Christmas season is the best time of year to snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa, your family, and a classic holiday movie. At Treehut we love this tradition so much that we wanted to share some of our favorites. And please, share some of your favorites along with your Treehut watch and engravings on our Social Media!
1. Miracle on 34th St.
This is an absolute classic that everyone must see (again and again). Miracle on 34th St. is a heart wrenching and essential part of the Christmas season that reminds you that, no matter your age, it’s important to ask yourself, do you believe in Santa Claus? It will undoubtedly be on TV through the holidays but if you can’t wait you can get it here.
2. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
This is one that so many of us grew up with. Three charming holiday tales that connect you with the season and the beautiful Disney Characters that bring the story to life. This brilliant movie is available on Netflix so enjoy it with someone right away!
3. Frosty the Snowman & How the Grinch Stole Christmas
None of the fancy new re-makes here. These two come together, as quintessential Christmas duo from the 60s. A classic Dr. Seuss story about the Grinch’s plot to steal Christmas from the Whos down in Whoville who, in the end, realizes that the Joy of Christmas isn’t about the things and all about the love. And Frosty’s struggle to elude a magician trying to teal his Magic hat. Pure Christmas Joy in these two.
4. Home Alone
Kevin Mcallister is accidentally left behind during a family trip, and he makes the best of it! Great times are had until Harry, and Marv Stern show up. Two burglars targeting Kevin’s families house are in for a surprise when unexpectedly, Kevin is home alone and ready for battle. All in all a hilarious movie that is a hit for the whole family. Check it out on Amazon.
5. Home Alone 2
Ok, we love the Home Alone series. Well, the first two anyway. Home Alone 2, available at Amazon, is a fantastic sequel, set in the city of New York and introduces a whole new group of characters while bringing back the old favorites. From Duncan’s Toys to a snowy central park, this is another worth the watch during the holiday season. Whether the “wet bandits” or the “sticky bandits” Harry and Marv don't stand a chance!
6. Polar Express
A great story based on an even better book, this inspiring adventure story takes a boy who doubts Santa Claus and is losing the Christmas spirit on an unforgettable journey. Whether it’s the book or the movie, this is a story everyone should know. Google has this video available here.
7. A Christmas story
The story of a 9-year-old boy, Ralphie Parker, who’s pretty much always dodging his way out of some jam. Whether it issues with bullies, bb guns or his family, there’s still a holiday struggle for him to overcome. At the very least, you have to watch this to understand the countless references to it you will inevitably hear. Available here on Netflix
8. Nightmare before Christmas
The Nightmare before Christmas is among the unique and memorable Christmas movies ever. Tim Burton put his signature touch on a film that brings the creepy crawly Halloween feel into a movie that, for some people, is their hands down favorite. Worth the watch and available on Netflix.
Elf is a hilarious holiday movie that is as wacky as it is cute. Buddy the Elf has moved to New York via the North Pole and hasn’t been able to fit in at either. Check it out on Netflix for a goofy, hilarious and, at times, heartwarming story.
10. Die Hard
Probably not a traditional movie but a holiday staple in many American households. We entirely can't leave it off the list. Although it may be a little much for some of the younger members of the family, it’s a fantastic move and an even better tradition. Check it out here.
Be sure to share your personal favorite with us!