With Christmas just one week away, we felt that it was time to start binge-watching our holiday favorites (again). Here’s a list of the ones we love, and why we love them!

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

This is the film that gave us “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and for that, it’s cemented on my holiday must-watch list. Recced by: The Collectress

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

This film is a holiday tradition for many families, mine included. I can think of very few other movies that show how precious every life is, even when that person feels worthless. This is so much more than just a Christmas movie, and it gives me the feels every damn time. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

So, is the old man really Santa Claus? That’s the mystery of this classic Maureen O’Hara movie. The best part? The movie isn’t even really about Christmas; it’s about having faith in the people around you. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer

White Christmas (1954)

It really isn’t the holiday season until I watch this one with my mother. I’ve seen it at least 50 times, but the more I watch it, the more I love it. (And if you can, also see it on stage. It’s magical) Recced by: The Collectress

I love the holiday season. Decorations at my house go up as soon as Thanksgiving is over, while Christmas music hits the stereo around Halloween. As soon as school is out for me and the kid, we spend much of our time snuggled up in the living room with a fire, fresh baked cookies and a Christmas movie. So, let’s pop a bowl of popcorn, roast a few marshmallows and enjoy a few good films, shall we?

5) Gremlins

I want a Gizmo for Christmas and I cross my hearts I will not feed him after midnight. These mischievous monsters will steal your heart and your car keys in this classic eighties film that just happens to be set at Christmas time.