Chances are you may be taking some time off for the Holidays right now. While we are spending time with our loved ones, filling up on cookies, we may be enjoying some couch time. What are your favorite movies to watch during this time with family? Do you have the same movie tradition every year or do you look through Netflix for the next Holiday classic? Either way, we have rounded up some of the classic movies.
The Shop Around the Corner
The plot of this 1940 black-and-white Christmas film is pretty much the same as You’ve Got Mail — just swap emails for letters and Tom Hanks for Jimmy Stewart, and there you have it.
This romantic comedy about a pair of house-swappers that falls in love abroad will make you want to spend next Christmas in a charming English cottage (and make out with Jude Law).
Frosty the Snowman
This is another Rankin/Bass TV special from the ’60s that deserves its own place on this list.
The Bishop’s Wife
Cary Grant plays an angel in this 1947 movie that inspired ’90s remake The Preacher’s Wife, which stars Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston.
Much like Elf, this 2003 rom-com — which follows the love stories of almost a dozen couples throughout the holiday season — has quickly become part of the classic canon of Christmas movies.
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