It’s that time of year where it’s officially acceptable to binge-watch Christmas films. So grab the mince pies and sit back as we round-up the top films sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
This is a true Christmas classic; starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. White Christmas is a story about two singers who join a sister act to plan a fun-filled musical extravaganza to help a friend with his failing business.
The perfect holiday film for all the family, this legendary Dr. Seuss children’s tale follows the adventure of the green Grinch (Jim Carey) who decides to ruin Christmas with his dog Max for the cheery citizens of Whoville.
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause follows divorced Dad, Scott, who spends Christmas Eve with his son. But when he accidentally kills a man dressed in a Santa suit, the pair are transported to the North Pole where an Elf explains to Scott that he must take Santa’s spot before next Christmas arrives. There’s also The Santa Clause 2 and 3 which are great if you fancy a boxset binge.
The Nightmare before Christmas
It’s a constant battle as to when this Tim Burton classic should be watched – October or December? – but we’re sticking with the holiday season as it literally has Christmas in its title! Jack Skellington is bored of life in Halloweentown, but when he stumbles into Christmastown he’s overcome with the warmth and love of all things festive and decides to capture Santa Clause to take on the role himself.
Full of comedy and romance, Love Actually follows nine love stories that intertwine, which includes the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) falling in love with his secretary (Martine McCutcheon) and Bill Nighy’s character releasing an unforgettable Christmas single. And, who can forget Hugh’s iconic boogie through No. 10 to Girls Aloud’s ‘Jump’ – iconic. We actually created our very own Love Actually drinking game, which you can check out here!
Loveable Elf, Buddy (Will Ferrell) has been living in the North Pole surrounded by elves since he was a toddler. Now an adult who is struggling to get by in a world where he doesn’t fit in, Buddy travels to New York, in search of his true father. This warm, fuzzy comedy with a supporting cast including Zooey Deschanel and Peter Dinklage is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Go back in time with this American Christmas fantasy comedy film. It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey (James Stewart) who wishes he was never born. An angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true, but George starts to realise how many lives he’s impacted and how they would be different if he wasn’t there.
Two women, one from America (Cameron Diaz) and the other from Britain (Kate Winslet), swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. But after each woman finds romance in their new holiday homes, it leads them to wondering what happens when they have to return home?
Where do we start with this one? Possibly one of the most iconic Christmas movie series of all time, it’s hard to believe that the first Home Alone movie was released 27 years ago. When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is left to his own devices after the rest of his family jet off to Paris, he must defend his home from a sneaky pair of burglars – and so the games begin!
Miracle on 34th Street
Starring Mara Wilson and Elizabeth Perkins, this family-friendly movie is sure to spread some festive cheer. Susan Walker doesn’t believe in Santa Clause, but when her mother is tasked with casting the new Santa who will light up children’s Christmas at Macy’s, can Kris Kringle spark her belief?