Today’s post is just a quick one seen as Christmas is fast approaching!

This time of year is one of the best to watch movies, and this list has 20 movies ranging from animated movies to horrors. There are so many to pick some and this is only a small selection based on my personal favourites.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave them in a comment for others (and myself) to see!

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    • “Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.” – IMDb
  • Arthur Christmas (2011)
    • “Santa’s clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.” – IMDb
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
    • “The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.” – IMDb
  • The Polar Express (2004)
    • “A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.” – IMDb

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  • About A Boy (2002)
    • “A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.” – IMDb
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
    • “A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.” – IMDb
  • Elf (2003)
    • “After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.” – IMDb
  • The Holiday (2006)
    • “Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.” – IMDb
  • Home Alone (1990)
    • “An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.” – IMDb
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause (2002)
    • “After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.” – IMDb
  • Jack Frost 1998
    • “A father, who can’t keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.” – IMDb
  • Jingle All the Way (1996)
    • “A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.” – IMDb
  • Noel (2004)
    • “Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.” – IMDb
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
    • “When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.” – IMDb
  • Tom & Thomas (2002) – Alternate Title: The Christmas Twins
    • “A young boy empath who feels the pain and experiences of another is dismissed as having an imaginary friend. Then the two meet and the adventure begins as the discovery of their mutual history unfolds.” – IMDb

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  • Bad Santa (2003)
    • “A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.” – IMDb
  • Black Christmas.
    • “An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.” – IMDb
  • Die Hard
    • “John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.” – IMDb
  • Gremlins (1984)
    • “A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.” – IMDb
  • Reindeer Games (2000) Alternate Title: Deception.
    • “After assuming his dead cellmate’s identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.” – IMDb
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