Christmas is a busy time of year for a lot of people. Decorating the tree, getting gifts for friends and family, deciding on how to put the lights up around the house. It can be stressful sometimes. But when you’re not doing any of the above, what better way to relax than to put on a holiday film? In this article, I’ll be showcasing some of the movies that influenced my childhood and left a lasting impression on my memories of the holidays. I’m not a huge fan of Christmas movies but the ones you’ll read about are the ones that I absolutely adore and can watch over and over again. So curl up. Grab a cup of hot chocolate. You just might find your new favorite movie.
Home Alone is a classic. It’s probably one of the most prominent Christmas movies I remember watching as a child and whenever it’s on tv now, I still enjoy sitting down and watching it. It’s about a young boy named Kevin whose family accidentally leave him behind during Christmas vacation and he thinks it’s the best thing ever. He quickly finds out that being home alone isn’t as fun as he thought it would be.
Annabelle’s Christmas Wish is another one of my childhood favorite holiday movies. I remember my mother renting it from the video store every year on VHS because I begged her to get it for me. It’s about a young calf who wants to become a reindeer and help Santa with his sleigh. This is a must watch for the entire family.
Ask anyone what they consider to be a memorable Christmas film and majority of them will say How The Grinch Stole Christmas. One of Jim Carrey’s best works, this movie still holds its own against big box office hits of today. With a scene recently becoming a popular audio on Tik Tok, it’s impossible not to love this classic as a child or an adult.
Jack Frost is what got me into playing the harmonica aside from Free Willy. It’s a story about a young boy who loses his father in a car accident but the spirit of his deceased dad takes on the form of a snowman that they built together after his son plays a tune in his harmonica. Together, he makes up for all the time he didn’t spend with his son before he died. It’s such a fantastic movie for the entire family to enjoy.
And finally we have Frosty the Snowman on the list. There are many lines from this Christmas classic that I still repeat even today as well as jam out to his theme song. Frosty needs no introduction as his story is a household name that’s passed down from generation to generation.
Of course there are many, many more Christmas movies I could cover but these are just some of the few that influenced me as a child. If you haven’t seen any of these, please do yourself a favor and go check them out as soon as possible. Sit down with the family (or by yourself. Whichever you prefer) and enjoy some Christmas classics.
From Fandom Lair to you, we wish you the happiest of holidays. Be safe, stay warm, and enjoy yourselves.