My Favourite Christmas Films

One of my favourite things to do at Christmas time is to get cosy on the sofa or in bed and watch a good Christmas film. I used to sit with my nan to watch Christmas 24 almost every day and I’m pretty sure we have seen almost every film on that channel. Here are some of my favourite Christmas films.

Miracle on 34th Street

This is one of my all-time favourites and I used to watch this every single year. Miracle on the 34th Street is one of the earliest Christmas films that I remember watching. I haven’t yet seen the original film but I hope to one day as I’m sure I’d love it. Miracle on 34th Street focuses on the impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. It also was written and produced by John Hughes who is known for classics such as The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and many more.

Love Actually

I don’t know a single person that doesn’t love Love Actually, I think this may be my actual favourite Christmas film. If you are the 1% that hasn’t seen this film, the film features an incredible ensemble cast, such as Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thomspon, Martin Freeman, Kiera Knightley and many more British beauties; if that doesn’t sell it to you then I don’t know what will. The film delves into different aspects of love shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked. Of course, this film is going to be amazing due to the ridiculously talented cast and Britains-finest-director Richard Curtis. Everything about this film makes you feel good and want to get into the Christmas spirit.

Home Alone

Who doesn’t love Home Alone? I’m pretty sure this will be on everyone’s favourite list because it is such a classic and such a feel-good Christmas film. However, as most people are aware, the first and second Home Alone are the only films that are worth watching and the only ones that featuring the original cast. Some people enjoy the third and fourth films but I can’t say I’d recommend them. The film follows Kevin after he is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas holiday. Kevin initially loves being home alone, however, he soon has to fight off two burglars.

The Santa Clause

I used to LOVE these films as a child and would make sure to watch them every single year. This is the first instalment in The Santa Clause trilogy and stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Clause to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. When he and his son, Charlie, finish the trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole to find out that Scott must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is actually Father Christmas. I do also love the second and third films but they’re nowhere near as good as the original.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys

I’m pretty sure I got this for free in a newspaper one year and I have loved it ever since. This is a Christmas animal musical film that follows Hermey the elf and Rudolph who is now famous at the Arctic Tundra. It’s so fun to watch and makes me so happy every single year. This is great for young children as it isn’t too long but still fantastic.

What’s your favourite Christmas film?


28 thoughts on “My Favourite Christmas Films

  1. Every year while decorating our tree, my family had to watch these two films: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Scrooged. Sometimes we watched other films, but it was always at least those two.


  2. Can you believe I’ve never seen love actually! So many people rav about it so I’m thinking I should watch it this year!


  3. Love Actually is one of my classic favorites. I also love the Family Stone with Diane Keaton and Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s such a warm, funny movie with some quirkiness thrown in.


  4. Love these movies Ellie, except for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. I haven’t seen that one yet. I wonder if I’ll be able to download it. I always enjoy animated movies


  5. My favorite Christmas movie too is that The Santa clause and this Home Alone. I will watch it again this weekend with my twins.


  6. This is a great list. I’ve already watched “Elf” and “Home Alone” this season. I actually watched the end of The Santa Clause 3 the other day. “Love Actually” is one of my all time favorite movies. I was just telling my sister today that I haven’t seen it on yet and need to watch it in the next few days(of course I own it!).


  7. I don’t longer watch Christmas films since I’m an adult, I don’t know exactly why, it is not really a tradition around here… But one I really liked was the Polar Express.


  8. I have seen Home Alone and Love Actually. Not a big fan of Love Actually but loved Home Alone! I think also all Harry potter and disney movies are christmas movies ahah


  9. Home alone is the only movie I have seen till now. After reading so many positive reviews on Love Always, I will definitely watch it soon.


  10. I love all of these Christmas films. I would add Christmas Vacation and Elf to this list, there are so many great Christmas movies. Thank you for sharing your list!


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