Movies That Aren’t Holiday Movies But Feel Like Holiday Movies To Me Anyway

Seeing as there are like max 10 good holiday movies, I’m building my own canon. This includes movies that just feel “cozy”, movies where the winter holidays are only a small part of plot, movies that take place in winter, and good nostalgic movies to throw on post-holiday activity.

Movies where the holidays are present for a decent chunk of the plot but aren’t necessarily the centerpiece, do not count (sorry to When Harry Met Sally).

  • The Thin Man
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Casablanca
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • High Society
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Sound of Music
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • The Godfather
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Grey Gardens
  • All the President's Men
  • Rocky
  • An Unmarried Woman
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Ordinary People
  • Love Streams
  • Clue
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Stand by Me
  • Babette's Feast
  • The Princess Bride
  • Broadcast News
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • GoodFellas
  • Batman Returns
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Forrest Gump
  • Babe
  • Showgirls
  • Toy Story
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Fargo
  • Boogie Nights
  • Titanic
  • Cinderella
  • Anastasia
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Notting Hill
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Spirited Away
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Dreamgirls
  • Once
  • Ratatouille
  • Across the Universe
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Step Brothers
  • Julie & Julia
  • The Social Network
  • Frances Ha
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Her
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Pride
  • Paddington
  • Paterson
  • Your Name.
  • Arrival
  • Lady Bird
  • Paddington 2
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Phantom Thread
  • Love, Simon
  • Game Night
  • A Star Is Born
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Hustlers
  • Knives Out