In case you missed it, December is here. Yes, we are involved. Right now. And that means Christmas is just around the corner, which is the finest time of the year Christmas gifts from Britain, I can't tell you whether it will snow, but I can recommend a ton of holiday movies that will help you feel festive. The best thing about Christmas movies is that they have a very low bar for enjoyment.
So why not join in on the holiday fun and enjoy the 15 choices, which are chock full of quirky romantic comedies, animated specials, and five-star movies that just so happen to maybe take place around the holiday season?
Here are the top Christmas movies of all time until then.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
As an adult in these tough times, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer seems a little bit like the underdog tale we need. Rudolph is a legend. The story of Rudolph and his dental hygiene-obsessed friend definitely has social justice overtones, but at its foundation, it is a monument to the disparities between us.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
If you haven't heard the Peanuts theme playing in a Starbucks nearby, can you honestly say it's the holiday season? Charlie Brown, who was experiencing a seasonal sadness episode (which is understandable), thanks his friend Linus for helping him rediscover the true significance of the holiday.
Will Ferrell plays a clownish orphan raised by Santa and his elves in the North Pole who travels to New York City in search of his biological father, a cynical book publisher played by James Caan, in this absurd (and surprisingly wonderful) fish-out-of-water story.
Jack Lemmon plays a single man who allows his coworkers to use his home for their escapades before falling in love with his boss's mistress (Shirley MacClaine). One of the greatest comedies in American cinema, Billy Wilder's 1960 comedy received the Academy Award for Best Picture with good cause. Naturally, the events in this story about loneliness and love take place on or near December 25.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or a Christmas film? That is a question that has been debated for years. You can clearly tell which side of the line we fall on. A superb display of visual tricks and treats, the Tim Burton speciality is done in a spooky style that only the director is capable of.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
This outstanding 1951 film chronicles the well-known Christmas Eve torment of vile miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim), who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. It is still the best version of Charles Dickens' fabled story.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
This 1992 movie's flawless fusion of zaniness and emotion, which all contribute to making this musical Dickens adaption an underappreciated achievement, honours Jim Henson, who passed away during the film's pre-production.
In this hilarious black comedy, Billy Bob Thornton's stealing department store Santa adds some ugly deviancy to the holiday season.
Miracle on 34th St.
With this Christmas classic about the trial of a guy who claimed to be Santa Claus, you can't go wrong. (The 1994 remake with Richard Attenborough and Mara Wilson is fine, but the original is better.)
In a parody of Dickens, Bill Murray plays a conceited and careless TV executive who plans to conduct a live presentation of A Christmas Carol but ends up experiencing a twisted version of that story.
Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) gets left behind by his family in this enduring children's adventure by Chris Columbus and John Hughes and is forced to defend himself from two foolish crooks (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) during the course of Christmas.
This 1954 musical, starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as music-act partners who link up with two sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to assist their old military commander to rescue his Vermont lodge, has a new rendition of the song from which the movie gets its title.
Director Bob Clark debuted this still-loved tale of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who wants nothing more for Christmas than an air rifle, nine years after the release of Black Christmas, albeit it was of a completely different kind.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Rarely has a series' third episode matched the calibre of its two predecessors, but this is the case with this threequel about the accident-plagued family reunion of Rusty Griswold (Johnny Galecki), Clark (Chevy Chase), Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), Audrey (Juliette Lewis), and Ellen's sister, Ellen.
It's a Wonderful Life
Few movies better capture the spirit of Christmas than Frank Capra's 1946 fairytale starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who is about to commit himself when an angel appears to him and teaches him the value of life.Enjoy Christmas to the fullest with the best Christmas movies along with your loved ones. And if you haven’t bought any gifts and still wandering? Then check out the gift shops in London. Till then See you all and Happy New Year.