Christmas is the time to rejoice with family and friends, a period to show your love and affection to the people who matter the most. It is the time of family get together, games and fun, when people eat, drink and be merry to commemorate the spirit of this wonderful season. Watching movies together on the cozy Christmas Eve is one of the favorite pastimes of families. Over the years, there have been some movies which have come up as favorite choices for fun filled evenings.
Here is a list of 15 best Christmas movies of all time to watch
1. Miracle on 34th Street
“Miracle on 34th Street” is a 1947 movie that exudes the warmth and love of the season, which makes it an amazing fare for families. Directed by George Seaton, this sentimental film has veterans such as Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood on the star cast.
2. It’s A Wonderful Life
Next on the list of top 15 holiday movies is the 1946 cult classic called “It’s A Wonderful Life”, which is a comedy drama that enlivens the spirit of Christmas. It has been directed by Frank Capra and stars James Stewart, Larry Barrymore, Donna Reed and Thomas Mitchell.
3. Holiday Inn
When you think Christmas, the 1942 classic called “Holiday Inn” is one of the first movies that come to your mind. Focused on White Christmas, the film has been an exemplary work by Mark Sandrich and has Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, Fred Astaire and Virginia Dale in lead roles.
4. Home Alone
Another movie which you would definitely love watching on this Christmas is the family drama called “Home Alone”, the 1990 film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin in the role of an eight year old boy who is mistakenly left home alone by his family on the occasion of Christmas.
5. The Shop Around the Corner
The romantic comedy called “The Shop Around the Corner” is another cute movie to be watched on Christmas with your loved ones. Adapted from a Hungarian plat, this 1940 release has been a directorial venture of Ernst Lubitsch and the star cast includes James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan and Frank Morgan.
6. The Apartment
Humor and romance come together at their best in the 1960 Christmas special film called “The Apartment”, a directorial work by Billy Wilder. The movie stars big names like Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray.
7. Arthur Christmas
If you are looking for a true emotional fare this Christmas, then the 2011 release called “Arthur Christmas” is just right for you. This 3D family comedy stars Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy and Bill Nighy, and has been made under the excellent direction of Barry Cook and Sarah Smith.