Feature Image by Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, which means it’s time to binge all the movies. So take your “Netflix and chill” mantra to the next level and watch the classics below to get into the holiday spirit.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas might be more of a Halloween film, but it’s still a fun classic to turn on during the holidays (we can’t be the only ones who sing along). It follows Jack, the Pumpkin King, as he kidnaps Santa and somehow saves Christmas after completely ruining it.


You may not have heard of Snowtime!, but once you watch it, kids and adults alike will add it to their annual holiday must-watch list. This animated movie follows a group of kids during their winter break as they engage in a massive snowball fight that lasts throughout their time off school — let’s just say it’s utterly adorable.

White Christmas

Come on, how could it be the holidays without watching White Christmas and singing along to its iconic song, “White Christmas?” This 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen is pretty much the epitome of a dreamy Christmas movie. It has singing, dancing, romance, and snow…what more could you want?

Beauty and the Beast

OK, we know that Beauty and the Beast isn’t necessarily a holiday film, but it’s a feel-good film that everyone’s familiar with. The 2017 live-action version is so beautiful that it’ll make you want to watch every Disney movie you own all season long. Plus, it’s winter year-round at Beast’s castle, so that counts as a holiday movie to us.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

While we’d watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas no matter what time of year it is, it’s socially acceptable during winter, so get on it. Thanks to Jim Carrey, the classic Dr. Seuss tale is brought to life in an even more bright and magical way.

Cool Runnings

It’s been more than 20 years since Disney released Cool Runnings, and it’s still one of the funniest movies about winter sports we’ve ever seen. The 1993 comedy is about the first-ever Jamaican bobsled team as they try and make it to the Olympics. Oh, and it stars Jon Candy, which is always a good idea.

12 Dates of Christmas

You might remember the 12 Dates of Christmas from Freeform, and now you can watch it on Netflix, too. It combines Christmas magic, bad dates, and a series of déjà vu moments for the ultimate holiday rom-com.


Gremlins isn’t your typical happy holiday movie, but it is a classic. The 1984 film is about a young man who receives a mysterious monster for Christmas, and things get a little out of control…and scary.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones’s Diary, starring Renee Zellweger, might not be the first movie you think of when you start watching holiday films, but it should be. The film both begins and ends around the holiday season (at the Jones’s annual New Year’s party), has hilarious Christmas sweaters, holiday food, and too many good scenes that take place in the snow — it’s a win-win.

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman

Who doesn’t love Frosty the Snowman? As one of the most beloved childhood characters surrounding the holidays, we highly recommend watching the 2005 animated movie all about Frosty spreading magic and happiness to the town of Evergreen.

Bad Santa

Get ready to LOL because Bad Santa is a good one. This movie is about a conman who poses as Santa (played by Billy Bob Thornton) in order to rob stores on Christmas Eve. The story does take a positive turn and has more than a few laughs in it — so whether you’re naughty or nice, you’ll enjoy this flick.

Which holiday movie are you adding to your queue? Let us know in the comments below!

xx, The FabFitFun Team