Welcome back to Blogmas! I think it’s safe to say most people who celebrate Christmas enjoy watching Christmas movies, right? No Christmas season is complete without Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Elf, Jingle All the Way, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated and live action), A Charlie Brown Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Love Actually, and many more. But there are always a few that I don’t notice people mentioning as much. If you’re looking for something else to watch that you might have forgotten about, read on.
1. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Okay, so this is a bit of an unpopular opinion, I guess, but I love this movie. It’s about a group of kids traveling alone on Christmas Eve, and they end up getting stuck at the airport during a storm. It’s a bit on the silly side, but if you don’t laugh when Tyler James Williams’ character, Charlie, starts dancing to music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, you might not be human. Go into it expecting just a pleasant story, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Also, watch for cameos from Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig (blink and you’ll miss her cameo!), B. J. Novak, and Tony Hale!
2. A Mom for Christmas (1990)
This was one of my favorite Christmas movies growing up, but I’ll admit I haven’t seen it in years. It’s a made-for-TV-movie starring Olivia Newton-John as a mannequin who comes to life after a young girl wishes for a mom for Christmas. It’s a really cute and funny movie, and definitely worth a watch.
3. All I Want for Christmas (1991)
I’ve already watched this movie twice this year, and know for sure I’ll be watching it again. It’s a cute and heartwarming movie about a brother and sister who try to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas. It’s full of Christmas cheer and lots of funny moments.
4. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
If you’ve ever wanted to see Tim Allen get a bad fake tan and botched botox (you probably didn’t, but now you might be curious), you’ll get your wish with this movie. It’s about a husband and wife who decide to “skip” Christmas while their daughter is away, but when she suddenly decides to come home, everything starts to go awry. With a star-studded cast and loads of humor, it’s totally worth watching.
5. Jack Frost (1998)
There are lots of versions of Jack Frost out there, but this one stars Michael Keaton as a father who dies in a car accident. A year after the accident, he returns as a snowman to make things right with his son. If you don’t feel like watching a tearjerker, this one is better to skip. But if you’re okay with shedding a tear or two, I can’t recommend this movie enough.
I’d love to hear what your favorite Christmas or general holiday movies are, whether they’re massively popular or hidden gems. Let me know in the comments!
Merry Blogmas, and enjoy your Christmas movies!