12 of the Best Christmas Movies to Watch this Year

There’s no better way to put yourself in a Yuletide mood than to pop some popcorn, curl up under a blanket in front of a warm fire, and watch a good old-fashioned Christmas movie. We’ve compiled a list (and checked it twice) of 12 of our favorite holiday films that will be sure to help you get into the holiday spirit.

Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin stars in the 1990 John Hughes classic Home Alone as precocious eight-year-old Kevin McCallister who accidently gets left behind while his family goes on vacation. In their absence Kevin is forced to protect his home from a pair of burglars, played to perfection by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, with a series of hilarious booby traps that every kid has since wished they could emulate. Aside from the incredible supporting cast featuring Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, and John Candy, this movie also features a beautiful score by John Williams that will definitely put you in a holiday mood.

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