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The Best Christmas Movies

Oh how I love this time of year. Decorating, listening to music, and sending out Christmas cards are all things I love about December. Another thing I love is watching Christmas movies all month long. Here are my top five favorite Christmas movies. So curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and let the Christmas movie binge watching begin!

The Best Christmas Movies // The Krystal Diaries

It’s a Wonderful Life

“Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel’s just got his wings.”

Home Alone

“Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”

The Polar Express

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

Miracle on 34th Street

“Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.”

Disney’s a Christmas Carol

“BAH! Humbug!”

Wishing everyone lots of peace, love & licks!

The Best Christmas Movies // The Krystal Diaries

What are your favorite Christmas movies?

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  • Reply Helen

    I love Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life! Two excellent choices. I really love all Christmas Movies, but Charlie Brown’s Christmas will always have a special place in my heart.

    December 5, 2016 at 9:39 AM
  • Reply Latasha

    Yaay! Awesome Christmas list line up! I totally love this time of year. 🙂

    December 5, 2016 at 12:03 PM
  • Reply Sara S

    Ah, is it terrible that I’ve seen 2 of those 3? I really need to up my Christmas movie game and it’s also been years since I’ve seen Miracle on 34th Street! It’s one of my favorites though!

    December 5, 2016 at 12:05 PM
  • Reply Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer

    These are all wonderful! Polar Express is a must in our family – it kind of turned into a tradition over the years!

    December 5, 2016 at 1:11 PM
  • Reply Logan

    These are great! We love ELF and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, too! haha I love a good comedy!

    December 5, 2016 at 1:50 PM
  • Reply Angela Tolsma

    I haven’t watched most of these in years! And I have never seen the Polar Express! Guess I’ve have to sit down and fix that this Christmas!

    December 5, 2016 at 1:52 PM
  • Reply annafitfab

    What about Elf? That’s my favorite!

    December 5, 2016 at 2:02 PM
  • Reply ericaaugust

    So I’ve only see ONE of these movies, haha. I’m definitely going to have to have a movie marathon this month so I can watch some of these. Also, I love ELF, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Nightmare before Christmas!

    December 5, 2016 at 2:16 PM
  • Reply GlamKaren

    My fave Christmas movie is a tie between Little Women (with Winona) and The Holiday (with Kate W). Both are such awesome flicks and I cant get enough of them when there is a blizzard going on outside!

    December 5, 2016 at 2:18 PM
  • Reply Allison Rebecca

    These are great movies! I haven’t watched Polar Express but want to. My all time favorite would be Christmas Vacation 🙂

    December 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM
  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    What great movie picks! My favorites are Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Fred Claus. I just love this time of year watching all of these great movies.

    December 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM
  • Reply kimmieklewis

    You picked some good ones! It’s not the Holidays without a good movie!

    December 5, 2016 at 4:58 PM
  • Reply Adaleta Avdić

    These are definitely on most people’s lists, and I need to start watching them all again this year to get into the spirit! xx Adaleta Avdic

    December 5, 2016 at 6:34 PM
  • Reply nnsmith

    I love Home Alone!

    December 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM
  • Reply Alix Maza (@apintsizedlife)

    I can’t pick a favorite! I seriously love all of them.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    December 5, 2016 at 9:18 PM
  • Reply Terri Steffes

    Good choices but I have to see Christmas with the Kranks or its just not Christmas to me!

    December 5, 2016 at 9:35 PM
  • Reply livelaughhlovee5

    I would have to agree wtih you on Polar Express and Home Alone my son and I always watch these movies and my husband. Home Alone is traditional it’s one of the best movies yet! Also we LOVE the movie ELF

    December 5, 2016 at 10:22 PM
  • Reply Debra

    We believe that Home Alone is not only a great Christmas movie but one of the greatest movies of all time, We have almost the whole thing memorized.

    December 5, 2016 at 10:33 PM
  • Reply Blythe Alpern

    My favorite holiday movies are A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation. I never can get enough of either of those. I also kind of love watching the cheesy flicks on Hallmark.

    December 5, 2016 at 11:40 PM
  • Reply Nostalgia Seekers

    I love all of your picks, but I have to say that Love Actually is one of my all-time favorites. I watch it every year and it never seems to get old! Thanks for a great list! – Corey | http://www.nostalgiadiaries.com

    December 6, 2016 at 1:16 AM
  • Reply Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I don’t think I’ve seen “It’s A Wonderful Life.” I know, I know. I get the same reaction every time I say that out loud!

    December 6, 2016 at 5:47 AM
  • Reply Ana De-Jesus

    Polar Express is my favorite but I also like ELF that is a Christmas classic. Home Alone is a good option to watch as well.

    December 6, 2016 at 6:42 AM
  • Reply Briana Marie

    This is identical to our Watch List for this month. Lol. We already checked a couple of these off our list.

    December 6, 2016 at 8:15 AM
  • Reply Amber

    I love a lot of these too. Admittedly, I could never get into A Wonderful Life. But the others I do enjoy, especially Miracle on 34th Street.

    December 6, 2016 at 8:18 AM
  • Reply girlonthemoveblog01

    Love your picks! I love the modern Miracle on 34th Street and I also love Santa Clause with Tim Allen…brings back so many great memories!

    December 6, 2016 at 11:07 AM
  • Reply Jennifer Marx (JenuineMom)

    These are all my favorites, too! We watch Polar Express every year, as a tradition. We also really enjoy Love Actually.

    December 6, 2016 at 11:07 AM
  • Reply Jessica

    We have been watching Home Alone all month! Christmas Vacation is my absolutely favorite Christmas movie.

    December 6, 2016 at 11:29 AM
  • Reply Bertram

    No elf? Blaspehmy! I like the picks…not really a fan of miracle on 34th but I love polar express.

    December 6, 2016 at 12:11 PM
  • Reply jadoreledecor

    I don’t do Christmas, but who doesn’t love Home Alone? Can you believe how old that movie is? Wow!

    December 6, 2016 at 1:48 PM
  • Reply Sheri

    Brings back memories. I like the list. Gosh, I have not seen any of these in decades LOL, although I am not that old.

    December 6, 2016 at 2:45 PM
  • Reply Carolyn

    The only one I haven’t seen is Miracle on 34th Street. I need to get that one and snuggle up tonight since it is a rainy day.

    December 6, 2016 at 5:07 PM
  • Reply Kiwi

    You are missing one! You have to have a Christmas Story that is my all time favorite one! Also Home Alone is a classic as well!

    December 6, 2016 at 6:10 PM
  • Reply Krystal

    Soooooo if you can believe it, I haven’t seen these movies except Home Alone! LOL Everyone says The Polar Express is magical, but I have yet to watch it!

    December 6, 2016 at 6:13 PM
  • Reply Chelsea Damon

    These are all great Christmas movies! I think the polar express is one of my Christmas favorites.

    December 6, 2016 at 7:56 PM
  • Reply Angela

    I can’t pick a favorite for sure…but Elf and A Christmas Story definitely top my list! Thanks for sharing your faves!

    December 6, 2016 at 8:53 PM
  • Reply Dawn McAlexander

    I have to say Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, along with A Christmas Story would be in my top five. Other than that, maybe Deck the Halls and Home Alone.

    December 6, 2016 at 9:05 PM
  • Reply Rachel Catherine

    I love it’s a wonderful life! I also love Babes in Toyland, which is an old movie from maybe the 70’s. I can’t wait until my daughter is a little older so we can watch these things together.

    December 6, 2016 at 10:45 PM
  • Reply oindrila98

    The only movie which I saw during Christmas is The Christmas Carol. Thanks for these suggestions. I’ll get to watch it this Christmas. 🙂

    December 7, 2016 at 12:14 AM
  • Reply Kate Veggie Desserts (@veggie_desserts)

    I love Christmas films and that there are so many classics. I love It’s a Wonderful Life and Elf.

    December 7, 2016 at 1:38 AM
  • Reply Blair Villanueva

    I always enjoyed watching Home Alone and Polar Express. Classic!

    December 7, 2016 at 2:11 AM
  • Reply Brittany

    I love all of these movies! I really want to watch Miracle on 34th street this year again but my kids are dying to watch the polar express!

    December 7, 2016 at 2:23 AM
  • Reply Sara G

    I’ve seen 3 on the list and I totally agree with you. Now I need to find and watch the other 2

    December 7, 2016 at 5:59 AM
  • Reply reesann723

    Yes! You picked some awesome classics!!! We love Polar Express and see it every year in IMAX!

    December 7, 2016 at 9:13 AM
  • Reply Debbie J.

    I love Home Alone. I remember watching this movie every holiday season with my dad as I grew up. My favorite on the list.

    December 7, 2016 at 12:28 PM
  • Reply taylorannes95

    I love these movies, all except Polar Express. I have never liked that one for some reason!! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE ELF. It is my all time favorites.

    December 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM
  • Reply kristen

    i love seeing other people’s favourites. i’ve only seen home alone and the disney one with jim carey. my personal favourite is the santa clause 🙂

    December 7, 2016 at 3:39 PM
  • Reply Tabitha Shakespeare

    These are all great movies (Especially Home Alone) but Elf is my fave for sure! I literally cannot over watch it!

    December 7, 2016 at 6:24 PM
  • Reply Yona Williams

    We love watching Christmas movies….we have so many on them. From your list, we love Home Alone. You really can’t get enough of that movie.

    December 7, 2016 at 8:31 PM
  • Reply The Trophy WifeStyle

    Christmas movies are one of my favorite things about this time of year!!! Polar express is definitely a favorite of mine!

    December 7, 2016 at 8:36 PM
  • Reply nikki arnol

    It’s a wonderful life is my all time favorite xmas movie. I will definitely be watching that one this year!!!

    December 7, 2016 at 9:06 PM
  • Reply Christina Aliperti

    I love all of these, I couldn’t pick a favorite. These are traditions in our family and we watch most of them each year.

    December 8, 2016 at 12:42 AM
  • Reply Emily

    So many great ones here! I’d also add “Love Actually” to my list of faves. It gets me every time!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    December 8, 2016 at 1:25 PM
  • Reply toughcookiemommy

    It’s A Wonderful Life is definitely a Christmas classic. I was just telling my ten-year old son that we are going to watch it together this Christmas.

    December 8, 2016 at 9:33 PM
  • Reply Anosa

    Home alone has got to be my ultimate favourite Christmas movie though I watch in year in and year out never gets old

    December 11, 2016 at 12:51 PM
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