I was asked what are some of my favorite films to watch around Christmas time. Well, here they are in this mytake below! I know it gets a bit wordy, but I tried to sum it up with bold print and keep it entertaining bt including pictures, gifs, music videos, and films of all genres— comedy, family, horror, thriller, action, and of course romance. Hopefully the videos don’t make the site glitch out. If you decide to take a look, please feel free to let me know if you enjoyed these movies as well or if you’d like to check out some of them in the future.
- 1. Jack Frost
- 2. Jack Frost (animated)
- 3. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
- 4. The Grinch
I loooved watching Jack Frost as a kid! Which one? Both! Michael Keaton was amazing as he’s revived as a snowman but so was the old animated film surrounding a different Frost who longs to be human and find love. I also adored the Grinch films! Believe it or not, I was not a fan of the original cartoon. His grin really creeped me out and I don't know I preferred Jim Carreys live action and the 2018 animated remake narrated by Pharrell! The soundtrack was everything.
- 5. Undercover Christmas
- 6. Holiday in Handcuffs
- 7. Snowglobe
- 8. Timeshare
- 9. Sunday’s At Tiffany’s
I’m not sure if you grew up on ABC Family (now known as Freeform), but I totally had some fave films as a kid. There was Undercover Christmas where cutie pie Shawn Christian (of Days of Our Lives) plays an FBI agent who falls for the witness he’s protecting. Then Melissa Joan Hart (aka Sabrina the Teenage Witch) kidnapped sexy Mario Lopez (of Saved by the Bell) in Holiday in Handcuffs as she dragged him home to her family for Christmas.
In Snowglobe, Christina Milian searched for love inside of the snowglobe of her dreams but then got trapped inside. Timeshare stars my boy Timothy Dalton (one of the many James Bonds) as his family is forced to spend Christmas with another when they mistakenly double book the same vacation home. I forgot to picture Sundays at Tiffany’s but Alyssa Milano (from Charmed and Whos the Boss) becomes torn between her fiancé AND an imaginary childhood friend whose brought to life.
- 10. Borrowed Hearts
- 11. Must Be Santa
- 12. Three Days
- 13. A Divas Christmas Carol
In Borrowed Hearts, Eric McCormack (of Will and Grace) plays a wealthy snob who pays his coworker Roma Downey (of Touched By An Angel) to pretend to be his wife for Christmas. Then in Three Days, Kristin Davis of (Sexxx and The City) dies but is revived for the holidays so her husband can right his wrongs.
Must Be Santa is where there’s a mixup and the wrong guy is recruited to become the next Santa. So he uses the perks to win over his distant daughter. And A Divas Christmas Carol is one of the few scrooge-like films I enjoy as it stars Vanessa Williams who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future (TLC’s Chili, Duran Duran’s John Taylor, and comedian Kathy Griffin).
- 14. Samantha: An American Girl
- 15. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- 16. Eloise at Christmastime
- 17. Richie Rich’s Christmas
- 18. Balto
- 19. The Polar Express
- 20. Jack/the Cuckoo Clock Heart
- 21. Anastasia
One of my favorite American Girl books/dolls was Samantha (played by Anna Sophia Robb) in the film. I also loved reading the Eloise books as the stars the amazing Julie Andrews as nanny who assists Eloise in playing matchmaker at the plaza for Christmas. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse (aka Zack and Cody) who are 10 times as bad af as they were in Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy. The kid doesn't realize his mom is kissing his dad (who has dressed as Santa) so he decides to make Santas life a living hell. There is also Richie Rich’s Christmas starring cutie David Gallagher (Simon of 7th Heaven) but I honestly got tired of how much tv played this one.
I’m sure everyone is familiar with Tom Hanks’ Polar Express. It was epic but a bit too long, kinda like this mytake lol. Anastasia stars Meg Ryan as an adult orphan whose picked up by con-man John Cusack as he claims to help her find her family but they get hunted down by the evil wizard Christopher Lloyd. I just can’t get over how unattractive Dmitri’s face was lmao. And If you haven’t seen Balto, you’re missing out because that film was way more interesting than Snow Dogs (with Cuba Gooding Jr or Eight Below (with Paul Walker). Jack and the Cuckoo Clock isn’t necessarily Christmas-y but I just loved watching his journey as he is told he can never fall in love as it’ll surely kill him, but he simply doesn’t care.
- 22. Home Alone 2
- 23. Home Alone 3
- 24.. Home Alone 4
- 25. The Good Son
Of course everyone but me loves the Original Home Alone… I preferred Home Alone 2/3/4 instead. I’ll never forget seeing McCauley Culkin wreck Joe Pesci and his pal in NY during Christmas. And I enjoyed the sequels mainly because of certain villains like goofy ass French Stewart. But I’ll also never forget McCauley Culkin trying to kill Elijah Wood in the Good Son.
- 26. The Preacher’s Wife
- 27. This Christmas
- 28.. The Perfect Holiday
- 29. Friday After Next
- 30. The Black Nativity
Friday After Next is hilarious as Santa Smiley is robbing homes for the holidays while Ice Cube and my babe Mike Epps play rentacops looking to take him down. But they’re sidetracked by both Katt Williams who is pimpin harder than a pimp named Slickback and Terry Crews who is fresh out and on the hunt for some not-so-fresh booty. there's also The Black Nativity which is a modern take on the Nativity Story and stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Basset, Jennifer Hudson, and Jacob Latimore.
The Perfect Holiday stars the lovely Gabrielle Union as Queen Latifah and the daughter play matchmaker trying to hook mommy up with sexy Santa Morris Chestnut. But bitter baby daddy Charlie Murphy and Terrence Howard as Bah Hambug look to tear the couple apart. This Christmas has an all star cast coming together for a dysfunctional holiday— Idris Elba, Lauren London, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Regina King, Columbus Short, and my boo Laz Alonso. I forgot to picture The Preacher’s Wife above but I only like it because Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington had serious chemistry plus the soundtrack was amazing!
- 31. Unaccompanied Minors
- 32. Little Women
- 33. To Grandmothers House We Go
- 34. Jingle All the Way
Unaccompanied Minors went from Everybody Hates Chris to “everybody at the airport hates Chris and his new friends”. Jingle All the Way has got to be one of the most memorable Arnold Schwarzenegger films as he and Sinbad fight over the last toy that both of their children want for Christmas.
To Grandmothers House We Go stars Mary Kate and Ashley as they disobey and do whatever it takes to make sure they make it to grandmas. There are many adaptations of Little Women but I prefer the one where I get to stare at a young hot Christian Bale feening over Winona Ryder.
- 35. Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
- 36. Santa Claus is Comin to Town
- 37. The Little Drummer Boy
- 38. Nestor the Long Eared Donkey
- 39. Pinnochio’s Christmas
- 40. A Year Without a Santa Claus
- 41. The First Christmas Snow
Don’t think that I forgot about the claymation looking Christmas Classics! There are so many but my favorites included Jack Frost, Pinnochios Christmas, The Year Without a Santa Clause, Santa Claus is comin to town, The Little Drummer Boy, Nestor the Long Eared Donkey, The Story of the First Christmas Snow, and Rudolphs Shiny New Year. Their soundtracks were pretty epic as well. I used to be skipping round like I was the wiz in the woods, knockin on wood like Pinnochio, rappin No More Toymakers to the King lol.
- 42. Krampus
- 43. The Thing
- 44. Whisper
- 45. Santa’s Slay
- 46. Jumanji
- 47. Winter’s Tale
Every Christmas includes something a little naughty so here are a few comedic thrillers. We have Krampus who punishes all those naughty. Santa’s Slay stars wrestler Bill Goldberg as a killer Santa coming to spread fear rather than joy/cheer. But he does us a favor by getting rid of Fran the Nanny’s annoying voice.
Also, everyone should know the original AND best Jumanji that stars Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and David Allan Grier. Winter’s Tale is such an underrated film as the amazing Russell Crowe reverts to his demonic ways (working for the devil played by Will Smith) to bring down cutie Colin Farrell and the important “red-head” miracles in his life.
So I’ve actually never seen the original The Thing with Kurt Russell but i loooved the remake starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Final Destination 3), Joel Edgerton (Star Wars), and Eric Christen Olsen (NCiS Los Angeles). Lastly we have Whisper which stars that melting mchottie Josh Holloway (of Lost) alongside Michael Rooker and Sara Wayne Callies (both of The Walking Dead) as they kidnap the wrong kid for Christmas.
- 48. Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
- 49. Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban
- 50. Harry Potter Goblet of Fire
- 51. Die Hard
- 52. Chronicles of Narnia
- 53. Daddys Home 2
- 54. Mickeys Christmas Carol
Who doesn’t watch Harry Potter for Christmas? Personally, I find it hard rewatching his films often but three that I can watch repeatedly are Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire. The Chronicles of Narnia’s first film was pretty epic as well, more so than its parody in Epic Movie. Some say Die Hard starring Bruce Willis isn’t a Christmas film but shit here we are. Daddy’s Home 2 brings together Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell again but this time they decide to team up rather than take eachother out so they can give their kids the best Christmas ever. And finally we close with Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Its an adorable less scary spin on Scrooge.