Ho! Ho! Ho! A Compendium of Christmas Movies

by | December 28, 2020 | General | 2 comments

While Christmas has passed, many celebrate through Epiphany on January 6. This time of year, I like to play New Age and Celtic Christmas music, bake cookies, decorate the house, trim the tree, and watch Christmas movies.

There are the classic movies like “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, and “We’re No Angels” that I watch every year. I also like unusual Christmas movies like “The Ref”, “Joyeux Noël”, and “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale”. “The Ref” is about a bickering married couple held hostage by a cat burglar over Christmastime. It’s very funny. “Joyeux Noël” is about the World War I Christmas truce. I go into more detail about “Rare Exports” below. Hallmark plays Christmas movies year round, but this time of year they are especially precious – and predictable. There is comfort in predictability, especially during a year that sucked as much as 2020. Here is a drinking game about Hallmark Christmas movies.

Take a drink when a character’s name is related to Christmas (Holly, Nick, Chris, etc.).

Take a drink when a “big city” person is transplanted to a small town.

Take a drink when a newcomer partakes in an old family/town tradition.

Take a drink when you see an ugly sweater or tie.

Finish your drink when it starts snowing on Christmas.

Finish your drink when the Christmas cynic is filled with holiday spirit.

Take a shot when the main charqacters fall in love.

Take a shot when you spot Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, or Danica McKellar.

I recognize Bure and Chabert from Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, which take place in sleepy, small towns where there is a murder every other minute, LOL. It’s called the Cabot Cove effect. These small towns are Murder Central. There is sometimes bloodletting to go with your hot cocoa and mistletoe.

I even like Christmas horror movies such as “Dead End” and “Black Christmas”. A new one to me is “Anna and the Apocalypse”, which is a horror musical comedy. It sounds like ridiculous fun. Anna battle zombies during Christmastime. I like a good horror comedy, and this one promises to be one.

My favorite Christmas movies are “Die Hard”, “A Christmas Carol” (starring Alistair Sim), and “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale”. “Rare Exports” is a recent movie, and it’s incredible. It’s Finnish, and it tells the “true” story of Santa, based on folklore. This isn’t a jolly old elf who goes “ho, ho, ho”. Far from it. I highly recommend it. It makes “best Christmas movie” lists every year.

Here is a list of Christmas movies I recommend. I watch some of them every year, but not all of course because there are only so many hours in the day.


  1. We’re No Angels
  2. The Bishop’s Wife
  3. Holiday Inn
  4. It’s a Wonderful Life
  5. A Christmas Carol (starring Alistair Sim)
  6. Miracle on 34th Street
  7. White Christmas


  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  3. Rankin Bass movies like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


  1. Black Christmas
  2. Dead End
  3. Gremlins
  4. Anna and the Apocalypse
  5. Edward Scissorhands

Other Faves

  1. Die Hard
  2. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  3. The Man Who Invented Christmas
  4. Home Alone
  5. A Christmas Story
  6. Elf
  7. Bad Santa
  8. Hallmark Christmas Movies – Take Your Pick!
  9. Love Actually
  10. Carol
  11. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  12. Scrooged
  13. The Santa Claus
  14. The Ref
  15. Joyeux Noël
  16. The Muppet Christmas Carol

Although Christmas has come and gone, it’s not too late to enjoy a little more holiday cheer. I celebrate through Epiphany. That’s when the tree is supposed to come down, supposed being the operative word. Last year, we didn’t take down the tree until May. This year I hope it comes down before Valentine’s Day. LOL So drink a cup of hot cocoa, turn on your TV, and enjoy love and peace during the holiday season. Let’s hope 2021 gets off to a good start and stays that way.


Elizabeth Black writes in a wide variety of genres including erotica, erotic romance, horror, and dark fiction. She lives on the Massachusetts coast with her husband, son, and her two cats. Her LGBTQ paranormal erotic shifter romance novel “Full Moon Fever” is now available for purchase at Amazon and other book distributors. Her collection of erotic fairy tales, “Happily Ever After: Twisted Versions of Your Favorite Fairy Tales”, is also available at Amazon.

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Elizabeth Black

Elizabeth Black's erotic fiction has been published by Cleis Press, Xcite Books, Scarlet Magazine, Circlet Press, and others. She also writes dark fiction and horror as E. A. Black. She lives in Massachusetts next to the ocean with her husband, son, and three cats. The beach calls to her and she listens.


  1. Lisabet Sarai

    Geez – most of these I’ve never heard of, let alone seen.

    Anyway, I wish you a new year full of unexpected good!

    • Elizabeth Black

      I do like obscure movies, Lisabet, but some I listed are classics. I hope you had a pleasant holiday, and now for the new year. I hope you have a fantastic 2021!

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