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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and one of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is turning on the fire place, kicking my feet up and watching my favorite Christmas movie! Below is a list of my all time favorite Christmas movies! If you haven’t seen them, I definitely suggest you squeeze a few of them in before December 25th! Enjoy!

1. Elf (2003)
This is by far my favorite Christmas movie! I could honestly watch this once a week and not get sick of it. After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
This is an oldie but a goodie! The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

3. The Santa Clause (1994)
When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

4. Home Alone (1990)
This is definitely another classic but one of my all time favorite movies! An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.

5. The Polar Express (2004)
This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. What unfolds is an an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

6. Jingle All The Way (1996)
A father decides to dream the impossible; to get a Turbo Man action figure for his son just before Christmas. If only he knew the price he’d pay for that Turbo Man!

7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch

8. The Holiday (2006)
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

9. A Christmas Story (1983)
Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother’s immediate reaction is that he’ll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun?

10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.

Did your favorite Christmas movie make my top 10 list? Share with us below!

Happy Holidays Everyone,

Jessica M.

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