Who doesn’t love a Christmas film? We have finally approached that time of the year where we can put our fluffy socks on, cuddle up on the sofa with a nice blanket and hot drink, and enjoy a variety of loving, traditional Christmas films.
There are so many great Christmas films to choose from, here’s 11 from us.
Starting off with this clever, all-time classic Christmas film – Home Alone is about a young Macaulay Culkin left at home after his family forgets to bring him on their Christmas holiday. Whilst he’s alone, he’s forced to battle two half-brained thieves who try to rob his home. This is an excellent children’s adventure, blended with the all-important message of family.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
In the year 2000, Jim Carrey played this iconic role of the rude, isolated, cold, green Grinch. Living in solitude just outside of Whoville, he hates the town folk and the Christmas holiday. One of the Whos, six-year-old Cindy Lou, appreciates the spirit and morals of Christmas, and sets out to reform the green creature in this heart-felt special.
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
This musical adaptation of Dickens’ famous A Christmas Carol, is a family favourite! Featuring all of your favourite Muppets, you can enjoy the wonderful re-telling of Scrooge and his last Bah! Humbug! Before Christmas Day.
Queen Latifah stars as shy Georgia who is mistakenly diagnosed as a terminal patient by a faulty MRI machine. Finding this out, she decides to forget her responsibilities and morals to always play it safe with her savings, and instead embarks on a European vacation to meet her culinary inspiration. The problem is, when you spend all of your money but don’t have a terminal illness, what could possibly happen? Watch this comedy to find out!
THE SANTA CLAUSE
Made in 1994, this Christmas film took a fearful turn as Santa Clause falls off Tim Allen’s roof and to his death. Without anyone finding out, he has to unknowingly assume the role of the next Santa Claus, with a suspicious former wife sneaking around. While it sounds like a Christmas nightmare, this film is a classic and deserves to be on our list!
This British film was so good they made another three! Funny, warming and suitable for all ages, this film is about a primary school teacher with a failed acting career, given the task to direct his class’ nativity play, which hasn’t got a positive reputation. Attitudes and motives change however, when Mr Maddens attempts to live up a false rumour that a Hollywood producer is coming to film the play.
Cameron Diaz living in an English cottage? Yes, it has happened. This movie is a must-watch for those who love romantic, funny and warm films during the festive season. Two women – one in London (Kate Winslet) and one in Los Angeles (Cameron Diaz) living completely different lifestyles, decide to swap homes for the holidays after suffering from simultaneous romantic disappointments. And like all romantic film plots, they find new men to swoon over. Watch to find how it turns out!
JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2
A stand-alone sequel to the 1996 Jingle All The Way classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger, this Christmas film is an American comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy. Larry wants to give his daughter Noel a doll that she dearly desires this festive holiday, but with a mischievous stepfather determined to prove he’s the better father, Larry races against the clock and his competition to buy the doll to prove his love. This is a film full of yuletide cheer, family appreciation and lots of laughs – give it a go if you loved the classic!
THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR
If you’re into love and mystery, this Christmas romantic comedy has a magical twist. Struggling photographer, Abby, is constantly put under pressure about the future of her career by her family of successful lawyers. Until she inherits an antique advent calendar from her grandparents that seems to predict her future every day – including a budding romance. Will this calendar lead her to love the holiday season? And put her in the right direction for her career? This is an enjoyable Netflix original to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Nothing seems to go right for young Kate (Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke), a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf all year round in an extremely decorative Christmas shop. But as the holiday season approaches and the city transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, Kate finds herself a life-changing, Yuletide romance when she meets Tom (Crazy Rich Asians, Henry Golding). Don’t let this budding romance fool you, however, because George Michael’s beloved holiday hit has a twist. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but you’ll definitely need the tissues!
Definitely known as one of the most popular Christmas films, Elf definitely deserves our 11th place spot. Hilarious Will Ferrell excellently plays a clownish orphan raised by Santa and his elves in the North Pole, who journeys to New York City to find his biological father – who turns out to be an anti-christmas, unfriendly book publisher. This film takes you on a unique and hilarious journey of an elf taking on the busy city of New York.