Contrary to what may be popular belief, I really do sort of enjoy Christmas time.
I put lights on my house. I decorate inside with wreaths, mistletoe, my ever-growing snowman collection. Try patiently for hours to get my overly large basset hound, Moose, to pose for me in a Santa hat.
UPDATE December 2014: Titles which have strike through them are no longer available to stream instantly this year. FYI.
So without further ado… this is a list of my favorite Christmas movies to stream on Netflix Instant this holiday season:
How About You
I LOVE this movie. I’ll admit it.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Cute little elderly characters included in a movie adds an extra 10 points in my book, if they happen to be a) witty & sarcastic, and b) not toooo cheesy. (Okay, maybe it kind of is to some HOWEVER- what Christmas movie isn’t? It’s sweet. Really.
I know, I know. This movie is cliche as hell but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t make me laugh. If I watch it only once in, maybe, four years at least.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This movie is clever in it’s own, silly, dramatic & completely unrealistic way. Oh! There’s also now a Love Actually drinking game which accompanies it. (Let’s just say I played, I saw, I laughed, & I cried. Pinot.)
Wow. This is an unexpectedly cool. sweet little movie. Having a personal experience with Alzheimer’s in my life, this movie hits home especially.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This movie is bold. It will make you feel human again. I could really see anyone liking this- it’s heartfelt, rich in personality, & well written. Bonus: More cute old people!
A living snowman! Michael Keaton! Harmonicas! This movie is heartwarming and sweet. Naturally a little silly. But c’mon, it’s cute.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: See sentence above. It’s just plain sweet. Hooray for second chances. (Even if it means being a snowman.)
The Polar Express
Not only a visually stunning movie, but also so sweet & well written. Tom Hanks is amazing, all around.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This movie has the ability to both feel dreamlike and realistic. It makes me feel like a kid again, just watching it. Great for everyone in my book. I’d totally dig catching a ride on The Polar Express.
Jingle All The Way
Ohhh, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Is there isn’t thing he hasn’t done? The answer of course is, no.
Naturally, this must be included.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Sinbad is the villain, in this movie. Why wouldn’t you watch? No seriously, it’s kinda funny.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A CLASSIC, obviously. This is practically mandatory during Christmastime. Chevy Chase at his finest.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Cousin Eddie, rabid squirrels, more silly old people. Lip fungus! Ah, too many reasons to list, obviously.
Hello, Jessica. Thank you for including Carried Away in your list and for your kind words.
You made my day!
Hey thanks Tom! That is very good to hear. 🙂 Really a great film, i enjoyed it. The actors all really played their parts so well too. Great job & thanks for reaching out & visiting the blog! Best of luck in future endeavors.