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Top 10 Movies your Holiday Season Can’t-Do Without


There are so many reasons why the holidays bring joy, fun, and warmth into our lives. One of them being the array of Christmas movies that can seemingly be watched over and over again without fail. Get your hot-cocoa ready, because here are 10 Christmas classics that are a must watch for any family:

1. Elf

2. Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

  • A time-tested, modern day classic. Macaulay Culkin at his peak. This duo of movies will bring you a series of laughs and more laughs as you witness the adventures of Kevin and his tricks to keep the “Wet Bandits” at bay. Sure to put you and your family in the Christmas spirit. If you want to relive some of Kevin’s adventures in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York be sure to check out our Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour NYC TV & Movie Tour or our Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour

3. Miracle on 34th Street

  • There is nothing like this 1940’s classic, is there? Christmas on trial and Christmas prevails. With a brilliantly written script and insightful dialogue, Miracle on 34th Street has become a Christmas tradition. There’s nothing like the holidays in New York, make sure to hop on our Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour to see & visit locations from this classic film.

4. It’s a Wonderful Life

  • A movie that has stood the test of time. It doesn’t quite feel like Christmas until Bailey meets Clarence the Angel, and the emotional-holiday-rollercoaster begins to take over.

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol

  • Michael Caine’s Scrooge and Jim Henson’s muppets reinvents the time-tested classic. The music and familiar faces will engage you and your kids of all ages.

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Peanuts have been around for decades, and their movies, music, and stories continue to stay relevant today. Charlie Brown and his friends will bring you back to your childhood with hearty laughs, and thoughtful commentary.

7. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • The second cartoon on the list is a classic that will show anyone the meaning of Christmas, even if they are a “Grinch” at heart.

8. Frosty the Snowman

  • The Christmas carols brought to you by frosty and his pals will have you and your family tempted to head outside and build a snowman of your own. So much fun!

9. The Santa Clause

  • Tim Allen’s adaptation of jolly Santa takes an overly-masculine father and brings a sensitive side to his gruff demeanor.

10. A Christmas Story

  • Any list involving holiday movies isn’t complete without this all-time classic. A story about a kid looking for the perfect gift, your children, or even yourself, will easily identify with Ralphie and the journey he undertakes.

Sure to put you and your family in the Christmas spirit, these movies are a must-see. Happy Holidays! See the famous & beautiful holiday window displays and decorations while reliving some of the most magical holiday moments in film in New York, check out our Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour to make your holiday in New York picture perfect. (only available for a limited time.)