Christmas movie

23 December is Christmas movie marathon day. Image: Pixabay

Feel the festive spirit – it’s Christmas movie marathon day!

Christmas movie marathon day is celebrated on 23 December, and here are a few favorites to get you snuggled up and into the festive spirit

Christmas movie

23 December is Christmas movie marathon day. Image: Pixabay

With Christmas only two days away, there’s no better time to curl up in front of the TV and binge on your holiday favorites; 23 December is Christmas movie marathon day!

History behind Christmas movie marathon day

Christmas films have been around for a long time and cover a wide range of genres, from romance to comedy to horror.

The first Christmas film was a silent short called ‘Santa Claus,’ which was released in 1898.

This was the first time Santa Claus appeared on film, directed by George Albert Smith and lasting just over a minute.

The story revolved around two children who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus but are ordered to sleep.

Santa slides down the chimney at night and leaves gifts for the children.

The short film was ahead of its time, with jump-cut scenes, double exposure, and superimposition.

Many of the early Christmas films were shorts.

Following several adaptations of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ as well as a few war-themed Christmas films, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was a breakthrough Christmas film in 1946.

Since then, Christmas has served as the backdrop for numerous films, including ‘Gremlins,’ the 1990s blockbuster ‘Home Alone,’ and ‘Elf.’

The selection of movies to watch has grown, and you won’t be disappointed on Christmas movie marathon day.

Whether you prefer Elf, Home Alone, A Muppets Christmas Carol, or all three, this is a holiday for kicking back and watching your favorite Christmas movies back to back.

Binge on these famous classics

Don’t have a favorite Christmas movie? Don’t fret, here are a few classics to get you started:

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Love Actually
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Polar Express
  • Elf
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Jack Frost
  • Home Alone
  • The Holiday
  • The Santa Clause

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