The presents are opened, you’re stuffed from all that incredible turkey, and now it’s time to put your feet up and relax. But what movie should you watch? What’s the most festive, perfect-for-you movie of all the Holiday movies for you to put on and fall asleep to?

You’re in luck, a recent analysis by Treetopia looked at the most searched for Holiday movies on Google. So, without further adieu, let’s help you find that movie!


Ho Ho Ho! We all love Santa and 6 of the top 15 movie searches have an appearance by the big man himself! From finding himself in a hostage situation with Jack Skellington to spending time with the elves in his workshop, Santa is a firm favorite in our top 15 list.

I’m super full, I’d like to laugh along with a comedy and burn some extra calories.

Can do! 10 of the 15 top movies are comedies with A Christmas Story as the most searched for movie. Hopefully, you won’t laugh so hard that you knock your leg lamp over.

I’d like to have some festive romance, please.

If you want to melt the snow away, 5 of the top 15 movies feature romantic moments, and love, actually.

I want to watch an animation and get lost in the magic.

Animations are just the best, aren’t they? Three of the top 15 movies are animations with appearances from Charlie Brown and Jack Skellington to boot.

I’m a bit more high brow, I like my festive movies to be based on a book

Yippie Ki Yay! The top three movies searched for on our list are all based on books. Die Hard, perhaps the greatest Christmas movie of all time (it is a Christmas movie, honest) is even based off an original story.

Music, please!

Ok, well 4 out of the top 15 have musical style elements in them, so if you want to have a sing along you can choose from some fantastic scores to warm up those vocal chords.

I flew for miles for the holidays, I’d like to watch a movie with travel and long journeys in it.

That’s a very specific festive film requirement you have there but that’s ok, 4 of the top 15 movies have travel involved from Elf traveling all the way from the North Pole to New York or Steve Martin and John Candy trying to get home without killing each other.

Whichever of these top 15 movies you pick, you can be sure you’ll have a great time and if you need even more choice check out what the critics think are the top Holiday movies of all time