Christmas is a special time of the year, and what better way to celebrate it than by watching some Christmas movies? We've rounded up the top 4 Christmas films of all time to get you in the holiday spirit, all decided by you from our latest polling.
Kick off your Christmas movie marathon with one of the classics – "It's A Wonderful Life”. This timeless Frank Capra Christmas classic tells the story of George Bailey, a man who has given so much to his community that he wishes he had never been born. His guardian angel helps him discover his way back to Christmas cheer.
George is taken through a journey of self-discovery, as he watches what would have become of his family and friends if he hadn't been around. They showed him how much better off their lives would be without him–only to realize out just how they need him in the end.
The movie was an instant hit upon its debut in 1946, winning five Academy Awards nominations and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. It stands as a classic Christmas tale that celebrates human kindness and joy during this special holiday season. Its message is timeless and resonates with viewers year after year – teaching us all an important lesson: no matter how bad things may seem at times, it's always better to live than regret having never been alive at all!
Next, is Miracle on 34th Street. It’s a film about believing in Christmas magic, as an old man Kris claims to be Santa Claus who brings joy into the lives of the cynical Macy's employees and teaches them to believe in Christmas miracles.
“Miracle on 34th Street” is a Christmas classic that has delighted viewers of all ages since it was first released in 1947.
Kris' claim is put to the test when he takes on a legal battle with Macy's and their lawyer, Mr. Shellhammer, who argues that Kris is not the real Santa. Despite this, his kindness and Christmas spirit win over the hearts of everyone involved, including the cynical Doris Walker, her daughter Susan, and even Mr. Shellhammer himself.
The film features some amazing performances from stars such as Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle), Maureen O'Hara (Doris Walker), Natalie Wood (Susan), Gene Lockhart (Mr. Shellhammer), and many more! The movie is full of heartwarming moments that show how the Christmas spirit can bring out the best in us all–no matter our beliefs or background.
It also teaches us some valuable lessons about how important it is to believe in something bigger than ourselves – whether it's Christmas magic or miracles – for life is much more special when we do! This Christmas classic will continue to bring joy and cheer into peoples' lives for years to come!
The third Christmas movie on our list is “Home Alone.” This Christmas classic tells the story of Kevin McCallister, a young boy who gets left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation – only to have to fend off two bumbling burglars while they're away!
“Home Alone” is a Christmas hit that has continued to entertain viewers of all ages since its original release in 1990. The movie stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a young and mischievous kid who gets left behind when his large family embarks on their Christmas vacation.
When the thieves, Harry and Marv, come to rob the house and Kevin has to outwit them. It's all-out slapstick comedy as he sets up hilarious booby traps that get the burglars in trouble – while his parents are trying to make it back home!
Finally, we can't forget about “A Christmas Story” – it's an absolute must-watch during the Christmas season! Set in the 1940s Indiana, the film follows Ralphie Parker as he attempts to convince his parents to buy him an iconic Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
“A Christmas Story” is an American Christmas classic filled with laughter, heartwarming moments, and life lessons that have been delighting viewers since its release in 1983. The movie is about a regular nine-year-old boy, Ralphie Parker who struggles to persuade his parents to buy him a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
The film features an all-star cast, including Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, Melinda Dillon as his mother, Darren McGavin as his father, and Jean Shepherd as the narrator. It’s full of iconic Christmas scenes – from the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at school to the dreaded leg lamp that everyone loves to hate!
Ralphie’s quest to get the Red Ryder BB gun is filled with difficulties along the road. He gets rejected by his parents at first – as they worry about his safety because of their experience with another family member shooting their eye out with a similar gun. But he's not deterred, and it’s up to Ralphie to find a way around these hurdles and convince them in time for Christmas!
Throughout this journey, Ralphie picks up some important lessons about growing up, such as how Christmas isn't always about getting what you want, but rather appreciating what you already have. He also sees how sometimes it's just better to be honest than try to deceive people into believing something that isn't true – no matter how badly you want something or think you deserve it.
The movie is full of hilarious moments throughout – making “A Christmas Story” one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time! It will continue to bring joy and laughter into people's lives during the holiday season for many years to come!
So gather around, grab your Christmas cookies and egg nog, and get ready for a Christmas movie marathon! You can't go wrong with any of these Four Christmas films. Enjoy!