I recently asked my Facebook friends for their favorite Christmas movies. Here’s the list, including a few non-Christmas movies they love to watch over the holidays. Lots of movies had more than one vote.

  • White Christmas
  • Love Actually (2)
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Dave
  • Elf (2)
  • Santa Slay (“A comedy, but could be mistaken for horror. Santa kills the naughty list, which most happen to also be cheerleaders at a ‘state U’.”)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (2)
  • The Holiday (2)
  • Little Women
  • Miracle on 34th Street (2)
  • A Christmas Carol (1951 version with Alastair Sims) (2)
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Scrooged (with Bill Murray)
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Princess Bride (2)
  • Moonstruck (2)
  • Ever After (2)
  • Dear God (2)
  • Holes
  • a Harry Potter marathon
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply (2)
  • Blow Dry (Alan Rickman)
  • Mama Mia!
  • The Matchmaker
  • National Lampoon Christmas Vacation
  • The Grinch
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Pride & Prejudice (BBC version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy)
  • Pride & Prejudice (the version with Keira Knightley is also good)
  • Sense and Sensibility (with Emma Thompson)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh version)

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the holidays!

Until next time,

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The one that I watch (& try to read the books too during the hols) is Anne of Green Gables. The first two Kevin Sullivan productions are sublime. Goes downhill after that but those first two movies are wonderful.


I love the Anne movies! Kind of surprised I haven't worn out my old VHS tapes. Might be time to upgrade to the DVD version.


We watched Miracle on 34th street last night–it's so cozy and sweet. I watched Christmas in Connecticut early that morning, with only my Christmas tree lights on and a hot cup of tea. It was so perfect!

I enjoy the early Harry Potter for Christmas, too.


Gillian, we watched Miracle on 34th Street, too! Loved it…for the hundredth time!


Family Stone is right up there with Love Actually as my favourite Christmas movies.

And I adore Anne of Green Gables but hadn't associated it with Christmas, particularly. It's good any time of year as far as I'm concerned 🙂

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