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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you love watching holiday movies. There’s something so uplifting and heartwarming about Christmas films, especially comedies. If you need a refresher or need a quick list with the top funny holiday movies, you’re exactly in the right place.
All of my favorite movies are available on DIRECTV STREAM so it’s even easier to have a wonderful family afternoon or night at home. I made a list so that way you can reference it if you are not familiar with the films I included. You will see I included comedies, because I think we could all use a good laugh.
Funny holiday movies are a staple of the season, because they give us all a lighthearted break from the stress of the season. Laughter is the best therapy! These movies often revolve around the chaos and mishaps that can occur during the holiday season, and they frequently feature lovable misfit characters who find themselves in comical situations. They aren’t perfect movies but they are perfect for the hectic holiday season.
The list includes classics from the 90’s because they bring me so much joy. There are two that are a must-see for me every year: “The Santa Clause,” in which Tim Allen’s character accidentally becomes Santa Claus after the real Santa falls off his roof, and “Home Alone,” in which a young boy is accidentally left behind when his family goes on vacation and must defend his home from burglars.
Funny holiday movies provide a welcome dose of humor and cheer during the holiday season. Whether you’re a fan of slapstick comedy, witty dialogue, or wacky misunderstandings, there’s a funny holiday movie out there for everyone. So grab some hot cocoa and a cozy blanket, and settle in for a good laugh with one of these classic holiday comedies.
Looking for other holiday classics? There are many classic Christmas movies that are beloved by millions. Some of the most popular ones include “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and “A Christmas Story.” These movies are known for their heartwarming stories and memorable characters, and they are often considered to be essential viewing during the holiday season.
Top Funny Holiday Movies
Here are my favorite funny holiday movies you can enjoy as a family:
- Home Alone
- Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
- Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
- The Santa Clause
- The Santa Clause 2
- The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Tips for holiday movie night at home
Here are a few tips for a successful family movie night at home:
- Choose a movie that everyone will enjoy. Each family member can suggest their favorite and then everybody votes on the final choice.
- Make sure the movie is age-appropriate for all members of the family. It’s important to consider the content of the movie and whether it might be too scary, violent, or otherwise inappropriate for younger children.
- Set up a comfortable viewing area. This could mean moving furniture around to create a makeshift home theater, or simply setting up a cozy spot on the couch with plenty of pillows and blankets. My kids sometimes even prefer lots of pillows and cushions on the floor.
- Don’t forget snacks! Aside from popcorn, candy and your favorite treats, make hot chocolate or serve sparkling cider to make it extra festive.
- Make sure all cell phones are on silent mode. Even better: leave them in a basket so nobody is tempted to check their phone during the movie.
Overall, the key to a successful family movie night at home is to make it fun and enjoyable for everyone. During the holiday season, make sure it feels as relaxing and laid back as possible. By choosing a movie that everyone will enjoy and setting the stage for a comfortable viewing experience, you can create a memorable and enjoyable night for the whole family.
Don’t forget to visit the DIRECTV STREAM site to check out everything you can watch at home for your Christmas movie night.
What is your favorite funny holiday movie?