Gray Line’s Favorite NYC Christmas Movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there’s no place like New York City during the holiday season. Tourists from all over the world come to see New York City at Christmas time. The holiday extractions are endless. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the Macy’s Holiday Windowsbreakfast with Santa, and horse drawn carriage rides through Central Park are just some of the legendary NYC Christmas activities.


 Here are 3 must see Holiday movies set in the Big Apple

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

I didn’t understand how it could have happened again but I’m glad it did! Kevin McCallister’s family lost him again during Christmas. But Kevin managed to find his way in New York! Despite his family not realizing that he was missing until they landed in Miami, Kevin had himself a great time in the Big Apple.

So what would you do if your parents were gone and you had to spend Christmas in New York City all alone? Well, if you were Kevin McCallister you’d get yourself a room at the plaza. Not only does Kevin encounter Tim Curry playing the grumpy concierge, but he gets to stay at the fabulous Plaza Hotel. With a setting like New York, there’s plenty of classic Empire state land marks like Carnegie Hall and Central Park. 

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

This is my all-time favorite New York Christmas movie! Opening with the iconic annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, this movie takes us through the consumerist holiday season starting at Macy’s with Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

When Kris Kringle comes to save the day after a drunk actor playing Santa is unfit to play Santa in the parade. It’s the trial of Santa Clause and Kris Kringle is being charged for thinking that he’s Santa. The miracle of Christmas comes to 34th Street to prove who Kris Kringle really is… and to save Christmas.


The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

If you need a lighthearted Christmas comedy then look no more, just watch Elf! I can watch Elf any time of the year because it has my two favorite things, Christmas and New York City.

In my opinion, it’s the most quotable Christmas movie, bye buddy hope you find your dad! Buddy the Elf (a grown man who has grown up believing himself to be an elf) discovers that he’s a human and that his father lives in New York City. He sets out to find his dad and leaves us laughing and smiling every step of the way. Whether you are a grumpy elf or a happy elf like Buddy, you’re going to love Elf!

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Written by Taylor Hoblitzell

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