Christmas Movies 2022

Happy New Year! This list is going to be slightly different because I actually began watching Christmas movies in November. The day after Thanksgiving, while visiting family, we put on a couple of Christmas movies, including one I hadn’t seen yet.

Actually, I watched three movies between Thanksgiving and December 1st. I’m including them in this list because from (the day after) Thanksgiving to December 26th is the Christmas season.

Before December 1st

My brother-in-law told me I needed to watch A Christmas Story Christmas. He was right; just as he was right about 8 Bit Christmas.

December Movies

As you can see I watched more movies for Christmas than I did any other month of the year; except May. It helps that I watch a lot of Christmas movies with my family. I enjoyed A Christmas Story Christmas so much that I watched it a second time.

Required Viewings

White Christmas and Scrooged are pretty much always on the list every year. In fact, I usually start off with White Christmas. Scrooged is my favorite re-imagining of A Christmas Carol which is why I watch it every year.

A Charlie Brown Christmas is, typically, a required viewing too and it’s so easy to fit in because it’s so short. If you’ve never seen Trapped in Paradise (1994), it’s a pretty entertaining movie. It stars Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, and Jon Lovitz as three brothers who rob a bank in a small town on Christmas Eve. Despite their best efforts they cannot seem to leave town.

There are a couple of movies I didn’t get to, which is fine. I like to mix things up. For example, the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim which is my favorite film of the traditional story.

Are there any Christmas movie traditions and/or “must watch” films in your family?

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“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.” 
– Stanley Kubrick