30 Amazingly Cheesy Best Christmas Movies to Watch

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Best Christmas Movies to Watch

If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit, you might be looking for the best Christmas movies to watch.

Let me tell ya…I’ve got you covered.

Christmas, hands down, is my absolute favorite time of the year.

The lights, the smells, the feelings of comfort and family. Gosh, I love it all.

The Christmas Spirit

It seems like every year, I somehow get more and more into the Christmas spirit than I did before. (And I never understand how that’s possible.)

I just love soaking as much of the holiday aroma as I can.

And with that, I put a Christmas movie on every night at my house.

In no particular order, here are 30 amazingly cheesy Christmas movies you should watch this holiday season:

30 Amazingly Cheesy Best Christmas Movies to Watch

1. A CHRISTMAS STORY

What it’s about: 

Ralphie dreams of owning a Red Ryder BB Gun, and he sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift – even though everyone else is convinced he’ll shoot his eye out.

What I love about it:

A Christmas Story is a true Christmas classic, and I’ve watched it every year for years.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

2. HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS

What it’s about:

A struggling artist working as a waitress kidnaps one of her customers to meet her parents for Christmas when her scummy boyfriend ditches her at the last minute.

What I love about it:

Holiday in Handcuffs is incredibly cheesy (and sometimes cringy) but it fills your heart and home with Christmas feels.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

3. THE CHRISTMAS PACT

What it’s about:

Best friends Sadie and Ben make a pact to keep their holiday traditions alive when they plant a Christmas tree when they’re eight.

Over the years, their pact is tested as they wonder if best friends can fall in love.

What I love about it:

I love a good love story that covers the course of many years, and The Christmas Pact is an incredible adventure.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

4. CHRISTMAS DO-OVER

What it’s about:

Kevin is forced to be involved with his son and ex-wife’s family for Christmas.

During dinner, his son suddenly wishes it was Christmas every day, forcing Kevin to live the same day over and over.

What I love about it:

Christmas Do-Over is hilarious and reminds you to never take anything for granted.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

5. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

A grumpy Grinch follows through with a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville, because he’s tired of all the noise, noise, noise, noise.

What I love about it:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the ultimate Christmas classic.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

6. 12 DATES OF CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

Setup on a Christmas Eve blind date, Kate must relive the date over and over.

What I love about it:

12 Dates of Christmas offers perspective, and you’ll be rooting for the couple to end up together!

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

7. ROMANCE AT REINDEER LODGE

What it’s about:

Molly’s elation for winning an all-inclusive Jamaica vacation (and escaping the holiday hustle) turns into utter despair when she finds herself on a plane headed to a Christmas themed ranch in Jamaica, New England.

What I love about it:

Romance at Reindeer Lodge is seriously funny and will make you fall in love with Christmas all over again.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

8. ELF

What it’s about:

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys and was then raised as an elf in the North Pole.

When he’s an adult, Buddy goes looking for his birth father in New York City.

What I love about it:

I’m sorry, but who doesn’t like Elf?

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

9. SNOW

What it’s about:

Nick Snowden is handsome, single, and clueless about women.

With Christmas only three days away, a reindeer rescue mission will take him on an unforgettable journey to save Christmas.

What I love about it:

Snow is cute, funny, and fills the TV with Christmas spirit.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

10. THE SANTA CLAUSE

What it’s about:

When a man accidentally kills Santa, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

What I love about it:

The Santa Clause is the epitome of 90’s Christmas vibes.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

11. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

Jack Skellington discovers the pure joy of Christmas Town.

However, his attempts to bring Christmas to his home of Halloween Town causes confusion.

What I love about it:

The Nightmare Before Christmas is the perfect transition between Halloween and Christmas time.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

12. TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE WE GO

What it’s about:

When young twins feel their mom is tired of them, they take off on an adventure to their grandmother’s house…only to encounter a pair of criminals along the way.

What I love about it:

To Grandmother’s House We Go is one of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s best movies. (I mean they all are, right?!)

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

13. HOME ALONE

What it’s about:

When young Kevin is accidentally left behind when his family takes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two burglars.

What I love about it:

AHHHH! Home Alone is an absolute Christmas classic!

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

14. JACK FROST

What it’s about:

A father who can’t keep his promises dies in a car accident.

One year later, he returns as a snowman and has the final chance to put things right with his son.

What I love about it:

Jack Frost is emotional and heartwarming.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

15. THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PRESENT

What it’s about:

A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus to make a snow day.

The machine breaks and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.

What I love about it:

The Ultimate Christmas Present was always on Disney channel when I was a kid, and it holds such a special place in my heart.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

16. DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

What it’s about:

When three ghosts take anti-Christmas Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

What I love about it:

A Christmas Carol is an undeniable classic, and I love this retelling.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

17. THE NINE LIVES OF CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

After a stray cat adopts Zachary, he meets Marilee and realizes the single life is not as fulfilling as he thought it was.

What I love about it:

For a cute, feel-good Christmas movie, check out The Nine Lives of Christmas.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

18. A BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

A single man tries to win a bet by getting a woman to marry him by Christmas – except she’s recovering from three broken engagements.

What I love about it:

A Bride for Christmas is a fantastic rom-com with a holiday twist.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

19. I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

What it’s about: 

If a college student can make it home for Christmas at a certain time, he’ll win his dad’s car.

However, he’s left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

What I love about it:

Jonathon Taylor Thomas reminds me of my childhood, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas is no different.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

20. P2

What it’s about: 

A businesswoman is pursued by an evil security guard after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

What I love about it:

I love horror movies, so when you mix horror and Christmas you get P2. (I couldn’t not include this movie!)

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

21. THE HOLIDAY

What it’s about:

Two women on opposite sides of the world swap houses to escape their heartbreaks during Christmastime.

What I love about it:

The Holiday is cozy and filled with just the right blend of romance and comedy.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

22. THE POLAR EXPRESS

What it’s about:

A young boy takes a magical train ride to the North Pole, which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe.

What I love about it:

Polar Express is an absolute Christmas classic, and the soundtrack is top-notch.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

23. SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

Caroline is unhappy in her marriage and is on her way to file for divorce when she gets in an accident.

Everything in her love life is about to change because now she has amnesia.

What I love about it:

Second Chance Christmas reminds you that some things are worth fighting for.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

24. CHRISTMAS WEDDING PLANNER

What it’s about:

Kelsey is about to have her big break by planning her cousin’s lavish wedding.

Everything is going smoothly until a private investigator shows up and quickly disrupts the upcoming nuptials.

What I love about it:

There’s something about Christmas Wedding Planner that is so cute and hilarious to me.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

25. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

What it’s about:

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

What I love about it:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer gives me all those Christmas TV special feels.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

26. HITCHED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

What it’s about: Both Rob and Julie are feeling pressure to be in a relationship this holiday season.

After finding each other through a dating website, they agree to pose as each other’s special someone.

What I love about it:

Hitched for the Holidays is not just a great Christmas rom-com; it’s an excellent Christmas rom-com.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

27. A ROYAL CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

When Leo wants to take the next step with Emily, he confesses that he is actually Prince Leopold, Duke of Winterstone and heir to the throne.

What I love about it:

A Royal Christmas reminds me of The Princess Diaries, which is like the best thing ever!

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

28. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

Twelve days before Christmas, Kate is trying to close the sale of a historic inn…only to find Daniel, the ghost of a man who died a century ago.

He needs her help to unravel the mystery of his annual holiday haunting.

What I love about it:

The Spirit of Christmas is a Christmas mystery, which definitely makes it unique!

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

29. A DECEMBER BRIDE

What it’s about:

A Christmas time wedding brings no joy to Layla, especially because her cousin is marrying the man who left her at the altar.

But she might find her true love when she gains a fake fiancé in the process.

What I love about it:

A December Bride is wholesome and romantic, and you’ll be rooting for the couple big time!

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

30. MISS CHRISTMAS

What it’s about:

A letter from a young boy sends Miss Christmas, Chicago’s official tree finder, to a small town.

There, she is forced to confront what she’s really been missing for Christmas.

What I love about it:

Miss Christmas is filled with Christmas spirit, and it will make you laugh and cry.

Rent or buy it here: Amazon

Best Christmas Films to See

With so many Christmas movies to watch, it might be difficult to decide which ones to choose from.

The list above features Christmas movies for everybody, for every age.

There are family-friendly, adult comedy, and (of course) romantic movies to give you all the Christmas feels.

What Christmas movie will you be watching this holiday season?

Tell me in the comments!

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