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The 12 Days of Christmas Movies

Countdown to the Big Day with these Festive Films

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As the snowflakes fall and the carolers sing, it’s time to gather ‘round the screen for a holiday movie countdown. From heartwarming tales to cheerful comedies, these 12 Christmas classics are perfect for the entire family. Merry Christmas, and happy watching!

#1 | "The Holiday" (2006)

#1 | "The Holiday" (2006)

Two women, one from England and one from Los Angeles, swap homes for the holidays, leading to unexpected romance and self-discovery.

#2 | "Jingle All the Way" (1996)

#2 | "Jingle All the Way" (1996)

Arnold Schwarzenegger embarks on a mad dash to find the hottest toy of the season, encountering chaos and hilarity along the way.

#3 | "White Christmas" (1954)

#3 | "White Christmas" (1954)

Two war buddies turned entertainers help their former General revive his failing inn in this musical extravaganza.

#4 | "Klaus" (2019)

#4 | "Klaus" (2019)

Arnold Schwarzenegger embarks on a mad dash to find the hottest toy of the season, encountering chaos and hilarity along the way.

#5 | "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992)

#5 | "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992)

Kermit and Miss Piggy take on Dickens’ classic tale in this musical, Muppet-style adaptation.

#6 | "Noelle" (2019)

#6 | "Noelle" (2019)

Arnold Schwarzenegger embarks on a mad dash to find the hottest toy of the season, encountering chaos and hilarity along the way.

#7 | "The Snowman" (1982)

#7 | "The Snowman" (1982)

In this animated gem, a young boy’s Snowman comes to life, taking him on a magical adventure through the wintry night.

#8 | "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (2017)

#8 | "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (2017)

Follow Charles Dickens as he creates the timeless classic “A Christmas Carol” in this charming and imaginative biographical drama.

#9 | "Prancer" (1989)

#9 | "Prancer" (1989)

A young girl believes she has found one of Santa’s reindeer and is determined to return him to the North Pole.

#10 | "A Boy Called Christmas" (2021)

#10 | "A Boy Called Christmas" (2021)

This enchanting tale follows a young boy named Nikolas on a quest to find his father in the magical North.

#11 | "Scrooged" (1988)

#11 | "Scrooged" (1988)

A modern twist on Dickens’ classic, Bill Murray stars as a cynical TV executive visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

#12 | "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

#12 | "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

George Bailey, shown the impact of his life by a guardian angel, learns the true value of family and community in this timeless tale.

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