John Debney's Holiday Hits: 10 Festive Favorites from Jingle Jangle's Composer

John Debney has scored films for almost every major holiday there is, from Elf to Hocus Pocus, Garry Marshalls’ holiday trilogy Valentine’s Day, Mother's Day and New Year’s Eve, and garnering an Oscar nomination for The Passion of the Christ. He's also the composer of The Greatest Showman.

Debney's most recent holiday outing is David E. Talbert’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Netflix's first live-action musical. We asked Debney to get us into the spirit of the season, by listing his 10 favorite Christmas films...

Note from John Debney, December 2020:

For me, Christmas has always been about family and togetherness. What all great Christmas films have in common is that you can sit down together as many generations and…

  • Scrooge
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Home Alone
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • White Christmas
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • Elf
  • Scrooged
  • Frosty the Snowman