Our Favorite Holiday Movies

[ 2 ] December 14, 2010 |

‘Tis the time of the season when all the best holiday specials and movies are shown on TV.

So, in anticipation for the awesome television ahead, I took an informal poll around the FabulousSavings office to check out everyone’s favorite holiday movies.

Below is our favorite holiday movies list. Do you agree with our choices? Remember to leave us a comment below with your opinion!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Chevy Chase brings holiday hilarity as a disaster-prone dad in this comedy classic. From this movie, we learn just how dangerous the Christmas season can be.

So, curl up and be prepared to laugh as the Griswolds’ Christmas celebration turns out to be more of a disaster than a holiday filled with cheer.

Nightmare Before Christmas

This Tim Burton classic (one of my personal favs) is a perfect movie for the non-traditional holiday lover. The stop-motion animated film was based on a poem written by Burton while he was working as a Disney animator.

Sing along, and get lost in the whimsical adventure as you watch Jack Skellington discover Christmas and attempt to make it his own.

A Christmas Story

Whenever I see a kid walking down the street dressed in an uncomfortable amount of layers, or when I see a frozen pole in a school yard, I automatically think back to this holiday classic.

Christmas Day just wouldn’t be the same without Ralphie, his BB gun and everything else in this 1983 classic.

Love Actually

What’s not to love about this movie? Every story line is heartwarming, relatable and filled with all the joy of the holidays.

Love Actually follows a variety of individuals (who are actually interlinked) and their tales of love.

Home Alone

Whether you prefer Home Alone 1 or 2, we can all agree that this series brings a whole lotta holiday fun.

If you haven’t seen it already, the movie follows 8-year-old Kevin McCallister, who’s accidentally left behind when his family travels to France for Christmas. While the family is away, Kevin is left to defend his home against idiotic burglars.

It’s a Wonderful Life

One of the most beloved classic holiday films, It’s a Wonderful Life is the perfect movie to curl up with the family to on Christmas Day. Keep the tissues on hand for this one, as it’s filled with an abundance of magical Christmas moments that will warm your heart.

A Christmas Carol (Various Versions)

A Christmas Carol is one of the top Christmas movies of all time,and many families make a point of watching this holiday staple every December.

It’s no surprise that this flick has been remade a number of times. My favorite version is A Muppet Christmas Carol. What’s yours?

Bad Santa

This dark comedy is one to watch after the kids go to bed. Released in 2003, Bad Santa features Billy Bob Thorton as Willie Stokes, a Mall Santa with a bad attitude.

If you’re looking for a good laugh this holiday, this twisted film is definitely worth watching.

The Sound of Music

As the person who suggested The Sound of Music said, “Even though it isn’t a Christmas movie, per se, they always play it now.”

This pick may not be specifically Christmas related, but we’ll take any opportunity to watch it!

All of these films are available for less with our Amazon.com coupons.

Did we leave your favorite out? Tell us! What’s your favorite Christmas movie?


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  1. Brandon says:

    Hey fellow holiday movie fans!

    Keep an eye out for “Holiday Baggage” written/directed by Stephen Polk, airing on Monday, December 20th, at 5pm on Lifetime.

  2. Cristina says:

    Although my ultimate favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, another goodie is Fred Clause with Vince Vaughn. It tells the story of how Santa’s jealous brother, Fred (who hates Christmas – eek!) visits the North Pole with intentions of borrowing cash from his kind-hearted brother and ends up having to save Christmas.

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