Our top 6 must-see Christmas movies and specials this holiday Season! Gather around the TV for some classic family-fun.
Elf – Funny movie that kids and parents will enjoy alongside each other. Will Ferrell is perfect as the Elf and I love the nod to comedians of the past with Bob Newhart as his dad. Great NYC outdoor scenes in Central Park!
Charlie Brown Christmas – Although originally released in 1965, this Peanuts classic continues to deliver for today’s generation. My sons think Snoopy is the coolest. And everyone needs to learn to reference the smallest, oddest tree on the Christmas tree lot as the “Charlie Brown” tree.
Drummer Boy – The animation is way dated, but the story is good. Watch this one around sensitive kids since the Little Drummer Boy’s parents die in a bandit attack in the first 10 minutes but it’s all uphill from there. The music puts us in the mood and Drummer Boy’s animal friends are the sweetest.
Christmas Story – You’ll be referencing it all season long – from the fishnet stocking leg lamp to Ralphie’s quest for the Red Ryder air rifle that everyone tell’s him will “shoot his eye out.” This comedy set in the 1950’s will have you laughing until your side hurts.
National lampoon Christmas – Everyone should follow the Griswald Family as they prepare for the holidays and the impending visit from their crazy, motor home-driving country cousins. Watching Chevy Chase try to create the perfect Christmas against all odds will give you new perspective on your own quest for a Martha Stewart-style holiday.
Rudolph – Again another holiday classic with outdated animation but my kids were enamored. My kids loved the part where Rudolph befriends Herbie the Elf who would rather be a dentist than a toymaker. I love Burl Ives singing Rudolph and Holly Jolly Christmas. No one else does it better!