There are a handful of Christmas films that I look forward to watching every year. There are some movies that I wanted to add to this list like Soul Food and Bridgette Jones' Diary and The Wiz and Why Did I Get Married and Serendipity, but they only had snow in them or scenes that occurred during Christmas, so they really aren't Christmas movies per se, and thus did not make the official list.
Here's the quick and dirty in no particular order...
1. This Christmas (2007)
The first time I saw this one, it became an instant favorite. And NOT just because it stars all back people cast in a severely normal an non-stereotypical roles (although that almost does it for me every time). Two words: Loretta Divine. And the boys in this film are the perfect bag of chocolatey caramel eye-candy!
2. Perfect Holiday (2007)
See above, except replace "Loretta Divine" with Gabrielle Union. Plus-->QUEEN LATIFAH! Can we get her in more films please?
3. Love Actually (2003)
4. The Family Stone (2005)
Hello? Totally normal dysfunctional people, totally normal dysfunctional relationships, Diane Keaton, realistically complicated and unconditional family love, and Carey!...I mean Sarah Jessica Parker!
5. A Christmas Story (1983)
This one is on the list because, isn't it supposed to be on every list? Because I hear it's really good. I was too young to see it when it came out, and had lost interest in it by the time I was old enough. I have seen bits of it...like the dog eating the turkey, and the tongue stuck to the frozen lamp pole, an the fishnets lamp, but...meh. Still, I look forward to seeing the whole thing every year. Maybe this year I'll watch it. if not this year, then the next.