Top Ten Holiday Movies

Alaina Galasso, Opinions Editor

When you think of the holidays you usually picture things like snow, reindeer and hot cocoa. You think of all the joy, excitement, and sitting with your family watching traditional holiday movies waiting for Christmas Eve to finally arrive. Every family has their favorite holiday movies, and you should consider adding these to your list.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The original Christmas classic from 1964 tells the tale of a famous misfit reindeer and his friends looking for a place that will accept them.

A Christmas Story

Another well-known classic features a young boy named Ralphie trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun is the perfect present.


This hilarious film shows Buddy the Elf’s journey to the United States to find his true identity and parents after causing chaos at the North Pole.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The original grumpy hermit tries to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville but in the process learns about the true joys of the holiday season.

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the living snowman and a little girl he befriends must trick an evil magician who is after his magical top hat and discover the true magic of Christmas.

Deck the Halls

In this holiday comedy two families compete to see whose house can outdo the other with the craziest, brightest Christmas decorations

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown is repelled by the materialism he sees during the holiday season and searches for the meaning of Christmas in this family favorite.

The Polar Express

This powerful movie shows a doubting young boy board the magical Polar Express on Christmas Eve to travel to the North Pole and finally start believing in Christmas.

The Santa Clause

A man accidentally kills Santa Clause on Christmas Eve and is magically recruited to take his place and deliver presents to the world.

It’s A Wonderful Life

During the holiday season an angel must show a businessman what life would have been like without him after a mistake threatens to send him to jail.


*In no particular order