A Christmas Escape: Top 25 Christmas Movies

Oh, Hayyyyy! Guess what time it is?! You’ve got it! It’s Christmastime. And guess what tomorrow is? Yes, it is finally December. And you know what December 1st means… Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas!

What is 25 Days of Christmas, you ask? Well, ABC Family (now called Freeform) hosts 25 December days filled with Christmas Movies. In order to prepare for the next 25 days of greatness, I have compiled a list of 25 Christmas movies that I love to watch every December.

Also, be sure to participate in my Christmas Photo Challenge that starts tomorrow! There is a giveaway involved. *wink, wink* Details are at the bottom of this post.

These are in no particular order:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

You’re the…the..the… THE GRINCH. I absolutely love this movie. If you don’t think baby Grinch is cute, then I don’t know what to tell you. I always wanted to visit whoville for Christmas. The Jim Carrey movie is my favorite, but the cartoon one is not bad.

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Two names… Heat Miser & Snow Miser. Their theme songs alone make a great argument for you to watch this movie!

Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979)

I don’t know why stop motion movies are just so appealing to me when it comes to Christmastime. I guess you could blame ABC Family for that (now Freeform).

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976)

Baby New Year’s little ears are so stinking cute! This movie is not only cute, it definitely educates people. I first learned what an archipelago was by watching this movie.

Elf (2003)

“Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas Carol.”

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington is back on another list of my top favorites for the holidays. Santy Claus ain’t got nothing on him.

A Christmas Carol (1983, 2000, 2009)

I love the Mickey Mouse (1983) one. Tiny Tim… *cries*. I also really like the Jim Carrey (2009) one, although it’s semi-creepy to see him as an old wrinkly guy, haha. A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000) is a cute one too if you love the cheesiness of those types of Christmas Movies.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)

“Put one foot in front of the other… and soon you’ll be walking out the door!” Mrs. Claus’ name might play a role in my love for these stop motion movies, as well. 😉

Home Alone 1 & 2 (1990, 1993)

*Opens mouth and Slaps face with both hands, screaming “ahhhhhh”*

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1985)

You can’t go wrong with Charlie Brown, especially with his awesome choice in trees.

The Santa Clause 1, 2, & 3 (1994, 2002, 2006)

What would you do if your dad inadvertently turned into Santa Claus?

Jingle All the Way (1996)

The things they would do for Turbo Man… I would assume that’s how the stores look on Black Friday, lol.

The Polar Express (2004)

I may or may not have cried. But that’s okay. Y’all just don’t understand my love for Christmas. How cool would it have been to get on the Polar Express?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Another stop motion. I warned you. Rudolf is a misfit on a mission in this movie.

Fred Claus (2007)

Have you ever thought about Santa having siblings? Well, this movie is about Santa’s troublemaking brother. He goes to jail. gets bailed out by Santa, and has to pay off his debts at the North Pole.

This Christmas (2007)

I think this is the Chris Brown before all of the Rihanna stuff, so I can like him in this movie without feeling guilty. Chris and Columbus Short make for a movie made for me.

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1974)

Frosty meets the love of his life in this one. But Jack Frost gets jealous and tries to sabotage the wedding.

Pinocchio’s Christmas (1980)

You guessed it, another stop motion movie. I feel like this is a lesser known Christmas movie, but such a gem.

12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

If Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell doesn’t interest you, maybe the Groundhog Day theme to this movie will. This a cute rom com that will quench your thirst for cheesiness.

Christmas Cupid (2010)

If you aren’t feeling the stop motion movies flooding this list, here is another cute rom com to hold you over. Christina Milian, Ashley Benson, and Chad Michael Murray star in this movie.

The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold (1981)

Money hungry hag’s are never fun. A sailor gets stranded on an island filled with Leprechaun’s and helps them protect their gold. This movie is a mix of St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas.

Jack Frost (1979)

Jack Frost becomes human for the woman he loves in this stop motion flick. But Kubla Kraus won’t let him be great.

Almost Christmas (2016)

I thought this was a cute movie. And my fiance actually likes it, so I definitely have to add it to the list so we can watch a movie that he will actually pay attention to.

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

Frosty comes to life with a magical top hat, but the magician the hat belongs to wants the hat back. Frosty and the kids have to try to get away so that Frosty can remain alive.

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)

A council filled with nature’s great beings gets together to discuss the story of Santa Claus to make a decision if he is deserving of immortality. The nerd in me really loves this one.


There are probably many more movies that I could add to this list, but these are the first ones that came to mind.

What movie from the list was your favorite?

Do you suggest any other movies that were not included on this list?

Please let me know in the comments. 🙂

Christmas Photo Challenge Details

Post a picture of something Christmas related every day in the month of December up until Christmas Day. Be sure to follow my facebook, twitter, and instagram accounts so you can tag me. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ChristmasEscape25. I will choose my favorite one from each day and choose one winner at random from my fave 25. The winner will receive a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card! Get that santa hat and duck face ready. The challenge starts tomorrow!!

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