In selecting my list of favourite Holiday Season movies of all-time, I leaned more towards traditional and classic films.
I also looked for some common themes. To me, Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends through holiday rituals. It is about giving, sharing, love, hope, joy and celebration. It is about good feelings towards each other and peace on earth. Christmas is also about finding redemption, second chances and miracles. People have a chance to rediscover a new self-awareness and learn what is truly important in their lives. There is a renewal of hope and even the possibility of finding romance. It is about discovering the beauty of humankind.
Here are my top Holiday films of all-time:
|11||Remember the Night||1940|
|15||The Nightmare Before Christmas||1993|
|17||The Polar Express||2004|
|18||A Christmas Carol||1938|
|19||A Christmas Tale||2008|
|20||The Family Stone||2005|
Honourable mention (in order): The Snowman (1982), Arthur Christmas (2011), Home Alone (1990), Gremlins (1984), Scrooge (1970), Babes in Toyland (1961), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), Bundle of Joy (1956), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), One Magic Christmas (1985)