It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

Couple at Christmas enjoy with popcorn while watching tv
It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Movies

There’s nothing quite like snuggling on your couch with a bowl of popcorn, good company, flickering lights, and a good movie. So, if you’re looking for good holiday movies to stream this season, here are five timeless classics you’ll enjoy watching and re-watching!

1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

A scene from It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

The goal of this 1946 Frank Capra classic is extremely simple — to show you that life indeed is wonderful. Set in Bedford Falls, the story follows George Bailey who, after an awful business deal, is contemplating suicide just before Christmas. Fortunately for him, that’s when a benevolent angel appears to show George what really matters in life, including his amazing family. It’s a Wonderful Life is one of those holiday movies whose message is timeless and an ending that’s totally worth seeing.

2. Elf (2003)

A scene from Elf (2003)
It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

If you can’t resist a good Christmas movie and the immeasurable talent of Will Ferrell, then Elf should be next in line for you. Raised by elves, Buddy the Elf (Will’s character) is an actual human who ventures from his home in the North Pole to the busy streets of New York in search of his biological dad. On his way, he meets a disgruntled department store employee, Santa himself, and a children’s book author among all else.

3. Home Alone (1990)

A scene from Home Alone 2 (1992)
It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

If there’s one, or shall we say two, holiday movies we just can’t get enough of, it’s Home Alone. Both parts starring Macaulay Culkin as the incredibly inventive eight-year-old Kevin McCallister have become the epitome of family fun, holiday cheer, and Christmas in general. When the McCallisters set off to spend Christmas in Paris, France, they end up forgetting little Kevin behind in their Chicago home. When two thieves try to break in, Kevin decides to take matters into his own hands…

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

A scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

You’ve probably seen at least one of the Vacation series of the Griswold clan. The third installment is no different than the previous disastrous trips to Europe and a theme park that the family went through. This time, Clark (the head of the family played by Chevy Chase) and his family have to survive Christmas. Anything that can go wrong – will!

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A scene from The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
It’s Time to (Re)Watch These Family-Friendly Classic Holiday Movies

The Muppet Christmas Carol is just another holiday classic. The muppet-filled adaptation of the prominent “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is a total must-see. This is one of the kid-friendly holiday movies where you can all snuggle in front of the TV, drink warm milk, and eat chocolate chip cookies. Not bad, eh?