There’s just something magical about Christmas movie marathons, don’t you think? I mean, sure, Halloween has its creepy flicks, and Thanksgiving throws in a few treats, but it’s that late December vibe—with the chance of snow and those cozy dark evenings—that turns movie-watching into a festive art form.
Here, we wanted to share the holiday spirit by highlighting three musical gems that will make your Christmas movie tradition even more special. Because, let’s face it, with family around and the excuse to indulge until you’re practically in a food coma, movies become the real MVPs of the season.
So, without further ado, here are three musical Christmas films that every festive soul should have on their watchlist.
Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas (2022)
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton? Last year, she graced us with her latest holiday masterpiece, the musical marvel titled “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.” Picture this: an effortlessly enjoyable movie starring the iconic Dolly, surrounded by the festive vibes we all adore. And it’s not just Dolly stealing the show—prepare yourself for a musical feast featuring the incredible talents of Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, and a bunch more.
This gem is like a warm hug at the end of the day, perfect for unwinding, or you can let it serenade you in the background while you work your magic in the kitchen preparing that scrumptious Christmas dinner. Trust me, it’s the holiday spirit we all need.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
You know, when it comes to 1960s musical cartoon gems, the Charlie Brown gang truly hit the jackpot with their 30-minute Christmas special. It’s like they crafted the blueprint for the ultimate modern-day holiday soundtrack. All thanks to the genius of piano player and composer Vince Guaraldi, who absolutely aced it with his score for this timeless classic.
If, by some holiday miracle, you haven’t witnessed the magic yet, here’s your friendly nudge: make plans tonight to experience it. And if you’re already part of the Charlie Brown Christmas fan club, well, tonight’s a perfect excuse to revisit the joy all over again. Trust me, it’s a festive tradition that never gets old.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Alright, let’s settle the debate: is it a Halloween movie, a Christmas movie, or the best of both worlds? Enter the fan-favorite, cult classic that’s a joyous ride for the whole family. Picture this: a perfect fusion of Tim Burton’s quirky genius and the enchanting musical vibes by none other than Danny Elfman. This movie not only dances on the line between odd and spooky but also brings the festive cheer of Christmas right to the forefront.
And here’s a pro-tip for your holiday movie marathon: pair it up for a fantastic double-feature with the 1966 musical cartoon gem, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Trust me, it’s a combo that’ll have you singing carols and doing the monster mash all in one sitting. Movie night, anyone?