Christmas Movies to Watch

Updated 9/1/2020

Every year we watch a Christmas movie on Christmas Even. It’s key that the movie have some schlock but not too much schlock.

Guess Who is Coming to Christmas – Nick Lachey plays a jaded rock star.

Metropolitan – Indie movie from 1990, 90% on RT and 3.5 from Ebert. Backdrop is NYC young adults and Christmas.

The Apartment – Jack Lemon and Shirley McClain in a melancholy comedy.

The Thin Man – Comedy/Mystery from 1934. 97% on RT, 4/4 from Ebert.

Christmas Prince – This is probably a serious condidate for christmas eve if we’re looking for decent cheese.

Comfort and Joy – Quirky comedy set in Glasgow. 100% on limited reviews.

White Reindeer – Dark comedy with surprising heart set at Christmas. One review compared it to Bad Santa. 90% on RT.

Last Christmas – It was released last month and I am not sure if I’ll have it this year.

A Christmas Tale – French movie set at christmas. We actually saw this one but I remember very little.

The Feast of Seven Fishes – An American family celebrates Christmas by honoring their Italian roots. 100% on RT.

Home for the Holidays – Dysfunctional family at Christmas. Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr.

Small Town Christmas – Author Nell Phillips’ first book has become a surprise best-seller of the Christmas season. Nell’s last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turner, a young man she met over five years ago . 71% on RT.

8 Women – Eight women in a snowy cabin for the holidays. Comedy/mystery/musical, stars famous french actresses. Over-the-top good time.

Pete’s Christmas – Family movie, safe for kids.

12 Days of Christmas – Childhood friends come home for xmas during their first year away at school.

Remember the Night – Barbara Stanwyck

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