The 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time to Make Holidays Even Merrier — Just because the bells are ringing, and the cold has settled in. Time to wrap up in front of the TV!
Around the world, thousands of people already have everything ready to start the Christmas celebrations. Flashing lights, lots of gifts underneath the Christmas tree, reindeer and elves scattered around the house, classic songs of this time of year is already playing, the scent of the food that is the heart of the Holiday season… and the list goes on. And Daily Design News‘ team believes that is time to fire up that fireplace, get the fuzziest blanket in your closet and make a marathon of the best Christmas movies of all time. ENJOY!
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1. Love Actually
Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible and heartwarming, an all-star cast (Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson, to name a few!) will take you on a breathtaking tour of love’s delightful twists and turns.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween.
3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka’s extraordinary factory.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey’s famous grinch will always be in our hearts. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch.
Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) are two New Yorkers already in relationships when they meet one another, each reaching for the last pair of cashmere gloves at a department store. This love-at-first-sight romantic comedy that revolves around fate, destiny, and chance.
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6. The Night Before
Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracker Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
8. The Holiday
This movie tells the tale of two young and successful women who, fed up with the way their lives have turned out, decide to swap houses during Christmas holiday.
9. Home Alone
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly.
10. Polar Express
This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home.