25 Christmas Movies to Watch This December

On December 1, everyone finally gets on the same page and the Christmas season officially begins, which means it's time to start watching your fave Christmas flicks. When there are so many options, it can be v tricky to decide what to watch—not to mention finding a time to watch movies in between finals week, shopping and all of the other festivities that go along with the season. Don't panic, though. If you watch one of these movies each day, you'll make your way through the essential Christmas movie catalogue. Curl up with some hot cocoa and enjoy the best Christmas movies, hand-selected by a Christmas expert.

December 1: Snowglobe (2007)

So uhh, where can I get a magical snowglobe and a cute new BF?

December 2: The Holiday (2006)

A touching love story perfect for cuffing season…or to remind you how terribly single you are.

December 3: Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

A very underrated Christmas movie but honestly, such a funny flick. 

December 4: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

You've got to squeeze those childhood favorites in there, and this one's a classic. 

December 5: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Another movie trying to decide the age old question: Is this Santa the real deal, or is he some insane old man? 

December 6: Four Christmases (2008)

Shout-out to the children of divorce. 

December 7: The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

To make you appreciate the good things, like Santa Claus coming to town. 

December 8: Office Christmas Party (2016)

To give you hope that a 9-to-5 might actually be fun one day. 

December 9: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Drink every time you here the word "who." See how that works out for you. 

December 10: Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

YOU SHOULD NOT OPT OUT OF CHRISTMAS. 

December 11: A Christmas Carol (2009)

Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas, and all of us should too. 

December 12: I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

Still in love with JTT, to be honest. 

December 13: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Because Christmas is a time to start appreciating the important things.

December 14: Love Actually (2003)

Is it weird that I'm still so attracted to Hugh Grant? 

December 15: Scrooged (1988)

Charles Dickens + Bill Murray + cynical sarcasm + Christmas spirit = genius

December 16: A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

Make the trip to the movie theater because this movie is sure to be funny AF. 

December 17: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Peep an itty-bitty Jenny Humphrey. 

December 18: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

A good movie if you need to make your family seem sane. 

December 19: Elf (2003)

A highly quoted Christmas classic for the millennial generation. 

December 20: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Linus’s dissertation on the true meaning of Christmas is the epitome of real, freaking Christmas spirit. 

December 21: The Santa Clause (1994)

Just a little reminder of what it’s like to believe in Santa. Also, I would kill to be friends with Bernard. 

December 22: Home Alone (1990)

A real work of art. Macaulay Culkin shines like the true star that he is with adorable quips and killer facial expressions. 

December 23: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Always game for a second round of Kevin McCallister. 

December 24: The Polar Express (2004)

*immediately craves hot chocolate*

December 25: A Christmas Story 

A flashback to a simpler Christmas, when kids wanted Red Ryder BB Guns instead of iPhones. Since it plays for 24 hours on TBS Christmas day, you can't miss it. 

Happy holidays!

About The Author

Abby is a senior studying English, French and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame but remains obsessed with her hometown St. Louis. She loves running, water skiing, writing, watching Christmas movies all year long and The O.C.'s Seth Cohen.