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It’s beginning to feel a little more like Christmas each day. You see your family, drink some coquito, eat some pasteles and, of course, sit down and watch Christmas movies. However, do you really make the most out of these kinds of movies? Or do you watch the same two each year? 

One of the best things to do during the holidays is to sit down with some hot chocolate and your family to watch some Christmas movies. Choosing the right one can prove to be quite difficult, but we’re going to tell you which are some of the best ones for a chilly night. 

Polar Express

The Polar Express is one of my childhood favorites. I remember sitting down in  the living room with my brother during the holiday season and watching this movie totally captivated. It’s about a group of kids that receive tickets to board the Polar Express in order to meet Santa Claus. This 2004 classic is a story full of magic and wonder. 

Home Alone

I feel like everyone (and their mother) has seen this fun movie about a boy that gets left behind at home during his family’s holiday travels. Because he’s home alone, he looks like an easy prey and two men attempt to rob his house. However, he proves that he can protect his home with his mischievous traps.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is a movie that you can watch literally anytime! The movie is all about the great confusion the Halloween Town people face when their king tries to bring Christmas to their lives shortly after discovering Christmas Town. While some people might think the movie is about sticking to what you’re good at, I believe it’s actually about trying as many things as you can to discover what you like and what you’re good at. 


This hilarious movie is about an elf-raised human that discovers he’s, in fact, human and therefore goes on to search for his real father. Buddy, the protagonist, is a caring and innocent man that finds himself hit with the reality that is life outside of Santa’s workshop. The story’s lesson is all about the importance of family and how kindness and good deeds have no age. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

He’s a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, isn’t he? But don’t you think he had reasons to be that way? Ever since he was a little kid, the Grinch was picked on because of his green skin and hairy body, which is why he grows up to be so cold and bitter, wanting others to be that way too. This movie teaches people to not judge anyone based on appearances and how, deep down, everyone just needs a little love and understanding. 

Love, Actually

This story follows the lives of multiple people and how they deal with their relationships during the Christmas season. It reminds people that the little things matter and that the most important thing is … love, actually. 


A Christmas Prince

This amazing Christmas romance movie is about a journalist that gets sent to Aldovia (a fictional kingdom ) to “get the scoop” on the soon to be King. However, the Prince is not as she expects him to be and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. The best thing about this one? It has two sequels!

The Princess Switch

A baker from Chicago goes to Belgravia (another fictional village) to compete in a Christmas-themed baking competition. There she finds Lady Margaret, the Prince’s fiancée, who looks exactly like her, so they switch places to experience each other’s lives. Stacy De Novo finds herself falling in love with the Prince, while Lady Margaret begins to crush on Stacy’s best friend and fellow baker, Kevin.

Christmas movies can be tons of fun. We made this list of the best Christmas movies and, just like Santa, we checked it twice to see if it was perfect. Hope you have lots of fun watching or rewatching these cinematic goodies during the Christmas season! 


Angélica is a Comparative Literature and Public Relations and Advertising student in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She's a wannabe writer that can be found cuddled up in her bed reading a book. Her biggest obsession is Harry Potter and anything to do with it. She has a lot of dreams for her future and hopes to work in a publishing house someday.
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