Are you feeling festive yet? Getting cosy and watching films is a great way to warm up for Christmas. There are plenty of quality options to choose from, whether you’re a film buff or just love this time of year.
Christmas movies are best enjoyed tucked under a warm blanket with your loved ones and a drink in hand. One extra tip is to use a VPN for streaming your favourite Christmas content without interruptions. The last thing you want is your internet service provider slowing you down and spoiling your festive cheer.
So, now that you’ve perfected your cinematic setup, here are ten fantastic films to choose from. You could easily get through them all if you’re committed enough!
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Love Actually is a British comedy classic that’s also heartwarming. It features a range of iconic British actors, from Hugh Grant to Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, and Keira Knightley. Don’t forget the late great Alan Rickman, too.
Each character has their own love-themed, interlinked storyline in the lead-up to Christmas. You’ll have to pick a favourite – ours is Colin Firth’s Portuguese pursuit!
Home Alone is an older Christmas film that stands the test of time. It was a huge hit when it came out in 1990 and went on to earn $476 million worldwide from a budget of $18m.
Kids will adore the slapstick humour as little Kevin fends for himself after being abandoned by his family over Christmas. You could watch the other Home Alone movies while you’re at it – though the first and the second parts are the best-loved.
All the Hallmark Movies!
Okay, this isn’t technically a single movie. Hallmark’s Christmas films deserve a category of their own! These cheesy, feel-good flicks have become a calendar staple for many fans.
Most involve a familiar plot, like people falling in love or a hero saving Christmas. But in today’s unpredictable world, you can take comfort from a guaranteed happy ending.
The Holiday is another star-filled adventure that gets the balance between cheese and realism right. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jude Law are the headline acts this time around.
Cameron and Kate agree to swap houses for Christmas, and both find love in their new locations and lifestyles. The question becomes, what will happen when they return home?
The debate of whether Die Hard is a Christmas film rears its head every year. 46% of Brits don’t class it as one despite its director and writer stating it is. If you’re unsure which side you’re on, the only way to decide is by watching it!
It’s set at Christmas, and there are festive songs on the soundtrack. That’s enough to get you in the holiday spirit, right?
Elf is undoubtedly one of the most popular Christmas films for kids and adults alike. Will Ferrell puts in a natural performance as a fully grown elf who travels to New York to track down his real dad.
He does his best to spread Christmas cheer and gets in plenty of hilarious scrapes along the way!
The Grinch is another Christmas classic based on an old children’s tale: a Dr. Seuss book from 1957. It follows the green-furred Grinch, who can’t stand Christmas and tries to ruin it for all the people in Whoville.
You’ve got a few versions to choose from, including a live-action film from 2000 and a 2018 animation. Why not cram both in and decide which is your favourite?
It’s a Wonderful Life
Going back even further to 1946, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the heartfelt story of a man saved from sadness on Christmas Eve by a guardian angel. The film’s shot in black and white and has plenty of festive charm.
Around this time of year, it’s often shown in arty cinemas, such as the Everyman chain.
Office Christmas Party
Office Christmas Party is a more modern affair that centres around the famous tradition of a drunken company get-together. It stars some big names, including Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.
It might not win many awards for artistic merit, but you’ll still have fun on this wild ride.
Klaus is an animated comedy adventure released on Netflix in 2019. It tells an alternative origin story of the white-bearded man himself, all from a magical 19th-century setting.
The film earned positive reviews at the time for its beauty, humour, and emotion. It comes from the same minds that created such cinematic hits as Despicable Me, so you can’t go wrong!
Now that you’ve got ten flicks to add to your list, it’s time to book a date for a movie marathon with your friends or family before the festive period is over.