Nothing can get you in the Christmas spirit faster than watching your favorite holiday movie. Everyone has their favorite from childhood (or your child’s childhood). Many of us remember the days before streaming when viewers were at the whim of whatever happened to be on. With many stations playing Christmas movies around the clock, we fondly remember catching parts of these movies throughout the holiday season. Thankfully Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and other streaming services let us now watch these classics whenever we want.
Christmas movies can sometimes be kind of cheesy, but fear not, we’ve compiled a list of funny, occasionally dark, totally classic Christmas movies that, yes, sometimes venture into sweet thought without being saccharine.
From sipping on candy-themed cocktails to carving a delicious honey-baked ham, every family has its own holiday traditions they never skip. After the dishes are washed and the leftovers are put away, there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with your loved ones and queueing up your favorite Christmas movie on Netflix.
Here are the best Christmas movies to put on your radar, when the time comes:
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