Holiday Movie Round-Up

The temperatures are dropping, the days are getting shorter and the holidays are right around the corner, which has all of us here at Candelles absolutely buzzing with Christmas cheer. As we enter into the winter season, there's nothing quite as magical as a cozy night in with the dreamy flicker of holiday candles, cocoa simmering on the stove, and the best holiday movies on repeat. That's exactly why today we're serving up the ultimate holiday movie round-up so that your next Christmas movie marathon is nothing short of perfect!

This list has it all, from Christmas classics, to festive blockbuster love stories, fun movies for the whole family, to funny flicks meant just for adults. So grab your coziest blanket and get the popcorn started, because it's time for movie night!

A Christmas Story

This beloved classic follows the wintertime adventures of Ralphie Parker as he spends his time dodging bullies and dreaming of the perfect Christmas gift - a Red Ryder air rifle. Frequently at odds with his cranky dad and always comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his spirit intact.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale, the grumpy and reclusive Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the festive folks of Whoville. However, his plan takes a turn when he’s accompanied by an endearing Who by the name of Cindy Lou. This sweet tale can melt even the coldest heart.

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

In this beloved children’s classic, a jolly mailman answers some of the most common questions children ask about Santa Claus, and along the way shares the story of a young boy raised by toy makers who along with the help from his friends dodges the town’s toy-hating Burgermeister to bring handmade toys and a bit of Christmas magic to the children of Sombertown.

Christmas Vacation

Clark Griswold is determined to have the perfect Christmas with his wife and children, but things quickly go awry when his country cousin, Eddie and his family unexpectedly take up residence in the camper stored on their property. This movie will have you laughing the whole way through.

The Holiday

Newly single and feeling sad, an English rose by the name of Iris agrees to swap homes with an unluckily in love Calafornian for a much-needed break during the holidays. Each woman unexpectedly bumps into a local lad perfect for a romantic pick-me-up just in time for the holidays.

Home Alone

When 8-year old Kevin McCallister is mistakenly left behind while his parents travel to Paris for the holidays, he assume his wish to have no family has come true. Little does he know a pair of mischievous con men have a plan to rob the McCallister residence and quick-witted Kevin is left to protect the family home.

It's A Wonderful Life

It doesn’t get more classic than this 1940’s flick. George has so many problems that he’s considering ending it all … on Christmas! As George is about to take the plunge his guardian angel shows him what his town would have looked like if it weren’t for his good deeds over the years.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Misfit Rudolph is never invited to join in any reindeer games, but on one foggy Christmas Eve the glow of his red nose is exactly what Santa needs to save Christmas! This classic children’s cartoon is full of fun for the whole family.

The Santa Clause

Scott is a divorced workaholic spending Christmas Eve with his son, however things take a magical turn after he mistakenly kills Santa! Now it’s up to Scott to take Santa’s place. Full of misadventures, this family favorite reminds us of the spirit of the season and the importance of family.


Last, but certainly not least, this Christmas comedy will have you rolling with laughter and repeating one-liners all season long. Buddy the Elf, raised in the North Pole is shocked to learn that he's not actually an elf after all but rather the son of a New York workaholic. Buddy travels to meet his family, running into many misadventures along the way. But when Santa gets stuck in Times Square it's up to Buddy to reignite the holiday spirit in the hearts of everyone.

Which of these festive flicks is at the top of your "must watch" holiday movie list? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to share a peek at your next holiday movie night with us on Instagram @Candelles #CandellesAtHome - we'd love to see!


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