There’s nothing better than snuggling up under a blanket when it’s snowing outside. Feet cosy in fluffy socks and Christmas tree lights sparkling against the windows, a mug of steaming hot chocolate in your hands and a cracking selection of Christmas films to watch. Let’s be honest, Christmas films are up there as one of the best things about the festive period – not only is there a great selection – but you’re finally off work and have the time to be lazy and stay in watching them all. Okay, so the picture I painted of snow falling outside is probably not very realistic, these days it’s more likely to be a sunny day for Christmas, but it’s so much nicer to stay in and watch a film when it’s chilly outside. Everyone has their own favourites, and even after all these years there are loads of Christmas films I haven’t seen – but I wanted to share with you some of my favourites, just in case you’re looking for some suggestions. Of course, my boyfriend considers himself a bit of a movie buff, so I couldn’t write this post without consulting with him! Wolfy has had plenty of input into this list and I’m sure he’ll be making sure I watch a few I haven’t yet seen this year as well.
So what festive films are my favourites?
(Not in any particular order)
- Love Actually – as Wolfy says “quintessential viewing”
- Elf – Santaaaaaaa
- Cool Runnings – Plays every year and every single year I watch and I love it
- The Snowman – Do I really even need to explain?
- The Holiday – Who can resist Cameron Diaz comedy and Kate Winslet’s adorable cottage?
- The Santa Claus
- The Home Alone 1 & 2 – watched the first one at the weekend
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas
- Bad Santa
- Miracle on 34th Street
- The Muppets Christmas Carol
- Jingle All The Way
- About A Boy – The most heart-warming film about attempted suicide I’ve ever seen… but it finishes at Christmas!
- Bridget Jones’ Diary – any excuse, but who can resist Colin Firth in that Christmas jumper?
- The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – just a bit of escapism
- Edward Scissorhands
- Serendipity – Wolfy reckons it is “the greatest love story of our time”
- Die Hard – Wolfy cries “it’s a Crimbo movie!”
- Nativity – hidden gem
- Santa Claus The Movie – classic
- National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
- Trading places
- Batteries Not Included – this one always plays at Christmas!
And some I still need to watch, but sound perfect for a vintage Christmas…
- It’s A Wonderful Life
- Meet Me In St Louis
- White Christmas
- Christmas in Connecticut
- The Bishop’s Wife
Any others to add to the list? Tell me your favourite Christmas movies in a comment…