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See what TVGuide.com users watch to get in the holiday spirit

1 of 16 TNT

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas is definitely my favorite. It's such a beautiful story. I love the music, and Boris Karloff's narration is just perfect. It makes me cry every time I watch it (but in a good way). Chuck Jones was a genius!" — lizzygilly
2 of 16 (c) 1965 United Features Syndicate/CBS

A Charlie Brown Christmas

"Charlie Brown. 'Nuff said. Linus... amazing." — The72John
3 of 16 Liberty Films/NBC

It's A Wonderful Life

"My all time fave is It's a Wonderful Life. I watch it every Christmas Eve." — blueanc
4 of 16 Paramount Pictures/Kobal Collection

White Christmas

"The only holiday show I watch every year and any time its on is White Christmas with Bing Crosby. There is no better Christmas movie than this one." — mooncloser
5 of 16 Rankin Bass Productions/ABC Family

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

"My fave [is] Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." — dream418
6 of 16 20th Century Fox Home Video

Home Alone

"My all-time favorite is Home Alone! I always remember it being on at family Christmas parties, getting me excited for the holiday. That movie will always and forever stand out in my mind as being a classic." — carehoff
7 of 16 Classic Media/CBS

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

"I love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." — rally4gg
8 of 16 Warner Bros/Kobal Collection

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

"I absolutely love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. [It] never [fails] to get me into the Christmas spirit." — ErikaD
9 of 16 (c)1969 Golden Books/CBS

Frosty the Snowman

"Hard to choose because there are so many great ones! I love… Frosty." — jasobres
10 of 16 20th Century Fox/Kobal Collection

Miracle on 34th Street

"Miracle on 34th Street , the black and white version with Natalie Wood, is the ultimate holiday classic to me. It's a lift your heart kind of movie from the beginning until the end." — lordball
11 of 16 New Line Cinema


"Elf with Will Ferrell is my favorite new classic. It is hilarious and good clean fun! That movie gets better every time you watch it." — youneedajohnhug
12 of 16 Rankin Bass Productions/ABc Family

The Year Without a Santa Claus

"Heat Miser. Snow Miser. A message about actually taking the time to appreciate Christmas. For me, the best holiday special of all time is A Year Without a Santa Claus." — sirlizard
13 of 16 Classic Media/UPA

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

"Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol has been unjustly overlooked. The Merrill-Styne lyrics to this cartoon musical are well worth renting the DVD to view the entire, unedited version. Very touching and witty." — sanjena
14 of 16 TNT

A Christmas Story

"A Christmas Story! That one is the best. We have watched it in my family on Christmas for years, even before it caught on to the craze it is today. Heck, I even have my own mini leg lamp!" — chimi1022
15 of 16 Paramount Pictures/Kobal Collection

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

"Kicking off the entire seasonal movies/TV episodes should be Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It's the perfect movie to begin the entire holiday season." — arsky
16 of 16 Paramount Pictures/Kobal Collection


"Scrooged is a must." — hamactor1