15 Best Christmas Movies of All Time You Must Watch


Today I’m sharing the 30 Best Family Christmas Movies to Own. Create your own Christmas movie countdown with these classic family Christmas movies that are perfect for both adults and kids!

The holiday season is here and I don’t know about you all, but watching Christmas movies with the family is one of my favorite parts. Our family always likes having a Christmas movie countdown, so today I’ve rounded up the 30 Best Family Christmas Movies that you should add to your movie collection this year, and even created a super fun printable below that your family can use.

This list of family Christmas movies is full of both classic Christmas movies and holiday favorites that everyone will love watching, and several of these movies would make great gifts or stocking stuffers for your kids! Grab a cup of hot cocoa and bake up some yummy Christmas cookies  and let’s dive in to the best family Christmas movies.


1. Home Alone 1 and 2

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

2. Elf

After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

3. The Santa Clause

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

4. A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

5. Disney’s A Christmas Carol 

A foul-tempered and misanthropic miser is shown the error of his ways in a single night through the visits of a number of spirits, some kindly and jolly; some not so much.

6. The Star  

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

7. Last Holiday

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh Central-European hotel.

8. The Polar Express

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

9. Christmas with the Kranks

With their daughter, Blair, away, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas all together until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate it at the last minute.

10. The Man Who Invented Christmas

The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

11. Four Christmases

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Can they survive the most beautiful time of the year?

13. Office Christmas Party

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…

14. Scrooged

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

15. The Family Stone

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.