Which Christmas Movie Should You Watch?
You've decked the halls, wrapped the presents, hung every stocking by the chimney with care, and now it's time to relax. But what Christmas movie should you curl up beside? The market for Christmas cheer in film is pretty saturated, and it's hard to know what to watch. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Take our quiz to find out what kind of Christmas movie is right for you.
1. What's your favorite Christmas carol?
A. White Christmas
B. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
C. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
D. Santa, Baby
2. What will you be wearing to the Christmas party?
A. Something vintage
B. An ugly Christmas sweater
C. The whole getup: reindeer headband, light-up necklace, Rudolph nose, you name it
D. Something cute and red
3. What channel will you be tuned into over the holiday break?
B. Comedy Central
C. Cartoon Network
4. What's your favorite part about Christmas?
A. Making memories with family
B. Being able to spend time with friends
C. How everything feels so magical
D. The mistletoe
5. Who's your favorite reindeer?
Mostly A's: A Retro Christmas Movie
Sure, they might have made a third Santa Clause movie, but older Christmas movies have endured for a reason: They're fabulous and timeless. So indulge in the warm, sepia-tinged nostalgia that Christmas brings and watch some of these classic films that even your grandma will love.
Movies: White Christmas, It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol (the George C. Scott made-for-television version, of course), The Bishop's Wife, Miracle on 34th Street (really, either version, even the one with Mara Wilson), Meet Me in St. Louis, Holiday Inn
Mostly B's: A Funny Christmas Movie
Maybe you're not the biggest fan of Christmas, or maybe you're practically another one of Santa's elves. Either way, you know how to have a good time. After all, what better way to celebrate any holiday than laughing at how it's all a little ridiculous?
Watch: Scrooged, A Christmas Story, Elf, Bad Santa, The Santa Clause, The Muppet Christmas Carol
Mostly C's: An Animated Christmas Movie
Childish? Far from it. You're just whimsical, is all. And is this the season for you! There's enough animated Christmas movies for you to have your fill of childlike wonder and then some. So bask in the world of magic and fantasy, my little elf!
Watch: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Jack Frost
Mostly D's: A Romantic Christmas Movie
Christmas is the season for crushes. All the lights, the snow, the mistletoe... it's practically rife for romance. It's Valentine's Day without the expectation. Is it cheesy? Maybe, but we don't blame you. Go ahead, watch a Christmas movie and live out your romantic fantasy, complete with a happy ending.
Watch: Love Actually (duh), White Christmas, The Holiday, The Family Stone, Elf