12 Movies of Christmas


Brenna Hildebrand

Just like the song, “Twelve Days of Christmas” we have our collection of twelve movies leading up to Christmas.

Miracle on 34th Street A heartwarming holiday story about the importance of childhood wonder, trust, and standing up for what you believe

The Polar ExpressThis movie might just convince you to believe in Santa Claus.

Elf Will Ferrell is destined to make you laugh your pants off as Buddy the Elf.

Frosty the Snowman A movie perfect for kids, it shows the importance of helping others.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas This movie shows that Christmas is in your heart, not under your tree

It’s a Wonderful Life The strong message of being thankful and living life to the fullest never ceases to inspire.

Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer This is a great message about nonconformity: just be yourself, don’t worry if you don’t fit in, get the support of other “misfits,” and you’ll find that there’s strength in numbers.

White Christmas This movie reflects the patriotism that was common in that era, both in movies and in real life.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation This movie is full of silly and unlikely mishaps that are bound to make you laugh.

A Charlie Brown Christmas This movie teaches children and families the importance of Christmas. It is also good for families that want to watch a movie with a “Nativity Christmas.”

Gift of the Magi Any rendition of this story shows how unconditional love can be the most important present for Christmas.

The Year Without a Santa Claus This movie shows the importance of showing people your appreciation.

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