You know that feeling when you're visited by an angel and they has tons of great advice, but all you can think about is how the angel is totally trying to make a play for your wife? That's the plot of this highly charming movie.
Think "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (a.k.a. the Nativity story), and add in some friendly camels and a cute donkey named Bo. This one is obviously great for kids, and is about a team of animals who end up having an accidental *starring* role in Jesus' birth story.
If you watch one movie this Christmas, make it A Christmas Carol. This film is all about finding the true meaning of Christmas, and most importantly teaches us to be generous and giving to those who might not have as much as we do. In the words of Tiny Tim, God bless us, everyone!
Wait, I take it back — if you watch one movie, let it be It's a Wonderful Life, which is about a man who's about to give up everything when an angel comes down from heaven and encourages him get his priorities in order — just in time for Christmas. It's a classic for a reason.
Another movie about finding faith and family, Black Nativity focuses on a kid who ditches his single mom for Christmas in order to spend it with some relatives (including a strict reverend and his wife) in New York City. He learns all kinds of life lessons along the way, and so will you.
Not to be confused with The Notebook, The Note is an admittedly slightly cheesy movie (never change, Hallmark!) about a woman who travels all the way across the country just to deliver a note to someone after she finds it washed ashore on a beach. The Christmas vibes are strong, as are the romance vibes, and the do-the-right-thing vibes.
Prepare yourself: It's hard to get through this movie without crying. The Heart of Christmas is about a little boy named Dax who has cancer — so his family comes together in October and celebrates the holiday season early just to give him one last Christmas.
If you love White Christmas, may we present Holiday Inn, a highly cozy musical Christmas film (starring all the greats!) about not just a love triangle — but a love square. Romance is in the air in this film, but it was made in the '40s so consider it certified family-friendly.
What happens when you're in a fight with your S.O. and then all of a sudden a blizzard forces you to spend time with a random family at Christmas? You learn all kinds of important life lessons, and realize that petty fighting is so NOT what the holidays are about, that's what!
First of all, this movie stars Rob Lowe, so enough said. But it also happens to tell multiple Christmas stories that interlace (Love Actually-style), and revolve around one very important pair of shoes. No spoilers, just watch it.
You can't get more family friendly than this one — it truly has something for everyone, from dance numbers and romance to snowy winter wonderlands and the literal song "White Christmas." (Santa) hats off to Bing Crosby.
Love yourself a Jane Austen-style English period piece? Well this one is about a minister who's determine to make his quaint English village more modern and doesn't believe the local legend than an angel grants miracles to whoever lights their traditional Christmas Candle. Oh yeah, and Susan Boyle's in it.
Oh look, another classic Bing Crosby Christmas movie! This one's about a Father and Sister (in the religious sense) who argue about whether or not a school called — you guessed it — St. Mary's should stay up and running. The answer is, of course it should, because it's full of Christmas spirit!
This sweet kids' movie is fun for the entire family, and is essentially about a little boy who's starting to doubt that Santa exists when he ends up on an adventure-filled trip to the North Pole. The film is basically a giant metaphor for the power of belief, and it's really, really cute.
Already watched and loved The Preacher's Wife? Great, well it's based on The Bishop's Wife, so you'll probably love this too — especially because it stars the very dashing Cary Grant.
What we have here is your classic "Santa runs into problems on Christmas Eve and makes friends with a random family" film — only this one stars Jim Broadbent and is even more heartwarming than usual thanks to some major father-son bonding.
Look, Miss Congeniality is great, but I'm here to argue that While You Were Sleeping is Sandra Bullock's best work of all time. The movie couldn't be more feel good, more romantic, or full of more Christmas cheer, and is all about falling in love and doing the right thing — even when it's the hard thing.
Give a warm welcome back to the original cast of The Best Man, only now with holiday spirit. This film is equal parts hilarious hijinks and emotional heartfelt roller coaster, and while it's probably not kid-friendly (it's rated R for a reason), the values are solid.
In the unlikely event that you haven't seen it, The Family Man is about a high power business man who only cares about money, and finds himself in an alternate reality where he has a happy family with his ex. Hmmm ... wonder which path he'll take?
Starring The Office's Martin Freeman, this movie is about an elementary school teacher who tries to get his students to put on a nativity play ... which naturally spirals into lovable chaos.