Tis the season…

Before your PSL has even had a chance to cool; Christmas commercials, music, and decorations have taken over… not that we have a problem with that! If we can extend the merriest time of year, why not?!

We don’t want to overwhelm those that are still clinging to pumpkins and all things fall, so we’ll start slow! Nothing gets us more in the “Christmasy” spirit then a great holiday movie! We thought we’d round-up our top 10 and share them with our favorite people! (We linked the IMDB synopsis to each movie, just in case you haven’t seen it yet or need to check for content )

10.Home Alone 

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The whole family can actually agree on this movie… Starring Macaulay Culkin being all little and adorable with New York City at Christmas time, it’s a win-win. If you have a spouse/child/roommate who is clinging to pumpkin patches and hayrides, Home Alone is an easy way to loosen their grip.

9.ELF 

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Who doesn’t LOVE Elf?! We quote this movie year round.  No one can say no to Will Ferrell. Plus, it has Zooey Deschanel on her way to becoming the adorkable queen she is now! Remember… “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacationnational-lampoons-christmas-vacation

Chevy Chase with always be Clark Griswold in our hearts. As you prepare for relatives near and far to all be in the same room together for extended periods of time, and a feeling of panic starts to set in… Just tell yourself, “at least we aren’t the Griswolds”. And yes, that is Leonard from The Big Bang Theory.

7. The Santa Clause 

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I think every kid harbored the dream their dad could magically be recruited as the new Santa Clause after seeing this movie. I still want to go to the North Pole and try that delicious Hot Chocolate. We’ll have to settle for our Red Wine + Hot Chocolate in the meantime…

6. Arthur Christmas 

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Santa has embraced technology. And just like in real life sometimes that technogy can go wrong. This is an animated adventure that takes you behind the scenes on how our modern day Santa delivers millions of presents in just one night – plus, what would happen if there’s a chance a kid wakes up without a gift. This film is perfect for a family movie night. Break out those flannel PJ’s, pop some popcorn, and enjoy!

5. A Christmas Story 

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There is a reason this movie gets played for 24 hrs on TBS each year. It’s guaranteed to take you back to your childhood by hilariously reminding you what it felt like to want something with every fiber of your being for Christmas – meanwhile everyone is telling you no. Or more specifically :”You’ll shoot your eye out.”

4. Scrooged

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Bill Murray is just one of the coolest people alive. This retelling of Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, has him playing a TV exec who doesn’t quite have any Christmas spirit. So, he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future to give him a nudge in the right direction. His take is hilarious. You won’t regret it.

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Jim  Carey in one of his best roles! We had our reservations when this movie was announced – the book is a classic after all! But now this modern day classic has made it so you can’t have Christmas without seeing this green monster’s heart grow 3 sizes.

2. It’s A Wonderful Life 

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This movie is a great reminder to reflect on your life and be thankful for what you have. With some of the best old Hollywood movie stars, Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, as George Bailey and Mary Hatch. A Christmas movie must.

And finally our number one pick for your Christmas movie marathon….

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas 

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The hand drawn, Charles Schulz masterpiece. Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy…. they’re all here to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. Get a plate of Christmas cookies and hunker down in the living room under some fuzzy blankets…Holiday season complete.

We hope you enjoyed this list and would love to know some of your favorite traditions! Comment and share what your family does to celebrate the holiday season!

Party On,
The Girls From Jollity

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