There’s nothing better than snuggling up on the couch, sipping hot chocolate and watching your favourite holiday movies at Christmas time. But singing along to their soundtracks is a close second. Some of these movies have spawned original songs that have become instant classics, while others indulge in a playlist of timeless favourites. Below are the best Christmas soundtracks to get you in the holiday spirit.
Best Christmas Soundtracks: 25 Essential Films For The Holidays
25: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
The 1992 sequel to Home Alone inspired kids around the world to add Talk Boys to their Christmas wish lists, and it made accidental solo trips to New York City look pretty glamorous (who wouldn’t want unlimited room service at the Plaza Hotel?). While Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) dodged bandits Harry and Marv in the streets of midtown, a collection of contemporary holiday tunes helped to set the scene, including this 1986 recording of ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ by Johnny Mathis, which re-entered the pop charts after its inclusion on the film’s soundtrack.