Christmas is my favorite time of the year and there’s nothing like cuddling up on the couch with some warm tea weeks before it to get my spirit up watching Christmas movies. Each year, there are favorites that I go back to. Today, I’m sharing a few of my Christmas movies and hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! -A.

1. Elf (2003): Even if you’re not a Will Ferrell fan, you’ll love this cute and hilarious movie that’s all about an orphan adopted by Santa and becomes an elf. He decides to go to New York City attempting to reconnect with his biological father. Zooey Deschanel also stars in the movie sporting a blonde look.

2. Four Christmases (2008): Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn struggle as a couple to visit four of their divorced parents for Christmas. The couple navigates through some funny and awkward situations throughout their visit to each household. (Side note: Reese Witherspoon is also on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for the January 2015 edition)

3. Home alone (1990): This is a classic and a great one at that. Someone in the family get left behind on a family vacation and ends up fighting robbers using creative schemes. It doesn’t get better than that!

4. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): This one will surely bring some Christmas spirit to your day and take you back to your childhood reading Dr. Suess books.

5. Just Friends (2005): Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart and Ana Feris star in this comedy of a previously chubby kid who was best friends with a cheerleader. Year later, he tries to break out of the friend zone after returning to his hometown during Christmas.