There is something about watching classic holiday movies that just makes us feel like kids again. Sure, there’s a ton of new options out there now, available to watch on a bazillion channels and streaming platforms, but nothing compares to the old-school flicks we watched as youngsters. Whether you’re feeling apprehensive about the season and need to get your head in the holiday game, or you’re just really ready to get festive, old-school holiday movies never disappoint.
Who cares if you’ve seen these films a million times? Yes, you’ve got the dialogue memorized and yes, you know how they end, but that’s part of what makes these movies so great. The familiarity and tradition behind them are super comforting. That’s why we’ve rounded up our top 12 favorite holiday movies ahead. Just put any one of these on, snuggle up with a mug of hot cocoa, and prepare to get that festive feeling ASAP.