It’s the hap-hap-happiest time of the year! Are you looking for a feel good or funny holiday movie? How about a Christmas movie that takes you right back to your childhood? Today I’m sharing The Ultimate Nostalgic Holiday Movie List. Which is your favorite?!
Since I became a Mom almost nine years ago, it’s been fun introducing my daughters to the holiday movies I love so much. Fun fact: my girls have been watching Christmas movies since the moment they were born! For all three of my labor and deliveries I had The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Elf, and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation playing on the hospital television. There is nothing more magical than a newborn baby and a Christmas movie (even during August when Ailey was born).
The Ultimate Nostalgic Holiday Movie List
What is the greatest Christmas movie of all time? Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie from their youth that stands the test of time. I know my top five movies never change as I get older, but my list of Movies to Watch during the Holiday Season only gets longer.
For many people, holiday movies are filled with nostalgia. Christmas movies can be uplifting, sentimental, or even funny. There are enchanting moments in some of the corniest movies that bring us back to simpler times as children when life wasn’t so complicated. Or perhaps one of these movies is something you watched with a special family member and it reminds you of them.
This list of movies will make you feel like a kid again – or perhaps, if you’ve never seen it, spark something warm and fuzzy in a grinch’s heart. Enjoy!
- The Santa Clause
- Home Alone
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- A Christmas Story
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- White Christmas
- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Frosty the Snowman
- The Polar Express
- Mickey’s A Christmas Carol
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- Christmas in Connecticut
- A Christmas Carol
- Die Hard
- Miracle on 34th Street
- The Snowman
- The Holiday
- Trading Places
- Home Alone 2
Where to Watch the Best Holiday Movies in 2022
Looking for a comprehensive list of where to watch holiday movies? Here are the 2022 holiday movie lineups for the most popular channels on television.
- A full schedule of 140 NEW Holiday Movies (and where to watch)
- Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule (this channel shows everything you want to watch with kids!)
- TBS Christmas Schedule (this is where you can watch The Christmas Story!)
- AMC Best Christmas Ever Schedule (SO many holiday favorites)
- CBS Christmas Special Schedule (Beloved annual animated classics including RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN and FROSTY RETURNS)
- Disney Channel’s Holiday Show (and NEW Movie) Lineup and Schedule
- Turner Classic Movie’s Holiday Movie Lineup – The best classic Christmas movies ever.
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will stream exclusively on Apple TV+ this year. They will NOT air on ABC in 2022.
- ABC’s Christmas Special Lineup