It's Christmas but it's kinda weird. With the COVID lockdown, many families are opting not to make their vulnerable members sick. So, it's a virtual event, but memories of Christmas and how it can be are just a movie away. Here's my top 10 favorites for Lockdown Christmas that make you smile.
And there is a genre for everyone! I will help you find what you need right now -
If you are a baby boomer and want to recall your childhood and believe in magic again -
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A single mother wants to raise her daughter in the real world, but when faced with a potentially real Santa, miracles happen! Starring a young Natalie Wood.
If you miss the insanity of family descending upon your for Christmas and really need a laugh instead of tears -
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This Chevy Chase movie has become a classic to many. When you want the perfect Christmas but all your family is quirky and your Christmas wish is in danger....
If you are a baby boomer and want to relive a long-ago time period when things were simpler -
A Christmas Story
The Midwest in the 1940s and a boy carries a wish for a BB gun, against all the odds of protective parents.
If you want laughs and to believe in Christmas magic again -
An orphan raised by elves at the North Pole finds out he's a human and goes in search of his real dad in New York, a man who is on Santa's naughty list. Starring Will Ferrell.
If you want total laughs and a bit of mistiness included -
Christmas With the Kranks
Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. A husband and wife find themselves with an empty nest at Christmas and decide to go on a cruise, only the neighborhood is not happy with them cancelling Christmas.
If you simply want to be a kid again -
When the youngest child's family goes on a Christmas Vacation, they forget to count him on the plane. This crafty 8-year-old guards his home against his biggest fears.
If you like Christmas, but you love horror -
You fall in love with this quirky family trying to have a warm family Christmas while mysterious and scary things happen around them and threaten their lives.
If you're a Hallmark Christmas romance kinda person -
A Very Merry Mix-Up
A newly-engaged woman goes to visit her fiance's family and a serious of mishaps has her at the wrong house and falling for the man she believes is her fiance's brother.
If you want to feel Christmas is truly in the air, go to your childhood again -
Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
This cartoon classic is a standard watch, along with "Santa Claus is Coming To Town," "Frosty the Snowman," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." When a reindeer is born with a glowing nose, he is shunned until a blizzard makes his "handicap" his "strength."
If stressful times have you down and you need a reason to plod on -
It's a Wonderful Life
When a family man loses everything financially, he thinks he has failed, until the love of his family teaches him differently.
A Christmas Carol
Black Christmas (horror)
A Bad Mom's Christmas (one of my faves!)
Home Alone 2
Hallmark Christmas Movies
The Santa Clause
The Christmas Chronicles
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
While You Were Sleeping