Favourite Christmas Films

Hey guys!
I can’t believe Christmas is only two days away! I can’t wait! I’m really looking forward to spending time with my family, exchanging presents, and of course watching lots of Christmas films! Which brings me onto the topic for this blog post.
One of the best things about Christmas is cosying up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate (or fruit tea, but please no coffee) and binging on festive films. Overall, they’re really uplifting and will put a smile on your face. I personally tend to stick to the same movies around this time of year – there’s something about Christmas films that makes them so rewatchable. There are 6 films that really stand out, and I’ve written why I love them so much below:
1. Home Alone
Home Alone is a film I always watch around Christmas time. It’s hilarious and never fails to make me laugh, even though I’ve seen it several times. It’s a classic Christmas film and Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin is so smart and cute. I also love the setting. I’ve never been to New York, let alone at Christmas, but it sure does look amazing!
 
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is another favourite Christmas film of mine. I’ve loved it since I was a kid (although I haven’t seen it nearly as much as Home Alone). Jim Carrey is perfect for the role of the Grinch, and Taylor Momsen is adorable as Cindy Lou. I still can’t believe that’s her!

3. Gremlins
 I love Gremlins. I could watch it over and over again. I always wanted a pet mogwai, especially one like Gizmo! He is so so so adorable (until he touches water, of course)! Gremlins can be described as a horror-comedy, but it’s not scary at all. All the mischief the mogwai get up to is completely hilarious!

4. The Holiday

I only saw this film for the first time last Christmas, but it’s definitely one I’d watch again. Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Cameron Diaz are four of my absolute faves, and I love the idea of a house swap. The Holiday is also the kind of film you can watch at any time of year.

 
5. Love Actually

Love Actually is a film you hear every blogger rave about and it’s not surprising. The film is hilarious and has an all-star cast, which includes Julia Roberts, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson and Keira Knightly. I like how the stories of several different characters are interconnected and explore every aspect of love. I particularly love the story with  Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Joanna (Olivia Olsen). It’s such a feel-good movie.

 
6. Frozen

Okay, so I know Frozen isn’t a Christmas film per se, but it’s still worth mentioning. With it’s snowy setting and catchy soundtrack, watching Frozen always gets me in the festive mood, and it’s the kind of film I wouldn’t be embarrassed to watch with the rest of my family (pretty much everything makes me embarrassed). I love how independent Elsa is, and Anna is so determined. Olaf is adorable too!

And here are the ones I need to rewatch (1-7) / watch for the first time (8-14):

1. Happy Feet
2. Polar Express
3. Miracle on 34th Street (the one with Mara Wilson of course)
4. Elf
5. Narnia
6. Little Women
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas
8. Christmas with the Kranks (I’m sure I’ve watched this before but can’t really remember!)
9. Edward Scissorhands (seen a bit before but not in full)
10. Four Christmases
11. Arthur Christmas
12. Fred Claus
13. A Princess For Christmas
14. Krampus

 I recently watched Happy Christmas, when I had some spare time last week. It was alright, and I love Anna Kendrick, but it wasn’t nearly as good as the films in this post!

So those are my fave Xmas films! What are your fave Christmas films? Let me know in the comments!

Serena

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  1. The holiday is one of my all time favourite films x

  2. Awesome picks! How the grinch stole Christmas is always my favorite

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  3. Some brilliant picks – I love Edward Scissorhands, need to watch it again soon! x

  4. Love Actually is a favourite of mine, along with Narnia, the 60s version of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

    Awesome selections!

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  5. You've picked some great movies! I've watched Home Alone 1 yesterday. This movie is still fun to watch! X – https://esseremoda.nl/new-years-eve-dress-2016/

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