Top 10 Christmas Movies You Must Watch This Holiday Season

Get your fuzzy socks and hot cocoa ready! It’s that time of year to escape the cold and binge-watch all your favourite Christmas movies from the comfort of your own home! Here’s our list of Christmas movies you need to watch over the holidays…

10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Starring Chevy Chase as the hapless Clark Griswold, the quest for a “Traditional Family Christmas” is hampered by slapstick shenanigans. From the quest for a perfect Christmas tree to an unlikely Christmas Bonus, this movie has many memorable quotes, but the best G-rated one is “Worse? How could things get any worse? Take a look around here, Ellen. We’re at the threshold of hell.”

9. A Christmas Story

10-year-old Ralphie only wants one thing for Christmas: A Red Ryder bb gun. As his 1950’s era family prepares for the holiday, Ralphie tries so many times to entreat his parents, Santa, even a teacher, to help him acquire the gun. But everyone just tells him, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

8. Home Alone

Young Kevin is tired of being lost in the shuffle of a large family and wishes them all gone over Christmas. A traveling mistake makes his wish come true, and Kevin is Home Alone. He must now protect his domicile from a pair of bumbling burglars. Best quote? “Hey! I’m gonna give you the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off my property before I pump your guts full of lead. One, two, ten.”

7. Elf

Buddy was transported to the North Pole as a toddler and grew up as one of Santa’s elves. As an adult elf, Buddy searches for his real father in New York. Best quote? “Santaaaaaa!”

6. Just Friends

An ugly duckling grows up into a handsome man and returns to his hometown from LA right before Christmas. The best scene, shot in Regina, was the destruction of his crush’s light decorations as Chris tries to show off in his Porsche. Best quote? When Chris constantly mentions the “friend zone.”

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch hates Christmas, so he tries to steal all the trappings from innocent Whoville. But the love of the Whos actually changes the Grinch’s mind, and “His heart grew three sizes that day.”

4. Die Hard

Die Hard is about an estranged family where Dad is trying to make it home for the holidays on Christmas Eve. Best quote? “Now I have a machine gun, ho-ho-ho…”

3. A Charlie Brown Christmas

The gang all celebrates Christmas, but poor Charlie Brown still can’t do anything right, including his small, scraggly Christmas tree that just needs a little love. The best part is when Linus reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas, received from the Book of Luke. “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown.”

2. Christmas with the Kranks

The Kranks want to spend an empty-nest holiday on a cruise and decide to skip Christmas. But they can’t get away from the holiday magic. The best quote: “We want Frosty!”

1. Gremlins

A salesman is looking for a present for his child and buys a unique “mogwai” from a seller in Chinatown. The result is a bunch of gremlins that decide to go on a rampage through the town on Christmas Eve. Remember, “Don’t feed them after midnight!”