Candy canes, eggnog, champagne – oh my! The holiday season is in full swing, tartelettes. In between stalking down the perfect gifts and attending the mad rush of festive parties, we like to wind down with a quiet night here and there. Nothing gets us in the seasonal spirit better than curling up with a warm cup of cheer and a great holiday movie. These are our favorites — ones we re-visit each year. What are yours?

 

Love Actually
This one’s a no-brainer. Charming and clever, with a cast that includes some delicious man candy (hi, Colin!) and fabulous leading ladies.

Elf
Will Ferrell hopped up on maple syrup and Christmas cheer. ‘Nuff said.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Who doesn’t tear up at the end of this classic film?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey makes for an endearing Grinch in this kooky remake of the traditional Dr. Seuss story.

The Polar Express
This movie is simply beautiful, from the gorgeous soundtrack to the stunning graphics to the heartwarming lessons it imparts.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
No list is complete without this hilarious ’80s gem. Who doesn’t  love the ’80s.