The Best Christmas Films To Watch This Festive Season
One way to make sure it’s the most wonderful time of the year is by playing Christmas films on loop – but which are the best?
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Classic Christmas films
If you haven’t seen this film already – WHAT have you been doing during the holiday season?
Will Ferrell stars in this Christmas comedy as an elf who travels from the North Pole to meet his birth father in New York City.
A Christmas Carol
No matter which version of this film you watch – whether it be Disney, The Muppets or the animated version – it is a must have!
In this iconic Christmas story we follow Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and moody man, as he travels through time to see the impact his decisions have had on others lives.
It’s A Wonderful Life
Frank Capra’s movie has been named one of the best movies of all time.
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In this Christmas movie we see a young boy forgotten by his family as they leave for their holiday vacation. During his time ‘home alone’, he has to defend his home from burglars.
Miracle on 34th Street
We all know the 1994 remake of this movie, but did you know they had to change a lot for this version?
For example, Macy’s department store decided they didn’t want any involvement in the film, so it became ‘Cole’s’. Gimbel’s had gone out of business by the time the remake hit the box office, so also had to be changed.
Falling in love at Christmas – the dream!
A rom com by Richard Curtis, what else is there to say? You just know it’s going to be incredible.
With a host of fab actors, this film follows their love stories around Christmas time.
Yet another classic! This time starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black.
Two women find themselves heartbroken and decide to swap homes for the holidays.
A brand new Christmas film from Netflix features Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey.
The streaming service says:
‘Sloane and Jackson hate the holidays! Their enduring singledom leaves them subject to the judgment of their meddling family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates on each festive occasion. When these two meet, they pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of the year’.
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In 2019 Emma Thompson brought us a new holiday movie starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.
The best bit? It features A LOT of music from George Michael – what’s not to love?
A Christmas Prince
This classic comes from Netflix and has been so popular that it already has two sequels: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.
Christmas films to watch with the kids
Perhaps one of the best Christmas movies to be released in recent years, this is a good one to watch if your kids are debating the existence of Santa.
The Polar Express
Based on the novel of the same name, Tom Hanks stars in this stop motion movie.
On Christmas Eve, a train heading towards the North Pole stops at a young boy’s house and gets on it to try and visit Father Christmas.
Whether you watch the Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen version or this new animation, The Grinch is an iconic Christmas story.
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Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Okay, so this might not be the most obvious Christmas film, but if you remember correctly, Santa does make a guest appearance!
Plus, with all the snow thanks to the White Witch, it sure looks like a white Christmas.
The nativity is an iconic part of the festive season – especially when you’re in school.
Starring Martin Freeman and Pam Ferris, this year, Hollywood and the nativity are going to join forces in a way you’ve never seen before.