What better way to get into the Holiday spirit than watching classic Christmas movies? Better yet, why not watch a Christmas movie every day for 12 days leading up to Christmas?

To save you the time and effort, I've compiled a list of the best Christmas movies ever made in order of greatness. Think of it as an "Advent Movie List" of sorts. 

Have I missed any of your favorite flicks? Let me know in the comments below. 


#12 - December 14
Jingle All the Way

Arnie Schwartzenegger in a Christmas movie... what more could you ask for, really? IT'S TURBO TIME!

#11 - December 15
Miracle on 34th Street

Santa has a little too much to drink, gets institutionalized and a lawyer and Matilda try to prove he's the real deal. BAM Holiday Spirit. 

#10 - December 16
The Holiday

Two women decide they need a break from life so they do a VRBO house swap and trade places. Oh, and Jude Law.

#9 - December 17
(Disney's) A Christmas Carol

It takes three ghosts for Ebeneezer Scrooge to realize he's been a bit of a dick his entire life. Bah Humbug!

#8 - December 18
Arthur Christmas

Finally! A movie that explains how Santa manages to deliver billions of presents to children around the world in one night. You're welcome.

#7 - December 19
Home Alone

A tiny terror terrorizes terrible intruders. An undeniable Christmas classic.


#6 - December 20
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Griswalds try to plan the perfect Christmas, but we all know things never go quite as planned. 

#5 - December 21
(Dr. Seuss') How the Grinch Stole Christmas

"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more."

#4 - December 22
Love Actually

Nine plot-lines. A bunch of actors you know and love. The culmination: Christmas Eve.


#3 - December 23
Christmas with the Kranks

The great Christmas classic about an attempt to skip Christmas all-together. Go figure... 

#2 - December 24 - Christmas Eve!
The Polar Express

The perfect movie to watch on Christmas Eve... this stunning classic is about always believing in the magic of Christmas.

#1 - December 25 - Christmas Day!

Arguably the best Christmas movie ever made and Will Ferrell's greatest work. Take in the glory that is Elf while opening presents on Christmas Day.