Note: This list was initially posted on my personal bog, but I have improved it just for you.

Just in case you are looking for seasonal entertainment, I have compiled a list of both Christmas in Movies and Movies at Christmas. Before planning your Family Home Evening around one of these, though, please preview the movie–not all are appropriate for all. Also, not all will elevate your mood. But some will.

True: MPAA ratings mean nothing to me. If Rs offend you, prepare to be offended.

Click on the title to watch the trailer of each.

About a Boy
An Affair to Remember
The Apartment
Bridget Jone’s Diary
The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant version)
Bright Eyes
Cast Away
Catch me if You Can
A Christmas Story
Deck the Halls
Edward Scissorhands
The Godfather
The Holiday
Holiday Inn
Home Alone
The Hudsucker Proxy
In Bruges
It’s a Wonderful Life
Joyeux Noel (sorry–I don’t have the skillz to include appropriate French punctuation)
Kramer vs. Kramer
The Little Princess
Little Women
Love Actually
Mean Girls
Meet Me in St. Louis
Mixed Nuts
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Nightmare before Christmas
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
The Shop around the Corner
Small One (animated short)
The Snowman
When Harry Met Sally
While You were Sleeping
White Christmas
You’ve Got Mail

Special Shout-outs to:

Small One–If I had to choose one of these movies to show my children, this is the one I would choose. It includes the Nativity but tells it through a different perspective, one that will hook your kids’ interest. Running about 30 minutes, it is ideal for FHE or (gasp) a very special Primary. I think you can find the whole thing on You Tube, but that would be a crappy viewing experience. I bought this on one of those Disney animated shorts Christmas compilation about 5 years ago. I think that is your best bet. Worth it.

The Muppet Christmas Carol–this is, in my opinion, the best Christmas Carol ever. Better than Dickens. Granted, I did not see the Patrick Stewart one- man-show version, but my bet is for anything that includes Animal.

Meet Me in St. Louis–Family favorite. I have probably seen this movie more times than any other on this list. It will get you singing.

Joyeux Noel–This is the only foreign language film on the list. If you watch it, you will not only enjoy it, but you will be elevated to the level of Artsy Fartsy. I know you can’t resist now.

What are your favorites?