Religious observance aside, Christmas is primarily about enjoying the spirit of giving in all its mass-marketing goodness. Glittering lights, presents galore and a feast that rivals that of Thanksgiving all amounts to creating an atmosphere that is all about family. And classic Christmas movies really emphasize this notion. Because aside from the spectacle and the A-list cast, films about the season all impart the importance of togetherness and enjoying each other’s company.
The myriad of holiday movies make choosing our favorites somewhat difficult. Over the years, Hollywood has taken advantage of the hoopla surrounding the season, offering moviegoers cinematic tales filled with Christmas cheer. But it is the great ones that make their way onto television sets every year, reminding families that spending time with loved ones is the most important gift of all.