Love Christmas movies but can’t seem to find the right ones on television? Try one of these classic titles, old and new, from the library. Fix a cup of hot chocolate, sit back and relax.
Christmas Carol – various versions
Classic Dickens story about a bitter old man who’s given a chance for redemption when three ghosts come to visit him on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Story – Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin
Elf – Will Farrell, Bob Newhart
A young orphan child mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag and is transported back to the North Pole to be raised as an elf. Years later, Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York to find his true identity.
Fred Claus – Vince Vaughn, Elizabeth Banks
Fred Claus has lived in his little brother’s shadow for most of his life. Fred is in jail and Nicholas has to bail him out on the condition he come to the North Pole and repay his debt.
Miracle on 34th Street – Natalie Wood, Maureen O’Hara
The real Santa is hired by Macy’s to play Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but he has to prove in court that he is who he says he is.
Holiday Inn – Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby
Two song and dance men join together and start a hotel that’s open only on holidays.
It’s a Wonderful Life – Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed
George is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic.
White Christmas – Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney
The classic musical about two guys that become a popular song-and-dance team and play at a resort for charity.