It’s Not Christmas Without Watching These 17 Classic Holidays Movies

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You know it's time to bust out the best Christmas movies when Target tosses out all the black and orange for the red and green. When the holidays come around, there is a batch of movies you just have to watch to truly get into the spirit of things. There's no arguing over this. These are must-see movies — and not in the so-bad-it's-good way that Hallmark rings in the Xmas season.

No, there are some movies that are both Christmas spirit essentials and actually great films. Whether it's an animated classic or live-action flick, including 50-year-old-plus films and modern day marvels, get ready for a lot of binging this December because these Christmas movies are necessary holiday watching.