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Christmas Movies You (And We!) Love

As you girls well know, we love a good movie. Really, who doesn’t!? One of the best things about the holiday season is all of the special things that come along with it—peppermint mochas, carols and Christmas music, fun decor—and that includes Christmas movies! There are the old classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and the newer favorites like Elf, and then, of course, the new releases we check out every year at the movie theater and at home on TV. There are lots of great flicks to choose from, but today we’ve narrowed them down to our five favorites. We decided on our top picks by looking back at past surveys, roundups and comments from you girls over the last few holiday seasons and hope you’ll spot your favorites among the mix!

 

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

HurricaneMurphGirl wrote: “My favorite Christmas movie is definitely A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love how Charlie Brown is upset that Christmas has become so commercialized, and is confused as to what it’s all about. And then Linus helps him to see what Christmas is all about in a very touching scene.”

Many other PI Girls agreed, and the film landed in our top five in the holiday movie poll.

 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

The second-place winner in our holiday movie poll, this classic film appears often on your lists. It also features one of the most famous lines ever from a Christmas movie. Do you know what it is?

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS

The fourth-place winner in our holiday movie poll, this is another classic film that remains a popular traditional choice for repeat visits. Here’s what some of you had to say about it:

White Christmas is my favorite, definitely. I love Bing Crosby’s voice and Danny Kaye’s character is absolutely hilarious. The dancing is incredible as well.” —ForHim15

“Every year I watch White Christmas almost every day in December!” —AEC1940s

“My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. It’s a family tradition to watch it! Plus, the dancing is awesome!” —JustaDreamer

“I LOVE WHITE CHRISTMAS!!! Every year my family watches it after decorating our Christmas tree!! I LOVE the dancing!!!” —leahgrace99

 

ELF

This hilarious holiday film starring Will Ferrell won our holiday movie poll by a landslide 26 percent of the votes. Here’s what some of you girls had to say:

Elf is my absolute favorite! I had pneumonia last year right before Christmas and was given bed-rest orders and I literally watched that movie probably 10+ times.” —Sydney_Andrews

“I love the movie Elf. It’s so funny, and it’s a pretty clean movie.” —vanilla

Elf is my all-time fav!” —Emmaaaa

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS

T.M. wrote: “Based on the book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, this movie tells the story of a young boy who struggles with his belief in Santa Claus. I believe that the story has a deeper Christian meaning, though. I see Santa, the conductor, and the hobo ghost as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I see the struggle to ‘believe in Santa’ as a struggle of faith in God. I feel that there are many allegorical aspects in this movie that reflect Christianity. I don’t expect younger viewers to see this, but even they will enjoy this movie.”

This excellent flick also got a lot of votes from you in our movie poll, landing in the third spot overall!

 

Girls, what is your ultimate favorite Christmas movie, and how did you first find out about it and watch it? Fill us in in the comments below!

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28 Comments

  1. DWImpossibleGirl

    Posted by DWImpossibleGirl on December 21, 2016 at 13:35

    White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life have been my favorite Christmas movies FOREVER. Love them!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by LuciTinuviel38 on December 21, 2016 at 09:40

    I’m playing Betty in a White Christmas play this week. IT’S SO FUN!

  3. marisa145

    Posted by marisa145 on December 17, 2016 at 10:07

    YASSSS WHITE CHRISTMAS. This has been my favorite Christmas movie since I was 10!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gorhamse on December 29, 2015 at 19:21

    My family will often watch the old Ten Commandments movie with Charlton Heston… It’s a nice reminder of the old covenant that the Lord made to us

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Simplyagirloffaith on December 28, 2015 at 16:30

    My family loves the “home alone” movies🍿

  6. Pinkypie2017

    Posted by Pinkypie2017 on December 19, 2015 at 19:12

    Elf all day! Plus every cheesy white Christmas movie on lifetime and Hallmark Xd!

  7. Luthien Tinuviel

    Posted by Luthien Tinuviel on December 19, 2015 at 18:06

    My family and I really like all of these! My all-time favorite is The Muppet’s Christmas Carol. It’s based on the classic tale practically everyone knows, with all the emotions and the stirring, heartwarming conclusion…combined with the funny antics of the Muppets, catchy songs and lots of general hilarity. It’s a family favorite in my house. 🙂

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Gymnastics14 on December 19, 2015 at 17:27

    All of the Santa Clause movies, Christmas Vacation, and The Preacher’s Wife are my favorites!

  9. Violet_Sheep

    Posted by Violet_Sheep on December 19, 2015 at 15:46

    One of my favorites is Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer.

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by amelia.pond on December 19, 2015 at 15:31

    No Christmas is complete without a movie night including The Polar Express and peppermint hot chocolate.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by sara_jazz_coffee on December 16, 2014 at 11:40

    Miracle on 34th street!

  12. YoucatMarie

    Posted by YoucatMarie on December 4, 2014 at 08:33

    Olive the Other Reindeer is a huge hit in our house. We’ve been watching it since 1999, and have the book that it’s based on!

  13. KimIsRedeemed

    Posted by KimIsRedeemed on December 4, 2014 at 05:42

    The Polar Express is my favorite Christmas movie of all time! I’m ecstatic that it’s on this list 🙂

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lichenut on November 30, 2014 at 15:41

    The Santa Clause, Jingle All the Way, While You Were Sleeping, Shrek the Halls. Those are family favorites in my house.

  15. EaglesWings

    Posted by EaglesWings on November 30, 2014 at 08:49

    I absolutely love It’s a Wonderful Life – my family and I watch it every Christmas and I cry every time <3

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by squidrox367 on November 29, 2014 at 16:32

    Elf and The Polar Express are my favorite Christmas movies of all time!! I’m so happy to see that they are both on this list

  17. nonnie

    Posted by nonnie on November 29, 2014 at 16:03

    Thomas Kincaid’s Christmas Cottage

  18. LivingforHim2012

    Posted by LivingforHim2012 on November 29, 2014 at 15:06

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!!!

    This is my most favorite Christmas movie of all time! I think it’s so hilarious!

  19. Smylinggirl

    Posted by Smylinggirl on November 28, 2014 at 16:58

    I love White Christmas and Holiday Inn too! Probably my favorite modern Christmas movie is “Mary Christmas”. It is really good. I’ve only seen It’s A Wonderful Life once (I want to see it again though), but is the line “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings?”

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by JesusFreakAshley on November 28, 2014 at 08:16

    It kind of upsets me A Christmas Story isn’t on this list. I LOVE that movie. We watch it on repeat EVERY Christmas.

    But I like Elf and LOVE Charlie Brown and Polar Express.

    • Hymnsinger99

      Posted by Hymnsinger99 on December 4, 2014 at 02:03

      I know! A Christmas Story is my family’s all time favorite Christmas movie!

  21. kellybarta14

    Posted by kellybarta14 on November 26, 2014 at 19:53

    I AM IN A WHITE CHRISTMAS!!!! Ahhh and I love Elf 🙂

  22. Chloe T.

    Posted by Chloe T. on November 26, 2014 at 18:41

    It’s a Wonderful Life is such a great movie!

    “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings…” 😉

  23. kittenlover13

    Posted by kittenlover13 on November 26, 2014 at 15:41

    Honestly, please don’t kill me, I’ve never seen It’s a Wonderful Life, and I’ve never heard of White Christmas, but I love Charlie Brown Christmas and Polar Express. Please don’t kill me for this either, but I don’t like Elf very much. My favorite is Polar Express. I’m sure that’s the most popular Christmas movie of all time.

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sophia_the_1st on November 26, 2014 at 13:12

    How could you not put Home alone? Lol
    I also like How the Crunch stole Christmas, Rudolph, and charlie brown thanksgiving (even though it’s not a Christmas film)

  25. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on November 26, 2014 at 12:08

    Holicrap! I love the Polar Express and Charlie Brown! 😀