Over the past 10 years or so, I've made every effort to establish myself as "the Christmas guy." My friends and family may be annoyed that I start playing Christmas carols on my car stereo no later than Nov. 1, but one thing that everyone can seem to enjoy together is the tradition of trying to cram in as many Christmas movies and television specials as possible during the weeks heading up to the big day.
I can never seem to get everything watched every single year, but for your consideration here are 25 Christmas films and specials (divided into eight categories) that I at least attempt to watch annually. This is my own personal list, so you won't find many "standard" titles like "Home Alone" or "The Santa Clause" (too grating), nor will you find "A Christmas Story" (fun but over-rated and played out thanks to TBS). Enjoy, and happy holidays!