It’s that time of the year again! It’s Christmas, everyone’s favorite time of the year. We enjoy and celebrate this most beautiful season of the year with our families. We all greet one another, give each other gifts, and cherish one another. As everyone enjoys Christmas, I am sure each of you looks forward to watching a good Christmas movie with your family or even friends. I mean Christmas would be incomplete without watching a Christmas movie, right?
Hence, the question arises as to what are some of the best family Christmas movies. Perhaps you are looking for those Christmas movies that you haven’t heard of. I got you covered there.
Here are the 10 best hallmark Christmas movies to watch with your family on holidays and they begin with…
Watching Elf with your family at home is the perfect Christmas tradition. The film is filled with comedy right from the beginning to the end, with hilarious characters throughout. The story begins with ” Buddy ” Our main character who rises amongst the elves. However, It won’t be long before he realizes he has a human father, and now he wants to find him.
It’s John Favreau’s film, so you’ll have a blast watching it. It’s no doubt that Elf is one of the best hallmark Christmas movies because the main character is hilariously dumb and the movie blends fun with action.
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and more..
Home Alone 1 & 2
If you are the person who has never seen Home Alone. I would ask, are you even a human being?
Home Alone has been one of the most-watched hallmark Christmas movies in history, in case you didn’t know. You cannot miss the ridiculous & epic scenes between a mischievous kid and stupid burglars. Yes, I said “ridiculous”, you will see what I meant. Our main character, Kevin, aged 8 years old, was accidentally left behind at home by his family while they went on holiday. Kevin, after how he was treated by his siblings, feels that he deserves to be left alone in the house and will have a blast there. Initially, Kevin enjoys being at home, but close to the end of the day, he realizes two burglars are trying to break into his house.
This is where the real fun starts. Kevin’s method for dealing with burglars is the most hilarious part of the movie. I
I am not going to talk about part 1, but you will move right on to part 2 after finishing part 1. Meanwhile, if I have to explain the plot badly, The story of a highly intelligent kid who deals with two blind immortal burglars & his amnesiac parents.
Now, I’m gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off this part, before I pump your guts full of lead!
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, and more..
It’s A Wonderful Life
There is more to ” It’s a Wonderful Life ” than just Christmas; as it essentially explores life’s preciousness. This is for the people who are infuriated by problems & lose hope every day. The film reflects on our lives while talking about love, passion, dreams, and sacrifices. When things relate, you’re sure to cry, just like that, you will definitely shed a tear watching this movie. George, our main protagonist, is a cooperative man dealing with so many problems every single day that he eventually decides to take his own life. But, He was soon saved by an angel from heaven who showcased how good he had been for others by sacrificing his dreams. While that’s a great reason for you to watch this film, It’s a Wonderful Life is also the top-rated Christmas movie you simply cannot miss.
It is a cinema that you should watch for Christmas that offers incredible writing, morals, and interesting characters.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Directed by: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and more..
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story will bring back your childhood memories as a child. In a film that is so relatable and with characters that are so real, it is always remarkable. Basically, it’s about Ralphie who really wants the red ryder air rifle for Christmas. To do that, he would need to overcome many obstacles and convince his wacky father and adoring mother. With characters that are entertaining & hilarious to watch, this film is pure euphoria. It’s definitely one of the cinemas that broadcast on every Christmas.
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Directed by: Bob Clark
Cast:Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, and more..
A Christmas Carol 1951 (Scrooge)
A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol. To date, there have been seven movies made about this story, and this is by far the best adaptation.
A complete drama centered around the character ” Ebenezer Scrooge”. His character is that of a miserly businessman who disdains Christmas and is short-tempered. Jacob Marley, his ex-partner, appears to Ebenezer and warns him that he will soon be visited by three other spirits who will show him the error of his parsimonious ways, demonstrating that all humans have the right to be kind to each other.
In spite of its monochrome nature, Scrooge succeeds in capturing the essence of A Christmas Carol in brilliant detail.
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Cast: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison and more..
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
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There are slapstick Christmas movies that you can watch over and over again, such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. You might be wondering why I messed up the first line. That’s what the character in this movie does all the time. Clark Griswold is enthusiastic about Christmas and eager to make it a memorable one. He’s the type of father who is always causing trouble and always messes things up. Just as their family was getting into the Christmas spirit, things fell apart in a domino effect.
It’s a complete laughter riot with so many hilarious scenes that your throat may even get dry sometimes. With everything centered around family, you can enjoy it with your family from the comfort of your own bed.
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis and more..
Whether you’re from the 90s or the 20s, everyone loves this animated Christmas movie. What makes Klaus stand out is its fresh writing and exceptional characters arcs. This film gives us a number of new perspectives and leaves us thinking for quite a while. It’s an incredible tale of characters who prove gift-giving and materialism don’t really define Christmas. In the end, it is love, care, and generosity that make a truly joyous Christmas. The animation is captivating, refreshing, with vivid characters that engage you throughout.
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, and more..
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
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Miracle on 34th Street ( 1947)
The movie “Miracle on 34th Street” questions whether Santa Claus really exists.
Edmund Gwenn is almost universally regarded as the best Santa Claus portrayal, making him the fan-favorite. The film is about Kris (Edmund), an old man adored by the kids, hired to be Santa at the chain’s main store in Midtown Manhattan. Claiming that he is real Santa Claus, he must now go to court to demonstrate his mental stability and authenticity.
Miracle on 34th Street is a heartwarming classic that will make you cry at the end.
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Directed by: George Seaton
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and more..
There is no doubt that The Apartment is one of the best Christmas films ever made. Probably in reality, Christmas would not be as magical as it seems on screen! That is what we saw in the apartment.
The script’s brilliant and the characters keep you engaged from the very start to the very end. It tells the story of a clerk, named Baxter, who rents out his apartment to superiors for their mistresses. Baxter, however, becomes enamored of a girl who is dating his boss. I know, terrible, isn’t it?
If I disclose more than this, I would be the one undermining your experience. But I will tell you this: The Apartment won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Yes, definitely the top pick.
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, and more..
The Bishop’s Wife
The Bishop’s Wife is a monochrome drama with a pleasing mix of love and fantasy throughout. Although the film was made a long time ago, its message and content still remain relevant today.
Bishop Henry, who had been unsuccessful in raising money to build a cathedral, prays to heaven for guidance and is immediately visited by Dudley, who claims to be an angel. However, henry becomes skeptical about the supposed angel and the story unfolds from there.
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Directed by: Henry Koster
Cast: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, and more..
what other hallmark Christmas movies do you think should have been made into this list?