and reaping the benefits of holiday cheer. Remember growing up watching movies with your parents or friends for Christmas? We all did it. And, Hollywood is taking notice. This time of year is a prime-time for new movies – theatrical releases and made-for-TV films. The Hallmark Channel will broadcast a multitude of feel-good holiday movies. Disney’s Freeform Channel (formerly Disney Family Channel) recently announced their 25 Days of Christmas Schedule featuring seasonal entertainment and festive movies. Other channels and production companies will release entertainment options as well.
I love watching holiday movies. I enjoy the new films and the classic ones; they help set the atmosphere for a fun Christmas season.
10 Holiday Movies to Add to your “Watch List”
This Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holiday movies. I look for the broadcast every year. This may be the year that I purchase the streaming version on Amazon. The story is great. The soundtrack is spectacular. Loretta Devine does and excellent job, as does Chris Brown (don’t judge me). I love so much about this movie. If you’ve never seen it; be sure to check it out.
I have loved this movie since I first saw it. Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston are a good combination. Plus, Jenifer Lewis plays the mother of a main character (per usual). The story in the movie is remake of the classic 1947 film, The Bishop’s Wife (source: Wikipedia). Also, Gregory Hines stars as a real estate investor. The plot is a feel-good story and makes it one of my must-see holiday movies. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the theatrical release date. I hope this will be noted and celebrated in some fashion.
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This movie is a classic movie. I watch it every holiday season. It’s not really the holidays until I see this movie. I enjoy both versions of Miracle on 34th Street – the black and white and the colorized version. What can go wrong with Santa Claus, a child’s wishlist and a Christmas Parade.
If you’re really Santa Claus, you can get it for me. And if you can’t, you’re only a nice man with a white beard like mother says. ~Miracle on 34th Street
I watched this movie as a child. I’ve only seen it a few times. It’s difficult to find it on television nowadays. However, its message and story have stuck with me for many years. Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award for the first Lilies of the Field (1963). In Christmas Lilies of the Field, Billy Dee Williams reprises the role of Homer Smith and returns to the chapel he built years earlier. You can purchase or watch the movie on Amazon Video.
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Home Alone was a staple in our house while I was growing up. We watched the movie as a family and enjoyed every minute. I can’t wait to show this movie to my niece and nephew. I hope they laugh as much as I do. Macaulay Culkin shines in this movie.
Fact: the role of Kevin was written specifically for him. Also, please note, I prefer the original Home Alone movie over the sequel. How many times have you seen Home Alone?
This is one of my favorite classic holiday movies. I watched it as a kid and continue to look forward to the broadcast each year. I enjoy this movie along with the other classic stop-motion animated Christmas movies from that era – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and Frosty the Snowman. Watch the clip of the song, “There’s Always Tomorrow” from the movie.
I love this movie. It holds a special place in my heart as I lived in New York City during the filming of the movie. I had the chance opportunity of stumbling upon the movie set in Central Park. I watched a few scenes being shot, and at the time I had no idea the movie was Elf. Every time I watch it, I think of that day in the park. Buddy the Elf is an iconic character!
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While you’re preparing Thanksgiving dinner or baking desserts for the family, spend the down-time watching your favorite holiday movies. Many of these movies above will be [or already are] available for streaming or viewing on demand. Create lasting memories with your family. Several of the films above I watched as a child. The youth in your life will thank you.
What do you think of the list? Which movies would you add? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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