Our Favorite Holiday Moments From TV and Movies
It really is “the most wonderful time of the year”, and what better way to get in the Christmas spirit than watching the most beloved TV and movie moments from the holiday classics? Playing the best Christmas movies and TV shows in the background while you’re wrapping presents, making eggnog, or decorating Christmas cookies is a spectacular addition to the holiday season. Whether you’re in the mood for a heartwarming family scene, a Christmas sing-along, or a hilarious holiday moment, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
A Christmas Carol
This film was the original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol. Often considered one of the most iconic lines in Christmas movie history, it’s the moment when Tiny Tim exclaims, “God bless us everyone!”
Frosty the Snowman
This animated Christmas TV Special first aired in December of 1969, and it remains one of the most-watched holiday shows of all time. The Frosty the Snowman sing-along is a great way to bring the entire family together.
It's A Wonderful Life
In this classic Christmas movie, an angel reminds George Bailey of all the family and friends he has positively impacted, and it makes for a heartwarming holiday film. One of the best movie moments takes place at the end of the story when George’s daughter happily shouts, “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings!”
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Who doesn’t love the hopeful tale of a Christmas-hater who has a change of heart? The end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas reminds us all that “maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more.”
It’s the story of an adopted elf who leaves the North Pole in hopes of finding his father in New York City. This movie is a great choice if you’re searching for a holiday laugh. One of the best movie moments occurs when Buddy the elf hears the news that “Santa” is coming to town.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
This 1965 animated TV special follows Charlie Brown as he searches for the true meaning of Christmas. This movie moment features Linus and Charlie Brown as they have an adorable conversation focusing on the holiday season.
This touching scene is the moment when Kevin realizes - after being home alone for several days - how much he misses his family and asks Santa to bring them home for Christmas.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
It’s the song that plays in our heads constantly during Christmastime, but Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer TV special is definitely worth mentioning! This is the adorable moment when Rudolph meets his first crush; he later joyfully exclaims, “She said I’m cute!”
A Christmas Story
This beloved holiday film follows the life of a young boy named Ralphie as he navigates the Christmas season. A Christmas Story’s most iconic scene is when a double dog dare goes terribly wrong.
The Family Stone
There is bound to be some type of mayhem at a family Christmas party; this scene is ridiculously funny because it’s so relatable. The Family Stone follows the holiday season of one chaotic family as they get to know their brother’s new girlfriend.
The Andy Griffith Show - Christmas Story
The Christmas TV special of The Andy Griffith Show features an uplifting family sing-along of “Away in a Manger”. It's sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Miracle on 34th Street
Santa does it again! This moving movie moment features Santa Clause as he uses sign language to communicate with a young deaf girl. It’s enough to make even Ebenezer Scrooge tear up.