One of the best parts about December is the collection of Christmas movies that channels air on television and through streaming services. When it comes to deciding which movies to watch, it’s all about reverting back to the classics.
Here are a few movie options for whatever emotions you’re feeling, and whomever you’re watching with.
If you want to watch a movie with your mom:
Although there are multiple renditions of this film, the 1970 version of A Christmas Carol is really something special. The movie shares the story of an uptight and bitter man as he struggles with self-fixation through three ghosts.
If you want to watch with your significant other:
Love Actually (2003)
This classic romance movie from follows the lives of eight different couples, all somehow connected to each other in various ways, as well as their lives up until Christmas.
If you’re really feeling in the Christmas spirit:
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The short film follows classic cartoon character Charlie Brown as he and his friends search for the true meaning of Christmas.
If you want to laugh:
Will Ferrell stars as the main character in this comedy, which tells the story of a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who travels to the U.S. in search of his real family.
If you’re bored:
Home Alone (1990)
One of five in the series, the first Home Alone film is by far the funniest as it stars a young eight-year-old boy named Kevin who is left behind on his family vacation. While Kevin’s family realizes their mistake and races home, Kevin has to stop two burglars from robbing his home.
If you want to cry:
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
The 1946 black and white film centers on a man named George Bailey who struggles to understand his existence at a difficult time in his life. He receives help from an angel who shows him what life would be like if he never existed.
If you’re looking for a movie to sing along to:
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Another movie with many updated versions, but the 1969 short cartoon film is the cutest. This movie features the tale of a snowman and a little girl who try to stop a magician from stealing the snowman’s magic hat.
Some other suggested Christmas films include Polar Express, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and Little Drummer Boy.