12 Nights Of Christmas Movies – All Time Favorite Family Classics

favorite family christmas movies

It’s December and that means only one thing. Christmas movies nights. Family snuggled under blankets with a big bowl of caramel popcorn and hot cocoa. 

There are movies you can watch over and over again, classics that everyone loves. Heart-warming moments, comic situations, big wishes and personal growth wrapped up in a big bow. 

With twinkly lights and snowy views get into the Christmas spirit.



12 of the most beloved family Christmas movies for 12 nights before Christmas, listed in no particular order.


Memorable quote “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.”

And this conversation

Neil: What about Santa’s reindeer? Have you ever seen a reindeer fly?

Charlie: Yes.

Neil: Well, I haven’t.

Charlie: Have you ever seen a million dollars?

Neil: No.

Charlie: Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.


Memorable quote “MAX. HELP ME… I’m FEELING.”

And this conversation

Cindy Lou Who: Santa?

The Grinch: WHAT?

Cindy Lou Who: Don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he’s actually kinda… sweet.

The Grinch: SWEET? You think he’s sweet?

Cindy Lou Who: Merry Christmas, Santa.

The Grinch: Nice kid… baaad judge of character.


Memorable quote “Would it please the court if I gave you your Christmas card? I don’t think I’ll see you again. Unless I get arrested which is highly unlikely because it’s Christmas Eve and I’m going to bed uncharacteristically early.”

And this conversation

Kris Kringle: Well, I would greatly like to oblige, Mr. Collins, but I cannot make this reindeer fly.

Ed Collins: I didn’t think so.

Kris Kringle: He only flies on Christmas Eve.

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Memorable quote “This is Germany, Father. They drive on the right. National dish: sausage.”

And this conversation

Arthur: I’ve got a phobia of being beheaded – and heights, and speed, and reindeer, and buttons.

Grandsanta: Buttons?

Arthur: Yeah, I’m pretty much scared of everything.



Memorable quote “You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?”

And this conversation

Nora Krank: You forgot the white chocolate!

Luther Krank: They didn’t have any.

Nora Krank: Did you talk to Rex?

Luther Krank: Who’s Rex?

Nora Krank: The butcher.


Memorable quote “If there’s one thing reindeer can smell, it’s fear.”

And this conversation

Teddy: Can’t you just wave your hand, and like, Jedi mind-trick the cops?

Santa Claus: I’m Santa Claus, Teddy, not Yoda.

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Memorable quote “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”

And this conversation

Emily: You like sugar, huh?

Buddy: Is there sugar in syrup?

Emily: Yes.

Buddy: Then YES!


Memorable quote “Ho, ho, but no matter. Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.”

And this conversation

Flick: Are you kidding? Stick my tongue to that stupid pole? That’s dumb!

Schwartz: That’s ’cause you know it’ll stick!

Flick: You’re full of it!

Schwartz: Oh yeah?

Flick: Yeah!

Schwartz: Well I double-DOG-dare ya!

Schwartz: I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya!


Memorable quote “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

And this conversation

Hero Boy: Thank you.

The Conductor: No, thank YOU. The thing about trains… it doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.

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Memorable quote “Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together.”

And this conversation

Clark: Our holidays were always such a mess.

Clark Sr.: Oh, yeah.

Clark: How’d you get through it?

Clark Sr.: I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels.


Memorable quote “Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.”

And this conversation

Kevin McCallister: Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?

Clerk: Well, I don’t know. It doesn’t say, hon.

Kevin McCallister: Well, could you please find out?


Memorable quote “Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.”

And this conversation

Patty: Try to catch snowflakes on your tongue. It’s fun.

Linus Van Pelt: Mmm. Needs sugar.

Lucy Van Pelt: It’s too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.

Linus Van Pelt: They sure look ripe to me.



What are your favorite family Christmas movies? Share with us in the comments and have a very merry Christmas!


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