For your twelve days of Christmas, here’s twelve Christmas movies to watch. Some are horror, classics, and funny ones. Enjoy.
12. Gremlins (1984)
A little boy gets the ultimate Christmas present or he thinks. The present is a gremlin named Gizmo. But he breaks the rules with it, and then these little monsters wreck havoc on the town. A cute, funny, and creepy film all together. A 1980s classic in my opinion.
11. Black Christmas (1974)
The remaining members of a Sorority are celebrating Christmas vacation together. Everything is going good until there is a murder at the local park. Then things get even stranger when one of the sorority girl’s is missing this leads to a chain of horror and murder. Not a Christmas film for the kids but that’s the parent’s choice of course (I myself grew up with horror films and must say the only thing that happened was now I’m addicted to them). Anyway it’s good movie for some scares and spices up Christmas.
10. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)
This TV film is about the story of Santa Claus and how he became Santa. From being an orphan to helping children celebrate Christmas with toys. It tells all about our favorite Christmas character. It’s a great short film for the kids to watch and even the adults. I enjoyed it very much, it’s a cute film. A little trivia here Fred Astaire does the voice of the mail man.
9. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
A very graphic film that would probably make your kids afraid of Santa. It’s about a man who had witnessed his parent’s murdered by a “Santa”. Well after that he has always been a little unbalanced. His boss at the local mall makes him wear a Santa suit for all the little kiddies, so our unbalanced man really goes berserk. A cult classic for some.
8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
A very fun film that is about our favorite family the Griswolds. They are celebrating Christmas and must deal with their crazy in-laws, annoying neighbors, and in Chevy Chase’s case Christmas lights. Another 80s classic that is a must seen around Christmas.
7. White Christmas (1954)
A film with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby that is a classic and is wonderful. A story about two reserve officers team up after the war with a sister act, and trek through Vermont during a white Christmas. They stop by an Inn where their old Army General owns but it’s in money trouble. So they decide to help their old friend and save his Inn. A great family film to watch.
6. Joyeux Noel (2005)
Based on a true occurrence, this film is about in World War I when on Christmas Eve there was an informal truce. The film shows the Scottish, German, and French side of the story and how they even though their superiors won’t tolerate it, still do this truce and learn about humanity.
5. Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
This TV movie is about our favorite reindeer, Rudolph. It’s his tale about being an outcast and finding himself. A very simple movie but with a great message about never judge someone just because they are different than you. A nice lesson for kids to learn.
4. Jaws: The Revenge
I know the worst film ever or so it’s been told. But it does have stuff to do with Christmas and I took the liberty to add it. Come on watching B films for Christmas is a good idea and should start as a family tradition. Basically the Brody’s and friends get together for Christmas but Sean Brody is killed by shark, and Michael his brother, fights the shark and stuff. Not a good movie but it has that Christmas appeal to it.
3. A Christmas Carol (1938)
Scrooge is a cranky old man who lost his Christmas cheer. He brings unhappiness around him but things change when he is presented by ghosts who make him see his ills and teach him the lesson about good will. This is my favorite version by the way but there has been many different ones made.
2. A Christmas Tale (2008)
A French film about a family that’s a little dysfunctional. Each family member has something wrong with them but one Christmas they all try to get back together and celebrate. Mainly because one family member is diagnosed with Leukemia and they want to find a donor. It’s a holiday film that is funny and depressing.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
The ultimate Christmas film that truly tells the meaning of Christmas that would be peace and family. James Stewart plays a suicidal man who learns from an angel what his life would be like if he did die. A classic and one that you should watch every year.
Well that’s twelve films for your Christmas Holiday.