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It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone are classics, but this list of funny, romantic and animated holiday flicks offers up some great alternatives.

The best memories from your childhood Christmases (aside from the toys under the tree) are probably wrapped up in your family coming together to watch some classic Christmas movies. There’s just something about holiday films that bring out the best in people. Perhaps it’s the lessons learned from A Christmas Story (like the fact that triple dog dares can have some serious consequences). Or maybe it’s the thankfulness you experienced knowing that your parents would never forget you at Christmas unlike Kevin in Home Alone. But possibly, it could be just the excitement of the season embodied in Buddy from Elf, who highlighted the true meaning of the season.

So while you prepare for another holiday filled with love and joy, check out our list of the best Christmas movies of all time to make your nights merry and bright. We’ve included funny Christmas comedies, romantic holiday flicks, famous animated classics, must-sees for kids and, well some horror holiday films if that floats your boat.

While everyone knows that the Hallmark Channel’s films reign supreme at this time of year, you don’t have to have cable to enjoy a movie that’ll fill you with the holiday spirit. There are a ton of Christmas movies on Disney+, plenty of holiday fun to be found on Netflix, an endless supply of yuletide on Amazon Prime and so much cheer on HBO Max.

So, while you and your family decide on what cookies you’ll set out for Santa this year, pop on one of these films and let the holiday season begin! And don’t forget to tell us in the comments if we missed any of your favorites.

Here are just a few from the list! Click the link below to see them all!

  • Let It Snow (2019)
  • Noelle (2019)
  • Remember the Night (1940)
  • Scrooge (1951)
  • The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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