’90s Christmas Movies That You Should Watch Again
The holiday season is just upon us, and as we look forward to the feasts and festivities with our families, let’s admit we are just as excited to be bums for a couple of days, too. Without work on our minds and a lot of time on our hands, Christmas is the perfect chance to plop down in front of the television and re-watch some of our favorite films that we grew up with. Here are ’90s Christmas movies to watch again to bring back the spirit of yesteryears!
1Home Alone (1990)
Who can forget Macaulay Culkin in his heyday? Playing eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, he accidentally gets left home after his family leaves for a holiday vacation. This film has always had us in fits of laughter; just watching his schemes to scare away two con men from robbing his house is enough to have us wanting more. No one can really say what happened to the promising child actor now, but at least we’ll always have the smart, little devil, Kevin McCallister, to kerep us company in Home Alone.
2The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The stop-motion animated musical from the brains of Tim Burton lives on until today with its Christmas Carol-esque plot and of course the songs we can still sing along to. Also a popular Halloween movie, the film follows Jack (Halloweentown’s pumpkin king), as he tries to kidnap Santa Claus and take over his role. With a score by the Danny Elfman and the unconventional love story of Jack and Sally, A Nightmare Before Christmas is definitely one of the ’90s Christmas movies to watch so that you feel like a kid again.
3Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
If you never believed in Santa Claus as a child, this is the movie to make you think twice. A six-year-old Susan Walker is skeptical of the existence of Santa Claus until she meets a man hired by her mother to pose as him for Macy’s Department. With a name like Kris Kringle, who wouldn’t think he was absolutely crazy to claim he is the real Santa? But all it takes is a little Christmas magic to prove them all wrong. If you want a tearjerker this holiday season, Miracle on 34th Street is the film for you.
4The Santa Clause (1994)
Contrary to the last film, The Santa “Clause” is a play on the word for exactly the trouble Tim Allen’s character gets into. After accidentally killing a man in a Santa suit, Scott (Tim Allen) is forced to take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. He thinks this is all just a dream until reality bites and he starts turning into the real Claus, big belly and all. Scott learns a little more about the value of Christmas and family as he tries to regain the relationship he once had with his son and ex-wife.
5The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Another musical on this list, The Muppet Christmas Carol is a remake of the old-time classic from Charles Dickens, wherein iconic characters are reenacted by the Muppets themselves! If you don’t already know this story by heart, A Christmas Carol is about a miserable, old man named Scrooge who absolutely hates Christmas. He is visited by the three spirits of Christmas: past, present, and future, who try to correct him and his spiteful, stingy ways. Who wouldn’t want to see Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy on screen once more? The Muppets Christmas Carol is one of those ’90s Christmas movies that is a must-watch, for that trip down memory lane!
6Jingle All The Way (1996)
Oh boy, don’t you just miss watching Arnold Schwarzenegger in movies? We all loved him as The Terminator, but we can’t forget his incredible performance as a dad in the touching Christmas flick, Jingle All The Way. Arnie plays Howard Langston, an egocentric workaholic, who wants to make it up to his son by buying him the toy he’s been asking for. Unfortunately, this toy has long been sold out. This film will have you gripping your couch seat as you watch Arnold (always in action) devise scheme after scheme to find the toy and make his boy happy. And along the way, maybe he may even realize the true meaning of Christmas, too.
7Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Being the movie that comes to mind during the Christmas season, Home Alone is followed by Home Alone 2. You can marathon them one after the other. In its sequel, we are reunited with Kevin McCallister, who this time has gotten himself lost in the airport and mistakenly takes a plane that brings him to New York. Never the timid one, Kevin goes on an adventure of his own in the Big Apple, until he is reacquainted with our beloved Sticky Bandits from the first film. We again enjoy Kevin’s funny but vicious plan to take down the two con men before they rob a Christmas toy store right before the holiday arrives. So if Home Alone is already on queue to play, Home Alone 2 is a definite shoe-in on this list of ’90s Christmas movies to watch again!
This holiday season, take a break and grab a bowl of popcorn for your classic-Christmas-flick binge. You may have seen all of these growing up or have yet to watch any of them, but rest assured, this list recommends some of the best holiday films made in our generation and time. You can’t go wrong with these ’90s Christmas movies to watch again, especially if you feel like taking a trip down memory lane.