Whenever we talk of Christmas, the image, which pops in our mind, is invariably of a loud party lasting till wee hours with lots of fun and frolic. Any image with a quiet Christmas garners our pity. However, a quiet time spent with family past Christmas party has its own charm. A family wrapped up in one warm blanket with lots of munchies to chomp on and a holiday movie to watch, nothing could spell comfort better! Watching a Christmas movie has become a kind of ritual for yuletide days. It would be a great excuse to spend some quality time with your family and more so if you are an out and out movie buff. There are quite a number of movies that can be listed in the must watch Christmas movies section. To choose the best among them is more than unachievable, as there are quite a number of good movies on Christmas. While some like high drama, others prefer comedies and kids would dig animation as nothing else can make them happier. During Christmas, the best way to enjoy a vacation staying at home is by getting a big bowl of popcorn and watching your favorite Christmas movies to revitalize that festival mood of Christmas. Given here is a collection of good movies that suits for the whole family.
Top 10 Christmas Movies
10. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated)
This is the story of Dr. Seuss who writes a letter about Grinch. Grinch was so heartless that he dressed like a Santa Claus and stole away all the Christmas decorations in Whoville in order to prohibit the Whos from celebrating their much cherished Christmas dreams. It is a classic animation that came out in1966, but still has a well-settled place in the hearts of all movie-buffs.
9. The Polar Express
This is an animated story of a young boy who is in search of the true spirit of Christmas, which is long lost for his parents. It is said that only the people who believes in the spirit of Christmas will hear the sound of the Christmas bells. It is that search of sound that ends him up in the train ‘The Polar Express'. At the end of the journey, he will find the true spirit of Christmas.
8. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
This is a classic tale about red-nosed reindeer Rudolph, who was a complete misfit for the reindeer family. He befriends another misfit, an elf called Herney who wants to become a dentist. They land up in an island of misfit toys but since they are not allowed to stay there, they return back only to find that Rudolph's family is in danger. The rest of the tale tells how Rudolph and his misfit friends save the day and help his family come out of danger. This animated movie is a 1964 classic and still will entertain for sure.
7. A Christmas Carol
Yet another classical movie released in1954, is still considered a favorite among many. This is an adaptation of one of Charles's Dickens's works of the same name. The story revolves around an old man named Uncle Scrooge, who has given up all his relations for the accumulation of wealth. It is after the visit of three Godsend spirits that he realizes his mistake and turns into a philanthropist.
6. A Christmas Story
This movie's protagonist is Ralphie, who is trying to relate his Christmas holiday season when he was nine years old. The only thing what Ralphie wants for his Christmas is an official Red Ryder BB gun. You can laugh your heart out by watching this movie.
5. The Santa Clause
This Tim Allen starrer movie is a funny story of Scott Calvin, who accidentally knocks off the real Santa Claus from his rooftop and ending up being a disguised Santa himself. The story further says how he is a changed man after becoming a Santa. He begins to understand the words in the Santa Claus' book that seeing isn't believing, believing is seeing.
4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It is considered to be an all time favorite comedy that mocks at some of the Christmas traditions and situations. It tells about the story of Griswold family, where the head of the family is desperately trying for the greatest Christmas ever celebrated. However, his plan falls out of place when his uncle, Eddie and his totally crazy family comes for a vacation at the Griswold's.
3. Home Alone
This movie is still a fun to watch for young and old alike. It is a story about Kevin who is left all alone at his home, when his family accidentally leaves him while going for a vacation. He enjoys his solitude until some robbers come for a planned robbery. However, Kevin is smart enough to defend his possessions and learns the lesson that it can be fun been home alone.
2. It's A Wonderful Life
This movie revolves around George who is bored of his life and always wishes that he was never born. However, with the arrival of Godsend angel Clarence in his life, he realizes that there is much more to life than what he thinks.
1. Miracle On 34th Street
This is a true classical Christmas movie. The movie answers the question; does the Santa Clause really exist? This work was bestowed upon a little girl and a lawyer to prove the existence of a Santa Claus.
Christmas isn't fun without some good holiday spirited movies. Read on to know top ten Christmas movies of all times.