Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

So you’ve got your holiday menus planned (appetizers—check, dessert—check, check, check!) and your unofficial seasonal anthems lined up, but what about your favorite festive movies? We had a major debate here at the LaurenConrad.com headquarters and finally agreed on the following list of the top 10 best holiday movies of all time. Take a peek at our list below and be sure to tell us what you think:
Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

Love Actually

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies


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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

Home Alone

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

Bad Santa

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

Miracle on 34th Street

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

The Santa Clause

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

A Christmas Story

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Tuesday Ten: Best Holiday Movies

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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What’s your favorite movie to watch this time of year? Ours is definitely Love Actually!

Happy holidays!

XO Team LC

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  • Lailka

    i love love actually and home alone. i always watch them with my family on christmas.
    lots of love.

  • Katie TerBeest

    It’s a tie between Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman!

  • Sarah Heckle

    I’m so glad you included A Muppet Christmas Carol! I love all of these, but you forgot Frosty the Snowman :)
    http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2012/12/17/cute-winter-outfit/ – what I wore this weekend

  • JoJo Beauty

    I recently watched Miracle on 34th Street. It’s definitely a wonderful movie.

  • Bethany Merryman

    A Charlie Brown Christmas is my favorite! I have a Peanuts nativity set, a charlie brown christmas tree, and a linus blanket. I love all the wise lessons Charles Shultz adds into his comics!

    My favorite grown up Christmas movies are Love Actually and the Holiday!

  • Melissa Panici

    I love your list! Home Alone is one of my all time favorites. My #1 favorite is Frosty the Snowman:)

  • Jessica Watson

    You left out 2 of my favs….White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life!

  • Rachel Moltz

    Hands down, It’s a Wonderful Life!!! Such a touching movie with a wonderful message. As far as comedies go: Christmas Vacation and Home Alone 2!

  • Zuleando

    Actually I think my personal fave is The Grinch Whose Stole the Christmas.

  • Karie Obremski

    Sweet list, but you left out Frosty the Snowman and The Year Without A Santa Claus!!! That one is my absolute favorite. (:

    xo. Karie

  • Megan R.

    I am a huge fan of Love Actually! I have been trying to find it playing on TV this year and they haven’t had it on :( Thank goodness for DVDs!!


  • candyheyn

    my favorite christmas movie ( next to love actually) is How the Grinch Stole Christmas… i just love the movie!

  • JennySue Makeup

    I LOVE EVERY SINGLE CHOICE OF YOURS!! Love Actually is prob my adult favorite and Home Alone would be my kid favorite!

    Jennifer | A mommy with a makeup problem…http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

  • Rachel Trampel

    Elf, Home Alone and Rudolph are definitely my favorites!


  • Ashley Spa

    Home alone and The Santa Clause are my fave too!!! <3

  • alex jones

    I will sure add some new stuff on Christmas.That is really incredible and no doubt that Santa Clause always be mine.

  • grata christine

    what about Its a Wonderful Life?

  • Hibicuslover88

    i like The Santa Clause, Bad Santa, Love Actually, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.. White Christmas is missing from the list!

  • Aparna Bankston

    Love all of these. But one of my absolute faves is Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • Sarah Little

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas has always been one of my favorites!!! And my family used to read The Polar Express every Christmas Eve so that’s a favorite now that its a movie too! But Elf is also one of my all time favorites!!! “”Hi my name is Buddy, what’s your favorite color?””

  • Jen N

    Charlie Brown and Christmas Story definitely deserve to be on this list. But Bad Santa? No way! The Grinch should take that spot!

  • Barefoot Duchess

    What about The Family Stone?!

  • Dina Karivalis

    If I could just sit inside today and watch every single one of these, I would be a happy girl!
    xo Dina

  • Ana Castilho

    Love pretty much the same movies.


  • Abby

    Gremlins! You forgot Gremlins! Definitely the 80’s at its finest.

  • Megan M

    You forgot the best movie IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!!! That is the best Christmas movie and my family watches it every year at Christmas time!

  • Mal S.

    12 dates of Christmas (Netflix it) and Eloise at Christmastime, basically all of those cheesy ABC family movies

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    These are all great…..It’s a Wonderful Life should have been on here though!

  • Jordan Abuliel

    Christmas Vacation is one of my absolute favorites! If you have a family with snarky humor, this is the best movie! But as for comedies, Elf is definitely a classic for a clean, family holiday movie.

  • Jordan Abuliel

    I also LOVE The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet and Jude Law (what a hot tamale) 😉

  • Brenna Gray

    I think my favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation. My family and I own it and watch it every year while we decorate the tree. We even quote it year-round. I also like Home Alone and Rudolph.

  • Zazzy B

    I love all of these. I would definitely add White Christmas and The Holiday! Singing, dancing, and embracing life make Christmas beautiful

  • TayJay

    The Holiday & Christmas Vacation are my favorites! Can’t believe they aren’t in your top 10. I also love I’ll Be Home for Christmas with JTT!

  • Marie Fournier

    My favorite Christmas movies are: Christmas Vocation, The holyday Miracle on the 34th street and Love Actually!

  • Shelby Shady

    I love watching the Family Stone with my Mom during the little snippet of time we get to see each other at Christmas. I also love Charlie Brown, Rudolph, Home Alone, and the Santa Clause :)

  • Deanne Castro

    I love holiday movies! My fave is Elf! For more fashion and beauty advice, please check out my blog: http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/ Today’s post: Look Of The Day: Holiday Glam…
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  • cowgirljules

    Oh how funny! Cool…mine are a few and not just one. lol. I love to laugh (well, look at my email address, lol). I love Rudolph and Charlie Brown of course but I laughed so much when I saw Bad Santa! Elf and The Santa Clause are faves too, as is Love, Actually. :)

    ho ho ho…I hope you all have a great and fashionable day

  • Skyla Basir

    My favorites are definitely The Santa Clause and A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Xoxo Sky

  • My Style Diary

    Great movies! One of my favourites is actually the Polar Express, it’s such a beautiful movie. :)


  • iamdidz

    the grinch <3

  • hooleywithaz

    mine is definitely love actually too! that’s one of those movies i can watch over and over, and it’s the perfect background movie while getting things done around the house for the holidays!

  • Danielle Rees

    It’s not exactly a Christmas movie, but it does take place around the holidays. When Harry Met Sally is my absolute favorite.

  • Lizzie

    Loving this list!
    First of all, Love Actually is my all time favorite movie!
    Secondly, I can’t believe you guys included Muppet Christmas Carol! I thought I was the only one who has it as a much watch during the holidays! I love it! A hilarious, cute, classic!
    Thirdly, A Christmas Story is brilliant! I always have to watch it during the 24 hour marathon on Christmas Eve.

  • The Fashion Careerist

    Home Alone 1 and 2 are my go-to movies over Christmas, I just love the mix of familiarity, hilarity and family-love :)

  • Shelby Subry

    i love all those movies so classic for Christmas but i have to say i really dislike the Christmas story it is annoying to me. i wish they were on tv more often so i could catch them when i’m not busy

  • Winnie

    the holiday!! it does not get any sweeter than arthur abbott.

  • Shelaine Morrison

    I love White Christmas it is my all time favorite. Also, the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

  • Lauren P.

    Love Actually is such a cute movie!

    Best part of holiday movies is the warm, toasty feeling you get :)

  • Miias

    I love Love Actually, specially because of the Portuguese actress and I’m portuguese, so i felt proud of having such a good Portuguese actress in such a good and famous movie, This is actually one of my favorite movies!

  • Gina Mackey

    “”One Magic Christmas”” is one of my all time favorites and who can possibly forget how amazingly wonderful “”It’s A Wonderful Life”” is!

  • Bridget Shelton

    Four Christmas’s is also a favorite of mine. Vince Vaughn is hilarious!

  • Allie King

    So the Christmas Movies I can’t live without are A Christmas Story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas(Jim Carey), A Charlie Brown Christmas(anything Charlie Brown is my favorite)), and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer….Merry Christmas Lauren!!!

  • Tracey

    It’s a Wonderful Life is definitely my fav! :]

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I love all of these movies! Can never get tired of Elf. I love It’s A Wonderful Life as well.


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  • Moni

    1. its a wonderful life
    2. chevy chases Christmas vacation
    3. elf
    4. rudolph
    5. how the grinch stole christmas (new and old)
    6. miracle on 34th street
    7. home alone (1&2)
    8. the santa clause
    9. the year without a santa clause (claymation)
    10. A Christmas Carol (1938)

  • Drew Fewster

    My favourite Christmas movie would probably have to be The Polar Express. It always puts me in the Christmas mood and it has such a great ending.

  • Joanna Kim

    Very nice posts!
    Here is another one:

  • Joanna Kim
  • Kryssy

    My favorite Christmas Movie is It’s A Wonderful Life <3 I watch it every Christmas Eve. Polar Express is right up there too. Happy Holidays everyone!! :o)

  • Jennifer Sercia

    1.The Holiday
    2.The Ref
    3.Love Actually
    5.All I Want For Christmas
    6.The Family Stone
    7.Christmas Vacation (National Lampoons)
    8.Home Alone
    9.Home Alone 2
    10.Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    If you haven’t seen The Ref, its a dark comedy for Christmas, so funny!

  • Nathalie Maxey

    I love many of these, but Elf is my favorite! Absolutely love it!!! :)

    XO Nat

  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    Love Home Alone and Elf, too! My new favorite Holiday film is Love Under the Christmas Table! It airs on Lifetime :) Definitely worth checking out!

  • Jandra

    Love Actually is tied in first place with it’s a wonderful life. I’m not a big christmas movie person but those I absolutely love those films!

  • Maria Ayala

    “”How the Grynch Stole Christmas”” human version is my number one favorite, Then it’s “”Elf”” and then it’s “”The Holiday””

    • jenn

      How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the greatest Christmas movies EVER. Thank you for reminding me, time to go watch it now!

  • Kylie Miller

    Elf and The Christmas Story will always be my favorites! Check out my blog: http://thechicstreetblog.blogspot.com/

  • Caitlin Loder

    What about The Preacher’s Wife? Or Christmas in Connecticut?

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • Lala Marie

    Also It’s A Wonderful Life is a great movie

  • maria garcia-mayorca

    These are my favorites: The Family Stone; Home Alone 1 and 2; Love Actually; and of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas :)

  • Emily Fromme

    Love Actually is definitely one of my favorites. Christmas in Connecticut, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, The Bishop’s Wife, It’s A Wonderful Life, Holiday Affair and It Happened on Fifth Avenue are my favorite Old Hollywood holiday films. :)
    Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies are really wonderful too!

  • http://pinterest.com/elliegusta Ellie Monroe

    Where is “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”? That is a most watch movie, you can’t have Christmas without it.

  • Petra Banka

    or where is Miracle on 34th Street ?

  • Crystal

    You need to watch the classic “Holiday Inn” staring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. My ultimate favorite!


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