12 Merry Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

By  December 20, 2012

We know that ever since you started working off that Thanksgiving dinner, you’ve seen enough holiday window displays and heard enough carols to last you a lifetime. But, we also know that there are a few Scrooges around who haven’t quite caught on to the spirit of the season. Don’t fret! The obligatory secret weapon to make even the Grinch give Christmas back is here: the holiday movie marathon. We’re talking everything from modern-day comedies that will have you doubling over in glee, to old-school classics for a dose of nostalgia, and even a little Tommy Pickles for all the kids at heart. So call up all the Ebenezers on your block, conjure up your grandmother’s creamy egg nog recipe, and push play with these 12 movies to whisk you off to a winter wonderland.

Four Christmases | 2008 | starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn
A Rugrats Chanukah | 1996
Scrooge | 1970 | starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, and Paddy Stone
The Preacher’s Wife | 1996 | starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington
The Nightmare Before Christmas | 1993 | starring Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara
A Christmas Story | 1983 | starring Peter BillingsleyIan PetrellaDarren McGavin, and Melinda Dillon
Edward Scissorhands | 1990 | starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
Elf | 2003 | starring Will Ferrell
A Christmas Carol | 2009 | starring Jim Carrey
A Charlie Brown Christmas | 1965 | starring Peter Robbins, Chris Shea, Tracy Stratford, and Kathy Steinberg
Miracle on 34th Street | 1947 | starring Maureen O’HaraJohn Payne, Edmund Gwenn, and Natalie Wood
Home Alone | 1990 | starring Macaulay CulkinJoe Pesci, and Daniel Stern