7 Must-Watch Holiday Movies

One of the annual traditions that we celebrate during the Holidays is to watch our favorite movies. Our list is composed of films that we grew up watching or movies that we loved as we grew older.

These movies might have been made for different generations but they all invoke the same message---love, family, friends and relationships that we build and nurture. 

We might spend our Holidays thousands of miles apart but we all share the same hope, optimism, expectation and happiness.

Here's our list of seven must-watch Holidays movies for our Christmas film marathon.

1. Love Actually (2003) - From the title of this movie, you would think that it would be more appropriate during Valentine's Day, but the ensemble-cast led by Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Kiera Knightley, makes your Holidays more love-filled with its interwoven stories. Make sure to watch the scene between Andrew Garfield and Kiera Knightley --- simply heartbreaking!

2. White Christmas (1954) - This movie reminds me of my grandparents. Whenever we would spend our Holidays with them, we always watch this film. When my brothers and I were younger, we really wished that we could have a White Christmas since we don't get to have snow in the Philippines.

3. The Sound of Music (1965) - Who doesn't love the Von Trapp Family?! This is an all-time favorite of ours. And we really make sure that our Holidays are filled with The Sound of Music. After watching the movie, we'll spend hours singing the musical numbers.

4. Home Alone (1990) - Macaulay Culkin was super cute in this movie. The funniest and unforgettable scene was when Macaulay was lip-synching to Bing Crosby in front of the mirror.

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) - This is the Muppets take on the Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. Who wouldn't enjoy watching this version with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Mrs. Cratchit and Michael Caine as Scrooge? If you have kids at home, this is one of the purest forms of entertainment that you can get for them.

6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - This Jimmy Stewart film always brings tears to my eyes. It's a timeless tale of love, appreciation and family. And every time I hear a bell ring, it makes me think of angels getting their wings. What is the worth of a single man? I love this quote from the movie as inscribed on the book given by Clarence to George Bailey, "Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings, Love Clarence."

7. Die Hard (1988)- I know this might sound weird but there are times that we need a little John McClane to pump up our Holidays. This is the best in the Die Hard series. And guess which Hogwarts professor was one of the bad guys in this movie? You have to watch it to find out.

What about you, what's your favorite Holiday movie?