In today’s Post, I thought I’d share my favourite Christmas films. I find sitting down to watch a Christmas movie is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! I’m sharing with you my favourite Christmas films. I have so many to mention.
Home Alone 1 & 2
Well when you think of Christmas, don’t you just think of Home Alone? I do. I grew up watching these films and no matter how many times I’ve seen them, I still love them. It’s become a bit of a tradition in our house to watch these every Christmas. 8 year old Kevin is forced to defend his house from a pair of burglars after his family accidentally leave him behind when they depart for their holiday!
Better Watch Out
On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion.
This is one that I’ve just recently watched and has become one of my favourites. If you want to gift yourself a holiday film that decks the halls with blood, this is one to put under the tree. Better Watch Out is a film that finds a way to differentiate itself from the predictable, becoming one of the most enjoyable horror films I’ve seen in a while. I can’t recommend this movie enough. It’s a fun watch on either Halloween or Christmas, so that’s another plus.
The Nightmare before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween.
The Holiday, is a romantic comedy where two women trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This is a tricky one. Opinions are divided on the greatness of this film. It seems its a love/hate type situation. This is another movie I grew up watching and I watch it every Christmas.
The Polar Express
Another animated movie, but I love it. The first time I saw this movie, I couldn’t get my head round how amazing the level of animation is. This film touches upon Christmas magic, friendships, and self belief.
A struggling inventor buys his son a mogwai named Gizmo for Christmas. However, this cute furry critter comes with a catch. If certain care instructions are violated, then chaos will ensue in the way of slimy, mischievous, havoc-causing gremlins. Well, we seem to have given up on traditional holiday movies, but who can go past Gremlins? This is another movie set at Christmas, and if you like mild horror, and enjoy Christmas, this one’s for you.
Meet me in St. Louis Street
This is not so much a Christmas film as a Christmas scene: faced with moving away from their beloved St Louis, Missouri, Tootie Smith is distraught. Her older sister Esther tries to comfort her, and sings Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, but Tootie refuses to be mollified and runs outside to vandalise the snowmen she’d built earlier in the day. Still, there’s a Christmas miracle when their father sees this outburst, realises that his family is not entirely on-board with his plan to move to New York and decides to stay in St Louis after all.
A Christmas Prince
A Christmas Prince is about an American journalist who gets sent to a (fictional) European country to investigate a story about the Royal Family. As fate would have it, the reporter gets mistaken for a tutor recently hired to teach the youngest member of the royal family and therefore has unprecedented access to the royals and life inside the palace.
Well, that’s it for this post! Did your favourite Christmas movie make the list? What are some of yours? I hope you’ve enjoyed my favourite picks. Will you be watching any of these through December?